Lāčplēsis Day events
November 6: At 14:00 in the square near the Latvian War Museum (Smilšu Street 20), the War of Independence commemorative bonfire will be lit, which will continue to burn until November 11. From 9:00 to 7:00, an exhibition of military equipment of the Latvian and allied armed forces will be on display.
November 7 to 19: The Rīga Art Nouveau Center (Alberta Street 12) hosts a "Patriot Week" with lectures, presentations, and festive card workshops. Prior reservations should be sent to [email protected]. The center will be open 14:00 to 15:00 on November 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17, and 10:00 to 18:00 on the other days.
November 11 to 19: Rīga culture and folk art center "The Small Guild" will make a documentary available on its social networks Facebook and YouTube. Directed by Ivars Seleckis, the 1973 film "Apcirkņi" ("Bins"; typically meaning grain storage) talks about Latvian rural environment in times of fatal change.
November 11 and 18: The Rīga Porcelain Museum (Kalēju Street 9/11) hosts thematic porcelain-painting workshops at 12:00, 16:00 and 18:00. Prior registration is required by calling 26406354 (Tuesday-Saturday).
November 11, 9:00: An ecumenical service at the Rīga Cathedral (Herdera Square 6).
November 11, 9:00–22:00: A military equipment exhibition near the Latvian War Museum (Smilšu Street 20).
November 11, 11:00–18:00: An exhibition on the Lāčplēsis War Order, the history of the Constitution, and guided tours, at the Latvian National History Museum (Brīvības Boulevard 32).
November 11, 12:00: A commemoration moment at Sudrabkalniņš memorial (Slokas Street, Kurzemes Drive intersection.
November 11, 16:00-19:00: The lighting of candles at the Brāļu Cemetery, followed by a torch walk to the Freedom Monument, lighting of candles there, a torch walk to 11. novembra embankment, and setting a 'raft of fire' into the Daugava.
November 11, 16:00: A folk dance concert at the VEF Culture Castle (Ropažu Street 2).
November 11, 16:00–19:00: A concert of young music bands "Tu esi mana Latvija!" (You are my Latvia!) in the square near the Latvian War Museum (Smilšu Street 20).
November 11, 17:00: A folk music concert at the cultural center "Iļģuciems".
November 11, 17:00–21:30: concerts, bonfires, soup and speeches at Uzvaras Park in Pārdaugava, with the participation of Raxtu Raxti, Skyforger, and others.
November 11, 18:00: A choir-and-orchestra concert at the Rīga Cathedral (Herdera Square 6).
November 11, 18:00: National Guard Orchestra with soloists Lāčplēsis Day concert "Sounds of Freedom" at "Lielā gilde" concert hall, Rīga.
November 11, 19:00: Folklore band concert with bonfires and conversations at the culture center "Ziemeļblāzma" (Ziemeļblāzmas Street 36).
Independence Proclamation Day events
November 17–19, 18:30–23:00: Light and fire installations at the Arkādijas Park.
November 17, 18:00: Concert "Es nāku no mazas tautas" (I come from a small nation) at the culture center "Imanta" (Anniņmuižas boulevard 29).
November 17, 19:00–20:30: Choir concert "Ir tikai viena Latvija" (There is only one Latvia) at the concert hall Ave Sol (Citadeles Street 7).
November 18, 9:00: An ecumenical service at the Rīga Cathedral (Herdera Square 6).
November 18, 10:30: Flower laying at the Freedom Monument.
November 18, 11:00–18:00: An exhibition on the Lāčplēsis War Order, other exhibitions, and guided tours, at the Latvian National History Museum (Brīvības Boulevard 32).
November 18, 13:00: A military parade on the 11. novembra krastmala along the Daugava.
November 18, 16:00–17:00: A choir concert at the music school on Prūšu Street 13B.
November 18, 16:00: A concert by the drum and bagpipe band "Auļi" at the culture center "Ziemeļblāzma" (Ziemeļblāzmas Street 36).
November 18, 17:00: A concert with the folklore and ancient battle group "Vilkači" at the Latvian War Museum (Smilšu Street 20).
November 18, 17:00: A kokle concert at the culture center "Iļģuciems" (Lidoņu Street 27 k-2).
November 18, 19:00: A concert "Latvian Impressions" at the VEF Culture Castle (Ropažu Street 2).
November 18, 19:00–23:00: At the square by the Freedom Monument, the traditional festivities with a concert, the President's speech, and a multimedial light show will take place.
November 18, 18:00–23:00: Fire and light installations along the city canal from the National Opera to Bastejkalns.
November 18, 21:00: A choir concert at the Small Guild (Amatu Street 5).