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Summer is the perfect season to explore Brussels at its resident's rythm throughout its numerous parks and around the canal.
During the season, you can participate in festivities organized for the occasion of Brussel Bad. The traditional celebrations like the Ommegang and the Meyboom are a great way to discover Brussels' culture.
The royal palace is exceptionally open for two months with the Opening of the Royal Palace. The 21st of July the Belgium National Day starts with a traditional parade in attendance of the king and queen, and finishes at night with a dance at the "Place du Jeu de Balle".
Numerous music festivals are organized like the "Couleur Café', the Brussels Summer Festival, and the Fiesta Latina. In addition, many more events make the Brussels summer festive like Music Festival, the Fire of Laeken, or the famous Flower Carpet.
All of the big Belgium cities also organize festivities during the summer like Ghent Festival or Anvers Summer Festival.
Summer is over… Fortunately, Brussels residents are always full of energy and continue their positivity with numerous festivities!
The school year starts for children and adolescents with the Comic Book celebration.
Autumn is the perfect season to discover and rediscover the museums and other wonders of the Brussels heritage with Heritage Day, the White Night, and the Brussels Gallery. For the occasion of the Brussels Museum Late Night Opening, the museums are open later from September to November.
For the greediest, they can taste numerous Belgium beers during the Beer weekend and can taste excellent wines at Eat Brussels! Drink Bordeaux!
In 2020, some events canceled earlier in the year will be exceptionally in autumn, like the Affordable Art Fair and the Museum Night Fever.
The Brussels winter has a reputation for being dark and rainy; The city offers warm and cozy places to meet!
In the city, the festivities all season long starts with the "Plaisir d' hiver" and the Christmas market in December, furthermore in February the Brussels Bright festival.
Numerous fairs are organized for the public and professionals, like the Brussels Antique and Fine art Fair, the Brussels Design Market, the Book Fair furthermore the amazing Chocolate fair!
In January, cinema lovers can enjoy the Anima festival, which offers an international selection of animation movies. In March, the Banad Festival opens its doors to the architectural heritage of New Art and Art Deco of Brussels.
Like Brussels, other big cities of Belgium organize beautiful Christmas Markets that you can visit all along December. Furthermore, from February to March, the period of numerous carnivals starts: you can join the festivities spending a day in Wallonia and Flanders.
While the sun starts coming, the events successively follow one after another around the capital.
Numerous festive events, free and wide audience are organized, like the Zinneke Parade, the Brussels Jazz Weekend, the Iris day, and the Belgian Brussels Pride.
The nature lovers can admire the flowering at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, which is exceptionally open from April to Mai.
For the sportiest, the 20km of Brussels is an excellent way to discover Brussels differently!
2020, unusual year
In 2020, the agenda of events is unfortunately being pushed forward because of Covid 19. All the main events that were supposed to take place until August are cancelled.
However, smaller events are being organised throughout the summer and many places offer great activities while respecting the required rules of hygiene.
At the moment, the events planned from September are maintained, and some events scheduled early in the year are postponed to automn.
We stay at your disposal for further information and to plan at best your next stay!