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21
Jun
21 Jun
Midsummer celebration in Turaida
On the shortest night in Turaida you can enjoy ancient celebration rituals, traditions, folk songs and dances. Every year, on the shortest night – 21 June, the Turaida Museum reserve celebrates the summer solstice feast. From 19.00 till sunrise every visitor is welcome to experience the solstice night feast, following the old traditions, participating in events and enjoying the magic of nature, the sun and the magic of midsummer songs. That is the summer solstice when all living creature receive the forces of nature and thrive on an unusual glory. Folklore groups show how to make wreaths, adorn fencing and make cheese for enjoying the sun and observing the fire rituals. People play in historical games and dance the ancient dances until sunrise.
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30
Jun
30 Jun - 21 Jul
Musical Breakfast at Sigulda Livonian Order Castle
Continuing its free summer concert traditions at Sigulda Castle, the "Baltais Flīģelis" (White Grand Piano) Concert hall will once again organize its popular Musical breakfast concerts on Sunday mornings in July. This is an excellent opportunity to have a carefree breakfast with friends and family, while at the same time enjoying special chamber music concerts. Guests can bring along a picnic basket, and it will also be possible to purchase wine and breakfast on the spot.
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02
Jul
02 Jul
LP returns in Sigulda on July
LP or Laura Pergolizzi will return to picturesque Sigulda castle on July 2nd.
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06
Jul
06 Jul
Concert by "OZOLS"
“I hope this will be a special evening, with a special mood. The idea of this concert has been “galloped” for a long time, and finally this vision is transforming into reality,” author of the upcoming anniversary concert. Together with the announcement of the concert, Ozols in collaboration with Andreju Skurjatu (Dree), has produced a video for the song “Never”, which is included in the album “Neon City”, entitled “Best hip-hop album.”
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11
Jul
11 Jul - 14 Jul
European BMX Cycling Championships
On July 11-14 European BMX Championship will be held at the newly established track in Valmiera which is hometown of two time Olympic champion Maris Strombergs. During three days competition there will be announced new champions in Challange, Crusers as well as in Juniors and Elite classes. More information: www.visit.valmiera.lv
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26
Jul
26 Jul - 28 Jul
27.International Sigulda Opera Music Festival
On the last weekend of July, the International Sigulda Opera festival will once again take place in the picturesque territory of the Sigulda Castle ruins and the Sigulda New castle, where, as usual, music lovers will be able to enjoy performances from both Latvian and internationally acclaimed opera stars.
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26
Jul
26 Jul - 28 Jul
Valmiera City Festival
Each year, in the last weekend of July, Valmiera celebrates the City Festival. Valmiera's 736th birthday will be celebrated with musical, tasty, sporty, exploratory, funny and active activities. More information: www.visit.valmiera.lv
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02
Aug
02 Aug - 04 Aug
Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival
The Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival this year will take place August 2-4. The programme of the theatre festival is based on especially for the festival created works consisting of professionals known at national and international level. In unaccustomed places and original forms, in the urban environment of Valmiera are performed shows that entertain, enrich, provoke and certainly do not leave cold the visitors of the festival. In addition to the theatre performances, there are open-air cinema evenings, musical and gastronomic adventures, creating a rich summer art festival in the urban environment. The 2019 festival will be dedicated to children and teenagers with the theme “Live City.” A city with its own life, thoughts, body and other characteristics of a living being. There will be a chance to see 7 new productions at the festival! More information: www.visit.valmiera.lv
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01
Sep
01 Sep
29.Latvian Cyclists Unity Ride
In order to popularize and promote cycling sports in Latvia and create a sense of popular unity promoting a healthy lifestyle, this year the "Latvian Cycling Rider" ride is held. The competition is organized by Igo Japiņa Sporta aģentūra, Latvian Mountain Bike Federation in co-operation with the Latvian Bicycling Federation. The venue is in Sigulda, where the start and finish are organized at walking-stick square. Today racers have an opportunity to choose between 3 distances: Sports (100 km), MTB (50 km) and the popular Public distance (36 km), which usually gathers the largest number of participants – around 5000. The total number of participants amounts to about 6000. The cyclists always start and finish the ride in Sigulda.
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15
Sep
15 Sep
Valmiera Marathon
On the second Sunday of September, Valmiera Marathon takes place annually in Valmiera, bringing together the old and the young fans of active lifestyle and sporting people from different places in Latvia and abroad. When applying for the Valmiera Marathon it is possible to choose the most suitable distance - the 6.2 km race, the 10.55 km race, the half-marathon - 21.0975 km and the Nordic skiing - 7.5 km, while the most durable ones can compete in the marathon - 42,195 km. More information: www.visit.valmiera.lv
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