The Civic Town Guard of Weert is an association which shows by its performance that it is closely connected with the history of the town of Weert. The guard is present at many official occasions, in colourful costumes, copied from the group paintings of guard members by Frans Hals. Every year, on November 25th, the name day of patroness Saint Catherine is extensively celebrated. The king’s bird shooting happens in accordance with old customs. On King’s Day gun salutes are fired for the Majesty and the Town Guard takes a tour around the town, meanwhile inspecting the fortifications. On the Sunday of the fair, the Town Guard takes another tour around, after the members have attended the fair mass. The guard joins the Sacrament Procession through Weert to guard the Blessed Sacrament.