This year we will celebrate Rīga City Festival from August 14 to August 16


As every year, we will celebrate the capital city’s birthday with Rīga City Festival.

Māris Krastiņš, Head of Rīga City Council’s Department of Education, Culture and Sport invites us all to enjoy the festival: “At this challenging time, in contrast with previous years, there will be no impressive, large-scale events on 11.novembra krastmala or the city’s main squares, and no firework display attended by thousands, but this definitely won’t dampen our sense of togetherness and belonging to Rīga, who we wish a very happy 819th birthday celebration!”

Festivalgoers will have a selection of over 50 different events and activities to choose from, in the streets, parks, squares and culture centres, and will be able to watch the concerts live on the big screen in Dome Square.

This year, the festival organisers invite us to take relaxing, surprising, educational and musical walks around Old Town Rīga, Art Nouveau Rīga, New Teika and along the river canal. Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy mobile and acoustic concerts in Rīga city centre and in the suburbs – in Sarkandaugava, Jugla, Arkādijas Park, Āgenskalns, Imanta, Kalnciema Quarter and elsewhere in the city.

The festival organisers ask that event coordinators and visitors follow the government guidelines and recommendations by the Disease Prevention and Control Centre related to COVID-19. Let’s enjoy the celebrations sensibly!

This year, as every year, there will be an information tent next to the Laima Clock and festival programme booklets at tourism information centres and event venues.

Rīga City Festival is hosted by Rīga City’s local government and organised by Rīga City Council’s Department of Education, Culture and Sport in cooperation with event creators – businesses and public organisations.