A visit to Ghent gives one the opportunity to experience the rare combination of medieval allure and modern state-of-the-art architecture. To fully explore the magic and magnificence, the period between May and September is the best to visit Ghent. This is the city's summer season, and is characterized by weather that is convenient for sight-seeing, explorations, long walks, and fun family activities. In June, you will enjoy the Copacobana festival's dances, poetry, concerts, and theatre. For jazz lovers, Ghent offers an unforgettable experience in June. In July, tourists enjoy a ten day cultural celebration full of music, circuses, carnivals, children's animations, and glorious fireworks. If you are a lover of authentic, handmade products or just a shopping lover, Ghent's summer meets your needs through the braderie publique and summer discount sales. The Kounterconcerten festival in August, along with countless other countless events, make Ghent's summer the best time to visit the city. The months of May, June, July, August, and September are also the warmest. You can out go for cold drinks at one of Ghent's many eccentric bars. If you desire to visit Ghent without the risk of having rains and snow dampening your wanderlust spirit, then May to September is the best time to do so.