Will you be spending summer in Brussels this year? Once again, this year you'll be spoilt for choice thanks to our selection of unmissable summer events and activities.
June signals a change of mood in Brussels. Numerous events await you, with music, exotism, cocktails, etc. So get out your flip flops and sunglasses and make the most of the summer.
Visit The Smurf Experience as a family, play beach volleyball at Bruxelles Les Bains, experience the Summer of Photography and be transported to a galaxy far far away at Star Wars Identities. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Atomium and explore the capital of Europe's Art Nouveau treasures with Horta Inside Out. Whether you're staying with your family - with or without children - or with friends, there's always something to discover and fall in love with in Brussels.
Here is our list of things you can't afford to miss in Brussels this summer!
The Smurf Experience – 09/06 > 02/09/2018
To celebrate their 60th birthday, the Smurfs are coming back home to Brussels with the Smurf Experience. For 3 months, young and old can plunge into the magical universe our our favourite little blue characters.
Come and discover its 9 rooms of immersive experiences, its brethtaking technology, its visit that's accessible to the whole family and enjoy 1h15 of pleasure and discoveriesde plaisir et de découvertes !
Bruxelles les Bains – 06/07 > 12/08/2018
At Bruxelles les Bains, as soon as you walk in you feel like you're on holiday - far from the noise of traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city - in a relaxing summer atmosphere.
Do you fancy sitting back in a deckchair, sipping an aperitif or taking part in one of the numerous activities on offer? For five whole weeks you can enjoy this unmissable summer event in the heart of Brussels!
Summer of photography – 27/06 > 02/09/2018
The Biennial International Photography Festival puts the spotlight on photography and other media at Summer Of Photography. This year's edition starts with May 68 and shines a light on the turbulent events that marked the 1960s: Russian tanks bringing the Prague Spring to an end, the Cultural Revolution led by Chairman Mao, the wave of wars of independence that raged across the African continent…
BSF – 14/08 > 18/08/2018
The Brussels Summer Festival is 5 days of musical euphoria musicale in the heart of the capital of Europe. It is one of the only European festivals to take place in the centre of a city, and has become some a success that it is now one of the unmissable events of the summer in Belgium. This year there's big names such as Orelsan, Arsenal, Shaka Ponk, Raphael and many more! The festival brings the whole Royal quarter to life, from Place des Palais to Mont des Arts. With tickets available at more than reasonable prices and a unique setting and atmosphere, the BSF has become THE summer festival in Brussels!
Brussels Comic Strip Festival – 14/09 > 16/09/2018
The Brussels Comic Strip Festival is THE event for comic strip lovers. Young and old, simple enthusiasts or passionate specialists, everyone is welcome to share their love of the ninth art and take part in the activities on offer.
Don't miss the Balloons Day Parade, that takes giant balloons of your favourite comic strip characters through the streets of the capital. Spirou, Tintin, Le Chat, Billy, Lucky Luke and their new friends take over the city's major roads for an afternoon.
Discover this summer's full programme:
- 2018: Atomium 60 years: Galaxy 58 www.atomium.be
- 2018: Horta Inside Out www.horta-inside-out.brussels
- May 2018 – June 2019 KANAL- Centre Pompidou presents BRUT www.kanal.brussels
- 02/04 > 02/09/2018: Star Wars www.starwarsidentities.be
- 03/06/2018: Family Day www.coudenberg.brussels
- 09/06 > 10/06/2018: Supervliegsupermouche www.supervliegsupermouche.be
- 09/06 > 02/09/2018: The Smurf Experience www.smurfexperience.com
- 29/06 > 01/07/2018: Couleur Café www.couleurcafe.be
- 22/07 > 15/09/2018: Visit the Royal Palace www.monarchie.be
- 06/09 > 09/09/2018: Eat!BRUSSELS drink!BORDEAUX www.eat.brussels