Plant Days

Spring is the time when the best gardners of Latvia come to Jelgava to participate in Plant Days in the scenic Park of Jelgava Palace. Plant growers, collectors and garden supply merchants offer plants, garden decorations, fertilizers, garden tools and professional advices while local entertainers make the event festive.

Place: Park of Jelgava palace

Easter Promenade

Easter in Jelgava is time when every family is invited to take a stroll through the park of Jelgava palace, look for eggs that had been hidden by Easter bunny, listen to folklore groups, dance and sing together with others and play all kind of games – egg rolling, painting on pavement, pot hitting and darting eggs into a basket. All visitors will be given the opportunity to buy all kind of treats and trinkets at the Easter Fair.

Place: Park of Jelgava palace

19th International Ice Sculpture Festival

The Ice Sculpture festival brings thousands of visitors to Jelgava for the biggest outdoor festival of the season every year to see the works of sculptors from around the world make sculptures from 40 tons of crystal clear ice. With sculptures shining in colourful spotlights, concerts and many activites for the whole family the festival gives you the beauty and fun of winter.

Place: Pasta (Post) Island

Vaasa Christmas Opening

The grand opening of the Christmas season when the streets of the city centre become filled with Christmas songs and the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread, as the market square comes to life with more than a hundred vendors selling seasonal products in their stalls.

The Tall Ships Races

The Tall Ships Races Kotka 2017 is part of the international youth sailing event held 30.6.-8.8.2017 as a friendly competition. The event was expected to attract about 3,000 sailors and more than 100 vessels from over 20 countries. Guests can experience the magnificent tall ships, and enjoy entertaining programme in Kotka. The event is suitable for the whole family.
The tall ships visit Kotka 13.-16.7. The Tall Ships Races have been in Kotka previously in 1992 and 2007.


Kotka Maritime Festival

Annual Kotka Maritime festival is a city-wide festival that encompasses arts, music, sport and whole family fun. It attracts around 200 000 visitors to hundreds of events around Kotka main island and nearly islands. The festival is over 50 years old and rooted in the sea and harbor culture.
In this year Kotka Maritime Festival is bigger than ever, because at same time in Kotka Old Port will be arranged The Tall Ships Races.


14.05.2017 to 17.05.2017


Six international teams will be formed to elaborate three perspectives :

  • Entire City,
  • Inner City and its “Old Harbour”,
  • "Old Harbour" with a focus on small cruise liner area.

The six teams will consist of the members of the UBC Planning Cities and Smart & Prospering Cities Commissions, as well as the Interreg JOHANN network.