Bright Brussels Festival

The Bright Brussels Light Festival aims to make (re)discover the rich heritage of the city centre through the magic of light! The first edition of the festival took place in 2013 between Sainctlette Square and Armateurs Square along the Brussels canal.  In 2020, the route stretches towards the city’s historical centre from the upper part of the city through the Poelaert, Marolles, Royal Quarter and Sablon neighbourhoods to the Halle Gate.

Bright Festival, the Brussels Festival of Lights, will bring some sparkle to your evenings from 16 to 19 February 2023. For this new edition, Brussels’ brightest event will illuminate three neighbourhoods: the Royal Quarter, the European Quarter and from the Sainte-Marie/Lehon Quarter to Avenue Louis Bertrand in Schaerbeek. The routes will be subtly punctuated by some twenty immersive and poetic works of art. Alongside these artistic installations, the festival will feature an equally luminous fringe programme, consisting of evening events in the museums, guided tours and ephemeral installations by the event’s partners. This edition also promises a magnificent spotlight, both literally and figuratively, on our region’s rich Art Nouveau heritage.

The 2023 edition took place 16 to 19 February. 30 installations by national and international artists took over the Royal district, the European district and several emblematic locations in the municipality of Schaerbeek. The festival once again offered a fringe programme with night-time museum visits and guided tours. The event turned out to be the largest ever, with a loyal audience of nearly 400,000 visitors.

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