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July 14 - August 14

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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.

 

2 villages

Play Up

Play Down

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.

Play Up
Where
Ramps of the Palais de Justice (Place Poelaert,1000 Brussels)
Opening hours
Animations from Thursday till Sunday, from 12pm to 10pm. On sunday, from 12pm to 8pm. The site and the installations are only accessible during the opening hours. The big climbing wall and the parkour installation close every day at 8pm.
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Play Down
Where
Place de Brouckère
Opening hours
Animations from Thursday to Saturday, from 12h to 22h. On Sunday, from 12h to 20h. The event and the installations are only accessible during opening hours. The roller skating track remains accessible 7/7.
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2 artistic
routes

Walk

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.

1 street music
festival

Vibe

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.

When
Thursday to Saturday, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Sunday, from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Where
Thursday
  • Mont des Arts
Friday, saturday, sunday
  • La Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule
  • Rue de l’Épée
  • Rue Baron Horta
  • Place d’Espagne
More info
Quand
Du jeudi au samedi, de 18h00 à 22h00. Le dimanche, de 16h00 à 20h00.

Jeudi 

  • Mont des Arts

Vendredi, samedi, dimanche

  • La Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule
  • Rue de l’Épée
  • Rue Baron Horta
  • Place d’Espagne

Plus d’infos

Quand
Du jeudi au samedi, de 18h00 à 22h00. Le dimanche, de 16h00 à 20h00.

Jeudi 

  • Mont des Arts

Vendredi, samedi, dimanche

  • La Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule
  • Rue de l’Épée
  • Rue Baron Horta
  • Place d’Espagne

Plus d’infos

Quand
Du jeudi au samedi, de 18h00 à 22h00. Le dimanche, de 16h00 à 20h00.

Jeudi 

  • Mont des Arts

Vendredi, samedi, dimanche

  • La Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule
  • Rue de l’Épée
  • Rue Baron Horta
  • Place d’Espagne

Plus d’infos

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Practical
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In the streets

From July 14 to August 14.

Play Up | Play Down

From Thursday to Saturday,
from 12:00 to 22:00.
Sunday,
from 12:00 to 20:00

Vibe

From Thursday to Saturday,
from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Sunday,
from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Walk

7/7, 24/24