The quiet (and hopefully sunny?) month of August is about to begin, and for those of us who are going to be stuck in Brussels, The Lobby has looked for “things to do” during this lazy period.

Here is our (non exhaustive) programme:

Looking for the eclectic combination of playa, mojitos, old industrial buildings, and a sunset on a canal? Try Bruxelles les bains.
Looking for the best after-work event on a Friday evening? Try the Apéros Urbains.
Looking to stage-dive at a wild rock and electro music festival? Get your ticket for Pukkelpop.
Looking to listen to classical music in a Church or at the Conservatory? Go to the Festival Midis-Minimes.
Looking for a diverse programme of concerts, theatre, street activities, and shows for children? Try the Brussels Summer Festival.
Willing to go roller-skating and do some sports? Try the Roller Parade on a Friday night.
Looking for quality art-house movies? Try the Cinéma festival Ecran total at Cinéma Arenberg – A great programme including Paul Newman, Keiichi Hara, Jean-Pierre Melville, and many other known and lesser-known directors.
What? You’ve never gone to watch a movie in a disused station, a warehouse, or an old industrial city? Try the PleinOPENair.

These are just a few suggestions! Can you have fun in Brussels in August? Yes you can!

– Maxime