Concerts, shows and exhibitions: culture is heading outdoors this summer!

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(c) Alex Vasey
Published at 06/07/2021
By Mylène

Brussels’ cultural life is storming back to life this summer. This summer is packed with tempting outdoor events: open-air live concerts, theatre in parks, festive moments to share and green events... Whether you're standing on the grass or perched on a rooftop, the city is an open-air stage and will take you on a journey without leaving the capital. Alone, with family or with friends, here are our top spots to relax and get some fresh air and a healthy dose of culture!


concert plein air bruxelles - Brosella XXL © Bjorn Comhaire

Fancy some live music but without the screen Artists can't wait to get back on stage and their fans are itching to dance their hearts out! Whether you're looking for an impromptu concert on a small square, some Mozart under the stars on Place des Martyrs or a DJ set at the Fabiola pop-up bar to chill with friends, discover our selection of open-air concerts with Brussels as the backdrop!

Open-air concerts

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Van Buuren Museum and Gardens © Visit Brussels - Jean-Paul Remy

We love art in museums, but also when it's on show in the heart of the city, in its streets and parks. Fancy going on a land-art escapade in Anderlecht along an artistic route that takes in its green spaces? Or how about seeking out some iconic works in the superb Van Buuren gardens? Here are our tips for going green in style!

The program

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Bruxelles plein-air guinguette du parc de Forest - (c) guinguette du parc de Forest

Refreshing and bucolic surroundings, background music, cold drinks and some tasty nibbles...the perfect programme for a summer afternoon! Have a drink, shop for organic and local produce and enjoy a colourful range of cultural events in a festive and trendy atmosphere.

The cultural programme of the guinguettes

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Les Yeux de Pénélope - Institut Dalcroze -Park Poetik 2020

Do you feel the urge to take in an outdoor play in a park, an open-air dance show or an unexpected performance? Nomadic stages, circus acts and outdoor shows... This summer, the capital becomes an open-air theatre!

Open-air performances

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