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The City of Brussels organizes Brussels Beach and the Midi Fair every summer, as well as the Brussels Summer Festival and 'la Nuit Blanche'. 'Plaisirs d’Hiver' is already known for its pleasures in winter. Other numerous events take place all year round in Brussels.
These other events are either supported or co-organized by the City. It is for example about folk events (Ommegang, Meyboom) or about public initiatives.
Events policy of the City
The big events launched by the City of Brussels generate an increase of the tourist attendance of the capital (2,5 million visitors for Winter Pleasures). They assure a big economic effect for the City. On the one hand, the events increase the activity of the surrounding shops (until 20 - 30%). On the other hand, they allow to develop the Brussels employment and finally, they strengthen the tourist attendance.
This policy wants to revalue the image of Brussels and to give a boost to districts where the economic and social activity degraded.
To organize a public event in Brussels
All the demands for occupying a public place are analyzed by the Events unit:
Tel. : 02 279 50 42
Fax : 02 279 50 27
demands for organizing an event at public places in the City of Brussels
No parking control in Laeken before 1 July
Before 1 July 2013 there will be no parking control in the newly regulated areas of the Laeken sector. So no fines will be given in the streets of Laeken that become a blue zone or a paying zone in the new Parking plan of the City of Brussels.