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January Place Events
1-5 Waterloo

ANNE FRANK, A HISTORY FOR TODAY

The exhibition will reveal Anne Frank's life story within its historical context.

1-5 Mons

MONS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Numerous chalets, attractions, tastings, chorals, Santa Claus, music performances every day. Like every year, the theme will be fairies and imps. Animations every weekend, an enchanting heart-shaped skating rink, a magical forest and magnificent illuminations.

1-5 Brussels

BRUSSELS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Winter fun, an ice skating rink and much more await visitors in the warm and friendly atmosphere of downtown Brussels. A holiday shoppers' delight!

From December 29th to January 5th.

1-19 Brussels

FERDINAND PORSCHE, THE HERITAGE "FROM ELECTRIC TO ELECTRIC"

This exhibition brings to life the remarkable story of Ferdinand Porsche. More than 40 vehicles will be on display, playing and still having a role in this fascinating adventure.

From December 6th to January 19th

1-19 Brussels

SCRIBES OF OUTLINES - DRAWING IN ANCIENT EGYPT

If you missed this exhibition at the Louvre in Paris, this is a prime opportunity to discover the secrets of the draughtsman and painters of pharaonic Egypt in one of the finest museums of Belgium. A great trip for the adventurers of time!

1-19 Brussels

VASARELY HOMMAGE

This Exhibition invites you to look into the world of the leader of the Op Art movement and his innovation in color and optical illusion. Victor Vasarely is one of the most important artists of the 20 century.

1-19 Mons

EXHIBITION ANDY WARHOL

This exhibition at the BAM explores the lesser-known connection Andy Warhol always had with spirituality and religion, through the artist's pictures. His body of work continues to oscillate between life, death and beauty. This exhibition is produced by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

1-26 Brussels

THE INHERITANCE OF ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN

This exhibition invites you to discover the pictural life in Brussels during the end of the 15th century, early 16th. This is an important era with the expansion given by the dukes of Burgundy located in Brussels.

1-26 Brussels

EUROPALIA INDIA

For its 24th biennial, Europalia International is bringing India to the heart of Europe. During 4 months you can discover this mysterious and fascinating country, where different cultures meet, interact and bring about a unique creativity. europalia.india will translate India's immense cultural wealth into a multidisciplinary programme comprising exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre performances, conferences, cinema and literature events.

1-26 Brussels

JONAS MEKAS / THE FLUXUS OF WALL

An exhibition of Jonas Mekas and his work. The Lithuanian-American artist was a major figure of the avant-garde cinema after the war. A reflection on his work since 1950 in the cinema, poems, and all kinds of objects.

14-31 Brussels

DJANGOFOLLLIES

For the 20th anniversary of the birth of Django Reinhardt, the association "De Vrienden van Brosella" organizes a big event in Brussels and in all of Belgium in a coproduction with "Les Riches-Claires". The festival will cover 25 different venues to tribute to this master of jazz and gipsy music.

25 Brussels

MOLENSTART

Two years after La Louvière, it is now Molenbeek's turn to bear the title of Cultural Metropolis. A great opportunity to see what is happening in Brussels neighborhoods and meet its people, they will welcome you and make you discover the place where they live.

25-31 Brussels

BRAFA -BRUSSELS ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR

You are looking for old books, photographs, ancient and modern paintings or other antiquities? Or you just like to walk in the aisles filled with antiques? Then this is the place to be for both for curious as to collectors.

From January 25th, 2014 to February 02nd, 2014

All month Brussels

THE C EXPERIENCE

Until next February 2, the "C experience" will be in Belgium. The largest Belgian and foreign chefs will cook you in a unique atmosphere the best dishes. At the top of the "IT Tower" in Brussels you will eat comfortably up with a breathtaking view of the European capital.

From November 12th, 2013 to February 12st, 2014

All month Brussels

BRUSSELS SKYLINER

For a little over two months and for the first time, this high steel tower (85 meter) will be installed in Brussels. It will give you a full panorama of Brussels, stretching as far as 12km in every direction with a trip lasting five, seven or nine minutes. You can admire Brussels, our impressive European and Belgian capital.

From December 20th, 2013 to February 09th, 2014

All month Brussels

70'S

An exhibition about fashion in the 70s. Today we can see an important comeback of this period and it is interesting to know where it comes from and why it marked us...

From March 28th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2014

All month Brussels

WILL EISNER, FROM THE SPIRIT TO THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Magnificent retrospective of American artist Will Eisner (1917-2005), the creator of "The Spirit" (1940). His fame rests also on his invention of the term "graphic novel that defines very well the last works of his life about interhuman relations.

From September 17th, 2013 to March 02nd, 2014

All month Brussels

THE ART OF THE BRICK. THE PLAYFULL UNIVERSE OF NATHAN SAWAYA

The only exhibition of its kind to present worls created by Nathan Sawaya with emblematic LEGO® bricks. Sixty surprinsing montages requiring more than 750,000 bricks to create and depicting real or fictional characters and unbelievable objects: a new expression of modern art which turns this ordinary toy into extraordinary sculptures.This is an European premiere after touring in North America, Asia and Australia (hailed as one of CNN's 10 must-see exhibitions).

From November 22nd, 2013 to April 21st, 2014

All month Brussels

WOW IS NOW

Wow is wow! is an exhibition that looks back on this exeptionelle universal expostion organized in Brussels in 1958. Heiress of a certain vision of the future focused on science and modernity. The Atomium being the best representation of this futuristic vision today in Brussels.

From October 03rd, 2013 to February 02nd, 2014

February Place

Events

1-2 Brussels

WOW IS NOW

Wow is wow! is an exhibition that looks back on this exeptionelle universal expostion organized in Brussels in 1958. Heiress of a certain vision of the future focused on science and modernity. The Atomium being the best representation of this futuristic vision today in Brussels.

From October 03rd, 2013 to February 02nd, 2014

1-2 Brussels

BRAFA -BRUSSELS ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR

You are looking for old books, photographs, ancient and modern paintings or other antiquities? Or you just like to walk in the aisles filled with antiques? Then this is the place to be for both for curious as to collectors.

From January 25th, 2014 to February 02nd, 2014

1-9 Brussels

BRUSSELS SKYLINER

For a little over two months and for the first time, this high steel tower (85 meter) will be installed in Brussels. It will give you a full panorama of Brussels, stretching as far as 12km in every direction with a trip lasting five, seven or nine minutes. You can admire Brussels, our impressive European and Belgian capital.

From December 20th, 2013 to February 09th, 2014

1-12 Brussels

THE C EXPERIENCE

Until next February 2, the "C experience" will be in Belgium. The largest Belgian and foreign chefs will cook you in a unique atmosphere the best dishes. At the top of the "IT Tower" in Brussels you will eat comfortably up with a breathtaking view of the European capital.

From November 12th, 2013 to February 12st, 2014

7-28 Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century. 

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

8-28 Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

12-28 Brussels

MOBILIA. 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN BELGIUM

Mobilia invites its visitors to think about the connections between architecture and design, throughout more than a century of Belgian creation. Using the prism of one architect/one building/one object, Mobilia displays unique original pieces. From Victor Horta to Willy Vander Meeren to contemporary architects and designers, there will be close to 25 profiles presented to the public.

From February 12th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014

14-21 Mons

30TH MONS INTERNATIONAL LOVE FILM FESTIVAL

The Mons festival as its name suggests, is a festival about romantic cinema and offers love movies with high sensitivity. Since his debut, he won in insurance, in quality, in size, but never denatured. He kept the heart in the centre of its ambitions: the love of cinema of quality, of those who do and those who watch ...

28 Brussels

ANIMA 2014

If you want to see the best animation films you have to go to the festival "Anima". With over 200 screenings of all genres, the festival has become a reference in the world of the animation. One week in an exceptional mood with quality films.

From February 28th, 2014 to March 09th, 2014

29-30 Brussels

WELCOME BRUSSELS

Want to know more about Brussels, its neighborhoods and its people? Associations, residents, will open the doors of our beautiful capital. All kinds of activities will be organized to help you discover the best of the city. You'll be impressed by its gardens, its places, and full of other unusual places... And guess what...it's free!

All month Brussels

70'S

An exhibition about fashion in the 70s. Today we can see an important comeback of this period and it is interesting to know where it comes from and why it marked us...

From March 28th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2014

All month Brussels

THE ART OF THE BRICK. THE PLAYFULL UNIVERSE OF NATHAN SAWAYA

The only exhibition of its kind to present worls created by Nathan Sawaya with emblematic LEGO® bricks. Sixty surprinsing montages requiring more than 750,000 bricks to create and depicting real or fictional characters and unbelievable objects: a new expression of modern art which turns this ordinary toy into extraordinary sculptures.This is an European premiere after touring in North America, Asia and Australia (hailed as one of CNN's 10 must-see exhibitions).

From November 22nd, 2013 to April 21st, 2014

All month Brussels

WILL EISNER, FROM THE SPIRIT TO THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Magnificent retrospective of American artist Will Eisner (1917-2005), the creator of "The Spirit" (1940). His fame rests also on his invention of the term "graphic novel that defines very well the last works of his life about interhuman relations.

From September 17th, 2013 to March 02nd, 2014

March Place

Events

1-2 Brussels

70'S

An exhibition about fashion in the 70s. Today we can see an important comeback of this period and it is interesting to know where it comes from and why it marked us...

From March 28th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2014

1-2 Brussels

WILL EISNER, FROM THE SPIRIT TO THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Magnificent retrospective of American artist Will Eisner (1917-2005), the creator of "The Spirit" (1940). His fame rests also on his invention of the term "graphic novel that defines very well the last works of his life about interhuman relations.

From September 17th, 2013 to March 02nd, 2014

1-3 Malmedy

CARNIVAL PARADE OR "CWARME" OF MALMEDY.

This Cwarmê is listed as an Immaterial Heritage of the Wallonia-Brussels.The burning of the principal carnival character, the Haguete, at the end of the day marks the end of the Cwarmê and, therefore, of the winter. There are balls, parades, parties and dances in all the bars of the town during the four carnival days.

1-9 Brussels

ANIMA 2014

If you want to see the best animation films you have to go to the festival "Anima". With over 200 screenings of all genres, the festival has become a reference in the world of the animation. One week in an exceptional mood with quality films.

From February 28th, 2014 to March 09th, 2014

2-4 Binche

THE CARNIVAL OF BINCHE

For 3 days in February the town of Binche is transported back to the 16th century for a fantastic festival. Highlighted by music parades and fireworks, the climax of this event is when the Gilles appear on the Grand Place and throw oranges to the spectators. This infamous festivity has been classified by UNESCO along with its renowned Gilles.

5-23 Brussels

OFFSCREEN

The Offscreen Film Festival is the annual rendez-vous for enthusiasts of bizarre and cult cinema. This festival highlights independent filmmakers, cults and eccentric genres from around the world.

9 Namur

GREAT TRADITIONAL BONFIRE IN BOUGE

Overlooking Namur, the village of Bouge celebrates the first Sunday of Lent with the Great Fire, the most famous of Wallonia. This tradition is more than a thousand years old.

13-23 Brussels

EURANTICA

Known for its eclectism and contemporary character, Eurantica grew to be the largest fine art and antiques fair in Belgium. Eurantica is a selection of 125 Belgian and international galleries, 25,000 collectors, professionals, art critics and art lovers, and a panal of 25 experts ensuring consistently high quality.

22 Bastogne

BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM

Opening of the new Bastogne War Museum, located next to the famous Mardasson Memorial. The museum allows the visitor to step back in time and understand the reality of the Battle of the Bulge. It is a brand new building with a  daring architecture and contemporary scenography. It  recontextualises the causes, events and results of the Second World War  in a modern and interactive manner. The original scenography is filled  in by three scenovisions, real multi-sensory 3D scenes, which ensure a  complete immersion in History!

28-31 Brussels

LESBIAN GAY BI & TRANS FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM

The program proposes several discussions about the questions faced by LGBT communities: gay and lesbian rights, trans-identity in Belgium, homosexuality and religio There will be meetings with artists, writers, film-makers, group shows... a very full program! Some exhibitions will punctuate the different places of the Festival, in Brussels and other towns: paintings, photos etc.

From March 28th, to April 06th, 2014

29-31 Stavelot

CARNIVAL OF THE LAETARE IN STAVELOT

This spectacular event takes place in March and is highlighted by the Blanc Moussi, which means ‘clad in white.' Beginning on Sunday, the Blancs Moussis wander the streets of the town putting up their irreverent posters. In the afternoon they step out from the cortège while staying on their floats and shower the crowds with confetti while flogging them with pork bladders.

30 Fosses-la-ville

CARNIVAL OF THE CHINELS IN FOSSES-LA-VILLE

The famous "Chinels", dressed in bright colors, animate this carnival and dance on the four "songs of Chinel".

30 Andenne

CARNIVAL OF BEARS ANDENNE

This carnival celebrates the victory of Charles Martel against a bear which was terrorizing the city. At the end of day, a teddy bear is launched from the balcony of the town hall.

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

All month Brussels

MOBILIA. 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN BELGIUM

Mobilia invites its visitors to think about the connections between architecture and design, throughout more than a century of Belgian creation. Using the prism of one architect/one building/one object, Mobilia displays unique original pieces. From Victor Horta to Willy Vander Meeren to contemporary architects and designers, there will be close to 25 profiles presented to the public.

From February 12th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014

All month Brussels

THE ART OF THE BRICK. THE PLAYFULL UNIVERSE OF NATHAN SAWAYA

The only exhibition of its kind to present worls created by Nathan Sawaya with emblematic LEGO® bricks. Sixty surprinsing montages requiring more than 750,000 bricks to create and depicting real or fictional characters and unbelievable objects: a new expression of modern art which turns this ordinary toy into extraordinary sculptures.This is an European premiere after touring in North America, Asia and Australia (hailed as one of CNN's 10 must-see exhibitions).

From November 22nd, 2013 to April 21st, 2014

All month Brussels

SEEN ON THE RADIO - 100 YEARS OF BELGIAN RADIO

This large and fascinating exhibit retraces 100 years of radio in Belgium, and shows what listeners have been listening to for a century, but also offers a preview of radio's future. The exhibition showcases the major moments of radio, and underlines the role that it has had in history. Built around a genuine radio studio, "Vu à la radio" allows the live broadcasting of numerous radio shows and the organising of various events that bring together past and present stars of the transistor, and addresses subjects such as: sound, scientific laws, totalitarianism, propaganda, power and opposition, freedom of speech, the golden years of Belgian radio, etc. in an entertaining and interactive exhibition created for the general public.

From December 12th 2013 to April 27th 2014

April Place

Events

1 La Louviere

CARNIVAL OF LA LOUVIERE

In mid-Lent, La Louviere wakes to the sound of drums and the pounding hooves of his Gilles.

From 30th March to 1st April, 2014

1-6 Brussels

LESBIAN GAY BI & TRANS FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM

The program proposes several discussions about the questions faced by LGBT communities: gay and lesbian rights, trans-identity in Belgium, homosexuality and religio There will be meetings with artists, writers, film-makers, group shows... a very full program! Some exhibitions will punctuate the different places of the Festival, in Brussels and other towns: paintings, photos etc.

From March 28th, to April 06th, 2014

1-21 Brussels

THE ART OF THE BRICK. THE PLAYFULL UNIVERSE OF NATHAN SAWAYA

The only exhibition of its kind to present worls created by Nathan Sawaya with emblematic LEGO® bricks. Sixty surprinsing montages requiring more than 750,000 bricks to create and depicting real or fictional characters and unbelievable objects: a new expression of modern art which turns this ordinary toy into extraordinary sculptures.This is an European premiere after touring in North America, Asia and Australia (hailed as one of CNN's 10 must-see exhibitions).

From November 22nd, 2013 to April 21st, 2014

1-27 Brussels

SEEN ON THE RADIO - 100 YEARS OF BELGIAN RADIO

This large and fascinating exhibit retraces 100 years of radio in Belgium, and shows what listeners have been listening to for a century, but also offers a preview of radio's future. The exhibition showcases the major moments of radio, and underlines the role that it has had in history. Built around a genuine radio studio, "Vu à la radio" allows the live broadcasting of numerous radio shows and the organising of various events that bring together past and present stars of the transistor, and addresses subjects such as: sound, scientific laws, totalitarianism, propaganda, power and opposition, freedom of speech, the golden years of Belgian radio, etc. in an entertaining and interactive exhibition created for the general public.

From December 12th 2013 to April 27th 2014

18 Tournai

THE FLOWER MARKET OF TOURNAI

This flower market custom dates back to 1825. At that time, ham and flowers were sold there to celebrate the end of Lent and the Easter festivals. This market is always held on Good Friday. This ancient tradition, much loved by Tournaisians, attracts a hundred of horticulturist and a vast crowd each year...

18-31 Brussels

THE ROYAL GREENHOUSES IN LAEKEN

The Greenhouses of the Royal Palace at Laeken are remarkable. Initially conceived as an orangery, the Winter Garden is a gem of Art Nouveau style and will delight both aficionados of 19th century architecture and green-fingered plant enthusiasts. The highly impressive greenhouses with their ironwork frames are home to a charming range of flora and many rare species. They cover six acres of neoclassical rotundas, domes and galleries. Twenty full time gardeners tend the giant ferns, fruit-bearing banana trees, grottoes and an astonishing collection of tropical plants. Walkways are filled with climbing geraniums and fuchsias whose blossoms form an overhead canopy. A royal visit awaits!

From April 18th to May 09th 2014.

19-21 Redu

BOOK FESTIVAL IN REDU

Each year since 1984, this small village of 400 inhabitants accommodates a large book fair. Walking through the streets of Redu, you can push the door of some thirty businesses, including 17 book stores. The Village Book of Redu annually hosts more than 200,000 visitors from around the world.

23 Wallonia

FLECHE WALLONNE

The Flèche Wallonne is an international cycling race of one day, a classic, which takes place in Belgium during the spring. This race is part of the Pro-Tour programme and it is one of the most prized cycling races in Belgium.The Fleche Wallonne starts from Bastogne and arrives in Huy.

27 Liege

100th EDITION OF LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE

Liège-Bastogne-Liège, often called La Doyenne ("the oldest"), is one of the five 'Monuments' of the European professional road cycling calendar, and one of 24 races in which points can be gained towards the UCI World Ranking. The first edition was run in 1892 for amateurs, the first race for professionals taking place in 1894 when Leon Houa (who won the 1892 race as an amateur) triumphed. It is run in the Ardennes region of Belgium, from Liège to Bastogne and back.The race follows a straightforward 95 km route from Liège to Bastogne, and a winding 163 km route back to Liège. The second half contains most of the climbs.

24-27 Liege

INTERNATIONAL THRILLER FESTIVAL IN LIEGE

The city of Liege, the birth place of Simenon ( Inspector Maigret) one of the most prolific writer of crime novel is organizing for the 8th time an international thriller festival.

The biggest film-event in Liege

23-30 Brussels

BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The Brussels Short Film Festival invites you to discover the pick of the world's short films, with more than 300 films from 40 countries. The festival includes international and national competitions. Look out for its Very Short, Trash, and Best Of sessions!

From April 23rd to Mai 03rd, 2014.

24-27 Brussels

ART BRUSSELS 2014

This is one of the biggest rendez-vous for the lover of contemporary art in Europe. More than 2000 artists, international well-known names as well as promising young talents, 30 000 contemporary art lovers and Famous belgian collectors as well as a 30% visitors from abroad.

30 Brussels

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

The Unesco has proclaimed an "international jazz day". Join in with numerous jazz institutions to celebrate this day, in Brussels 30/04/13! With more than 100 concerts per week and high-level musicians, Belgium is a talent promoter! This 30 April afternoon, while sipping your aperitif at the bar or running to catch your train, keep your ears pricked and eyes peeled for jazz, all around the city!

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

MOBILIA. 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN BELGIUM

Mobilia invites its visitors to think about the connections between architecture and design, throughout more than a century of Belgian creation. Using the prism of one architect/one building/one object, Mobilia displays unique original pieces. From Victor Horta to Willy Vander Meeren to contemporary architects and designers, there will be close to 25 profiles presented to the public.

From February 12th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014

May Place Events
1-3 Brussels

BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

From April 23rd to Mai 03 2014 the Brussels Short Film Festival invites you to discover the pick of the world's short films, with more than 300 films from 40 countries. The festival includes international and national competitions. Look out for its Very Short, Trash, and Best Of sessions!

From April 23rd to Mai 03rd, 2014.

1-4 Brussels

BALKAN TRAFIK FESTIVAL

The best place to discover the culture of Balkan and South east of Europe. This festival mixes traditional musics, electronic musics and cinematographic productions.

1-9 Brussels

THE ROYAL GREENHOUSES IN LAEKEN

The Greenhouses of the Royal Palace at Laeken are remarkable. Initially conceived as an orangery, the Winter Garden is a gem of Art Nouveau style and will delight both aficionados of 19th century architecture and green-fingered plant enthusiasts. The highly impressive greenhouses with their ironwork frames are home to a charming range of flora and many rare species. They cover six acres of neoclassical rotundas, domes and galleries. Twenty full time gardeners tend the giant ferns, fruit-bearing banana trees, grottoes and an astonishing collection of tropical plants. Walkways are filled with climbing geraniums and fuchsias whose blossoms form an overhead canopy. A royal visit awaits!

From April 18th to May 09th 2014.

2-24 Brussels

THE KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS

"The Kunstenfestivaldesarts." The name itself is an invitation to the opening. A selection of Belgian and international artists and their works in a cosmopolitan city where mingle major cultural influences european and international. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in Brussels, the only city in Belgium where the country's two largest communities live together. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts also runs a series of encounters and workshops alongside its programme that are aimed at putting its artistic project at the heart of the city and the people who live there.

4-5 Brussels

FETE DE L'IRIS

A big occasion in Brussels life: around the iris, it's symbolic flower, the Brussels-Capital Region sends out a friendly invitation to its citizeins and visitors to come and celebrate it in a very laid-back way. Open doors to all the institutions and a large number of activities for all ages. These include concerts, street entertainment and organized activities and the Sunday evening mega-concert on place des Palais.

9-10 Liege

LIEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL

The city of Liege annually hosts a significant jazz festival: More than 20 concerts in 4  venues in the Palais des Congres. This prestigious event is an impressive gathering of Belgian and International jazz stars that perform all types of jazz, from classical to the most audacious.

10-30 Hainaut

EXHIBITION: 25 YEARS OF ARCHEOLOGY IN HAINAUT: MARIEMONT MUSEUM

The region of Hainaut (Mons, Tournai) has welcomed many times multiple cultural communities. The exhibition tracks and deciphers the exchanges, acculturations and inspirations of theses communities.

14-31 Brussels

THE QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

This competition was organized for the first time in 1937 by the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium to help young musicians. this year, classical singers will compete.

16-17 Brussels

THE TOKYO BALLET - BEJART EXCLUSIVITIES

The Tokyo Ballet returns to Brussels with three ballet performances, exclusively bequeathed to them by Maurice Béjart! It is an enormous and rare privilege for Brussels to welcome a company from a country that holds dance in such high esteem, and where some of the most spectacular gala events are held on a regular basis. A magnificent tribute by one of the most important ballet companies in the world to a legendary choreographer who had such a close relationship with the company.

17 Brussels

BELGIAN PRIDE

In the city center, join the very colorful parade of wit, shows, concerts and surprises. Belgian Pride offers one day of freedom for everyone, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, the transgender and intersexual community and their friends, to be themselves, right in the heart of the city, filling the capital with a fantastic party atmosphere.

17-18 Liberchies

DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL

Django Reinhardt is celebrated every year in its native village. Concerts, street entertainment are on the program.

17-18 Thuin

MILITARY MARCH SAINT ROCH IN THUIN

This folkloric march, named " Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage" of the French community makes the all region resound with flutes and drums. In Thuin, festivities start with a torchlight procession on Saturday night and the next day, more than 2,500 hikers are crossing the city.

18 Brussels

20KM OF BRUSSELS

The 35th annual Brussels 20Km is a fun way to discover the city differently while running.

21-25 Brussels

CULINARIA

After 5 successful editions, Culinaria, supported by the Brussels Capital Region, has become an internationally acclaimed event, serving haute cuisine from around the world. A true smorgasbord in the heart of Europe, Culinaria offers a unique taste of Belgian culinary talents. Each year, Culinaria has a main theme, and the cutting-edge gastronomical trends attract large crowds.

24-25 Arlon

MAITRANK FESTIVAL

The Maitrank, a beverage from Arlon, is woodruff flower soaked in Moselle wine with oranges and other spices. Every year, the city celebrates its local drink. During these festivities, folk bands parade across the city. Several Maitrank tasting stands are set up in the centre of town.

24-26 Brussels

BRUSSELS JAZZ MARATHON

Rendez-vous at Grand Place, the Sablon Square, the St-Catherine Square and F. Cock Square to enjoy the 4 outdoor stages, generously complemented - until the early hours - with concerts at dozens of clubs and bars.
Jazz, blues, funk, World: take your choice! There are all sorts of sounds and vibes for even the most discerning tastes.
Add FREE admission for everyone, a special matinee for kids, free up- and downtown shuttles and a swinging, friendly atmosphere all over the city...

28-31 Namur

FAIRGROUNDS ART FESTIVAL

The Fairground Arts Festival lasts 4 days during the long Ascension weekend. The historical centre will be hosting the performances and will therefore be closed to traffic. Every day ends with a "Fairground Cabaret".
Most of the events are free! The Fairground Arts Festival was started in Namur in 1996, with the aim of promoting the best contemporary street acrobats and performers in Belgium and elsewhere.

From May 28th until June 1st 2014

29 Chevetogne

GARDENS AND HOBBIES FESTIVAL

Garden lovers can collect a bunch of new ideas. Featuring stands with plants, gardening clothes, tools, garden furniture, swimming pools, saunas. In short, everything you need to make your garden a haven of peace and beauty for the warm summer evening to come.

31 Ligny

NAPOLEON DAYS LIGNY 1815

The Battle of Ligny (16 June 1815) was the last victory of Napoleon I before he was defeated two days later in Waterloo. In this battle,the French troops defeated a Prussian army under the leadership of Field Marshal Blucher.

Saturday: conferences, bivouacs, possible visit of museums, great re-enactment of the battle at 7 pm

Sunday: Communion service, official speeches, monument visits, parade in costumes and uniforms at 3.30 pm.

From May 31st until June 1st

31 Brussels

MILLENIUM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Millenium Festival celebrates 6 years of existence. It will screen documentary films from all around the world.

From May 31st to June 9th

31 Brussels

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

You always dream of seeing objects that were on board of the Titanic? The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic and showcases dozens of authentic artifacts that were salvaged from the ocean floor. The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic where they will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

From May 31st 2014 to September 30th, 2014

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

MOBILIA. 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN BELGIUM

Mobilia invites its visitors to think about the connections between architecture and design, throughout more than a century of Belgian creation. Using the prism of one architect/one building/one object, Mobilia displays unique original pieces. From Victor Horta to Willy Vander Meeren to contemporary architects and designers, there will be close to 25 profiles presented to the public.

From February 12th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014

June Place

Events

1 Brussels

FESTIVAL CAROLUS V-COUDENBERG-FAMILY DAY

A day full of surprises for all ages awaits you in the Coudenberg palace, which was home to Charles V. On the programme: guided tours, 16th century gastronomy, dancing, special theme games and workshops. Come and turn back the hands of time with your family or friends, and experience the Renaissance era all over again… An introduction to Renaissance dancing and music

1 Namur

FAIRGROUNDS ART FESTIVAL

The Fairground Arts Festival lasts 4 days during the long Ascension weekend. The historical centre will be hosting the performances and will therefore be closed to traffic. Every day ends with a "Fairground Cabaret".
Most of the events are free! The Fairground Arts Festival was started in Namur in 1996, with the aim of promoting the best contemporary street acrobats and performers in Belgium and elsewhere.

From May 28th until June 1st 2014

1 Ligny

NAPOLEON DAYS LIGNY 1815

The Battle of Ligny (16 June 1815) was the last victory of Napoleon I before he was defeated two days later in Waterloo. In this battle,the French troops defeated a Prussian army under the leadership of Field Marshal Blucher.

Saturday: conferences, bivouacs, possible visit of museums, great re-enactment of the battle at 7 pm

Sunday: Communion service, official speeches, monument visits, parade in costumes and uniforms at 3.30 pm.

From May 31st until June 1st

1-15 Brussels

MOBILIA. 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN BELGIUM

Mobilia invites its visitors to think about the connections between architecture and design, throughout more than a century of Belgian creation. Using the prism of one architect/one building/one object, Mobilia displays unique original pieces. From Victor Horta to Willy Vander Meeren to contemporary architects and designers, there will be close to 25 profiles presented to the public.

From February 12th, 2014 to June 15th, 2014

1-15 Brussels

CAVALIA IN BRUSSELS

Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, innovatively integrating acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music.

From June 1st to June 15th, 2014

2-29 Brussels

DINNER IN THE SKY

Dinner in the Sky in Brussels, has met the challenge by providing a unique occasion to discover Brussels' high cuisine in the most extraordinary manner possible: 22 guests and 1 ‘starred' chef will share an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the skies over the capital, enjoying an unparalleled view of Brussels and its surroundings while delighting in rare dishes and fine wines.

From June 2nd to June 29th, 2014

6-14 Brussels

BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL

The Brussels Film Festival invites you to discover a selection of international films. The Films broadcasted outside allow you to see the Place Flagey place under a new angle...

7-8 Brussels

LA CAMBRE FASHION SHOW

The annual Fashion show starring the young designer of the fashion school of La Cambre. Two hours of magical sights with a succession of original designs as good as the Parisian shows. Discover the new generation of Brussels' creativity.

21 Namur

MUSIC DAY

The start of the Namur summer will be accompanied by music - on the occasion of the Music Festival celebrated throughout Belgium's French Community.The programme features concerts and lots of other musical events, ranging from rock to pop and including choral works. The festival will move from place to place, shifting between young regional talents and concerts of famous national or even international artists.

20-22 Brussels

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

Completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. This Music day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. It aims at a large audience, working to popularise musical practice for young and not so young people from all social backgrounds. It gives an opportunity to communicate and share a very special moment through music.

From June 20th to June 22nd, takes place in le Parc du Cinquantenaire.

24-27 Bastogne-La Roche- Marche-Houffalize

EUROPEAN MARCH OF MEMORY AND FRIENDSHIP

Originally used to be a military exercise to retrace the itinerary of the battles on the “Chasseurs Ardennais” defense line in May 1940, this commemorative march is now open to everyone. Today, the number of stage cities varies due to the itinerary. The monuments and locations have increased in number too. There are now more civilian marchers than military participants.

27 Andenne

BEAR ROCK FESTIVAL

Outdoor music Festival, bands from Belgium and abroad, cocktails bar, giant screens for animated movies, street artists,...

27-29 Brussels

COULEUR CAFE FESTIVAL

An explosion of exotic, throbbing music from the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America. In between concerts visitors can buy ornaments and handicraft products from all over the world and sample delicious cocktails and international dishes.

28 Namur

VERDUR ROCK FESTIVAL

This international festival for contemporary music is free of charge and takes place in the magnificent setting of the nature theater at the Citadel of Namur.

29-30 Brussels

BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL

The programme features a mixture of short, medium and full-length films, with special emphasis on new work.

All  month
Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

You always dream of seeing objects that were on board of the Titanic? The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic and showcases dozens of authentic artifacts that were salvaged from the ocean floor. The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic where they will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

From May 31st 2014 to September 30th, 2014

July PLace Events
1-3 Brussels

OMMEGANG PAGEANT

Yearly colorful pageant on Brussels' Grand'Place. A breathtaking panorama of folklore, magic, and entertainment. More than  1,400 performers will help you relive the 1549 procession in honor of Charles V.

1-3 Brussels

MEDIEVAL VILLAGE

The Place du Sablon transforms into an authentic historical village. Numerous activities will bring the Middle Ages back to life: “passage of arms”rituals, knight duels and falconers. Medieval jousts are also sure to entertain spectators of all ages.

1-3 Brussels

MEDIEVAL MARKET

Located on a square near the Grand-Place, stallholders and artisans tempt you with their wares of yore.

4-31 Brussels

"BRUXELLES-LES-BAINS"

A beach in the city! Fine sand with palm trees, sports areas, games for children and food served in straw huts. In the very centre of Brussels, fun guaranteed!

From July 4th to August 10th

4-7 Liège

LES ARDENTES

A mix of international and local artists, with a friendly atmosphere and a great program come together during this exciting music festival. The 8th edition of this "electro-rock" Festival with an established reputation, at the Astrid Park in Coronmeuse.

12-31 La Roche

THE PHANTOM OF LA ROCHE

Every evening at dusk the ghost of Berthe - daughter of the Count of La Roche in the tenth century - wanders the castle walls lamenting her tragic destiny. Believing to have been betrayed by her fiancé, she sold her soul to the Devil on the condition that she could avenge herself by taking her fiancé to death with her.

From July 12th until August 23rd 2014
17-20 Dour

DOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL

An alternative music festival including 4 days of celebrations, an immense camp site, 6 stages, 240 groups and DJ's.

17-21 Spa

FRANCOFOLIES

This music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013! Discover many stages, different kind music from rock to pop, young artist or famous singer. Activities and food complete this summer ambiance!

19-24 Dinant

THE LEFFE JAZZ NIGHT

A Jazz Festival in the beautiful Parc de Bellevue. International  Musicians and bands and the Young Talent Contest are the strong sides of the one of most important Jazz festival in Belgium.

21 Public Holiday INDEPENDENCE DAY
25-28 Libramont

THE LIBRAMONT AGRICULTURAL FAIR

A huge open-air exhibition that welcomes more than 200,000 visitors, along with 1,800 exhibitors and brands, on a site covering 300,000 m² every year. It is an outstanding showcase for the rural world, which it presents from many different angles: machinery, livestock breeding, forestry, the agri-food industry, horticulture, research, education and culture. A must see in Wallonia!

26-27 Spa

SPA 24 HOURS

For the car-lovers or professionals, this worldwide famous race of Gran Turismo cars is the place to be. More than 60 engines on the starting block and pilots who come from all around the wolrd!

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

You always dream of seeing objects that were on board of the Titanic? The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic and showcases dozens of authentic artifacts that were salvaged from the ocean floor. The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic where they will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

From May 31st 2014 to September 30th, 2014

TBA Brussels

ROYAL PALACE OF BRUSSELS

When they go away on holiday, it's tradition for our monarchs to leave the doors of their palace wide open, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have no intention of departing from that rule. Marble floors, crystal chandeliers, period furniture, not to mention the ceremonial room with the ceiling decorated with the elytra wings of scarab beetles.

From late July to early September 2014

TBA Brussels

MIDIS-MINIMES FESTIVAL

Like every year, the Midis-Minimes Festival offers you a concert of about 40 minutes every weekday in Brussels Minimes Church and the Conservatory. Diversified festival with traditional music on Monday, old on Tuesday, 18th century music on Wednesday, contemporary music on Thursday, and 19th century music on Friday. Discover new repertoires, composers, artists, instruments... At the same time, 3 cycles are devoted to instruments in general: women's voices, the piano and some "curiosities"

August Place

Events

1-10 Brussels

"BRUXELLES-LES-BAINS"

A beach in the city! Fine sand with palm trees, sports areas, games for children and food served in straw huts. In the very centre of Brussels, fun guaranteed!

From July 4th to August 10th

1-3

Floreffe Abbey

Namur

ESPERANZAH FESTIVAL

Esperanzah! is a festival for dedicated, nomadic and varied music styles and invites you to a world tour with new voices, different sounds and foreign and inventive rhythms. The international programme includes about twenty concerts of famous as well as new artists.

1-23 La Roche

THE PHANTOM OF LA ROCHE

Every evening at dusk the ghost of Berthe - daughter of the Count of La Roche in the tenth century - wanders the castle walls lamenting her tragic destiny. Believing to have been betrayed by her fiancé, she sold her soul to the Devil on the condition that she could avenge herself by taking her fiancé to death with her.

From July 12th until August 23rd 2014
2 Redu

BOOK NIGHT

During the night from Saturday to Sunday, bookshops and lots of street artists liven up the village!

2-3 La Roche-en-Ardennes

MEDIEVAL WEEK-END

Archery , fauconnery, large artisanal market & troubadours

4 Mons

COMMEMORATION AT THE ST SYMPHORIEN CEMETERY

Commemoration at the St Symphorien Cemetery with dignitaries from Belgium and the United Kingdom. The first and last British soldiers who died during the First World War are buried in this bi-national (German & British) cemetery. The Canadian troops liberated the city and George L. Price was the last soldier to die during this conflict, at 10.58 am November 11, 1984 at Ville-sur-Haine, two minutes before the ceasefire. Catherine Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend this commemoration ( to be confirmed).

8-17 Brussels

BRUSSELS SUMMER FESTIVAL

This music festival has more than 280 free concerts in a diverse range of music styles - rock, world music, jazz, hip hop, folk and reggae. It is also a meeting place for different forms of artistic expression including street theater, traveling groups, a circus and more.

9-10 Bouillon

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

Immerse yourself into the heart of the Middle Ages, live at its pace and take a journey through time. Discover crafts, food, entertainment and music. This unique event will alow you to experience the Middle Ages in the historic Bouillon Castle.

14-17 Brussels

FLOWER CARPET

The famous carpet of flowers covers almost 20,000 square feet right in the center of the Grand-Place. A different carpet design is created by landscape designers who specialize in growing begonias, which offer a wide range of bright and vibrant colors.

15 Public Holiday ASSUMPTION DAY
15 Dinant

THE BATHTUB REGATE

Follow this unusual and funny race on the Meuse. 25.000 people come to watch the most amazing crafts they've never seen. Animations, musics and food stands complete the show to spend a ideal afternoon in South Belgium

15 Liège

OUTREMEUSE FESTIVAL

During the festivities of August 15th, experience the joyful festival of Outremeuse: concerts, culinary traditions (peket and boukete), flea markets, popular games, processions,traditional dances, and many other great activities!

23 Seneffe

LA NUIT MUSICALE

This evening of concerts is a celebration of the most beautiful treasures of classical music held against a backdrop of one of Belgium's most beautiful castles, the Chateau of Seneffe. Performances begin at 6pm and continue until midnight.

23 Mons

COMMEMORATIONS OF THE BATTLE OF MONS

Commemorations of the battle of Mons & the legend of the “Angels of Mons” in the Grand Place of Mons with a spectacular event combining music, poetry, sound & light

23-24 Ath

DUCASSE OF ATH

The Ducasse of Ath is a UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity which takes place on the 4th weekend of August.
The ducasse (fair) dates back to the 15th century and stages the famous giants of Ath. One of these giants is no other than the renowned Gouyasse (Goliath), who is the king of the festival.

23-24 Chassepierre

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE STREET ARTS

During a weekend, the streets of Chassepierre will be invaded by many artist who will enchanted the area. Craft market and food stands, many animations outdoors.

24 Spa

THE BELGIAN FORMULA 1-GRAND PRIX OF SPA

The Belgian Formula One Grand Prix of Spa-Francorchamps is a mythical event where every year numerous exciting surprises await you. Discover the best track where the best F1 pilots ride!

29-30 Villers-la-Ville

CHOIRS NIGHT

During two nights, live an amazing and surprising experience in the middle of the ruins of the ruins of the old city. Fairies and music, enchanted voices and lightshows, everyting is there to take you into another world!

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

MIDIS-MINIMES FESTIVAL

Like every year, the Midis-Minimes Festival offers you a concert of about 40 minutes every weekday in Brussels Minimes Church and the Conservatory. Diversified festival with traditional music on Monday, old on Tuesday, 18th century music on Wednesday, contemporary music on Thursday, and 19th century music on Friday. Discover new repertoires, composers, artists, instruments... At the same time, 3 cycles are devoted to instruments in general: women's voices, the piano and some "curiosities"

All month Brussels

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

You always dream of seeing objects that were on board of the Titanic? The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic and showcases dozens of authentic artifacts that were salvaged from the ocean floor. The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic where they will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

From May 31st 2014 to September 30th, 2014

TBA Brussels

ROYAL PALACE OF BRUSSELS

When they go away on holiday, it's tradition for our monarchs to leave the doors of their palace wide open, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have no intention of departing from that rule. Marble floors, crystal chandeliers, period furniture, not to mention the ceremonial room with the ceiling decorated with the elytra wings of scarab beetles.

From late July to early September 2014

September Place Events
1 Brussels

BRUSSELS CREATIVE FORUM: A MEETING OF CULTURE AND CREATIVITY

The BRUSSELS CREATIVE FORUM offers the perfect opportunity to showcase creativity in Brussels, its richness, its diversity, its expertise, its relevance and its originality. Members of the public will be able to explore Brussels' creative dynamics, and professionals will be able to meet and discuss practical cases and share their experiences.

Members of the public will have the chance to discover seasonal programmes and activities put on by cultural institutions in Brussels. All aspects and everyone involved in culture will be there: music, performing arts, visual arts, architecture and heritage, literature, festivals, cultural centres, events and shows with cultural content, and many more.

From August 30th to September 1st

5 Brussels MEMORIAL VAN DAMME

This annual sports event is a tribute to Ivo Van Damme, a brilliant Belgian athlete. Every year, the best track and field athletes come to Brussels from all over the world to break records.

5-7 Mons

TANKS IN TOWN

This is one of the largest gathering of armored vehicles to commemorate the Tank Europe liberation of the city of Mons in 1944 by the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion of the 3rd U.S. Armored Division.

From 5th to September 7th, 2014

5-7 Brussels

COMIC STRIP FESTIVAL

As a centre of 9th Arts, Brussels celebrates the comic strip every year. Markets, tours, parade and many spots to see your favorite heros. Don't miss the giganti sounds and lights sho which turns Place Royale into a comic strip panel for a fantastic evening.

5-7 Brussels

BELGIAN BEER WEEKEND

To celebrate the Belgian and Brussels beer-brewing tradition,  all the scions of the humble hop, will be parading on the Grand Place.

6 Beloeil

LES MUSICALES

The Chateau of Beloeil hosts the biggest Belgian music event of classical music. About 15,000 people stroll around the park to enjoy the performances of the artists on the numerous stages of this huge music festival.

6-7 St Hubert

INTERNATIONAL HUNT, NATURE DAY & HISTORICAL PARADE

Hunting horn bands, blessing of the animals, folklore groups and a parade evoking the life of St. Hubert fill the day in this quaint French speaking Ardennes town.

From August 31st to September 1st
1-TBA Brussels

ROYAL PALACE OF BRUSSELS

When they go away on holiday, it's tradition for our monarchs to leave the doors of their palace wide open, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have no intention of departing from that rule. Marble floors, crystal chandeliers, period furniture, not to mention the ceremonial room with the ceiling decorated with the elytra wings of scarab beetles.

From late July to early September 2014

13-14 Brussels

HERITAGE DAYS

The Heritage Days offer you the unique opportunity to discover many monuments and other cultural locations and admire these places that are often overlooked.

18-30 Brussels

LATE OPENINGS AT BRUSSELS MUSEUMS

An autumn tradition, the Late Openings at Brussels Museums lets visitors explore at least five museums every Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. accompanied by a program of special activities, such as guided tours, stories and demonstrations.

19-21 Namur

FESTIVAL OF WALLONIA

Although celebrated in the entire southern part of Belgium, these festivities are especially successful in Namur, where some 250.000 people descend on the town for the weekend.
The three main cities for these festivities are Namur, Liège and Charleroi Festivities will take place all over Wallonia in September.

25-30 Brussels

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), a court painter famed throughout Europe, created a synthesis of the nuances and paradoxes of his time. His works remained a source of inspiration for many artists right into the twentieth century. BOZAR and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp immerses itself in his oeuvre once more. The themes of violence, power, lust, religion, elegance, and poetry are explored in works by the master and his heirs. Among other works, the exhibition includes paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Delacroix, as well as etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso, who was often dubbed "the Rubens of the 20th century".

From September 25th, 2014 to January 01st, 2015

26-30 Brussels

TREASURES OF COSTA RICA

This exhibition provides a golden opportunity to explore the art and culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica. Sandwiched between two oceans, this volcanic country covered by forests (tropical humid and dry) has a particular cultural identity that has been determined by its geography and rich fauna and flora and by its location between the influences of Mesoamerica and Columbia. This prestigious exhibition shows objects never presented outside of Costa Rica like wonderful golden objects, sculptures in basalt and wood and jade pendants.

From September 26th, 2014 to January 04th, 2015

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

TITANIC - THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

You always dream of seeing objects that were on board of the Titanic? The Artifact Exhibition takes you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic and showcases dozens of authentic artifacts that were salvaged from the ocean floor. The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic where they will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

From May 31st 2014 to September 30th, 2014

TBA Mons

CITYSONIC FESTIVAL

The International Sounds Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary. Come and listen many artistic sounds in the center of the city of Mons. An event which also happen in Brussels and Huy.

TBA Brussels

ROYAL PALACE OF BRUSSELS

When they go away on holiday, it's tradition for our monarchs to leave the doors of their palace wide open, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have no intention of departing from that rule. Marble floors, crystal chandeliers, period furniture, not to mention the ceremonial room with the ceiling decorated with the elytra wings of scarab beetles.

From late July to early September 2014

October Place Events
4 Brussels

NUIT BLANCHE

The perfect occasion to discover Brussels by night! With concerts, theatre, exhibitions, guided tours, parties etc. - in all about 150 activities.

4-5 Mouscron

FETE DES HURLUS

The main attraction of this festival is on Saturday afternoon when the Hurlers are thrown from the top of long ladders in the Grand'Place onto thousands of outstretched hands, (these Hurlers symbolise the Lutherans who terrorised the town in the sixteenth century) & the historic parade at 4 pm.

15-26 Dinant

THE JAZZ CLUB

Reconstruction of a 20's jazz club that can host 100 persons at “cabaret” tables. The history of the saxophone will be narrated by Stephane Mercier (Sax) and Charles Loos ( Piano) in the form of a concert. Jacques Mercier will play the part of the barman-storyteller. They will be only 20 representations.

25-31 Dinant

ADOLPHE SAX INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION


The 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition is open to saxophonists of a high standard, of every nationality, who have not yet reached the age of 31 when the final of the competition takes place. The competition is held every 4 years.

From October 25th to November 8th, 2014.

31 Liege

BRUSSELS BEER CHALLENGE

This is an international beer tasting competition. Experts  assess beer entries objectively, professionally and without bias. During the tasting, all beers are flighted into consistent categories based on origin, archetypal characteristics and style.

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

LATE OPENINGS AT BRUSSELS MUSEUMS

An autumn tradition, the Late Openings at Brussels Museums lets visitors explore at least five museums every Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. accompanied by a program of special activities, such as guided tours, stories and demonstrations.

All month Brussels

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), a court painter famed throughout Europe, created a synthesis of the nuances and paradoxes of his time. His works remained a source of inspiration for many artists right into the twentieth century. BOZAR and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp immerses itself in his oeuvre once more. The themes of violence, power, lust, religion, elegance, and poetry are explored in works by the master and his heirs. Among other works, the exhibition includes paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Delacroix, as well as etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso, who was often dubbed "the Rubens of the 20th century".

From September 25th, 2014 to January 01st, 2015

All month Brussels

TREASURES OF COSTA RICA

This exhibition provides a golden opportunity to explore the art and culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica. Sandwiched between two oceans, this volcanic country covered by forests (tropical humid and dry) has a particular cultural identity that has been determined by its geography and rich fauna and flora and by its location between the influences of Mesoamerica and Columbia. This prestigious exhibition shows objects never presented outside of Costa Rica like wonderful golden objects, sculptures in basalt and wood and jade pendants.

From September 26th, 2014 to January 04th, 2015

November Place Events
1 Public Holiday ALL SAINT'S DAY
1-8 Dinant

ADOLPHE SAX INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition is open to saxophonists of a high standard, of every nationality, who have not yet reached the age of 31 when the final of the competition takes place. The competion is held every 4 years.

From October 25th to November 8th, 2014.

11 Public Holiday ARMISTICE DAY
28-31 Brussels

BRUSSELS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Winter fun, an ice skating rink and much more await visitors in the warm and friendly atmosphere of downtown Brussels. A holiday shoppers' delight!

From November 28th to January 4th.

29-31 Liege

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN LIEGE

In the heart of the city of Liege 160 decorated wooden cottages form a magical Christmas Village throughout the month of December.

All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

LATE OPENINGS AT BRUSSELS MUSEUMS

An autumn tradition, the Late Openings at Brussels Museums lets visitors explore at least five museums every Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. accompanied by a program of special activities, such as guided tours, stories and demonstrations.

All month Brussels

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), a court painter famed throughout Europe, created a synthesis of the nuances and paradoxes of his time. His works remained a source of inspiration for many artists right into the twentieth century. BOZAR and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp immerses itself in his oeuvre once more. The themes of violence, power, lust, religion, elegance, and poetry are explored in works by the master and his heirs. Among other works, the exhibition includes paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Delacroix, as well as etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso, who was often dubbed "the Rubens of the 20th century".

From September 25th, 2014 to January 01st, 2015

TBA St-Hubert

SAINT HUBERT : FEAST OF THE PATRON SAINT

Saint Hubert has been the Patron Saint of the hunters since the ninth century and is called upon for the protection of the dogs and horses and for successful hunting. Activities include traditional groups, a crafts market, hunting horn blowers, horseriders, hunters, and the companions of St Hubert and even flag throwers...

December

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1-19 Brussels

LATE OPENINGS AT BRUSSELS MUSEUMS

An autumn tradition, the Late Openings at Brussels Museums lets visitors explore at least five museums every Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. accompanied by a program of special activities, such as guided tours, stories and demonstrations.

1-31 Brussels

BRUSSELS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Winter fun, an ice skating rink and much more await visitors in the warm and friendly atmosphere of downtown Brussels. A holiday shoppers' delight!

From November 28th to January 4th.

13-31 Mons

MONS MARKET

Numerous chalets, attractions, tastings, chorals, Santa Claus, music performances every day. Like every year, the theme will be fairies and imps. Animations every weekend, an enchanting heart-shaped skating rink, a magical forest and magnificent illuminations.

From December 13th to January 5th
25 Public Holiday CHRISTMAS
All month Brussels

SAX200

2014 is the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax's birth, best known for having invented the saxophone. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) celebrates with an exceptional exhibition Sax200. The main themes are 'Sax, the inventor', 'Sax, the entrepreneur', 'Sax himself' and 'Sax after Sax'. Besides telling you everything - and we mean everything - about the saxophone, the exhibition will also cover his other inventions (saxhorns, saxotrombas and even medical instruments!)

From  February 8th, 2014  to January 11th, 2015

All month Brussels

EXPO 14-18, IT'S OUR HISTORY

Based on the rich and unique collections of the Royal Army Museum, this exhibition allows the public to discover all aspects of conflicts, which left Europe battered and weakened. The history of the conflict has been seen in a broader context where a place is left to all actors in this drama. The war and the everyday life during the Belgian occupation constitutes an important part of the exhibition. Authentic objects, sceneries, testimonies, multimedia, cinema films and immersive spaces show how this conflict has profoundly influenced the history of the 20th century.

From February 26th, 2014 to April 26th, 2015

All month Brussels

RUBENS AND HIS LEGACY

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), a court painter famed throughout Europe, created a synthesis of the nuances and paradoxes of his time. His works remained a source of inspiration for many artists right into the twentieth century. BOZAR and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp immerses itself in his oeuvre once more. The themes of violence, power, lust, religion, elegance, and poetry are explored in works by the master and his heirs. Among other works, the exhibition includes paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Delacroix, as well as etchings by Rembrandt and Picasso, who was often dubbed "the Rubens of the 20th century".

From September 25th, 2014 to January 01st, 2015

All month Brussels

TREASURES OF COSTA RICA

This exhibition provides a golden opportunity to explore the art and culture of pre-Columbian Costa Rica. Sandwiched between two oceans, this volcanic country covered by forests (tropical humid and dry) has a particular cultural identity that has been determined by its geography and rich fauna and flora and by its location between the influences of Mesoamerica and Columbia. This prestigious exhibition shows objects never presented outside of Costa Rica like wonderful golden objects, sculptures in basalt and wood and jade pendants.

From September 26th, 2014 to January 04th, 2015

All month Liège

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN LIEGE

In the heart of the city of Liege 160 decorated wooden cottages form a magical Christmas Village throughout the month of December.

TBA Durbuy

DURBUY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Craftsmen's market in the small streets of the Old City and Christmas stalls on the square.

 

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What's hot in Brussels: www.brusselslife.be/E
All you want to know about nightlife in Belgium and Brussels: www.noctis.com
Brussels, the living guide: www.timeout.com/brussels/index.html
Jazz in Belgium: www.jazzinbelgium.com
Concerts at the Ancienne Belgique Concert Hall in Brussels: www.abconcerts.be
Concerts at Forest National: www.forestnational.be
The Classics:
Program of the Royal Opera, Brussels: www.lamonnaie.be
Bozar: www.bozar.be
Flagey: www.flagey.be
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