Your activities during a "special" summer in and around Brussels The brussels organizers are full of imagination

Posted on 03.08.2020

Various Activities

In different places in Brussels and in Belgium, instead of the usual big events, outdoor spectacles will take place during the months of July-August.
So, rather than crossing the country to gather in a meadow or in a crowded room to discover your favorite artists, it will be possible to leave your home to discover actors, musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers , comedians, sports .... the imagination of the organisers has done wonders.
Here are some events not too far from your home:

This summer (July, August and Sptember's we) , MOVIE DRIVE, in collaboration with will offer you a unique experience of an open-air cinema 2.0. In July, August and during the weekends of September, discover your favorite movies on the biggest LED screen of Europe. With a dimension of 24 meters long and 14 meters high, three times larger than any usual drive-in, it will ravish all cinema lovers.
An experience to live with your family or friends from the comfort of your car in strict respect of sanitary conditions.

The Grid (all summer)
Artistic Performances & Animations by Le Théatre des quatres mains : Every Wednesday & Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 in the prestigious setting of the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert 
03/07> 30/08 Hello Summer, Vaux-Hall Summer to spend the Brussels summer together in Covid mode.
Cinema, activities for children, dance in this beautiful place.
In the Parc de Bruxelles - 1000 Brussels.
01/07> 27/08 - Midi-Minimes
Midi-Minimes are our favorite concerts in "lunch break" mode at 12:15 pm.
21 concerts will be held at the Brussels Conservatory every Wednesday and Thursday (some Fridays) with reservation. The limited programming will be provided by artists who live in Belgium. Each week will be thematic.
Conservatoire de Bruxelles
Rue de la Régence, 30 – 1000 Bruxelles
The whole programme :

07 & 08 - Flagey on Air
Every Sunday evening in July and August, Flagey, Musiq3 and Klara will organise exceptional radio broadcasts from Studio 4, around concerts given by great Belgian and foreign artists. Broadcast live on Musiq3 and relayed on Klara can be followed from Studio 4 by a limited audience. 'Flagey ON AIR' will give you the opportunity to relive radio shows as they happened a long time ago. It will certainly be about discovering a live concert, but enriched with everything that generates the charm of a radio programme: conversations with artists, analyzes?. The broadcasts will take place mainly in French.
Place Sainte Croix - 1050 Ixelles

> 19/08 Detours Festival (urban dance)
The Detours Cyphers will take place Place de Brouckère every Wednesday during the summer. Two Belgian top dancers will compete in a “battle exhibition”. The battle will be followed by a workshop open to all, during which professionals will share their know-how.
 01/07> 29/08 - RECYCLART adapts to Covid mode!
First, Manchester Beach is open for free all summer from Wednesday to Saturday.
Then, every Thursday and Friday you are welcomed on the terrace of the restaurant which leads to an inner courtyard. Around this, performances, pop-up concerts, exhibitions through windows and facades, mobile interventions, DJ sets ... take place in all available areas of the site.
Manchester Street, 13-15
1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
 In Schaerbeek for your summer they put small dishes into the big ones.
Here are some public places that offer an impressive range of free activities:
- Place Albert 1er
- Gaucheret Park
- Plaine du Hamoir
- Youth Park-Boulevard Lambermont
- Summer meetings at La Maison des Femmes
- The site of the former Josaphat marshalling yard is now accessible to the public. "L’Été à Josaphat" offers a place to relax, walk and have a picnic. Food trucks and a pétanque court are installed there.
Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 In Ixelles, the summer will be hot.
On the programme: tightrope walkers over the ponds, a multilingual city game through different neighborhoods, possibilities for camping in the gardens, outdoor films, concerts, readings, workshops, ...
All events will take place in compliance with health rules.

Rue St Boniface in Ixelles has been closed to traffic to make more space for HORECA and extend the terraces.
 Exi (s)t, the photo exhibition that enlivens the streets of Brussels.
The signs in the city that usually inform us of upcoming events are: Covid forces, no announcements. Artepub had the good idea to offer these spaces to the cultural sector. There are, therefore, a hundred photos taken by 52 photographers who have invested in the locations. Open your eyes wide!
Gaufres & Waffles
The Bois de la Cambre is a popular destination for walkers - you can spend a whole day there. You don't have your picnic and you don't want to sit down? So why not have a good waffle? Waffles and Waffles has just opened an ephemeral chalet entirely dedicated to waffles, sweet or savory. A classic of Belgian gastronomy revisited, a delight.
Wood of the Cambre
Chemin du croquet, 1 - 1000 Brussels
The Midi Market Every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Adjoining the Midi station, this very large market is worth a trip and transports you via the incomparable Maghrabine flavors. The atmosphere is so exotic. A taste journey, a visual journey, around the Mediterranean, as if you were there. And not negligible are the prices which defy all competition.
Boulevard du Midi
1000 brussels

The Big Wheel is accessible on la Place Poelaert. It offers you an amazing view of Brussels, you will dominate the city...even the Palais de Justice !

09/07> 18/07 Brussels is (still!) Making its cinema
Brussels Makes Its Cinema had to reinvent itself somewhat in order to be able to be present, despite everything. Exceptionally, the sessions (always free) will be held in 10 municipalities and will be accessible only by reservation with a limited number of places.
Sanitary rules will apply.
The whole programme
No hero without a mask at the War Heritage Institute
Take advantage of the summer to discover the collections under the sign of the mask.
Masks to protect oneself from gases, blows from a weapon, the sun or the burning desert wind… Masks which bring oxygen to the pilot, protect the eyes of the tanker or allow the parachutist to camouflage himself…
To follow the different routes, prepare your visit:
The Museum of Art and History in Brussels invites you to travel
a unique route on the theme of “holidays in your own country”.
The route takes the visitor on a two-hour journey through Prehistory, Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco ... and «The broken ear” in the Hall of the Americas.
Without forgetting several novelties like the visit to the chapel of Nassau, closed to the public for years and finally visible after restoration, or new Art Deco and Art Nouveau acquisitions ...

Guided visits are authorised for groups of a maximum of 20 persons and respecting the measures of social distancing.
Guided Tours in Brussels


And around Brussels:

All summer long "Place aux artistes!"
A programme of shows and events as irresistible as they are varied all summer in Waterloo and in Walloon Brabant.
From 10/07> 05/09 (Saturdays) at Lake Genval (+/- 20km from Bxl)
"Il est temps d’en rire"
A stock of deckchairs has been set up around the Lake for a series of shows animated by twenty humor artists.
The complete programme:
This summer, “Les Baladins du Miroir “and the Jodoigne & Orp-Jauche Cultural Center (+/- 50km from Bxl) rebound in a common momentum to offer you the RE’SORS festival!
In the streets, in the parks, at the Domaine du Stampia, in Jodoigne and Orp-Jauche, artists come together to help you discover original, quirky and surprising creations.
On the programme: theater, street arts, music, storytelling, dance, circus and plastic arts to delight young and old.
The whole programme on:
From 15/07> 16/08 at Villers-La-Ville (+/- 50km from Bxl)
Don’t miss the shows in the very impressive ruins of Villers-La-Ville.
This year, with the Covid virus , there will be a special atmosphere.
"Notre Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo in an alternative theatrical form adapted to the situation.
Eric de Staercke alone will live in Quasimodo, Esmeralda, Pierre Gringoire, Claude Frollo, or the stone gargoyles! And he will take the opportunity to tell the story of Hugo's life, spiced up with the history of Paris, his romantic exploits and his visits to ... the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville.
Do not miss the "Estivales" of the Abbey which offer many other activities:
31/07 > 16/08  Royal Spa Festival (+/- 130km Bxl)
The programme will be mainly set up outdoors this summer, in the “Sept Heures park” (a stage and stands will be set up there) but also in three other places in the heart of the city, with the possibility of keeping dry in case of rain . Theater, circus, humor, music, or children's shows will liven up the streets and parks, even if the festival also plans to invest in new indoor places like “La Glacière”.
With 15 shows and festivities concocted in partnership with the National Theater and the Liège Theater, Spa will celebrate being together more than ever.
The complete programme:
All summer in Liège (+/- 98 km from Bxl)
Every Saturday in July and August, more than 70 free outdoor artistic choices.
The complete programme:
This summer, whenever you want:
A walk around Grimbergen:
An 11- km walk around Grimbergen which includes a castle, a basilica, an abbey, a park and some chapels and watermills. On foot or by bike, you will be enchanted.


Brussels museums have made arrangements to ensure smooth circulation and perfect security for all. ONE MUST BOOK.

Brussels Card Summer Deal

This summer, get access to the museums and attractions in Brussels for only 20€ thanks to the 48h BRUSSELS CARD offer 


“The Covid brings us adventures not yet tried*.
It is up to us to transcend this strange period into a resilient future. ”
Alain Cofino Gomez
Director of the Doms theater.
La Libre Belgique 07/07/2020