Festive Programme

00.00 - 00.00

Vērmanes Garden Park stage

  • 12.00 – 13.00 “Singing in the evenings and mornings” by the Riga Latvian Society’s children vocal studio “Knīpas un Knauķi”

  • 13.00 – 14.00 Concert “In a small picture frame” Imants Ziedonis' poetry accompanied by composer Imants Kalniņš’s music

  • 14.00 – 15.00 Concert “Through the City, through Centuries” Riga Latvian Society’s seniors’ choir “eReLBe”

  • 15.00 – 16.00 Concert “Steps in Time” by the Riga Latvian Society’s folk dance group “Vija”

  • 16.00 – 17.00 Riga Latvian Society’s Personalities’ Hour Imants Strads, impersonating one of the chairmen of Riga Latvian Society, will invite into his office today’s members of the Riga Latvian Society — interesting and beloved personalities — to a conversation or a “report”

  • 17.00 – 18.00 Concert “Summer Serenade” 
Performances by J. Mediņa Riga’s 1st Music School’s chamber orchestra “Armonico” and vocal group “Putni” 

Vērmanes Garden Park territory

  • 12.00 – 18.00  — visitors will be able to feel the atmosphere of the turn of the 20th century when the Riga Latvian Society was founded and they will have a chance to watch a fashion show of ladies’ gowns from the beginning of the last century and to listen to music records of popular singers from that era — Arturs Priednieks-Kavarra, Elfrīda Pakule, Mariss Vētra and others, and also to get to know the most important facts of the history of the Society and discover the importance and role of Riga Latvian Society in Riga’s and Latvia’s cultural and historical space from the informative stands in Latvian, English and Russian placed in the Park

Small Stage

  • ​12.00 – 18.00 Performances of Riga Latvian Society’s collectives - choirs and vocal groups

Guided tours of the Riga Latvian Society House:

A special entrance card for the guided tour can be received in Vērmanes Garden Park’s 1th celebration square

Start times for the guided tours on August 19th:

  • 13.00    Latvian

  • 14.00    Russian and Latvian

  • 15.00    Latvian  

  • 16.00    English and Latvian

  • 17.00    Latvian  


Rīgas dome