Helsinki Cup 2018

The Helsinki Cup is one of Europe's biggest international junior football tournaments. The event attract hundreds of teams to pitches throughout Helsinki, and over the past 30-plus years many different countries have been represented. Thousands of junior footballers, both boys and girls, take over the city and its pitches in the middle of summer. The Helsinki Cup offers players and fans alike lots of fun and excitement in the true spirit of the game.

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Light festival Lux Helsinki

Lux Helsinki is a five-day light festival in the centre of Helsinki that is organised annually at the beginning of January. The festival presents a diverse range of light art along a new route each year that covers a few kilometres. In addition to the most famous buildings in Helsinki, the route also highlights lesser known courtyards and façades. The programme features specially commissioned new works and popular installations for international light festivals.

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New Year’s Eve

Soon after the Christmas Tree has been lit in the Duke Jacob's Square at 2nd of December, the city is preparing itself for celebration of the New Year's Eve. On December 31st, at 23 New Year's celebration will take place on Post Island. And the magnificent fireworks right after the midnight 00:25 will make it even more breathtaking for everyone in Jelgava.
Place: Pasta (Post) island


Balts' Unity day

This year’s Balts’ Unity Day will be celebrated in Jelgava. A rich variety of cultural and entertainment activities with participants from both, Latvia and Lithuania, are planned. 
Place: Duke Jacob Square


Metal festival and Days of Engineers

The Metal festival is educational, informative and leisure event for inhabitants and guests where it will be possible to enjoy art and culture as well as find out about education, career and job opportunities in the area of metalworking.
Jelgava is industrial city and this is the reason why metalworking skills are respected here.
During the holidays Days of Engineers will take place, which motivate the young people to pay attention to machinery and technical solutions. Jelgava city streets will transform into the "Pro - Kart" Championship track.

XVII International festival of Milk, bread and honey

Last Saturday of August is marked by a festival that stresses importance of healthy lifestyle and significance of bread, honey and milk. One can enjoy many games, taste natural products, buy goods in a market and witness new records. The main event of the day is the milk carton boat regatta that where teams try to outdo each other in building the most amazing raft.

Place: Duke Jacob Square, Pasta (Post) Island, Lielupe River


Midsummer, festival “Baltica”

Old Latvian traditions come to life on the longest day of the year.
The Herb market in Duke Jacob's Square is the event that brings Līgo songs and the fresh summer smell of the herbs to the city. Cheese, diadems, beer, bread, birch-boughs – think of it and you’ll find it in the market.

Place: Pils (Palace) Island, Pasta (Post) Island


Jelgava City Festival

Last weekend of May is special to everyone here in Jelgava.
Citizens and guests can plunge into our City festival that offers wide range of activities, including performances, shows, exhibitions, concerts and numerous parades.

Place: All around the city