Three for the Weekend: Festivals galore

This weekend in Latvia offers a range of festivities related to pop and classical music as well as featuring operettas.

Positivus festival

Especially for young people, the Positivus festival is 'the event' of the Latvian summer. It takes place July 14-17 in sunny Salacgrīva.

Among the acts organizers have brought this year are Pixies, Ellie Goulding, Alt-J, The Lumineers and others. Want to go? We've prepared a few tips

Operettas at Ikšķile

The Operetta Festival is taking place July 14-15 in Ikšķele, about half an hour's drive away from Rīga. It features a number of operettas, including for children, and will culminate with a rendition of Imre Kalman's 'Silva' as well as a celebratory waltz accompanied by a superb orchestra.

Classical music by the sea

From 12-15 July the Liepāja Great Amber hall and Theatre House Jūras Vārti in Ventspils are hosting the classical music festival SENSUS. It brings together scores of musicians of the Berlin philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and other top European and Latvian orchestras.

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