Festival of Light Staro Rīga
17 Nov - 20 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.
Christmas Fair on Līvu Square
24 Nov - 07 Jan
Do you wish to return to the land of childhood? You are welcome to the Christmas fair on Līvu Square! The joyful sound of children's laughter, small bells of merry-go-rounds, fluffy snowflakes and the scent of spices, roasted nuts and almond will bring back the Christmas miracle from your childhood.
Old Town Christmas Fair
02 Dec - 07 Jan
Christmas is approaching, and one of the signs testifying to this is the Old Town Christmas Fair with sweet-smelling mulled wine, roasted almonds, glittering glazed gingerbread and local handcraft. Visitors will have a chance to find their Christmas miracle here every day. Various concerts and workshops are on the programme, with Santa Claus entertaining kids and adults alike.
The way through the Christmas Trees 2017
08 Dec - 14 Jan
The festival began 2010. with an aim to showcase various Christmas ornaments and promote creative expression in an urban environment. The idea behind the festival stems from the legend of Riga as the place that was first to introduce the Christmas tree in 1510, when the first tree was placed in the market square and decorated by members of the Blackheads order.
New Year's Eve Fireworks and Celebration at the 11 November Embankment
Riga residents and guests are welcome to ring in the New Year at the November 11 Embankment. Visitors will be able to enjoy an extensive cultural program with performances by popular musicians and bands, as well as djs, followed by the New Year's Eve fireworks show. The perfect place for families and friends to celebrate the new year.
Easter events and concerts in Riga
30 Mar - 02 Apr
During the Easter holidays, spiritual music concerts are held in Riga's churches, concert halls and cultural centers, as well as traditional Easter events are organized, where residents and guests can celebrate the holidays observing traditional Latvian traditions - swinging, painting eggs, egg tapping and more.
May 4 — Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia
Every year on May 4, Latvia celebrates the day when in 1990 the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR adopted the Declaration "On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia" and Latvia became an independent state, free from Soviet rule. On this day, numerous events take place all over the country.
Night of Museums 2018
Night of Museums is held simultaneously in all European countries free of charge.
Applied Arts Fair at Ethnographic Open Air Museum
02 Jun - 03 Jun
Since 1971, the Museum annually hosts its arts and crafts fair, which is traditionally held on the first weekend in June. In the forty-eight years of its existence, the fair has become an event of national significance – now it has become the symbol of crafts-work of Riga and Latvia and a festival for its participants and visitors.