Over five consecutive Friday nights from 26 July to 23 August, the city’s sky will be filled with dazzling fireworks launched from the foot of Brussels Expo’s Hall 5, opposite the Atomium and next to Mini-Europe.
To make it the highlight of the summer, various activities will be available, with the option to grab a relaxed bite to eat onsite.
From 18:00, local families, Belgians and passing tourists will be able to take part in countless fun activities, enjoy various entertainment and choose from a range of food trucks. Dances, workshops, demonstrations, games, initiations... there will be something for everyone!
On the occasion of 'Laeken Firework Spectacular', Mini-Europe and the Atomium are exceptionally open during the evening! Immerse yourself in the miniature universe that has been transformed into a true light festival or ascend whilst discovering the different expositions at the Atomium as well as its nocturnal panoramic view.
And the cherry on the cake is that every Friday promises to be unique with a different theme:
Fantasy World : 26 July
An event that plans to immerse visitors in an imaginary universe where dreams really do come true: the skies will be alive with floating clouds, rainbows, unicorns and kites across three separate areas. Follow Alice through a 64-sq. m wonderland maze, Peter Pan along a 12-metre adventure course featuring thrilling tales narrated by an Amerindian storyteller, fire jugglers performing to beating drums or delve into the fantasy world of unicorns.
Around the World : 2 August
Tonight, visitors can crisscross the globe and stop off on six continents, finding out more about them through quizzes. Each destination will be showcased with staging, a cultural activity, food specialities and music.
Green Feeling : 9 August
This 100% ecofriendly event will raise awareness of the environment and present new, sustainable forms of consumption including going back to basics, zero waste and homemade. Visitors will be able to wander down the aisles of a minimarket of live plants, fruit and vegetables and join participatory workshops based on reuse and natural products, all in a rural atmosphere.
Watersplash : 16 August
The heat is on at this event and water games will help you beat it in three areas for different ages. With sandpits, hook-a-duck, water balls, a giant slip N slide and inflatable obstacle course, there’s no danger of anyone being bored. All surrounded by palm trees, sun loungers and beach huts.
Musicals : 23 août
A Broadway stage will set the scene for looking back at the classic musicals we all know and love. On the programme: dance classes, flash mobs and cover bands non-stop from 18:00 to 23:00, giving five hours of singing and dancing to the music of Grease, Dirty Dancing, Sister Act and a Gospel chair, Mamma Mia and so much more.
All five events will, of course, end with an exceptional firework display launched by talented pyrotechnicians from the foot of Hall 5 at 23:00, with a different one every Friday.
Practical Information - Laeken Fireworks
- When : 26 July au 23 August
- Où : Place de Belgique 1 - 1020 Brussels
- What : Animations (6pm) - Fireworks (11pm)
- Infos : page Facebook
Practical Information - Atomium & Mini-Europe
- Atomium: last entrance at 21h30, tickets €15 (ADAM – Brussels Design Museum included, valid for 1 year)
- Mini-Europe: last entrance at 23h00, the park itself closes at midnight. Tickets: €15,80/adult, €11,80/child (< 12 years old)