Brussels Comic Strip Festival 2019

Including Balloon Day and Comic Strip Car Rally

  • Event Dates

    Awaiting Dates for 2019

  • Key Highlights

    Events include

    • Comic Strip Festival
    • Balloon Day
    • Comic Strip Car Rally

Brussels Comic Strip Festival 2019

Including Balloon Day and Comic Strip Car Rally

Belgium, and Brussels in particular, have been fertile ground for comic strips from the very beginning, so it’s entirely fitting that they dedicate a full weekend to the rich cultural heritage that is the “Ninth Art.” Since it began in 2010, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival has grown by leaps and bounds and acquired a reputation as a premier festival in the Ninth Art world. More than 100,000 people are now expected to attend each year as well as 250 renowned authors.

Each year the Brussels Comic Strip Festival is the main event for all comic strip fans. Whether young or old, amateur or expert, tourist or Brussels local, merchant or buyer, there is something for everyone in the wide variety of activities on offer.
The Festival is setting aside its marquees and expanding into some outstanding spaces while remaining free of charge. BOZAR, the magnificent Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, will take part in the festivities by serving as a playground for the Brussels Comic Strip Festival in addition to Parc de Bruxelles.

These two locations play off of each other very well due to their close proximity, making the Comic Strip Festival even better. It is on this dual playground that the Comic Strip Festival will set up the wide variety of activities that have made it famous: autographs, activities, conferences, workshops, exhibitions…
Highlights of the event include the Balloon’s Day Parade and the Comic strip car rally will take over the streets of Brussels for an unusual show. That’s what it takes to thrill our 100,000 loyal visitors!

Baloon Day

The Route : Place des Palais -> Rue Ducale -> Rue de la Loi -> Rue des Colonies -> Place de l’Albertine -> Boulevard de l’Empereur -> Rue des Alexiens -> Rue des Bogaerds -> Boulevard Anspach -> the city Centre boulevards
Larger-than-life comic strip characters will storm the capital’s major arteries. The Balloon’s Day Parade is raring to go and display its gargantuan balloons to an ever-larger audience.

Car Rally

Since its first running in 2013, the Tintin Magazine Rally has become an essential event at the Brussels Comic Strip Festival. This year the rally will take place once again and Tintin Magazine will host Spirou Magazine. In all, about 100 collectors’ cars will participate. In another significant new development, the event will start at four different locations: Lier, Verviers, Jumet, and Anderlecht.

Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action

Hotel Amigo,    Grand Place,    Marriott Hotel,    Hotel Agora,

Gay Map of Brussels

Most of the gay bars in Brussels are located in the city centre around the streets Rue du Marché au Charbon. We have found good hotels close to the gay area keeping you in the middle of all the fun.

Video Of Brussels Comic Strip Festival

Brussels Comic Strip Festival 2018

The Hotel Brussels

Recommended Hotels in Brussels

Most of Brussels’ gay life centres around the Rue du Marché au Charbon (or Kolenmarkt – Brussels and its street names are bilingual: French and Flemish). We have chosen hotels within easy walking distance of the gay scene.

Forte Hotel Amigo
5 Star Luxury Option

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo



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Elegant rooms with designer features, on the corner of Grand Place with an award-winning restaurant in a picturesque historic setting.

Brussels – Grand Place
5 Star Readers Choice

Warwick Brussels



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2-minute walk from the Grand-Place and Brussels Central Station. It features free access to the fitness centre and sauna and close to the bars.

Hotel Grand Place
4 Star Perfect Location

Hotel Grand Place



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The Brussels Marriott Hotel is only 50 m from Bourse Metro Station. Rue Neuve shopping street can be found 850 m from the hotel.

Hotel Agora Brussels
3 Star Beautiful interior

Hotel Agora Brussels



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Opening in April 2016, Hotel Agora Brussels Grand Placer is housed in a historical Brussels building dating from 1696

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