Top 6 Brussels Festivals and Events

Brussels festivals - crowd ejoying their time at a festival.

Visit Brussels this year for a varied program ensuring an eventful and memorable stay in Belgium. Whether you prefer music, fine dining or Formula 1™, the selection suits all.

When you visit the Belgian capital there will be no lack of entertainment or chances for discovery. Stroll along the charming streets while you listen to open-air concerts in the distance or indulge in a flying feast together with one of the best national chefs.


From the 24th to 26th of July, Belgium welcomes almost 150,000 visitors to the annual Tomorrowland festival. The town of Boom turns into a surreal dream world celebrating the electronic music genres. The festival has grown from being a small festival with 10,000 visitors in its originating year to being one of the most popular festivals in the world.

Belgian Pride

Brussels is known for being the gay capital of Belgium, therefore it is not surprising that they have a spectacular annual summer celebration. May is an eventful month for the LBGTQI community as Mini Pride kicks it all off on the last Thursday of April, followed by the Pride Festival. Check out the full program spanning from the 30th of April to the 16th of May and make sure you are at the right place at the right time to catch the most popular performers and themed discussions.

Brussels festivals - people at the Gay Parade in Brussels.

©Gay Pride Brussels

Brussels Jazz marathon

This free entry music celebration is a must for any music-lover. Promising to be as spectacular as always, this year’s 20thanniversary will make for no less than an unforgettable experience. From the 22nd to the 24th of May, the city is filled with over 700 artists performing in over 200 concerts in both outdoor and indoor venues all over the city. This means that you will be able to enjoy the smooth tones of the jazz almost everywhere you go, giving you a nice soundtrack for city sightseeing. You can see the artists of the Brussels Jazz Marathon from four open-air stages, the Grand Place, Place Sainte Catherine and Place Fernand Cocq., Sablon or any music venue in the city.

Dinner in the Sky

This event is a once-in –a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in a delicious dinner together with 21 other guests and one world-famous chef in a sky-high dining room. Savor fine dining with unrivalled vistas of Brussels. The special “restaurant” is open from 1-28 of June, and you can enjoy the culinary artworks from acclaimed chefs such as Yves Mattagne and Pascal Devalkneer. The ticket release is kept secret so that anyone has a fair chance of a memorable Dinner in the Sky, but sign up on their website to be one of the first to know when reservations open!

Brussels festivals - people enjoying dinner in the sky.©Dinner in the Sky

Brussels Summer Festival

If you are planning a visit to Brussels in August you should definitely add the Brussels Summer Festival to your travel plan. From 14-23 of August you will be able to see international artists such as the The Ting Tings, Basement Jaxx, Therapy, Charlie Winston and a varied selection of national entertainers. Make sure you book your tickets in advance to get day passes, VIP experience or the full 10-day festival spirit.

Brussels festivals - crowd at a festival and a sign "we are alive".

©Brussels Summer Festival

Spa GP Formula 1™

Do you love cars, excitement and roaring engines? Visit Brussels the 21-23 of August for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix™ of Spa-Francorchamps for an adrenaline-evoking experience. See spectacular drivers show their skills behind the wheels of some of the world’s fastest cars.

Brussels festivals - spa francorchamps car race track.Winter Wonders 2015

The annual Winter Wonders brings the Holiday Spirit to life for locals and visitors alike. A visit to the Christmas market is a great way to slow down the pace before the holidays and find great and unique gifts. Every year Brussels transforms into a winter wonderland full of booths with local goods and exciting finds. The market lasts for five weeks, from the end of November until January 4.

With so many things to see and do you will appreciate the superb location of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels. After a day full of sightseeing, good food and incredible music you are just a quick walk away from your hotel room, perfectly located in downtown Brussels.

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