The Hague - Municipality supporting events and festivals in 2019


Municipality supporting events and festivals in 2019

Published: 30 November 2018Modified: 30 November 2018

The Municipality of The Hague will appropriate nearly € 3 million in funding for events and large festivals in the city in 2019.

Something for everyone

The Hague is a lively city with a lot going on. The municipality thinks it is important that there is something for everybody, such as the Sniester music festival and the traditional Vlaggetjesdag. But also the City-Pier-City Run, Jazz in the Gracht and the International Fireworks Festival in Scheveningen are part of The Hague’s annual agenda.

30 applicants, 18 granted

The municipality received a total of 30 applications for financial support. The Municipal Executive decided to grant € 2.5 million to 18 events. In addition, it reserved € 400,000 for the coming year for the Promotiefonds Kleinschalige Publieksevenementen (Promotional fund for small-scale public events).

Multiple-year support

For the first time the municipality will give 8 leading events the chance to grow through multiple-year financial support (2019 - 2022). These events include the City-Pier-City Run, Liberation Festival, The Life I Live (King’s Night + King’s Day), Parkpop, Vlaggetjesdag, International Fireworks Festival, Jazz in de Gracht, Royal Christmas Fair and the arrival of Sinterklaas.

Parkpop, Photo by Wouter Vellekoop
Parkpop, Photo by Wouter Vellekoop

More information

Financiële bijdrage Grootschalige Publieksevenementen 2019
- RIS301177