The registrations to participate in the BXL Tour are open. This 28-kilometer cycling race through the streets of Brussels starts on 17 June 2018 at 10 am at the Place des Palais. The finish is at the Atomium in Laeken.
On 26 March 2018, the redevelopment works will start on the Fontainas zone, along the Boulevard Anspach between the Rue des Teinturiers and the Place Fontainas (not the square itself). At first, the trees and bins with trees will be removed. Then, 18 new trees will be planted along this part.
Come to the Bockstael market in Laeken on Saturday 24 March 2018. From 11 am to 1 pm, the Picol association offers soup on the market, as part of the Soup Festival.
In 2018, the Grand-Place will be on the World Heritage List for 20 years. To celebrate this anniversary, the City of Brussels organizes a whole series of events. The first in line is the placement of 7 logos around the Grand-Place that refer to the World Heritage status. The placement of the bronze plates started on Monday 19 March and should take another two weeks.
On 19 March 2018, the works to redevelop the Rue Saint-Michel between the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and the Boulevard Adolphe Max started. These works are fully part of the project to redesign the central boulevards. These works are carried out in successive phases, with a duration of about 3 months.
On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018, a European Summit of the Heads of state and Government of the European Union will be held in Brussels in the buildings of the Council of the European Union, at the Rue de la Loi. A safety zone will be set up. Only authorized persons can enter this zone on foot.
Statbel, the Belgian Statistics Office, is conducting a research into income and living conditions at a number of households in the City of Brussels. The research is held from March to September 2018. The households concerned are informed by letter that a pollster will come to their house.
After the attacks of 22 March 2016, the Archives of the City of Brussels collected the messages that were deposited at the Bourse and at the Maalbeek metro station. The service has also taken photographs of the messages that were written at the Bourse with chalk on the walls or on the ground. All these messages are now online on the new website of the Archives.