Come enjoy all Riga has to offer! From music & dance, to culture & creativity. For more info about all the events below and the full programme CLICK HERE.
AUGUST 10 – 16
ART EVENT: Rīgas spārni 2020// Riga’s Wings 2020, from 8:00 PM, Riga
«Wings of Riga 2020» 10th-16th August in the days of the Riga City celebration the international art exhibition “Wings of Riga” will also be held, dedicated to the city and aviation, in the historic building of the airport “Spilve”. The airport building was built in the monumental and majestic forms of Baroque. Artists, photographers, sculptors, museums from different countries will present their works. Those who wish to participate in the exhibition, please contact the organizers. TICKETS
AUGUST 14 – 15
MARKET EVENT: Riga City Festival – the market of Latvian manufacturers, designers and craftsmen, Riga
Riga residents and guests will gather at the Riga City Festival, from near and far places! Make sure you stop by the Vērmanes Garden walking market to see all the goodies created in Latvia, by the locals! If you want to participate, send 2 product photos, participant name, contact person and your phone number to email@example.com.
AUGUST 14 – 16
HISTORIC EVENT: Time Machine Through Riga Old Town, Exhibition | Riga City Festival 2020, Riga
This year marks the centenary of the architect, Riga researcher and preserver of monuments Andrejs Holcmanis. The exhibition has been created using his once popular excursion route around the Old Town. Come travel back in time!
MUSIC EVENT: Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
As part of the Riga City Festival, the Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées will continue, offering visitors to Riga the chance to hear the Festival programmes which were not performed this year. During the Musical Soiree series, the Festival hopes to give listeners the impression that the melody is coming from the city—its parks and squares—to create a unique musical experience. Enjoyment of the audio concerts is amplified by light installations and the atmosphere created by artist Krišs Salmanis. TICKETS
MARKET / SUMMER EVENT: Tērbatas Summer Streets | Riga City Festival 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
In the city of Riga, the idea of a summer street is being implemented for the first time in July and August. On Tērbatas Street, daily traffic is closed for one month to free it for pedestrians, cyclists, entrepreneurs and on weekends – for farmers’ markets and cultural programs. There are green oases along the entire street, where you can work and relax and experience Tērbatas Street in a new rhythm.
MUSIC EVENT: A Walk Along the Path of the History of Jazz | Riga City Festival 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Riga
The Jazz concert “A Walk Along the Path of the History of Jazz” within the framework of the Riga City Festival program is intended as a historical look back at the era of jazz and swing music. Come to VEF Culture Palace and enjoy!
MUSIC EVENT: Concerts in the Urban Environment “sološie un lecošie”. Kalnciems Jazz, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Come enjoy some Jazz in Kalnciems!
HISTORIC / WORKSHOP EVENT: Pastāsti man par Rīgu! (Tell Me About Riga) | Riga City Festival 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Riga
A program for attractive, cognitive, intellectual entertainment with family and friends. From games to history and legends about Riga! FREE ENTRANCE!
MUSIC / WORKSHOP EVENT: A Walk Along the Jugla Lake | Riga City Festival 2020, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Come pass by the Jugla Lake to enjoy some creative workshops for families with children and lots of different live music from electronic to accoustic!
ART EVENT: Riga Textile Mosaic 2020 | Riga City Festival 2020, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Riga
The concept of this year’s exhibitions is related to the popularization of Latvian culture, emphasizing the traditions of the Riga City Festival. Come see the exhibitions offered for viewing within the festival this year!
MUSIC EVENT: Concert in the urban environment “sološie un lecošie”. Party at school, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Riga
Every professional has at some point been a non-professional, every great musician and artist has at some point been promising. The Riga Dome Choir School, which has been finding and creating new Latvian musical talents for years, invites you to meet its former and current students, and teachers representing all different genres of music. In three venues in Pardaugava, it will be possible to get acquainted with them.
DANCE EVENT: Komētas Dejas // Comet Dances, 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Riga
Continuing the idea of the “Kometa” long-term goal – to revive the Daugavgriva fortress and the adjacent neighborhoods as a place of culture and thought, this summer the festival in the Daugavgriva fortress will organize additional events. The final one will be COMET DANCES. A whole day dedicated to just to dance as part of the Riga City Festival! Come dance! FREE ENTRANCE!
MARKET / FASHION EVENT: Design Market during the Riga City Festival, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Riga
More than 50 of the best Baltic designers with great offers, quality master classes and activities for children to have a meaningful time all within the framework of the Riga City Festival!
MUSIC EVENT: Concert ES. MĪLU. RĪGU. (I. LOVE. RIGA.) | Riga City Festival 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM, Riga
The concert program includes songs by different authors from different eras, which have been recognized as showing love for our city. These songs will be given a new sound by the Riga Chamber Choir “Ave Sol”, and some of the songs in the program will be performed in the choir for the first time.
MUSIC EVENT: Courtyard Concert. Purvciems | Riga City Festival 2020, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Come to Purvciems for musical events bringing to life a potentially promising point for cultural activities in the area – the courtyard between Dzelzavas Street houses 25, 27 and 29! Music all day long!
MUSIC / DANCE / CREATIVITY EVENT: Riga City Festival at Ziemeļblāzma | 2020, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
A concert, the Argentinian tango, Guntis Skrastiņš, learning to draw and paint, and to top it all off masterclasses in Bachata! What a place to be – Ziemeļblāzma!
MUSIC EVENT: Walking Concert / Riga City Festival, 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM, Riga
A walking concert on the Riga canal and its banks! All visitors of the festival are invited to a concert – a walk, enjoying musical performances throughout the day on floating platforms located in the city canal – improvised stages, on which groups of different musical compositions and musical directions will perform. The musical trip will delight music gourmets of different tastes and you will be able to enjoy it by walking along both banks of the Riga Canal, on the move.
DANCE EVENT: 819 Minutes of the Art of Dance // Riga City Festival 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Festivals are to be celebrated together and this year the contemporary art community is celebrating the anniversary of Riga with us. As part of the festival programme, a solo of 40 professional artists will jointly create a 819-minute long continual dance performance. The duration of the performance is symbolically dedicated to the fact that it is the 819th anniversary of the city. The event will take place in front of the National Library of Latvia. The spectators will be able to see the entire contemporary dance community and its most active representatives performing. They will unite in a joint dance greeting at the Riga festival, allowing visitors of the event to observe solo and duo dance for 13 hours or 819 minutes. FREE ENTRANCE.