Let’s start by going back into the past with this traditional event celebrating local heritage. According to legend, the procession dates back to 1348 and celebrates the arrival of a patron saint of the city, brought from Antwerp in a boat and placed in the Sablon chapel. Nowadays, the procession starts with a crossbow shooting, followed by a ceremony in the Sablon church and ends with a procession to the Grand Place.
When? June 29 to July 1, 2022
Where? Place du Sablon
The Flower Carpet
Here is a mythical event awaited every two years since 1971 in Brussels: the famous flower carpet of 70 meters long and 24 meters wide! A hundred of volunteers install it in less than 8 hours, to allow visitors to attend a magnificent sound and light show. You will admire begonias in particular, as Belgium is the world’s largest producer of begonias with around 35 million bulbs each year.
When? August 12 to 15, 2022
Where? Grand Place
Are you a classical music lover? This festival is for you. It brings together both great established artists and young musicians. This year’s concert will be a colourful, eclectic and multicultural mosaic of classical music, opera, cabaret, and film music. Enjoy!
When? August 12 to 19, 2022
Where? Royal Park Theatre
KIDS WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL
Welcome to this eclectic festival, open to the world, which brings together over 35 companies from various artistic fields to attract curiosity and surprise. In this ephemeral nomadic village, you will have the opportunity to admire theatre, circus, storytelling, dance, puppets… all in a sustainable way!
When? August 18 to 21, 2022
Where: Bois de la Cambre
Since 1977, this festival has been paying tribute to the great names in folk and jazz music and is therefore the oldest music festival in the capital. For three days, 22 live bands will thrill you with jazz, urban etno, and even a tribute to Toot. Your children will also be welcome in the Brosella children’s village.
When? July 1 to 3, 2022
Where? Théâtre de Verdure, next to the Atomium
Have you ever heard about the classical Klarafestivaal? Here is its derivative. In the green heart of the European quarter, the Walden festival will be held for the second time with outdoor and indoor concerts in exceptional spaces. This is a jazz and world music event during which you can listen to soprano, double bass, saxophonist, western and eastern music, Mozart, Algerian composer Salim Dada, orchestras, and many others. Will you be there?
When? July 16 to 17, 2022
Where? Leopold Park
In the heart of Belgian heritage and culture, attend the Belgian beer weekend, the opportunity to see and taste the best breweries in the country! With around 450 different beer samples, you will meet some of the best beer producers in the world and learn about their production processes. What’s on the agenda? The celebration of Saint Arnould, the patron saint of brewers, through the parade of brewers with their beer carts in the centre of Brussels.
When? September 2 to 4, 2022
Where? Grand Place
Comic Strip Festival
Have you ever seen one of the many drawings on the walls of the city? Brussels is a must for comic book fans. Come to this festival and discover the many worlds and genres of comics. Two major events are on the programme: Baloon Day, during which larger-than-life comic strip characters parade through the city; and the Car Rally, which exhibits a hundred classic cars.
When? September 9 to 11, 2022
Where? Gare Maritime on the Tour & Taxis site
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