At IN THE STREETS, everything happens in the streets to allow the resolutely urban, family-oriented and diverse public will experience an agreeable, welcoming and inclusive city. A host of free and convivial events will allow for unusual discoveries in a city centre which is more attractive and dynamic than ever before.
The event will offer free sporting, cultural and artistic events, all of which will be convivial and Instagrammable. They highlight the identity of some of the capital’s most attractive neighbourhoods and lead to some surprising discoveries!
The inhabitants of Brussels and tourists who amble through the narrow streets of the city centre have a surprise in store every 200 meters (at most):
• PLAY UP and PLAY DOWN, two urban villages: city sports and other summer activities;
• WALK, a route linking these two villages: five original art installations and various existing routes (Street Art and Comic Book Route, murals and other permanent art installations);
• VIBE, a music festival: five iconic city centre staircases are transformed into open-air stands.
Two urban, sporty and friendly villages which pay homage to some of the sports which will become Olympic disciplines in 2024. PLAY may well be the incubator for the future champions, who will wear Belgium’s colours at the next Olympics in Paris.
Parcours connecting Play Up and Play Down, 24/7.
Our central streets are bursting with treasures! Five original art installations (at ground level and above) and the (re)discovery of existing works from the Street Art or BD routes along with permanent art installations.
Five artists or collectives are taking over the heart of the capital to showcase the identities of some of the most commercial districts in Brussels.
The new art installations will form a route to connect the various locations of the event as you stroll through the streets of the centre: three 3D works on the ground level (at Carrefour de l’Europe, the Tour Noire and on pl. Grand-Sablon) with two installed on high ground (in Rue des Pierres and in Rue Haute).
And since the centre’s alleyways contain countless treasures, this route will invite passers-by to look around them and (re)discover the many works already present in the streets, such as the frescoes of the Street Art or Comic Book Routes and permanent art installations.
Urban music festival on five iconic steps in the city centre: almost 130 free concerts on the Mont des Arts, on Place d’Espagne, in front of the St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, in Rue de l’Épée and Rue Baron Horta.
From July 14 to August 14.
From Thursday to Saturday,
from 12:00 to 22:00.
from 12:00 to 20:00
From Thursday to Saturday,
from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.