As August approaches, the summertime party doesn’t stop, as Brussels boasts plenty of initiatives to close out July. Take a cruise through the canals, skate in the streets, or simply enjoy a drink by the glow of the Atomium. With music festivals, film screenings, new exhibitions, and plenty of pop-up bars to visit – the city is bursting with a full cultural agenda to be enjoyed by all.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
EVENT | Hop Aboard The Brussels Boatclub
Kick off your weekend by taking a trip to visit Brussels Beach. On Friday, head to the urban oasis and enjoy an apéritif before embarking on a cruise through the Brussels canal.
EVENT | Cruise Into The Night At The Roller Bike Parade
For those looking for a different way to cruise around the city – head to Place Poelaert and take part in the Roller Bike Parade kicking off with a pre-party at 7 pm. Halfway through, parade participants will also be invited to skate for a bit at Planet Park.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
ART | Visit Bozar’s Summer Of Photography Exhibitions
Whether you’re a professional in the medium or simply a lover of photography, the ongoing exhibitions comprising the Summer Of Photography Festival held at Bozar are a must-see.
EVENT | Enjoy A Summer Afternoon At The Bourse
The Bourse is a cultural hub this Saturday as #BXLove Summer invites various organizations for a fun-filled afternoon of music, games, and acrobatic performances starting at 4 pm.
EVENT | Kick Back With Drinks Near The Atomium
Play Label Records teams up with Coucou Brussels to present their latest open-air initiative, SABADO̲. From 4 pm onwards, everyone can enjoy fresh drinks and music in the midst of one of Brussels’ most iconic monuments.
FILM | Watch Classic Films At An Open-Air Cinema
CINEMA GALERIES is back this summer with its multicultural film festival, L’Heure d’été. As part of the Brussels Beach initiative, this year’s festival honors classic films about Madrid and those interested can catch a free screening of Balada Trise at 10 pm.
SUNDAY, JULY 31
ART | Explore The Story Of Art In Europe At Bozar
This exhibition promises to give a comprehensive look at the artistic styles that flourished not just in the West but also behind the Iron Curtain.
SCIENCE | Explore The Museum Of Natural Sciences
Both young and old will appreciate marveling at the masterworks on display at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Part of the 100 Masters program, visitors can book a tour and learn about the historic gems housed in the museum, including the famed Dinosaur Hall that hosts thirty reconstructed iguanodon skeletons.
MUSIC | Dance Away At An Urban Electronic Music Festival
Brussels’ festival season is far from over as we close out the month of July.