Riga City Festival (Rigas Svētki)

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Start Date / Time: 17th August
End Date / Time: 19th August
Website: www.rigassvetki.lv

The Riga City Festival is the main annual event in Rīga. It is a kaleidoscope of musical, artistic, theatrical and dance performances, sports events and attractions. The festival also offers a wonderful opportunity to have a good time and gain new, unforgettable impressions.

Various events are held on the city’s streets and squares, on the water and in the air, in museums, concert halls and cultural centres.

The festival lasts three days, during which Rīga is filled with joy. Numerous concerts, dances, athletic competitions, an air show and a channel regatta, fairs, taste-testing and magnificent fireworks take place throughout the city

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Festival Program (2013):

Friday, 17. August

10:00 to 18:00
Hawk DAY 2012
Forest Park, Riga National Zoo

10:00 to 19:00
LATVIAN Blind Association Strazdumuiža CIEMAT FESTIVAL
Yugla, Strazdumuiža Park

10:00 to 22:00
RIGA STORY BEGINS MOVIE “Splendid Palace”
City Centre, Riga, cinema “Splendid Palace” (Elizabeth Street 61)

10:00 to 19:00
Exhibition “SCULPTURE – 2012″
Forest Park, St.. St. Peter’s Church (Skarnu Street 19)

11:00 to 16:00
PROJECT “4CITIES4DEV” traveling exhibition
The center of Riga, Riga Congress Centre (ATTN 5)

11:00 to 18:00: LATVIAN TEKSTILMOZAĪKAS artists’ FLOWER TANGO ”
Pardaugava, Riga cultural center “Ilguciems” (Lidonu Street 27, k-2)

12:00 to 22:00
“ESPLANADE 2014″ – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE INFORMATION CREATIVE SPACE
The center of Riga, and the Esplanade

13:00 to 15:00
Writer August Deglava – 150
The center of Riga, Deglava Augusta Street 24 and August Deglava, Valmiera and Parnu Street Square

15:00 to 19:15
RIGA SUMMER RACE 2012
Mezciems Bikernieku sports complex base (S. Eisenstein street 2)

16:00 to 18:30
RCC reception in honor of the 2012th THE GOLDEN WEDDING Celebrations
Old Riga, Small Guild (Crafts Street 3/5)

16:00 to 18:00
BIRTHDAY “BRĪNUMSKAPĪ”
The center of Riga, Bastion

17:00 to 18:00
YOUNG PEOPLE TRAVELLING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Old Town, Town Hall Square

18:00 to 21:00
Munchausen’s marriage workshops and baroque atmosphere
The Old Town, Jacob’s Barracks Tower Street 4

19:00 to 20:15
CONCERT “MUSIC trumpets and organ pipes”
The Old Town, Riga Dome Cathedral (Doma Square 1)

21:00 to 22:30
KARL ORFS “Carmina Burana”
The Old Town, Town Hall Square

21:00 to 00:00
International Institute for Contemporary Art Festival “WATERPIECES”
Pardaugava, floating arts center “Betanovuss” and AB Dam

Saturday, 18. August

10:00 to 23:00
Do it yourself! – INNOVATION FESTIVAL AND SALE
Agenskalns Kalnciema Quarter (Kalnciema street 35)

10:00 to 20:00
AVIATION CELEBRATION aerodrome “SPILVE” AND AVIOŠOVS “RIGA Aerobatics FREESTYLE MASTER CUP”
Podraga, Aerodrome “Spilve” The future of Aviation Museum (Daugavgrivas Street 140)

10:00 to 23:00
BOOK HOUSE “Walter and RAPA” OPEN AIR Reading Room
Riga center, Square at the house of the book “Walter and Rapa” (Time zones 24)

10:00 to 22:00
RIGA STORY BEGINS MOVIE “Splendid Palace”
The center of Riga, cinema “Splendid Palace” (Elizabeth Street 61)

10:00 to 19:00
Exhibition “SCULPTURE – 2012″
Forest Park, St.. St. Peter’s Church (Skarnu Street 19)

10:00 to 18:00
Hawk DAY 2012
Forest Park, Riga National Zoo

10:00 to 23:00
OLD RIGA HANZAS MARKET
The Old Town, at St. Peter’s Church, Town Square and Cathedral Square

10:00 to 18:00
Riga extreme sports competitions
Tornkalna, Victory Park – at the sports complex “Arcadia”

11:00 to 18:00
“Where is my plane?”
The Old Town, Riga City Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space” (Lord Street 3)

11:00 to 18:00
Taste master street
The center of Riga, and the Esplanade

11:00 to 16:00
PROJECT “4CITIES4DEV” traveling exhibition
The center of Riga, Riga Congress Centre (ATTN 5)

11:00 to 18:00
Sigita Daugule EXHIBITION “FACADE AND STRUCTURES”
The Old Town, Riga City Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space” (Lord Street 3)

11:00 to 19:30
RIGA SUMMER RACE 2012
Forest park, sports center complex Bikernieku S. Eisenstein Street 2

11:00 to 18:00
LATVIAN TEKSTILMOZAĪKAS artists’ FLOWER TANGO ”
Pardaugava, Riga cultural center “Ilguciems” (Lidonu Street 27, k-2)

11:00 to 14:00
People’s Race “Mārupītes”
Tornkalna, Victory Park part of the Slokas streets and bars street

12:00 to 18:00
YOUTH FESTIVAL “Art Space 2012″
The center of Riga, Riga Congress Centre front surface of O.Kalpaka Blvd and in adjacent area of Valdemara street

12:00 to 13:00
International Vintage Car Assembly “Riga Retro 2012″ Parade
The center of Riga, Kalpaka Boulevard and Bikernieku sports complex base

12:00 to 18:00
Channel Regatta 2012 – FREEPORT CUP
The center of Riga, the Riga canal and both coasts from Bastejkalns to the Latvian National Opera building

12:00 to 18:00
MEASURE “EU TU RTU”
Verman garden, garden Verman

12:00 to 18:00
100 years ago Albert STREET ART NOUVEAU Waterlily MARK
The center of Riga, Albert Street

12:00 to 22:00
“ESPLANADE 2014″ – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE INFORMATION CREATIVE SPACE
The center of Riga, and the Esplanade

12:00 to 18:00
“Green Belt” ECO PIETURA
Forest Park, Recreation Lane and Port prospectus junction

12:30 to 22:00
The idea of music and dance in the garden
The Old Town, Riga Dome Garden

13:00 to 00:00
DAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT “COAST MACS”
Riga center, Square at the Latvian National Opera (Time zones 3)

13:00 to 15:00
CONCERT “RĪDZENE MAGIC”
The Old Town, Liv Square

14:00 to 21:00
STREET MUSIC DAY
The Old Town, Old Town, in the central part of Pardaugava

14:00 to 18:00
FASHION AND COSTUME PERFORMANCE “MOS Mystery tremend”
The Old Town, Ridzenes Street (shopping center “Center Gallery”)

14:00 to 18:00
MEASURE “Present for Riga”
The center of Riga, Ziedondarzs

16:00 to 23:00
Open-air activities “Steve – place the word”
Imants, Anninmuizas Boulevard 29 (lawn to cultural and recreational center “Steve”)

16:00 to 17:00
RIGA MUSIC SCHOOLS IN UNITED Symphony Orchestra
The Old Town, Sun. St. Peter’s Church (Skarnu Street 19)

18:00 to 22:00
POSTFOLKLORAS Band “RIGA joy”
Verman garden Vērmanes stage

21:00 to 00:00
International Institute for Contemporary Art Festival “WATERPIECES”
Pardaugava, floating arts center “Betanovuss” and AB Dam

22:00 to 23:15
Organ Night at St. John’s
The Old Town, Riga St. John’s Church (John Street 7)

Sunday, 19. August

00:00 to 15:00
DAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT “COAST MACS”
Riga center, Square at the Latvian National Opera (Time zones 3)

10:00 to 18:00
Hawk DAY 2012
Forest Park, Riga National Zoo (Forest prospectus 1)

10:00 to 18:00
AVIATION CELEBRATION aerodrome “SPILVE” AND AVIOŠOVS “RIGA Aerobatics FREESTYLE MASTER CUP”
Podraga, Aerodrome “Spilve” The future of Aviation Museum (Daugavgrivas Street 140)

10:00 to 22:00
RIGA STORY BEGINS MOVIE “Splendid Palace”
The center of Riga, cinema “Splendid Palace” (Elizabeth Street 61)

11:00 to 18:00
LATVIAN TEKSTILMOZAĪKAS artists’ FLOWER TANGO ”
Pardaugava, Riga cultural center “Ilguciems” (Lidonu Street 27, k-2)

11:00 to 17:00
Hansa Town Riga CENTURY STORIES: Facts, legends, music and dance
Old Riga, Riga History and Navigation Museum (Palasta street 4)

11:00 to 18:00
Sigita Daugule EXHIBITION “FACADE AND STRUCTURES”
The Old Town, Riga City Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space” (Lord Street 3)

11:00 to 16:00
PROJECT “4CITIES4DEV” traveling exhibition
The center of Riga, Riga Congress Centre (ATTN 5)

11:00 to 18:00
“Where is my plane?”
The Old Town, Riga City Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space” (Lord Street 3)

12:00 to 19:00
Exhibition “SCULPTURE – 2012″
Forest Park, St.. St. Peter’s Church (Skarnu Street 19)

12:00 to 22:00
“ESPLANADE 2014″ – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE INFORMATION CREATIVE SPACE
The center of Riga, and the Esplanade

12:00 to 18:00
“Green Belt” ECO PIETURA
Forest Park, Recreation Lane and Port prospectus junction

12:00 to 18:00
VĒRMANES GARDEN FESTIVAL
Verman garden Vērmanes stage

12:00 to 21:00
BREAD FESTIVAL
Old Skarnu

12:00 to 16:00
KALEJU DAY 2012
Yugla, VA “Latvian Ethnographic Museum” (Brivibas 440, Riga)

12:00 to 14:00
WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN “My Riga”
The Old Town, Riga City Exhibition Hall “Riga Art Space” (Lord Street 3)

12:00 to 23:00
FESTIVAL PROGRAM “RIGA games and joy”
11th November Embankment, 11th November Embankment

12:00 to 21:00
OLD RIGA HANZAS MARKET
The Old Town, at St. Peter’s Church and Town Hall Square

13:00 to 17:00
BALTCOM CARTOON RALLY 2012
Riga center, Square at the Riga Congress Centre (ATTN 5)

15:00 to 19:00
Concert program “Polyphonic RIGA”
The center of Riga, at the Square shopping center “Origo” (Station Square 2)

16:00 to 19:00
ROWING EVENTS “Come and Aires”
The center of Riga, the Riga canal at the Latvian National Opera

17:00 to 19:00
GROUP “МУМИЙ ТРОЛЛЬ” CONCERT
The center of Riga, Arena Riga (Skanstes 21)

19:00 to 20:00
YOUNG PEOPLE TRAVELLING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Old Town, Town Hall Square

19:00 to 22:00
VĒRMANES GARDEN FESTIVAL – JAZZ MUSICAL EVENING
Verman garden Vērmanes stage

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