Summer in Brussels is not over yet and a whole series of events and activities are coming up at the end of the month and beginning of September. Discover here and enjoy Brussels differently:
Hello Summer • 25/07-25/08
Various locations - www.hellosummer.be
From 25 July to 25 August, little pockets of leisure will pop up in the hearts of four neighbourhoods:
• from 25/07 to 04/08: Place du Congrès (by the administrative centre)
• from 08/08 to 11/08: Square Ambiorix (European Quarter)
• from 15/08 to 18/08: Place Peter Benoit (Neder-Over-Heembeek),
• from 22/08 to 25/08: Square Léopold (Laeken).
Sport, music, dance, interactive workshops, family activities… numerous activities will be on offer for all ages.
Festival des Minimes • 01/07 - 30/08
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium - www.festivaldesminimes.be
A mix of classical music, world music, jazz and organ music every day of the week at lunchtime in July and August. The concerts start at noon and last 45 minutes. Admission is free, but contributions are welcome.
Bruxellons! • 11/07 - 14/09
Karreveld Castle - www.bruxellons.be
Bruxellons festival presents the best of the performing arts in Wallonia and French-speaking Brussels. It takes place at Karreveld Castle, a magical and rustic setting in the Brussels-Capital Region. On the programme: theatre, surprising new shows, covers, classics, musical premieres, puppet shows and stand-up - there's something for every one of the 30,000 expected audience members.
The Royal Palace opens its doors • 22/07 – beginning of September
Royal Palace - www.monarchie.be
When the royal family goes on holiday, they leave the doors of their magnificent palace open to the public. Okay, so you may not see the king and queen with their feet up, but it's still a nice gesture on their part. It’s a royal treat for the whole family.
Brigittines International Festival • 16/08 - 31/08
Les Brigittines - www.brigittines.be
A festival where dance, theatre and visual arts join forces. A bold and creative event like this can sometimes disappoint, but devotees leave remembering many splendid discoveries. Twelve 20 to 80-minute international shows, sometimes more than one per evening, are hosted in an enchanting setting that incorporates both Renaissance and contemporary styles. This late summer prologue to the new theatre season is hugely popular.
Hide & Seek Festival • 19/08 - 25/08
Various locations - www.muziekpublique.be
A world music festival in surprising venues. The rhythms of Cumbia resonate in an old tram, the top of Reyers' broadcast tower is transformed into a jazz hall, and a shamanist ceremony takes place at Molenbeek Cemetery. Hide & Seek festival is full of surprises.
Feeërieën • 26/08 - 30/08
Brussels Park - www.abconcerts.be
All the conditions are here to wrap the public and artists in an extraordinary musical cocoon. August sees a handful of talented musicians blossoming under the foliage of Brussels Park, performing in an enchanting setting. Dreams and sensations come together for an exquisite mix that’s free to enjoy.
Find these events and many others on www.agenda.brussels
Discover the City: guided tours
coucou.brussels and the Greeters
This summer, coucou.brussels, the pop-up information points and bars are back with a theme that totally corresponds to the Greeters, namely "Meet the people of Brussels".
Many Greeters - local volunteer tour guides - welcome you at the Place Poelaert and Mont des Arts coucous on fixed dates, so that you can chat with a real Brussels local while lounging on a deckchair. This is the first collaboration between Cuckoo and the Greeters.
Two unmissable end-of-summer events
eat! Brussels, drink! Bordeaux and Brussels Comic Strip Festival are back in September with programmes that are richer than ever. You can already book your pre-sale tickets for eat! And put the Brussels Comic Strip Festival dates in your calendar.