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Explore the Brussels Flower Carpet Festival

social skills friends festival 3 min read , August 4, 2023

The Brussels Flower Carpet Festival takes place every two years, turning the city into a vibrant wonderland of color and fragrance. It showcases the city's stunning architecture, rich culture, and delectable cuisine. The festival is a must-see event that attracts visitors from all over the world. The Flower Carpet Festival in Brussels is a biennial event that attracts visitors from around the world. They come to admire the intricate flower carpet displayed in the Grand Place. In this blog post, we'll delve into the festival's history and significance, share tips for attending tourists, students, and expats, and showcase how the UNBLND app enhances your festival experience.

 Brussels’ Flower Carpet Festival
View of Grand Place - picture by 📸 Mohamed El khayati

The Brussels Flower Carpet Festival has a long tradition

In 1971, the first flower carpet was created in the Grand Place. Since then, the festival has flourished, attracting more visitors each year. Moreover, the latest edition in 2019 showcased a remarkable flower carpet measuring 1,800 square meters, comprising over 500,000 flowers. Over time, the festival has expanded in size and scope, captivating audiences with its stunning displays. As the years passed, the festival grew in size and scope, captivating visitors with its remarkable displays. The festival, which has a long tradition, typically lasts for four days in August and is free to attend.

The festival offers more than just the flower carpet. It includes live music, street theater, and a mesmerizing sound and light show. Guided tours of the carpet are available in multiple languages, and visitors can buy begonias at the flower market as souvenirs.

Brussels’ Flower Carpet Festival
Close-Up Photo of Flower Petals Arrangement - Saran Indokera

Tips for Students and Expats Attending the Festival

If you're a student or expat attending the Flower Carpet Festival, here are a few tips to enhance your experience.

  1. Plan ahead: The festival attracts large crowds, so it's important to plan ahead and arrive early to get a good view of the flower carpet. Check the festival program in advance and prioritize the events and activities that interest you the most.
  2. Dress comfortably: The festival takes place in summer, in August, which can be a hot and humid time of year. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day.
  3. Flowers wilt: Unfortunately, flowers do not stay crisp and fresh for weeks, especially when temperatures are high. That's why it's better to plan your visit early in the festival, rather than at the end.
  4. Bring a camera: The flower carpet is a beautiful sight that you'll want to capture on camera. Bring a camera or smartphone with a good camera to take photos of the flower carpet and the other festival highlights.
  5. Explore beyond the festival: Brussels is a vibrant and exciting city with plenty to see and do beyond the Flower Carpet Festival. Take some time to explore the city's museums, parks, and restaurants to get a taste of the local culture.
central market square- picture by 📸 Flowercarpet.prezly

Using UNBLND to Meet People and Enhance Festival Experience.

UNBLND can help you enhance your festival experience by connecting you with locals or people who can provide insider tips and recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, and explore in Brussels. You can also use the app to share photos and experiences with other attendees and stay connected with new friends even after the festival is over.

With the UNBLND app , you can discover local people and events

To get started with UNBLND, simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play and create a profile. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make new friends and discover hidden gems in the city. Download UNBLND now and start planning your festival adventure!

Enhance Your Festival Experience with UNBLND: Create Lasting Connections and Unforgettable Memories

In conclusion, the Flower Carpet Festival in Brussels is a must-see event for anyone visiting the city. Additionally, by following the tips outlined in this blog post and leveraging the UNBLND app, you can further enhance your festival experience and establish lasting connections with people from around the world. So, make the most of this extraordinary festival and create unforgettable memories with fellow attendees. We hope to see you at the next Flower Carpet Festival in Brussels!

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