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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 1 - 3 July 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
July starts off with a bang in Brussels by with a weekend full of awesome cultural events, exhibitions and outdoor festivals. Whether you’re looking to check out an new pop-up bar, dance the night away at a festival or simply soak up some sun in the city, Culture Trip Brussels has got it covered.

FRIDAY, JULY 1

FOOD | Check Out Bar Eliza In Koekelberg

This summer the small commune of Koekelberg gives residents another reason to come visit other than for its mighty Basilica.

ELISABETH PARK | William Murphy/Flickr
ELISABETH PARK | William Murphy/Flickr

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd

MUSIC | Enjoy A Multicultural Festival At Couleur Café

You don’t even need to set foot out of Brussels on the first weekend of July to enjoy one of the country’s most diverse musical celebrations.

Couleur Cafe 2013 | sam.romilly/Flickr
Couleur Cafe 2013 | sam.romilly/Flickr

MUSIC & FILM | Learn To Connect Through Song & Cinema At Festival Musiq’3

A happening for the more classically inclined, Festival Musiq’3 takes over concert hall Flagey and Théâtre Marni every year for three days of music, workshops, film and more.

Spark the classical band | C. Stephanie Schweigert/Courtesy of BE Culture
Spark the classical band | C. Stephanie Schweigert/Courtesy of BE Culture

EVENT | Soak Up The Summer Sun At Brussels Beach

Not having its own natural beach but unwilling to miss out on all the fun, Brussels has found a clever way to treat its visitors and inhabitants to the highlights we associate with summer.

Brussels Beach | Courtesy of Brussels Beach
Brussels Beach | Courtesy of Brussels Beach

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd

EVENT | Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams At Harry Potter: The Exhibition

For the muggles who have no idea why some of their friends will be giddily donning capes and their house-colored scarves come July: the boy wizard’s exhibition is coming to town.

Quidditch Case - HP Exhibition | Courtesy of MB Presents
Quidditch Case – HP Exhibition | Courtesy of MB Presents

ART | Appreciate Photorealism At The Museum Of Ixelles

Canvases so lifelike that they can almost pass for a photograph, or even some that do; these are the gems on display in theMuseum of Ixelles.

Ralph's Diner (1981-1982), Oil on canvas. Example of photorealist Ralph Goings' work | WikiCommons
Ralph’s Diner (1981-1982), Oil on canvas. Example of photorealist Ralph Goings’ work | WikiCommons

MUSIC | Go Classic At The Midsummer Mozartiade

A city that loves its festivals as much as Brussels does couldn’t lack for a classical open-air celebration for long.

Amadeus & Co. | Courtesy of BE Culture
Amadeus & Co. | Courtesy of BE Culture

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