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During the three days of the festival, the Riga City Festival events were attended by more than 150 000 visitors from Riga and other cities. The greatest interest was shown to the fireworks show on Saturday, 13 August, which took place in the finale of the grand concert “The Cinema Spirit – a Celebration Next To the Big Kristaps”.

 

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14 August, the third day of the Festival, is dedicated to families. All Festival guests, especially youth and children with their parents, are welcome to join the festive events. On Sunday, visitors are invited to explore the backstage of the filmmaking process and join creative workshops for children in the Vērmanes Garden Park, take part in the Festival of Large Dolls and Mascots, and see the screening of the film “Limuzīns Jāņu nakts krāsā” (Limousine in the Colour of Midsummer Night) at the largest open-air cinema. Come and enjoy the “Date with Jānis Streičs” and cinema-themed workshops at the 11. novembra krastmala, and take a stroll at the medieval market at the St. Peter’s Church Square and the Latvian craftsmen fair “A Piece of Latvia” at Esplanade.

 

 

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On 13 August, the second day of the Riga City Festival 2016, everyone is welcome to join a wide range of events in the city centre and neighbourhoods. There will be various concerts, excellent offers from local restaurants, active sports activities in Lucavsala, creative cinema-themed workshops for children, lively craftsmen markets, a grand concert “It’s Not Life, It’s Cinema!” at the 11. novembra krastmala, and a breathtaking fireworks show at 11:00 p.m.

 

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On Sunday, 14 August, the motto of the Riga City Festival programme at the 11. novembra krastmala is „It’s Not Cinema, It’s Life!”. The spotlight of the event is on the film director Jānis Streičs, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. 

 

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On the 815th anniversary of Riga, everyone is invited to join one of the most outstanding events of the Riga City Festival –  „It’s Not Life, It’s Cinema!”. It will take place on Saturday, 13 August, from 12 noon till 11:00 p.m., at the 11. novembra krastmala.

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