Schagen is a friendly town with many festive events. In the summer the historic centre is dominated by the Westfrisian Folklore Market. You can visit this market every Thursday for 10 weeks with a different theme every week, such as costume, old crafts or dance and music.
You can stroll through the streets, across the cozy square and enjoy the unique parade with horse and carriage. During this parade, the horses pass by with authentic carriages and farm wagons accompanied by people in original Westfrisian costume. After the parade you can visit Museum Vreeburg to view the antique carriages.