Three for the Weekend: City fests

Many cities choose to hold their town festivals in the middle of July. Pick one or two and enjoy events all weekend long.

Cēsis festival

One of the cities most known for its cultural life, Cēsis, is among those partying this weekend with its 816th anniversary festival. The event program, which is available here, is vast: concerts, literary readings, interactive performances, experiments, markets, sporting events, light installations, and others. The events take place from Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17.

Preiļi zero waste festival

The town of Preiļi has chosen the environment theme for their festival, namely, the zero waste lifestyle. From July 15 to 16, in the Preiļi park and beach, hikes, discussions, seminars, concerts, and similar events concerning zero waste will take place. More information (in Latvian) on the Preiļi website.

Jūrmala festival

The annual Jūrmala Festival cycle of six concerts begins on July 17 on the Dzintari beach. From July 17 to 24, nightly concerts will sound on the beach and in the Dzintari concert hall. More information on the Jūrmala Festival website.

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