Latvian independence day events in Rīga

On November 18, Latvians celebrate their independence day in numerous ways with events inside Latvia itself and abroad. Here are some taking place in the capital city, Rīga, and you can expect similar ceremonies, concerts and celebrations in many other towns and cities.

Latvian Television and LSM will be providing extensive live coverage of events on November 18. You can see the schedule here.  

Independence Proclamation Day events

November 17–19, 18:30–23:00: Light and fire installations at 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: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).

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