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

 

Lattelecom Riga International Marathon

Since 2012 Riga Marathon has been awarded the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label. If you have never been to Riga then marathon or half-marathon could be a good reason to visit one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea coast. The route leads through the very centre of Riga City and runners can enjoy the charm of the old Hanseatic Town.

More: http://www.lattelecomrigasmaratons.lv/en/
 

Museum Night

Latvian museums both in the capital city and the regions take part in this event.  Museums are joined by other institutions preserving and popularising cultural heritage: theatres, concert halls, libraries, higher educational institutions. During Museum Night no admission is charged.

More: www.muzeju-nakts.lv