Antwerp Pride 2022 theme, programme and schedule

It’s that time of the year again: Antwerp Pride and Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. Pride focuses on the second weekend of August: from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14. AQAF runs from 5 to 28 August. In 2022, Antwerp Pride turns 15 and looks 15 years into the future under the banner of ‘Queertopia‘. AQAF hasn’t…

Borsbeek to become Antwerp’s 10th district

The municipal governments of Borsbeek and Antwerp have decided to start merger talks. The intention is that Borsbeek will become the tenth district of the City of Antwerp on 1 January 2025. An intensive process will now run until the end of 2023, in which the benefits for all residents will be analyzed and administrative…

Antwerp Pride 2022 from 10 to 14 August for a 15th edition

Antwerp Pride 2021 drew to a close on Sunday with the second of the Pride Village at Operaplein and of course many parties organised by the gay catering sector in Antwerp. According to chairman Bart Abeel, some 15,000 people attended official Antwerp Pride activities. In COVID-19 times, this is a pretty number. 

Open Monuments Day on 12 September celebrates 800 years of Antwerp

On 21 February 1221 Henry I, Duke of Brabant granted the City of Antwerp city rights or town privileges. The charter was more a confirmation of an already existing situation, but is still worth a commemoration. Hence, this year’s Open Monuments Day celebrates 800 years of Antwerp city rights. 

Antwerp Pride 2021 programme and schedule

No, there won’t be a parade for Antwerp Pride this year. Even with COVID-19 statistics improving, it’s just not realistic to organise a parade. Too crowded, too expensive and too unrealistic at this point.