Organisers expect over 150,000 people to take part in the Brussels Pride celebration on Saturday 20 May. The Pride Parade will start around 14:00 and will go through several streets in the city centre of Brussels, meaning traffic will be disrupted.
The local police recommend using the "park and ride" car parks, public transport and/or bikes to easily get around the city. Starting at 05:00 on Saturday, a few streets will be closed for the safety of the event. The police said the following sectors should be avoided: Boulevard de l’Empereur until Cantersteen, rue Saint-Jean, rue de l'Infante Isabelle and the Mont des Arts area.
This year, Brussels Pride will have three stages in the centre, with festivities taking place at Mont des Arts, Place de la Bourse (16:00-23:00) and Place Albertine (12:00-23:00).
The route of the Parade
The Pride Parade will take the following streets: rue Ravenstein, rue de Loxum, rue d’Arenberg, rue de l’Ecuyer, rue des Fripiers, rue Tabora, rue du Midi, rue du Lombard, place Saint-Jean, place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés, rue de l’Escalier, Boulevard de l’Empereur (17:00).