Latvian independence day events in the regions

While the largest events connected to Latvia's independence day on November 18 are inevitably found in the capital city, Rīga, the smaller cities and far-flung regions of the country also offer plenty of celebratory opportunities. Here is a selection. It is far from comprehensive, so to find more, check your local municipality's website.

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


10:00 Service at St. Peter's Chains Roman Catholic Church, Rīgas iela 39.

10:00-16:00 Street market Rīgas iela section from Cietokšņa street to Stacijas street.

From 17:00 Latvian National Anthem, Lasershow installation - a tribute to the 105th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia. Lasershow duration 15 min., repetition at 18.00 6:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Vienības Square, next to Riga Street 22a

18:00 Celebrations of the 105th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, the annual awards ceremony of the municipality of Daugavpils, Daugavpils theater, Rīgas iela 22a.



10:00 Run across Latvia in Liepāja. Jānis Čakste square.

10:00 Market of Latvian artisans and homemakers. Rožu laukums.

11:00 and 14:00 Free excursions in the interactive exposition "Six months of the Provisional Government of Latvia in Liepāja". Advance reservations +371 29 605 223. Liepāja Museum, Kūrmājas pr. 16/18.

11:00 Bread baking in honor of Latvia's birthday. Liepaja 17.-19. century interior museum "Mrs. Hoijere's Guest House" at Kungu Street 24.

12:00 Ecumenical service. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Rakstvežu iela 13.

13:00 Performance of ethnomusicians Julgī Staltes and Erika Zepa. Liepaja 17.-19. century interior museum "Mrs. Hoijere's Guest House" at Kungu Street 24.

16:00 Proclamation Day service of the Republic of Latvia. St. Paul's Church, Kuršu iela 19.

17:00 Concert of the 105th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia. Jānis Čakste square.

20:00 National holiday concert program "A lot of happiness, Latvia!". House of the Latvian Society of Liepāja, Rožu laukums 5/6.



11:00 Run and bike ride dedicated to Latvia's New Year's Day "Run or cycle the outline of Latvia in Ventspils". Renkis park.

16:00 November 18 holiday concert at "Latvija" concert hall.

17:30 Ventspils State 1st Gymnasium "Path of Light" Ventspils State 1st Gymnasium

19:00 Jumprava concert Lielais laukums.

20:30 Festive fireworks Lielais laukums.

21:00 Independence Day ball at Ventspils Cultural Center.



10:00 Ecumenical service, St Anne's Lutheran church.

10:00-16:00 Family history game 'Know the history of Jelgava', G. Elias Jelgava History and Art Museum, Akadēmijas street 10.

13:00-17:00 Creative workshop 'Mark your birthplace with a self-made Latvian flag', Duke Jacob Square.

17:00 Festive concerts, Duke Jacob Square.

17:00-22:00 Multimedia history of Jelgava display, Holy Trinity Church tower, Akadēmijas street 1. 



10:00 Latvian contour run/walk (12.6 km) and holiday quiz. Start and finish in front of the municipality of Valmiera building at Lāčplėša street 2.

18:00 Free festive concert featuring band "Pērkons" and Atis Leviņš & The Rock Brothers. In the square near the Valmiera Cultural Center.



11:00 Ecumenical service Jēkabpils St Michael church (Brivības iela 123)

12:00 Car flag parade.

15:00 Laying of flowers at the monument "Fallen for the Fatherland" 

16:00 Jēkabpils municipal awards ceremony. Krustpils cultural center.

22:00 Festive ball featuring group 'Laika upe'. Krustpils cultural center.



11:30 "Ieelpo Rēzekni 2023" walking/running event for people and pets. Start/finish at the castle hill. 

16:15 Celebratory parade featuring various official bodies and cultural associations. Start from the Centennial monument, 62 Atbrīvošanas aleja.

16:30 Festive concert in the square near the "United Latvia" monument.

19:00 Rēzekne bigband concert and presentation of citizen of the year award. Latgales Gors concert hall.


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