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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 15 - 17 July 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Get that summertime feeling through a true carnival experience at the annual Foire du Midi, taste some delicious international dishes while enjoying world music in the park or head to an urban beach haven to dance in the sand – it’s all on as we bring you the latest and greatest cultural events and happenings in Brussels!


DRINKS | Enjoy ‘80s Music With Apéro Saint-Gilles

Clock out from work on Friday, and it’s apero time in the city! This week, head to Saint-Gilles to enjoy an evening with sounds from the ‘80s starting at 5 pm at Place Maurice Van Meenen.

Place Van Meenen – Brussels
Place Van Meenen – Brussels | Peter.Lorre/Flickr

EVENT | Explore Brussels On Wheels At The Roller Bike Parade

It’s time to dig out those rollerblades from whatever cupboard or garage they’ve been gathering dust in and get that butt off the couch.


EVENT | Get A Belgian Carnival Experience At The Foire Du Midi

Enjoy a day filled with sweet treats, savory frites and a whirlwind of games and rides at the annual Foire du Midi.

La Foire du Midi
La Foire du Midi | Miguel Discart/Flickr

EVENT | Head To Park Josaphat For The Traditions Festival

Among Brussels’ many green spaces, Josaphat Park in Schaerbeek is the place to be as it hosts the Traditions Festival this weekend. Starting at 1 pm, entertainment will flow with world music performances, a fashion show, art exhibits and, of course, an international spread with plenty of international dishes worth savoring.

Traditions Festival Brussels
Traditions Festival Brussels | Courtesy of the Traditions Festival

MUSIC | Jam To New Music At The Let It Beach Festival

It’s not just the sand castles and beach chairs that make Brussels Beach the place to be for a blissful summer’s eve.

Let It Beach Festival
Let It Beach Festival | Courtesy of Brussels Beach


HISTORY | Take A Spin Through The City In A Vintage Tram

See the city from an old-school perspective – that is to say aboard one of its oldest forms of public transportation.

Historic Brussels Tram
Historic Brussels Tram | Courtesy of The Brussels Tram Museum

ART | Check Out Vincen Beeckman’s Latest Project At BOZAR

Prolific Belgian artist Vincen Beeckman accompanied by a group of amateur photographers aim to capture Brussels and all its spaces through the latest exposition, The Gang, as part of BOZAR’s Summer of Photography biennial.

Selfportraits | Courtesy of Vincen Beeckman

FILM | Watch An Open-Air Screening At Bruxelles fait son cinéma

Need your cinephile fix? For two weeks, Bruxelles fait son cinéma will be screening 13 international flicks from a variety of communes within Brussels. This open-air cinema features a diverse program and on Sunday the organization will be screening La isla minima in Uccle starting at 10 pm.