Balloon’s Day Parade

Sunday, 3 September
Inflation: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Place des Palais
Start: 3:00 PM from Place des Palais
Finish: 6:00 PM city centre boulevards

The Route : Place des Palais -> Rue Ducale -> Rue de la Loi -> Rue des Colonies -> Place de l’Albertine -> Boulevard de l’Empereur -> Rue des Alexiens -> Rue des Bogaerds -> Boulevard Anspach -> the city Centre boulevards

Larger-than-life comic strip characters will storm the capital's major arteries. The Balloon's Day Parade is raring to go and display its gargantuan balloons to an ever-larger audience.

As is the case every year, an extra balloon will put in an appearance at the parade. So, for his birthday, Gaston will participate in this great adventure, flouting his famous laziness!

The spectacular balloon inflation will begin in the morning on Place des Palais. Over thecourse of the afternoon, Spirou, Tintin, Le Chat, Boule, Blork de Kid Paddle, Lucky Luke, and their new friends will begin their annual promenade through the Brussels' main arteries.

During this latest edition, schools (circus, music, sport, etc.) from all over Belgium will be in charge of the parade.

The "Balloon's Day Parade" is currently seeking volunteers to join the parade from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and carry the balloons. Volunteers can send an email to for additional information.