Events in Brussels during 2018
Visiting Brussels can offer you memorable moments, apart from the beautiful place that you are going to visit, there might be a local event taking place in a nearby location. You have just entered the right site to discover all the tips on the interesting local festivals, events and celebrations.
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Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair Festival - Every year the largest antique fair at The Tour & Taxis district of Brussels is held by the Royal Chamber of Belgian Antiques. (www.brafa.be)
Ommegang Festival – This festival in Brussels honors Charles V and his son Philip and it is great for lovers of medieval folklore, magic, art and history. (www.ommegang.be)
Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival – It is an annual free festival in Brussels that takes place in the open air Groentheater and is accompanied by the children’s events and activities as well as the Belgian beer and waffles.
Brussels Book Fair - For the book lovers, if you visit Brussels during the month of February, this Festival in Brussels is not to be missed when almost 1100 publishers gather to show their best sellers publications and authors come to sign their books.
Brussels Summer Festival - It is one of the biggest evens in Brussels during which most of Brussels’ squares, parks and grand buildings serve as concert halls. (www.bsf.be)
Urban BBQ - During this event do not miss the opportunity to taste Brussels’s beer and sausage and outdoor meat-grilling festival held on Brussels’ Mon des Arts.
Drive-in Movies Festival – In this Brussels festival blockbuster outdoor movies are shown in their original language versions. (www.driveinmovies.be)
Museum Night Fever – In this Brussels event more than 20 museums keep their doors open until 1am.
Festival Pistes de Lancement “Clown Festival” (March - April) – Every two years circus acts from across Europe entertain the visitors.
Ars Musica - It is a classical music festival in Brussels that takes place during the whole month of March. (www.arsmusica.be)
Beer Weekend (first weekend of September) - Belgium is also known for its variety of beers. During this event in Brussels more than 50 Belgian breweries present a selection of their best beers to taste. (www.belgianbeerweekend.be)
Brussels Heritage Days - This event in Brussels helps you to discover the historical buildings of Brussels.
Klara Festival - Over 60 performances take place around the city during this event in Brussels of classical music, dance and films from all over Europe. (www.klarafestival.be)
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) – In this festival of Brussels fans of fantasy films gather at Tour & Taxis in order to assist to premieres, competitions and other events are put in place for the horror fans. (www.bifff.org)
The Festival of Short Films (April - May) - It is an event for those who like the movies to be “snappy”. (www.courtmetrage.be)
Brussels Women’s Film Festival (end of September till beginning of October) - During this festival in Brussels 40 films of women producers around the world are shown to the public.
Iris Day (early May) – In this event, Brussels celebrates Iris being the symbol of the city. Brussels Jazz Marathon – It is the ideal event in Brussels for all Jazz fans. (www.brusselsjazzmarathon.be)
Culinaria (May - June) – It is one of the largest food events in Brussels, where Michelin star restaurateurs from all over Belgium gather to show their culinary talents.
The Innova Fair – This event in Brussels is also known as the World Exhibition of Innovation Research and New Technologies gathers more than 40 countries around the world and more than 1200 inventions to an event known as the “Intelligent exhibition”.
Queen Elisabeth Music Competition “Fête de la Musique” – This festival of Brussels is held for every musical taste anyone can have. (www.qeimc.be)
Christmas market - Brussels arranges its annual event which consists of a fair, a market and a place where everyone can taste the Christmas spirit.