22.03.2017 to 24.03.2017

On 22-24 March 2017 the UBC Inclusive and Healthy Cities Commission organizes open workshops in Trelleborg, Sweden. All UBC Member Cities and Commissions are welcome to participate in the event.  

Christmas Fairs and Advent Concerts

Christmas fairs - a delight to both children and adults: decorated Christmas trees,  scent of mulled wine, roasted almonds, Christmas tea and coffee; gingerbread men and houses. Peaceful Christmas time, Advent concerts everywhere in the city and the inimitable care-free bustling atmosphere of Christmas fairs. Guests and citizens of Riga join at the New Year Eve celebrations and fireworks at the Freedom Monument.

More: www.iksd.riga.lv; www.liveriga.lv

Riga City Festival

The City Festival is a strong tradition since 2001, the 800th anniversary of Riga.

At end-August Riga turns into a major location for festivities, where visitors of the city, the young and the old, enjoy a number of exciting events: concerts, workshops, street fairs, theatre plays, art performances, and even a gourmet festival.
Most of the events take place along the 11th November Embankment, in Old Town and central parks, with a wide range of events also held all over the city.

Grand Prix of Nations 2017 Riga & 3rd European Choir Games

During the 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations, people gather together in the world’s largest choir. The largest people’s choir symbolizes singing as a peaceful and humanitarian movement; which emerges through acceptance of cultural diversity, respect towards one another, each nation’s identity and their traditions.

More: www.singinriga.lv

Rigas Ritmi Festival

Rigas Ritmi Festival is one of the most attended and loved music festivals in Latvia. The festival’s stages at different locations in Riga feature both world-famous and award-winning, as well as young and undiscovered musical talents. Rigas Ritmi Festival is one of the main music festivals in the Baltic States.

More: www.rigasritmi.lv/en

Midsummer Night Celebration

It is the biggest summer festivity in Latvia offering to explore Midsummer customs and witness their power today, try out traditional recipes, make flower wreaths, enjoy bonfires, have fun playing games, learn folk songs with the refrain of “ligo” which means “to sway”, dance and sing together with popular music groups all the night long!

Everybody is invited to come along and join in the Midsummer Night’s celebrations!

More: www.iksd.riga.lv