Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Grand gardens, a jazzy jaunt and a cool offering

There's plenty to see and do in Latvia this weekend, but if you need a few ideas, here's a trio of suggestions.

Rundale Garden Festival

On July 2, 2022, the Rundāle Castle Museum invites visitors to celebrate the 14th Rundāle Castle Garden Festival, which will be dedicated to the theme - the reconstruction of the historical garden.

The annual Garden Festival organized by the Rundāle Palace Museum has been held since 2007. It is particularly interesting to gardening professionals, garden lovers and others with green fingers, as well as tourists. Families with children are welcome. 

During the festival, it is possible not only to see the garden, park and palace, but also to learn something new, enjoy musical and theatrical performances, buy roses or other garden plants, and products of local artisans.

More details: https://rundale.net/darza-svetki/

Jazzy bike ride from Ogre to Ciemupe

On the evening of July 2, at 7:00 p.m., the musical summer bike ride GOING TO JAZZ will take place on the Ogre-Ciemupe route.

The jazzy jaunt is produced in cooperation with the international improvisation, jazz and world music festival RIGAS RITMI and since 2016 has already become a summer tradition.

This year, the cycle ride is scheduled to start at 19.00 from the City Square in Ogre, at the intersection of Brīvības Street and Bērzu Alley.

Arriving at the destination, Ciemupe, around 20.00 the participants of the journey will be delighted with a concert by American drummer Domo Branch, Italian singer Valentina Fin and others.

Participants of the bike ride should wear protective helmets and follow the road traffic rules.

More details: http://okultura.lv/2-julija-velobrauciens-un-dzeza-muzikas-vakars-ciemupe/

National Library Exhibitions

If the relentless heat is getting to you, why not head to the Latvian National Library? Not only is it air conditioned, but you can expand your mind as you cool down by visiting several exhibitions that are currently in place, from 'B for Baroque' to an exhibition about James Joyce's international influence.

More details: https://lnb.lv/en/news/exhibitions

 

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