It’s not by chance that the 8th edition of the Love Bugs Parade will be held on Valentine’s Day - Sunday 14 February 2016. Participants getting into the groove will most likely have given their Beetles some ‘flower power' and hippy-style decoration for the occasion. In accordance with the great annual tradition, the Choupettes, Herbies and other VW Beetles and Beetles will gather during the morning along the Esplanade in Cinquantenaire Park in front of the Autoworld museum, coming from all corners of Belgium and the neighbouring countries. Just for a change – and for this edition only - around twenty T1 Estates will be allowed to join in the Parade – provided they show up with a sixties look.
We expect the Esplanade to be transformed into a meadow of colourful flowers on the day… in the heart of winter.
The starting shot will be fired at 1.30 pm! Then the Parade will set off in its usual cosy chaos. The route takes our Beetles as far as the Sonian forest, returning to the start along a number of streets and avenues in Brussels, allowing the spectacle to be enjoyed by as many people as possible out on their Sunday walk.
The public are invited to come and enjoy the exceptional ambiance between 11 am and 1.30 pm in front of the Autoworld museum. Following its departure, the Love Bugs Parade can be admired along the entire route (which is to be announced within the next few weeks) and, as from 4 pm, back in front of Autoworld. Participants will be made welcome there for a light snack upon their return.
Participation in the Love Bugs Parade is free for those owning a VW Beetle or Beetle, but it is essential to register by mail beforehand (to firstname.lastname@example.org), as the number of places is limited.
Jot down the date, Sunday 14 February, in your diary already! Dust off your clothes from the years '66-'69 and come on down!