Riga, Latvia is a small country in the Baltic states, but in the course of the last few years it has developed into a city of culture. This summer has a wide assortment of events to offer here in Riga. We have created a short list of the must-see events taking place in the next months, that we will update twice a month. If you’re planning on visiting Riga or already live here, make sure you stay tuned. 

The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) 

‘’ The 1st Riga Biennial will reflect on the phenomenon of change – how it is anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated and dealt with at this time of accelerated transitions and the increasing speeding up of our lives. ‘’, writes Katerina Gregos, the chief curator of RIBOCA. 

The event showcases a vast amount of artworks in 8 venues in Riga. This is a must, if you’re in Riga, because it features a total of 104 artists. RIBOCA also offers a wide public program including a brick bar and a film programme. 

Their website includes a schedule as well as a full digital guide to assist and help you get through all the venues and multiple events.

https://www.rigabiennial.com/riboca/concept# ) tickets: 12EUR to see all venues , Riga and Jurmala

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Festival KOMĒTA

”Everything started with an idea of a festival without advertisements, slogans and plastic, without conveyor music and artificial trends. A cosmic culture festival, where music, art and we are in harmony with nature.’’ 

If you’re thinking of going to a festival in Latvia this summer, consider Komēta. It’s not only a chance to spend quality time but also has a strong and meaningful idea behind it as well as various intriguing and unique assets, for example, the no-advertisement policy.

This is a must-go music festival that has a different approach to those of other music festivals. Their main goal is to invite people to think and feel without the distraction of the hidden agendas that the modern day human faces on daily basis. The last day – Sunday – offers a free entrance for everyone, but we recommend buying the tickets and visiting Komēta on all of the days. The festival focuses on reducing waste, they offer organic, local food and is meat-free.

http://festivalskometa.lv/en/biletes/ ) all day ticket price : 30EUR , 27th – 29th July, Daugavgriva Fortress in Riga

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VeganFest

VeganFest takes place on the 12th August organised by the largest Animal Freedom society and offers loads of vegan foods, lectures and more. Their main goal is to teach about the benefits of veganism and popularize it. The venue of the event is the Botanical Garden in Riga. 

http://veganfest.lv/en/veganisms ) August 12th, the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia

MORE VEGAN FOOD : Vegan street food options @kalnciema ielas street food festival. 

reoccuring dates , more info : https://www.facebook.com/events/291401238062506/?event_time_id=291401248062505

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Ciao! Niklāvs Strunke in Italy. The 1920s

”An exhibition “Ciao! Niklāvs Strunke in Italy. The 1920s” will be on view in the 4th Floor Exhibition Halls of the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga from 30 June to 9 September 2018.’’

http://www.lnmm.lv/en/visit/exhibitions/4223-ciao-niklavs-strunke-in-italy-the-1920s ) 30 Jun – 09 Sep , LNMM , full ticket price for the whole museum : 6EUR 

pirms dodies, noskaties : “Rīgas mākslinieku grupa” Ep16 Niklāvs Strunke

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