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Don't miss out this summer thanks to our agenda of events in Belgium

00:34 01/05/2021

Until 5 September
Dinos Alive, immsersive exhibition for all the family at Tour & Taxis, Brussels.

Until 21 July
Works by major 20th-century Belgian artist Roger Raveel at Bozar, Brussels.

Until 19 September
Mathieu Pernot – Something is happening, exhibition of photos and video of the Greek island of Lesbos during 2020 at the Jewish Museum Belgium, Brussels

Until 29 August
Hello Summer, cultural activities for all ages at Bois de la Cambre, Brussels, plus free weekend events in the Grand Place (until 8 August).

Until 22 August
Un sièce de conflits pour un monde meilleur… by Magnum Agency photo journalists in the Lhoist collection, at L’Orangerie contemporary art space in Bastogne.

Until 2 January
Le Beffroi de Mons : l’histoire d'une incroyable restauration (1983-2015)
at Salle St-Georges, Mons.

Until 1 August
Aboriginalities explores various art forms in aborigine paintings, from ancestral time to today at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels.

Until 31 August
Ars In Cathedrali festival, seven centuries of organ music in Brussels' Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral.

6-14 August
MA Festival, annual early music event at Concertgebouw and adapted locations in and around Bruges.

Until 15 August
Jacqueline de Jong: The Ultimate Kiss, exhibition at Wiels contemporary art centre, Brussels.

Knokke Heist Sculpture Link (c) Nicolas Lavarenne

Until 15 August
28th Sculpture Link at Knokke-Heist sea dyke with more than 20 works by French artist and writer Nicolas Lavarenne.

Until 15 August
Home Stories, 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors, at Design Museum Ghent.

Until 15 August
Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at diamond, jewellery and silver museum DIVA, Antwerp.

Until 22 August
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos at St Peter’s Abbey, Ghent.

Until 29 August
My Secret Garden, retrospective exhibition of work by Belgian artist Arne Quinze at BAM, Mons.

Until 19 September
Works by major 20th-century Belgian architect and sculptor Jacques Moeschal at Bozar, Brussels.

Until 26 September
Kaspar Hamacher. Mother Earth + Materia: Exhibitions at CID. Grand-Hornu (Hainaut). 

Until 29 August
James Welling: Cento Exhibition at MACS.Grand-Hornu (Hainaut). 

Sart Tilman Outdoor Museum

Until 29 August
I was in the Park When Everything Rocked, free art exhibition at Sart Tilman Outdoor Museum (Liège).

Until 29 August
In Sittu: Jumana Manna – Thirty Plumbers in the Belly, exhibition of installations and sculpture at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA).

Until 5 September
Zomer van Antwerpen, summer programme of activities in Antwerp, including theatre, circus music and film.

Until 30 September Free concerts in Citizens’ Garden, Ixelles, hosted by the European Parliament.

Until 3 October
Congoville: Contemporary artists trace colonial tracks in outdoor exhibition at Middelheim Museum (Antwerp).

From Peking to Hangkow

Until 10 October
From Peking to Hangkow: a Belgian adventure in China, exhibition at Train World, Schaerbeek, Brussels.

Until 24 October
Icons + Trees for memories: Exhibitions at Villa Empain, Brussels.

Until 24 October 
Triennial Bruges 2021: TraumA The third edition of the contemporary art and architecture event explores the hidden side of the city with works by 13 national and international artists and architects.


Until 12 September
Summer art exhibitions at BPS22, Charleroi, including solo show by graffiti artist ELNINO76. 

From 25 June
Exhibition devoted to art movement that started in the US in 1960s: Hyperrealism Sculpture: Ceci n’est pas un corps at Tour & Taxis (Shed 4)

Festivals de Wallonie (c) Franck Juery

Until 14 October
Les Festivals de Wallonie 2021 50th anniversary of the annual celebration of classical music in Brussels and Wallonia.

Until 9 January
Double Bill: The ABC of Porn Cinema + ‘Drama’ The Art of Laurent Durieux exhibition at MIMA, Brussels.

Until 31 October
Underwater Dreams Outdoor exhibition by underwater photographer Harry Fayt at Water and Fountain Museum, Bois des Rêves provincial park (Walloon Brabant).

Until 7 November
Escape Room: Le Secret de Warocqué. Malédiction merovingienne at Royal Museum of Mariemont (Hainaut).

Until 7 November
Beaufort 21 Triennial of Contemporary Art Series of artworks by international artists along Belgium’s coastline.

Bruxelles Fait Son Cinéma

Until 25 July
Bruxelles fait son cinéma Free outdoor screenings in municipalities around the capital.

Until 31 August
Midi-Minimes Festival 2021 Lunchtime classical concerts (Monday to Friday) at Brussels Royal Conservatory.

Until 27 September
Bruxellons! Outdoor theatre and musical theatre festival at Château de Karreveld, Molenbeek.

Eté Mosan

Until 22 August
Festival de l’Eté Mosan series of summer classical concerts in churches, chapels and bucolic venues along the Mosan valley.

Until 8 August
Le Petit Prince Outdoor theatre inspired by Saint Exupéry’s classic work at Villers Abbey (Walloon Brabant).

23-25 July
L’Afrique en couleurs, African cultural festival at Quai de Hembeek, Brussels canal.

2-7 August
Festin Forain: performances (in French) by three theatre companies plus street theatre and family entertainment at Namur Citadel (Terra Nova).

13-14 August
Antilliaanse Festival, Caribbean festival at Minderhout (Antwerp province).

26-29 August 
L’intime Festival, literature, photography, theatre, music and cinema at Théâtre de Namur, Namur.

More from The Bulletin's summer travel guide

  1. Walk this way: Discover Belgium on foot
  2. Get your green fix at our favourite parks, woodlands and gardens
  3. Top spots for spectacular scenery
  4. The best culture this summer is outside
  5. Monuments and memorials to remember the fallen
  6. Delve into Belgium’s rich industrial past
  7. Local food at its finest
  8. Come on in, the water’s lovely
  9. The finest spots for a summer apero
  10. Big days out for all the family
  11. Seven cycling experiences to discover
  12. Top heritage sites for a fine day out
  13. Don't miss out this summer thanks to our agenda of events in Belgium


Written by The Bulletin