Three for the Weekend: festivals for all

The Latvian traditional midsummer festival is coming next week, but you can already begin celebrating over the weekend.

Summer Music Fest on a rooftop

If you are staying in Rīga, you can still catch day three of the Summer Music Festival on the rooftop of the Domina Shopping mall (Ieriķu Street 3) on Friday evening. The Latvian pop-band Musiqq will perform at 19:00. Entrance from 18:00. 

Valmiermuiža ethnic music festival

The fifth annual Valmiermuiža ethnomusic festival, representing 'contemporary expressions of music, crafts, and culinary' takes place June 17-18. Local and international folk artists will perform, local products and crafts will be sold, including the well-known Valmiermuiža brewery beer. 

You can see the full event program here.

The festival takes place at Valmiermuižas parks (Dzirnavu Street 2, Valmiermuiža).

Pride march 

The Rīga Pride week concludes with a march beginning June 18, 12:00 in Vērmanes Garden. The march takes place in collaboration with the Kyiv march. This year's slogan is 'Until We Are All Free' and the march will be a 'true manifestation of freedom, an event filled with love and experiences', according to the organizers.

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