Rīga City Festival continues with children’s entertainment, themed walks and sporting events


On August 16, Day 3 of Rīga City Festival, festivalgoers will be able to go on themed walks, watch concerts, visit exhibitions and participate in sporting activities. The mood of the capital city’s 819th birthday celebrations – Rīga City Festival – may also be experienced by watching Raimonds Pauls’ concert “For my Rīga” on TV.

On Sunday, the festival will continue with several concerts. In Vērmanes Garden Park, well-known musicians and soloists will perform throughout the day, from classical music with a contemporary twist, jazz and folklore. Street music event “Rīga Retro” may be heard in Imanta and Ķengarags; in Rīga Doma Dārzs the early music concert cycle “A musical journey to ancient Rīga” will take place, while in Arkādijas Park and Ziedoņdārzs Park, musicians will perform the concert “The boat glistens on the water”.

Festival events for the whole family will take place on Sunday at Mazjumprava Manor, Tērbatas summer Street, New Teika, Vidzemes Market and Mežaparks.

Sports enthusiasts will be able to watch an international windsurfing competition on Lake Ķīšezers, the Wushu Cup tournament and rowing festival. Participants who have previously registered will be able to test their strength and skills at the “Lāčplēsis Cross” and Rīga Triathlon 2020.

The last day of the festival will continue with themed walks. Visitors will be able to experience Art Nouveau Rīga on a special tour, learn which places in the city have featured in legendary films, and become Old Town experts by going on an educational tour of the old town.

On August 16, at 21:10 on LTV1, viewers may experience the mood of the capital city’s birthday festivities by watching Raimonds Pauls’ festival concert “For my Rīga”. The concert has been created as a personal journey about Rīga, inspiration, music and love and will feature Raimonds Pauls, Toivo Unt, Māris Briežkalns, Raimonds Macats, Dināra Rudāne and Daumants Kalniņš.