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17 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Festival 2018

17 Aug - 19 Aug
On the nation's centenary, this year's Riga City Festival will feature the creative legacies of many great Latvians in the context of the country's history and culture. As Riga celebrates its 817th anniversary, one of the more special events to take place will the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Riga Latvian Society: for three whole days Vērmane Park and the Riga Society Building will turn back the pages of history, revealing to festival goers the time more than a century ago when the Riga Latvian Society was established. Cultural and historical facts, theatrical improvisations of great historical figures and open-air performances will allow Rigans and city guests to feel like they were back in the times of mid-19th century Riga.

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18 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Festival 2018

17 Aug - 19 Aug
On the nation's centenary, this year's Riga City Festival will feature the creative legacies of many great Latvians in the context of the country's history and culture. As Riga celebrates its 817th anniversary, one of the more special events to take place will the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Riga Latvian Society: for three whole days Vērmane Park and the Riga Society Building will turn back the pages of history, revealing to festival goers the time more than a century ago when the Riga Latvian Society was established. Cultural and historical facts, theatrical improvisations of great historical figures and open-air performances will allow Rigans and city guests to feel like they were back in the times of mid-19th century Riga.

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18 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Festival Restaurant

18 Aug
Restaurants frequently not only impress with the excellent dishes they serve, but also with their though-out interiors, which create a pleasant mood and allow for the meal to taste even better. Riga itself is a ''tasteful'' city, and for the fifth straight year, in cooperation with the city's top restaurants, the open-air Riga Festival Restaurant will once again open its doors.

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19 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Festival 2018

17 Aug - 19 Aug
On the nation's centenary, this year's Riga City Festival will feature the creative legacies of many great Latvians in the context of the country's history and culture. As Riga celebrates its 817th anniversary, one of the more special events to take place will the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Riga Latvian Society: for three whole days Vērmane Park and the Riga Society Building will turn back the pages of history, revealing to festival goers the time more than a century ago when the Riga Latvian Society was established. Cultural and historical facts, theatrical improvisations of great historical figures and open-air performances will allow Rigans and city guests to feel like they were back in the times of mid-19th century Riga.

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11 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

11th of November - Lāčplēsis Day

11 Nov
On November 11 every year, Latvia lights up numerous candles to commemorate the Latvian army's victory over the West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov on November 11, 1919. On this day Latvia honours Latvian Freedom Fighters.

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16 Nov - 19 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

Festival of Light Staro Rīga

16 Nov - 19 Nov
The festival of light "Staro Rīga" has become highly popular and anticipated among Rigans and tourists. "Staro Rīga" is an exhibition of outdoor installations, used to transform Riga's panorama using modern light and video technology.

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18 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

18 November — Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

18 Nov
The Independence of Latvia was proclaimed on 18 November 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. This day in Latvia is a public holiday — public institutions and the majority of private enterprises are closed, various events take place throughout the day.

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25 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Classic automobile parade - Retro Jurmala

25 Aug
Each year, the classic automobile parade gathers vintage cars from the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Russia and Belarus. The annual gathering of classic automobiles is an excellent opportunity to view these vintage cars from private collections, which are rarely seen driving the streets.

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08 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

Modern arts forum - White Night 2018

08 Sep
Metaphorically speaking (in the Romantic languages), white nights mean "sleepless" nights, and this year as usual in early September, you are cordially invited to join the crowd in experiencing a sleepless night chock full of surprises. The evening will packed full of various contemporary art form - concerts, installations and performances in the the urban environment, exhibitions, multimedia projects, poetry readings, film screenings etc. Participating in the organization of the night will be various art galleries, cafes, art and cultural studios, as well as other active Riga residents and like minded individuals. This year the festival's theme will be connected with the centenary celebrations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, thus the festival will emphasize the work of Baltic artists.

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08 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

Ball at the Small Guild

08 Sep - 08 Dec
Ballroom dancing – these are dances for people who like to and want to dance. It is a beautiful and cultured way of relaxing, of enjoying your leisure time. On the second Saturday of each month, the Small Guild hosts themed balls, with a dance orchestra playing with a special guest.

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13 Sep

Events in Jūrmala

Kremerata Baltica Festival

13 Sep - 16 Sep
In 1997, the internationally acclaimed violinist Gidons Kremers introduced the world the a completely new orchestra- the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra - made up of young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The orchestra quickly captivated audiences with its unrestrained joy and exuberance and with the variety and vitality of its programming. In just a few years, this talented group of musicians has developed into one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, with an excellent reputation performing at many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. This year the chamber orchestra returns to the Dzintari Concert Hall with its annual festival.

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14 Sep

Events in Jūrmala

Kremerata Baltica Festival

13 Sep - 16 Sep
In 1997, the internationally acclaimed violinist Gidons Kremers introduced the world the a completely new orchestra- the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra - made up of young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The orchestra quickly captivated audiences with its unrestrained joy and exuberance and with the variety and vitality of its programming. In just a few years, this talented group of musicians has developed into one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, with an excellent reputation performing at many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. This year the chamber orchestra returns to the Dzintari Concert Hall with its annual festival.

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15 Sep

Events in Jūrmala

Kremerata Baltica Festival

13 Sep - 16 Sep
In 1997, the internationally acclaimed violinist Gidons Kremers introduced the world the a completely new orchestra- the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra - made up of young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The orchestra quickly captivated audiences with its unrestrained joy and exuberance and with the variety and vitality of its programming. In just a few years, this talented group of musicians has developed into one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, with an excellent reputation performing at many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. This year the chamber orchestra returns to the Dzintari Concert Hall with its annual festival.

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16 Sep

Events in Jūrmala

Kremerata Baltica Festival

13 Sep - 16 Sep
In 1997, the internationally acclaimed violinist Gidons Kremers introduced the world the a completely new orchestra- the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra - made up of young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The orchestra quickly captivated audiences with its unrestrained joy and exuberance and with the variety and vitality of its programming. In just a few years, this talented group of musicians has developed into one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, with an excellent reputation performing at many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. This year the chamber orchestra returns to the Dzintari Concert Hall with its annual festival.

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22 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

Baltic Charity Ball 2018

22 Sep
The event follows the format of the famous Vienna Opera Ball. More than 300 guests plan to attend the ball - representatives of cultural and business circles from Latvia and other countries. 24 debutant pairs will solemnly open the evening; during the Gala Concert guests will enjoy the performances of world-class opera and ballet stars accompanied by the Latvian Symphony Orchestra. The evening will offer a varied and rich dance program.

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13 Oct

Festivals, Festivities

Ball at the Small Guild

08 Sep - 08 Dec
Ballroom dancing – these are dances for people who like to and want to dance. It is a beautiful and cultured way of relaxing, of enjoying your leisure time. On the second Saturday of each month, the Small Guild hosts themed balls, with a dance orchestra playing with a special guest.

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23 Oct - 27 Oct

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Fashion Week

23 Oct - 27 Oct
Within the coming Fashion week the spring-summer 2019 pret-a-porter collections by the best Latvian and foreign designers will be presented.

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10 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

Ball at the Small Guild

08 Sep - 08 Dec
Ballroom dancing – these are dances for people who like to and want to dance. It is a beautiful and cultured way of relaxing, of enjoying your leisure time. On the second Saturday of each month, the Small Guild hosts themed balls, with a dance orchestra playing with a special guest.

Read more

08 Dec

Festivals, Festivities

Ball at the Small Guild

08 Sep - 08 Dec
Ballroom dancing – these are dances for people who like to and want to dance. It is a beautiful and cultured way of relaxing, of enjoying your leisure time. On the second Saturday of each month, the Small Guild hosts themed balls, with a dance orchestra playing with a special guest.

Read more