Latvia Weekend Events: Hello, spring

"Spring is here... is receding... is coming back again, no, wait," say forecasters (not an actual quote). Whole cities are undecided, it seems, whether it's spring or winter still, mixing winter sports with spring celebrations, as our weekend events guide seems to tell.

I see Sigulda

On Saturday ice-abundant Sigulda will show off an unprecedented event--an ice skating championship on a bobsled track. This will be the first event of its kind in the world. 

While the ShovelRace event will be taking place concurrently, with about 500 participants racing against time on shovels. 

The events, starting 11 a.m. in the Sigulda track, with performances by rapper Gacho keeping spirits high all day, and starting 8 p.m. the club Kaķis will feature Transleiteris singing unfamiliar tongues over very familiar tunes. Entrance is free.

Spring to Sigulda

Well, well, Sigulda! Not so keen on ice skating any more, are you, as on Sunday starting 1 p.m. Sigulda will be waiting people to come to watch movies, listen to music, and eat delicious snacks at the Sigulda railway station--things you simply cannot do in winter.

By the square of the station students will be making a water/ice slide, while the event will conclude at 6 and 7 p.m. when the Birth of the Spring fairy tale will be showcased, illustrating how winter and spring meet in Sigulda.

Live fast, drive faster

On March 6 the sport complex 333 will host the Queen of Speed 2016 motor racing event for ladies.

The event will be different this year as ladies will not only compete in terms of speed but also precision as there'll be an obstacle course in the track. Here's how it looked last year:

Everyone can apply by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 29555333. Participation is €50.

Champagne Supernova

The Baltic Champagne Festival takes place March 4-6. There's very little clear about the festival. Perhaps the drink has obscured the truth about it, however we at least know that it'll feature a lot of sampling, a Great Bubble Parade, and meetings with champagne luminaries.

The Bibliotēka No1 Restaurant on Tērbatas st. 2 will host the March 5 champagne parade, however you'll have to ask organizers where the other events will take you.

Prepare your taste buds as organizers say there'll be more than 80 champagnes and some 50-60 leading sparkling wines on site, all perfectly served. More info.

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