Top 6 Brussels Festivals and Events

Brussels Summer Festival

A visit to Brussels is sure to present a varied program, ensuring an eventful and memorable stay in Belgium. Whether you prefer music, parades or dining in the air, 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.

Tomorrowland

For 2 weekends in the year, 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 on July 20-22 and 27-29. The festival has grown from being a small festival with 10,000 visitors in its originating year to becoming one of the most popular festivals in the world. People from all across the globe venture into Belgium just to get a chance to experience the electronic dance music scene first hand. If you have festival fever and want to experience the Tomorrowland spirit in Brussels, then make sure you find out all the details about this unmissable event!

Tomorrowland stage 2017

© Tomorrowland Festival / tomorrowland.com

Couleur Café

This is one of those urban festivals that is a must-visit to get a taste of everything funky and international. With over 60 concerts and Djs spread across stages in a park near the iconic Atomium landmark in Brussels, Couleur Café attracts people from all over the country (and world) for 3 days of fun, music, food and good vibes. Its not just a concert for music artists, but a festival combining international cuisine with the multicultural scenery of its attendees. There is a set of 50 food trucks serving food from around the world, with wonderful drinks and cocktail bars to add a spring to your step and you move to the music playing around you. The venue is only 15 minutes away from the heart of Brussels, coincidentally where you can find wonderful accommodation at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels and stay well energized for the festival from 28-30 June.

couleur cafe in brussels

© Benjamin Struelens / couleurcafe.be

Brussels Jazz Weekend

This free entry music celebration is a must for any music-lover. Promising to be as spectacular as always, this year's will make for no less than an unforgettable experience. Over one weekend in May every year, 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 Weekend from various open-air stages, including the Grand Place, Place Sainte Catherine and Place Fernand Cocq, Sablon and more.

Brussels Grand Place at Dusk for Jazz Weekend

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 unrivaled vistas of Brussels. The special “restaurant” is open from 13th to 23rd of June, and you can enjoy the culinary artworks from acclaimed chefs such as Yves Mattagne and Alexandre Dionisio. 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 Dinner in the Sky© Dinner in the Sky / dinnerinthesky.be

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. You will see international as well as Belgian artists such as the The Ting Tings, Basement Jaxx, Therapy, Charlie Winston to give you good music, good vibes and even more fun! and a varied selection of national entertainers. Make sure you book your tickets in advance to get day passes, the ultimate VIP experience or the full 5-day festival spirit.

Brussels Summer Festival© Brussels Summer Festival / bsf.be

Formula 1™ Belgian Grand Prix

Do you love cars, excitement and roaring engines? Make sure you visit Brussels at the end of August for the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix™ 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.

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. Plus, you can make sure to fuel up for the day at the Atrium Restaurant & Lounge getting a taste of seasonal Belgian dishes made with fresh ingredients.

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