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31 Dec

Outdoor events

New Year's Eve Fireworks and Celebration at the 11 November Embankment

31 Dec
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.

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02 Jun

Markets

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.

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25 Nov

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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02 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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03 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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09 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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10 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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10 Dec

Outdoor events

Santa`s Fun Run

10 Dec
Santa`s Fun Run has become a great tradition and sounds of Santa’s` familiar “ho ho ho” will be heard in Riga Old town on December 10th, 2017 for the tenth time already!

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15 Dec

Riga Zoo

Winter Nights at Riga Zoo

15 Dec - 28 Jan
In the darkest time of the year, Riga Zoo is holding the annual Winter Nights giving you a chance to visit the area late at night, walk through the lit up paths and view the animal enclosures.

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16 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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17 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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17 Dec

Outdoor events

Winter Solstice. Yule Log Eve

17 Dec
The winter solstice arrives at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum with songs, games, rituals, fortune-telling and well-wishes.

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20 Dec

Outdoor events

Bluķa vilkšana ritual in Rigas Old Town

20 Dec
The traditional celebration of winter solstice will take place in Riga's Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums), featuring singsongs by folklore ensembles, dances and games, as well as the rolling of the Yule log (Bluķa vilkšana).

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23 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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24 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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25 Dec

Outdoor events

Light reflections in the winter twilight

25 Dec - 14 Jan
In the middle of winter, the Open-Air Museum turns into a fairy tale land with illuminated buildings and rooms. As you look inside the window, you can see how Latvians used to live and celebrate festivities in winter. Moreover, this is a wonderful opportunity to be photographed in the sledge and dress up for the Latvian winter solstice, Ķekatas.

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30 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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31 Dec

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

04 Nov - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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31 Dec

Events in Sigulda

Ringing in the New Year event in Sigulda

31 Dec
Various thrilling events will be held in Sigulda Region to ring in the New Year. One of them will take place at the square outside Sigulda Rail Station, where the regional government invites all to participate in a gathering on New Year's eve, where participants will also be able to enjoy festive cake and mulled wine.

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11 Feb

Outdoor events

Metenis

11 Feb
Meteņi is a festival where the ancient Latvians celebrated the passing of winter and started preparing for the coming of spring. Meteņi saw the winter's last mask processions, when people sang, danced, wished well, visited each other far away, rode sleighs down a mountain and boasted to ensure a good harvest.

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18 Mar

Outdoor events

Spring Equinox

18 Mar
As the spring equinox approaches, and the day finally becomes longer than the night, according to Latvian traditions, we will hang and decorate the traditional swings, sway, sing, dye eggs with onion skins, conjure, swat each other with willow catkins, play games, dance, glorify the Sun, and promote liveliness, health and beauty all around us.

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