Summer program

Enjoy the summertime vibe in our city, with music, good food and great performance during the summer months.

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July

until 27.08 | Leuven Bells
(Inter)national carilloneurs present 16 concerts at different places in the city.
Various times & locations

02.07-31.08 | Zomer van Sint-Pieter
Exquisite lunch concerts • You can enjoy classical masterpieces, surprising compositions and many star performers.
12:15 | 30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan (31.08: Sint-Pieterskerk)

08.07 | Beleuvenissen
Concerts in some of Leuven’s most beautiful squares, by The Clement Peerens Explosition and Flip Kowlier, among others.
From 20:00 | Oude Markt, Grote Markt & Vismarkt

10.07 | Summer picnic
Bring your picnic and blanket and stretch out on the grass with family and friends.
10:00-13:00 | Abdij van Park (reservation required)

13.07-24.07 | Leuven Beach
12 days of summer and parties in Ladeuzeplein with a programme that is more varied and diverse than ever! Are you into sports? Or do you prefer to look on while others work up a sweat? Perhaps you’re up for something special? There’s always something going on at Leuven Beach!
Mgr. Ladeuzeplein

13.07 | Films in open-air • Boiling Point
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:15 | Van Dalepark

15.07 | Beleuvenissen
Concerts in some of Leuven’s most beautiful squares, by The Waterboys and Zornik, among others.
From 20:00 | Oude Markt, Grote Markt & Vismarkt

16.07 | Films in open-air • Marcel the Shell with Shoes on
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:15 | Velodroom

20.07 | Films in open-air • Caro Diario
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:00 | Lawn OCMW (A.Vesaliusstraat 47)

22.07 | Beleuvenissen
Concerts in some of Leuven’s most beautiful squares, by OMD and Vive La Fête, among others.
From 20:00 | Oude Markt, Grote Markt & Vismarkt

23.07 | Leuven Zingt (Leuven sings)
Head outside for a mass summer sing-along to some all-time Belgian faves.
19:30 | Oude Markt

27.07 | Films in open-air • Incroyable mais Vrai
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:00 | Velodroom

28+29+30+31.07 | M-idzomer
Festival in the magnificent setting of M Leuven with performances by, among others:

  • 28.07: Son Lux and Ila
  • 29.07: Buffalo Tom and Mooneye
  • 30.07: Tindersticks and Isbells
  • 31.07: Intergalactic Lovers and Meskerem Mees

Continious exhibitions: Wael Shawky & Open M, among others.
Museum M Leuven, L. Vanderkelenstraat 28

30.07 | Films in open-air • Summertime Shorts
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:00 | Velodroom

31.07 | Hapje-Tapje
The culinary highlight of the summer in Leuven with a snack trail, beer market and performances.
From 12:00 | Muntstraat, Oude Markt & Grote Markt

31.07 | Summer picnic
Bring your picnic and blanket and stretch out on the grass with family and friends.
10:00-13:00 |Sint-Donatuspark/Municipal park (reservation required)

August

until 27.08 | Leuven Bells
(Inter)national carilloneurs present 16 concerts at different places in the city.
Various times & locations

until 31.08 | Zomer van Sint-Pieter
Exquisite lunch concerts • You can enjoy classical masterpieces, surprising compositions and many star performers.
12:15 | 30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan (31.08: Sint-Pieterskerk)

03.08 | Films in open-air • Set!
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:00 | Abdij van Vlierbeek

06.08 | Films in open-air • Rumba la Vie
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
22:00 | Velodroom

07.08 | Tour of Leuven • Memorial Jef Scherens
A one-day cycling race. The riders cover nearly 190 km, in 13 local laps, in and around the city, on a challenging and selective course. Experience this traditional road race in the capital of Flemish Brabant.
• Presentation teams: 11:20 | Ladeuzeplein
• Start: 12:30 | Ladeuzeplein
• Arrival: 17:20 | Bondgenotenlaan
• Medal ceremony: 17:30 | Ladeuzeplein

10.08 | Films in open-air • Fragile
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
21:30 | Woonzorgcentrum Booghuys

12.08 | Half Oogst
An urban weekend with plenty of soul, hip-hop and dance music. Free concerts by Joss Stone and Zap Mama (among others).
Oude Markt, Grote Markt & Hogeschoolplein

13.08 | Half Oogst
An urban weekend with plenty of soul, hip-hop and dance music. Free concerts by Coely and Arrested Development (among others).
Oude Markt, Grote Markt & Hogeschoolplein

13.08 | Films in open-air • Hitsville, the Making of Motown
Enjoy a film under the stars, at original locations across the city.
21:30 | Velodroom

19.08-21.08 | Colora Festival
Powerful world music concerts with a fabulous mix of local and international talent. Don’t forget the breakdance and circus acts.
From 13:00 (19.08: from 14:00) | Park De Bruul

27.08 | Leuven Night Run
The Leuven Night Run is a fun race that winds its way through the city centre. Tiny alleys, parks, places in the city that you have never visited before... Young? Young at heart? An athlete or a Sunday runner? Everyone is welcome!
From 20:15 | Rector De Somerplein | Enroll

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