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24 Aug

Outdoor events

Jazz in Old Town at the Small Guild Hall Garden

10 Aug - 24 Aug
Well-known and popular jazz melodies performed by talented musicians. Jazz must be heard many times before you suddenly get hit with the feeling. And then you do not feel time anymore. Improvisation between musicians and the audience creates and atmosphere of energy and feelings. The true emotions jazz can offers is like an oasis in the synthetic world of music.

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24 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Kalnciema Quarter

10 Aug - 07 Sep
Free open-air concerts take place every Thursday in the Kalnciema Quarter courtyard, which provides a great platform for young emerging musicians from Latvia. Local indie and alternative rock bands, jazz, classical and folk artists as well as visiting musicians from abroad play these concerts.

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30 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Spīķeri Quarter

09 Aug - 30 Aug
A series of open-air concerts will feature jazz, funk, blues, pop, indie, soul, rock – with the aim to offer a wide variety of top quality live music.

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31 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Kalnciema Quarter

10 Aug - 07 Sep
Free open-air concerts take place every Thursday in the Kalnciema Quarter courtyard, which provides a great platform for young emerging musicians from Latvia. Local indie and alternative rock bands, jazz, classical and folk artists as well as visiting musicians from abroad play these concerts.

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31 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air cinema in Spīķeri Quarter

17 Aug - 31 Aug
Spīķeri Creative Quarter, together with the film project Spektrs, offers open-air cinema evenings, where anyone interested can enjoy world cinema masterpieces.

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03 Sep

Outdoor events

The Crafts Day. Day of Games and Playing

03 Sep
Every year in September this event gathers craftsmen from all parts of Latvia – blacksmiths, potters, carpenters, wicker-work craftsmen and weavers. Both masters and apprentices arrive at the museum to demonstrate their masterpieces, inviting both big and small ones to participate and also try out the ancient tools.

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07 Sep

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Kalnciema Quarter

10 Aug - 07 Sep
Free open-air concerts take place every Thursday in the Kalnciema Quarter courtyard, which provides a great platform for young emerging musicians from Latvia. Local indie and alternative rock bands, jazz, classical and folk artists as well as visiting musicians from abroad play these concerts.

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09 Sep

Markets

Riga Flea Market

15 Jul - 07 Oct
The Riga open-air flea market takes in the Spīķeri quarter. There you can find old knick-knacks and useful things, as well as original design objects, clothing and fashion accessories.

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24 Sep

Outdoor events

Autumnal Equinox at Ethnographic Open Air Museum

24 Sep
Autumn Solstice, or the day of Miķelis, is associated with completion of the field works, harvest festival, rich feast and loud rejoicing. This is the most popular time to celebrate marriage. The festival will be enriched with the varied fair offering autumn harvest bounties and products made by craftsmen. Traditional pub and market music makers. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the delicious pumpkin soup!

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07 Oct

Markets

Riga Flea Market

15 Jul - 07 Oct
The Riga open-air flea market takes in the Spīķeri quarter. There you can find old knick-knacks and useful things, as well as original design objects, clothing and fashion accessories.

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22 Oct

Outdoor events

Eve of the Dead

22 Oct
This is the time when nature is almost ready for the long winter slumber, and daylight shortens considerably. As the colorful fall comes to an end, everything crawls deep into hibernation. But along with the mists, the gate opens to the otherworld, and it is time to expect our ancestral spirits. Hosting the feast for the dead is a tradition on this Eve. At twilight, at Hernhuter’s House, we will sing and dance in veneration of those who came and went before us.

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12 Nov

Outdoor events

Celebration of the Day of Martini at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

12 Nov
Each year, celebrating Mārtiņi (Day of Martini) many people come together in the museum dressed up and wearing masks, singing and dancing in order to bring luck, prosperity and harmony to every farmstead. It is cold outside, but Mārtiņbērni are playful and active to scare away ghosts and other evil creatures.

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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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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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