International event 2019

  • Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) Festival

    The Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco (BANAD) Festival is a unique event which highlights the Art nouveau and Art deco heritage in the Brussels-Capital Region. It takes place every year, only on weekends in March.
    Guided tours around Art nouveau and Art deco interiors, normally closed to the public, are at the festival’s core. A unique opportunity to (re)discover these gems in our architecture!
    In addition, other activities are organised that showcase Art nouveau and Art deco heritage: guided tours (outside), concerts, conferences, events, family activities, an antiques fair, activities for disabled people, school activities...
    Nowhere else in Europe has anything like it!

  • Brussels Cocktail Week

    Brussels Cocktail Week: Seven days dedicated to mixology, food & cocktail pairings, in more than forty places with plenty of bartenders from the city & beyond!

    Brussels Cocktail Week is the biggest celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene !
    With more than 25 bars and 12 restaurants signed up, this is the ultimate week to enjoy a delicious drink!
    Tastings, Masterclasses, parties : there is an event for everyone !

  • Brussels Grand Départ 2019

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first victory on the Grande Boucle, the City of Brussels has entrusted Brussels Major Events with the general coordination of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

    61 years after the previous Grand Départ and 9 years after the last visit to the capital.

    So, from 3 to 7 July, after more than a year of promotional events, our capital hosted this unique and iconic cycling festival. Among the highlights were the Presentation of the teams on the Grand-Place, the first stage Brussels-Charleroi-Brussels and the time trial.

    Hosting the world's third largest international sporting event was an opportunity to raise the profile of our capital and to pay tribute to the greatest sportsman in Belgian history, Eddy Merckx!