Riga Festival 2018

Date:  – 17.08.2018 to 19.08.2018

Riga City Festival – involving countless concerts in Riga’s concert halls, gardens and parks, games, entertainment and sporting activities for grown-ups and children. The Riga City Festival is also a great opportunity to enjoy Riga and its wonderful architecture, as well as to get to know the suburbs. Traditionally, the Riga Retro international antique car convention takes place annually. Events are also on at Vērmanes Dārzs, Doma Laukums, 11.Novembra krastmala, the Spīķeri Quarter, and in other locations. All of Riga’s residents and visitors are welcome to participate.


18. August 12.00 – 20.00 Spīķeru Central Square

Restaurants often stand out not only with excellent food but also a thoughtful and refined interior that creates a pleasant mood and allows the meal to taste even better. Riga is no less sophisticated and appetite provoking, therefore in cooperation with the best restaurants Riga City Festival Restaurant will open its doors under the open sky for the fifth time already in Spīķeru Square.

Riga’s chefs will introduce Riga’s inhabitants and city guests to seasonal dishes that have been made from local products. In honour of Latvia’s Centenary Latvian chefs have agreed that the number 100 has to dominate in the offered meals. This number will permeate every dish whether it is 100 grams, units, flavours, nuances or aftertastes. Hundreds of good emotions are also promised by the musicians who will perform at the restaurant all day long.



18. August 23.00 – 04.00 City Canal next to the Freeport of Riga Authority building

Freeport of Riga Authority invites to a show of musical fountains and water lights. Every half hour Riga City Festival’s guests are invited to get comfortable on the shores of Riga Canal in Kronvalda Park next to the Freeport of Riga Authority lighthouse and enjoy a short but romantic 10 minutes long story of the port of Riga.


18. August 21.00 – 23.15 11. novembra krastmala

The concept of the concert is based on the Third Awakening in Latvia — a time period in the history of the Baltic States between 1986 and 1991 culminating in the complete restoration of national independence in all three countries.

Participants: Ginta Krievkalna, Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Daumants Kalniņš, Aļģirdas Šuminskas (Lithuania) and band “Big Al & The Jokers”, Ivo Linna and Maarjas-Liis Ilus (Estonia), Aija Andrejeva, Alex, Māra Upmane-Holšteina, Goran-Gora, Kristīne Kārkle-Kalniņa, Marts Kristiāns Kalniņš, Riga Chamber Choir “Ave Sol”, instrumental group under the leadership of Kristaps Krievkalns and the Riga City Festival Orchestra, as well as composers Mārtiņš Brauns, Uldis Marhilēvičs and Jānis Lūsēns.

The concert will conclude with celebratory fireworks at 23.00.


Text and Photos from: www.rigassvetki.lv