Culture
Latvia's summer festival guide 2022
Over the next three months, Latvian cultural space will be filled with lots of music, arts, and recreation festivals. LSM's Latvian language service rounded up the main events to look out for before the pandemic wave strikes again.
Pride week begins in Rīga
From June 13 to June 19, the Rīga Pride takes place in the capital, celebrating the LGBTI+ community and their allies.
Charity festival collects EUR 20,000 for Ukraine's support
The 'Osokin's Freedom Festival for Ukraine', which brought together nearly 80 Latvian, Ukrainian and Estonian artists in nine concerts from May 25 to June 8, collected over €20 000 to support Ukraine, the organizers said June 13.
LAMPA festival takes place at start of July
The annual LAMPA Conversation Festival returns July 1-2, and includes various events that will take place in English. We will provide livestreams of several of these on LSM English.
Folklore festival Baltica 2022 returns in July
From July 6 to 10, 2022, more than 250 folklore groups and ethnographic ensembles will meet at the international folklore festival Baltica, the organizers said in a release on May 20.
Museum night had over 130,000 visitors
More than 190 Latvian museums and other public establishments opened their doors for Museum Night on May 14. The State accredited museums had received 133,458 visitors during the night, but the total attendance rates are higher, the representatives of the Ministry of Culture said May 16.
Three for the Weekend: museum marathon
This weekend, various traditional, annual May events are taking place after two years of being canceled or restricted. Culture events are still taking place in support of Ukraine, so this weekend, you can have fun and contribute to a good cause at the same time.
Fabulous felines to catwalk in Rīga this weekend
This weekend, May 7 and 8, fantastic felines from 17 countries of the world will meet in Rīga, ATTA Center, for the Baltic Winner Show 2022 to find out who's the most fabulous of them all, Latvian Television reported May 6.
Balts' Award open for nominations
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania have announced a call for nominations for the annual Balts’ Award.
Historic Rīga market set to reopen in May
May 7 will be a special one on the left bank of the River Daugava in Rīga, when the historic Āgenskalns market opens its doors again after extensive renovation works.
May 4 holiday event guide in Rīga
On May 4, the day of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, Rīga will offer many cultural events throughout the city, according to information by Rīga City Council.   
Ukrainian creatives can apply for artistic stipends
The State Culture Capital Fund (VKKF) has announced a new creative scholarship program, the aim of which is to support Ukrainian refugees who work in the cultural sector, promoting further creative activity and cooperation with Latvian cultural organizations.
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