Events

 

Event Guide 2019

  1st January (2019) - 31st December (2019) 

 

January

01.01. New Year celebration events in Valmiera and in the surrounding counties.
17.01.-20.01. International Winter Music Festival in Valmiera.
29.01. Concert of Valmiera Youth Centre “Vinda”. Rīgas Street 42, Valmiera.
30.01. The International Young pianist contest in Valmiera dedicated to Jautrite Putnina. In the Valmiera Culture centre, Concert Hall “Valmiera”, Valmiera 5th Secondary School.

February

 
09.02. Amateur festival. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
09.02. Latvian 10 dance championships. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.             
13.02. Liepāja Symphony Orchestra concert. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
14.02. Concert - competition of contemporary dance and vocal instrumental ensembles. In the Valmiera Culture centre and Valmiera Youth Centre “Vinda”.
22.02. A musically entertaining event “Vasarai ziemā būt”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
23.02. Burtnieki County winter sports games. Matīši parish.
25.02. – 03.03. Vidzeme Innovation Week. Valmiera. 

March

01.03.The music and dance show “Sister Carrie.” In the Valmiera Culture centre.
02.03. Concert of middle-age dance group “Pastalnieki”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
08.03. Spring Ball. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
08.03. Women's Day concert. In the Trikāta Culture House.
10.03. Competition of little vocalists “Cālis 2019”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
10.03. Burtnieki county little Vocalists competition “Mincis”. In the Rencēni parish culture house.
16.03. Spring Solstice celebration and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour).  In the park at the "Valmiermuižas alus" beer brewery.
April
 
01.04. – 01.05. Art Days in Valmiera. Steps.
01.04. Concert “Poet Viktors Kalniņš (Viks) – 80”. In Dikļi.
08. -14.04. Valmiera Restaurant week. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
09.04. Folk dance group competition of the Valmiera District. In the Valmiera Culture centre.      
14.04. Concert “Gudrītes smaids” (The smile of Gudrīte) by the brass band “Signāls”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
15. -25.04. Exhibition “Mākslas punkti” (Art points) by the students of Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School. Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School.
18.04. Spring closing competition of running series “Kocēnu novada cilpas” (Kocēni County Loops). In the Kocēni County.
19.-22.04. Easter events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
21.04. Charity concert “Mans solis, tavs solis. Satikšanās!” (My step. Your step. Meeting!). In the Valmiera Culture centre.
21.04. Event “Kocēnu pavasaris 2019” (Kocēni Spring 2019). Kocēni.
27.04. Amateur collective festive concert. In the Valmiera parish culture house.
28.04. Latvian Mountain Bike Marathon 2019. Stage I. Valmiera – Cēsis.
 
 
 
 
May
 
01.05. People's stand up paddle boarding (SUP) “Around the Lake Burtnieks” On Vaidava Lake.
04.05. Magical Night of Senses. In the Park of Senses by the Gauja Steep Banks.
04.05. Concert story “My Folk Song”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
03. -04.05. White Tablecloth Celebration and ceremonial events dedicated to the anniversary of the restoration of the Republic of Latvia. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
05.05. Sports dance competition “Vidzeme Cup 2019”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
10.05. Children and Youth Group Concert in preparation for the XII Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
10. -11.05. Bicycle and cinema festival “Cinema pedal”.  In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
12.05. Boat trekking along the Abuls River “Trikata – Brenguli”. Beverīna County.           
17.05. -18.05. Vidzeme Entrepreneurs’ days 2019. In the Valmiera Culture centre and in the square at the Valmiera Culture centre.
-18.05. Museum Night’s Events.  In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
24.05. Dancing night “Naktsputni” (Nightbirds) by folk dance groups. On the Matīši Open-air stage.           
25.05. Kocēni County Night Rogaining.  In Vaidava parish.
25.05. The 30th anniversary event of the family sport competition “Auto-Moto-Velo”. Mūrmuiža.
 
June

 
 
01.06. Football tournament “Liesmas Cup 2019”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre football stadium.
03.-07.06. Sculptors’ plain-air in Dikļi. Viks Fairy Tale Park.
07.06. Church Night in Rubene.
08.06. Schlager Music Festival.  On the Valmiera Open-air stage.
08.06. Beverīna county Song and Dance Festival. On the Trikata castle mound stage.
13, 20, 27.06. Running and Nordic series “Burtnieku novadu apļi” (Circles of Burtnieki counties) Stage 1, 2, 3. In the Burtnieki county.
15.06. Ghetto Basket and Ghetto Dance. Valmiera 
15.06. Summer Ethno Festival “SVIESTS 2018” and the fair “Ar Gardu Muti” (Savour the Flavour).  In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
15.-16.06. National Presidential Award Cup in athletics. In Ogre.
21.-22.06. Running and Walking Race “Rīga-Valmiera”. Finish at Valmiera St. Simon's Church.
21.-24.06. Summer Solstice Events. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
27.-30.06.  World harpers’ camp.  In the Kocēni County.
29.06. Burtnieki County summer sports games. Rencēni parish.
29.06. Vaidava triathlon. In Vaidava parish.
30.06. Race around the Lake Vaidava.  In Vaidava parish.
30.06. Singing festival in Dikļi - 155. Mound Neikenkalns and the Nature Concert Hall in Dikļi. 
 
 
 
July

 
06.07. Burtnieks Lake Festival. In the boat canal of Burtnieki centre.
06.-07.07. Latvian Youth Olympiad 2019. Rowing slalom.  Valmiera
04.,11.,18.07. Running and Nordic series “Burtnieku novadu apļi” (Circles of Burtnieki counties) Stage 4, 5, 6. In the Burtnieki county.
05. 12. 19.07.Live music evening. On the terrace of “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
06.07. Festival of Senses.  In the park of Dikļi Palace.
12.-14.07. European Cycling BMX Championships. Valmiera new BMX track at Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
13.07. Beverīna County's festival. In the parish of Brenguļi.
14.07. Indriķis Day in Rubene.
20.07. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 1.  In the Kocēni County.
25.07. Summer Night Concert.  In the garden of Rubene Church.
26.07. Concert series “Melodiju daba” (The nature of the melodies).  Rencēni parish.
26.-28.07.  Valmiera City Festival. 
August

2. 9. 16. 23. 30.08. Concert series “Melodiju daba” (The nature of the melodies). In the Burtnieki county.
02.-04.08. Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival. Valmiera
03.08. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 2.  In the Kocēni County.
03.-04.08. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) festival “SUP fests”. On Vaidava Lake.
10.08. King's Tālivaldis Festival.  In Trikāta.
21.-25.08. International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open 2019”.  Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
31.08.Kocēni County decade race. Stage 3.  In the Kocēni County.
31.08. International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open 2018”.  Brenguļi.
September

 
07.09. Kokmuiža Festival.  Kocēni.
07.-08.09. Sports games for young people with special needs "Mēs varam” (We can). Valmiera.
12.09. Kocēni county final stage of cycling serial “Velocilpas”. In the Kocēni County.
13.-15.09. European Cultural Heritage Days. Valmiera and Kocēni County.
14.09. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 4.  In the Kocēni County.
15.09. Sportlat Valmiera Marathon. Valmiera.
19.09. Poetry Days.  In the Valmiera Integrated Library.
21.09. Celebration of Miķeļdiena and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour). In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
23.-30.09. European sports week. Valmiera.
October

12.10. Simjūds Fair.  Valmiera Town Hall Square and the Old Town.        
14.-20.10. Valmiera Restaurant week. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
26.10. Concert by the band “Labvēlīgais tips’. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
26.10. Legends Night Event in Kokmuiža. Kocēni.
26.10. Legends night events. Beverīna County.
November

07.11. Autumn closing competition of running series “Kocēnu novada cilpas” (Kocēni County Loops). In the Kocēni County.
11.-18.11. Events dedicated to the national celebration in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
11.11. Torch lit march dedicated to the Lāčplēsis Day. From the Valmiera Town Square to the Valmiera City Cemetery.
18.11. Concert and a ball dedicated to the National Day. Valmiera.
18.11. Concert dedicated to the National Day. In the Matīši parish culture house.
December

06.12. Valmiera city Christmas tree lighting event. In the square at the Valmiera Culture centre.
14.12. Christmas Market. Valmiera Town Hall Square and the Old Town.
21.12. Winter Solstice celebration and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour). In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
21.12. The Evening of Winter Solstice traditions. At the kitchen of Valmiermuiža Beer Brewery.
24.-26.12. Christmas events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
31.12. 23:00 - 01:00 The Valmiera Museum Exhibition House is open for visitors.
31.12. New Year celebration events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.

 

Exhibitions at the Valmiera Museum *

 
 
Until 19. 01. Exhibition of Maija Tabaka paintings.
25.01.-23.02. Textile exhibition by Iveta Vecenāne.
25.01.-23.02. Exhibition of glass artworks by students of the Art Academy of Latvia.
01.03.-03.03. Exhibition of artworks by Aleksejs Naumovs.
05.04.-11.05. Exhibitions of artworks by Helēna Heinrihsone and Anna Heinrihsone.
17.05.-22.06.  Exhibition of artworks by Paula Zariņa - Zēmane.
17.05.-22.06.  Exhibition of artworks "Manai Dzimtenei” (For My Homeland) by Ivars Drulle.
26.06.-20.07. Exhibition “Rūdolfs Voldemārs Vītols – 115”.
28.06.-20.07. Exhibition of works by Valmiera  artists.
26.07.-14.09. Exhibition of wreaths by Edīte Paula Vīgnere.
02.08.-26.10. Exhibition “Attention - Expedition! Valmiera museum - 60!” 
20.09.-26.10. Exhibition by Tõnu Noorits (Estonia).
01.11.-7.12.  Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School students' exhibition of contemporary artworks “Virsma. Klātbūtne” (Surface. Presence.)
01.11.-7.12.  Painting and video exhibition by the artist Agnese Kaupere.
13.12.-27.01.2020.  Exhibition of teachers and students' artworks of the Visual Plastic Arts Department of the Art Academy of Latvia.
June - September  Exhibition of flowers and vegetables at the Herbs garden.
 
Permanent exhibitions:
 “Tell me, Gauja, the story of Valmiera”.
  Part 1 – “Ancient History and the Valmiera City in the Middle Ages.” In the Valmiera Museum Maršnera House.
Exhibition “Prezidentu spēles” (The games of presidents).
Exhibition “12 stāsti” (12 stories). Dedication to the year of 60th anniversary of the Valmiera Museum.
In the Valmiera Museum Exibition Hall.
 
 
Exhibitions in the Valmiera Integrated Library*
January Photo exhibition on the winners of the Saharov Prize.
February An exhibition of graphic works from the Plein Air in Rauna.           
March, April Exhibition of paintings by Neonilla Medvedeva.
May, June Exhibition of drawing artworks by Jekaterina Grjazeva.
July, August Exhibition of paintings by Ilze Aulmane.
September, October Exhibition of illustrations by Elīna Brasliņa.
November, December Exhibition of paintings by Līva Graudiņa.

*- changes may apply in the list of exhibitions.

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Events in October

  1st October (2019) - 31st October (2019) 
Here You will find the information about the events in Valmiera and surroundings in October!
 CONCERTS, FESTIVITIES, SOCIAL GATHERINGS
 

4.10. 19:00 Concert programme “Pamet skumjas, pamet nievas” by the band “Baltie lāči”. Ticket prices: 10-12 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
5.10. 19:00 Concert by “Ezeri” and “Jāņa Ruņģa klātbūtne”. Ticket prices: 7-15 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
11.10. 19:00 The 25th anniversary concert by the band “Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi”. Ticket price: 10 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
12.10. 18:00 The 45th anniversary concert by the mixed choir “Valmiera”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera St. Sīmanis church.
12.10. 19:00 Greatest hits concert by the band “Opus pro”. Ticket prices: 10-18 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
12.10. 19:00 Concert programme “Es šonakt sēdēšu uz jumta” by the Maestro Raimonds Pauls and Andris Bērziņš. Ticket prices: 15-25 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
19.10. 16:00  Concert programme “Radio romances” by Karīna Tatarinova and Aleksejs Kutepovs. Ticket price: 3 EUR, for pupils 1.50 EUR. Location: Ēvele Folk House.
19.10. 17:00 Folk dance collective concert “Mēs-3, Jūs-3”. Ticket prices: 3-4 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
19.10. 21:00 Concert with the rapper “Viņa”. Afterparty with DJ “DaveAndrew” and DJ “Pestītājs”. Ticket price: 5 EUR.  Location: Valmiera parish culture house.
25.10. 19:00 Concert programme “Starp sapņu miljoniem”. Participants: Ieva Sutugova, Kaspars Markševics, Kristīne Šomase, Ainars Bumbiers, Sabīne Berezina and actor Gundars Silakaktiņš. Ticket prices: 12-15 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
25.10. 20:00 Schlager ball. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Entrance with treat baskets.  Location: Valmiera parish culture house.
26.10. 19:00 Concert “=IA=” by the band “Labvēlīgais Tips”. Ticket prices: 15-25 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
26.10. 20:00-00:00 Events during the “Legends night”. Free entrance. Location: Kokmuiža palace, in Kocēni.
26.10. 21:00 Events during the “Legends night”. Free entrance. Location: Trikāta church and tombs.
29.10.18:00 Concert “Valsts robežsardzei-100”. Participants: National border control choir, National armed forces orchestra. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CINEMA ‘’GAISMA’’
 

 
 
 
Exact screening times and additional information: www.kinogaisma.lv, phone no.: 64222641.  
 
Screenings starting 27.09.
Premiere! “The Informer” (16+) 2D – crime drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 4.10.
Premiere! “Downton Abbey” (12+) 2D – drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Joker” (12+) 2D – adventure movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Oļegs” (12+) 2D - drama in Russian, English and Latvian, with subtitles in Latvian and English.
Premiere! “Geroy” (12+) 2D – thriller in Russian with subtitles in Latvian.
 
Screenings starting 10.10.
Premiere! “Nekas mūs neapturēs” (16+) 2D – drama in Latvian with subtites in Russian and English.
 
Screenings starting 11.10.
Premiere! “Gemini Man” (16+) 2D – drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “A Rainy Day in New York” (12+) 2D – comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 18.10.
Premiere! “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (7+) 3D – adventure movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOR COGNITION AND HOBBY
 

 
 
3.,4.10. 20:00 Manhattan international shortfilm festival. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Location: Valmiera theatre cafe.
12.-19.10. Valmiera Restaurant week in the restaurants “Rātes vārti”, “Dikļu pils”, “Vecpuisis”, “Valmiermuiža beer kitchen”, “Agnese”. Price: 20 EUR/per person. Location: Valmiera, Burtnieki and Kocēni counties.
12.10. 9:00-16:00 Simjūda fair. Location: Valmiera town square and old town.
13.,27.10. Open door days in the Virtual reality game room. Free entrance (10 minutes for each visitor). Guests must apply in advance, by calling the number 24205244. Location: Garā street 7, room 306 (3rd floor), in Valmiera.
Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10AM until 3PM Latvian taste brunch. Admission fee: 14 EUR, for kids up to age 12 - 6 EUR.  Location: Kitchen of Valmiermuiža Beer Brewery, Dzirnavu street 2, Valmiermuiža.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 

 
Līdz 12.10. Ekspresizstāde “Sākas skola!”. Valmieras muzeja Izstāžu namā.
Until 12.10. Express-exhibition “Sākas skola!” („School starts!”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 26.10. Photo exhibition “Ceļotājs laikā” (“Time traveler”) by the Estonian artist Tōnu Noorits. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 26.10. Exhibition “Uzmanību-Ekspedīcija” („Attention-Expedition”), Museum of Valmiera turns 60. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
15.10.-16.11. Express-exhibition “Vajag apģērbties siltāk!” (“Need to dress warmer”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
In October Exhibition of paintings by Ieva Rubene - “GadaLAIKI”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
In October Exhibiton of works by graphic artist Māris Bišofs. Location: Valmiera theatre cafe.
Permanently Exposition ‘’Teic man, Gauja, Valmieras stāstu’’ („Tell me, Gauja, the story of Valmiera”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Maršnera house.
Permanently Exhibition “Prezidentu spēles. Valmiera 100 gados” („President games. Valmiera through 100 years”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Permanently Paintings of the artists of the Latvian National Awakening and a unique exposition of fireplaces from the 19th Century. Location: Dikļi Palace.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPORTS AND ACTIVE RECREATION
 

 
4.10. 20:00 Latvian floorball championship, 2nd league. “Pēdu nav” vs “FK Kalsnava”. Free entrance. Location: Rencēni elementary school gym.
5.10. 11:00 Hike with a guide through the Miegupe nature trails. Applying via phone 26356550 (Santa). No participation fee. Start in Mūrmuiža, opposite the parish house.
5.10. 18:00 ELVI floorball league game “Valmiera” vs “Bauska”. Ticket prices: 2-3 EUR. Location: Vidzeme Olympic centre.
6.10. 11:00 Latvian cup in rowing slalom. Season ending stage. Participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine. The finals begin at 3PM. Free entrance. Location: Rowing track “Krāces”, in Valmiera.
12.10. 11:00 Striķa golf tournament. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
19.10. 10:00 Brenguļi crossminton Cup 2019. Free entrance for spectators. Location: Brenguļi Sports centre “Kaimiņi”.
19.10. 18:00 Latvian floorball championship, 2nd league. “Pēdu nav” vs “FK Koknese”. Free entrance. Location: Rencēni elementary school gym.
27.10. 10:00 Burtnieki county cup in zolīte (Latvian card game). 1st stage. Free entrance. Vecate parish culture centre.
 
 
 
 
 
GAUJA RIVER TRAM
   
 

Location: Boat dock on Pilskalna street 1. Additional information and changes in the ride schedule: www.gaujastramvajs.lv
 
Public cruises in September:
Saturdays: 12:00,13:00,14:00,17:00,18:00
Sundays: 12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00
 
Changes in the times of the public cruises:
14.09. 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 un 18:00
 
Season closing on October 7th.

 
 
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Valmiera Restaurant week – unforgettable tastes of autumn

  12th October (2019) - 19th October (2019) 

Autumn is a special time, that thickens the brightness of summer into warm yellowish pumpkins, penny buns, whose hats are like slices of sweet and sour bread in clouds of juniper berries. It invites to both soak in the light of the sun and prepare for the winter by relaxing the feet in warm socks as well as storing the vitamins of summer. We invite you to enjoy the richness and tastes of autumn during the Valmiera Restaurant week, from October 12th until 19th.

Restaurant "Rātes Vārti"
Restaurant "Vecpuisis"
Restaurant "Agnese"
Valmiermuiža Beer Kitchen
Dikļi Palace

 

The restaurants from the city of Valmiera, the counties of Burtnieki and Kocēni will invite to enjoy the tastes, characteristic to autumn, in an unusual rendition. Elferberry brulee cream, apple-beet topping, spruce resin ice cream, acorn coffee jelly, cowberry mayo, celery-quince puree, chicory milk foam, malt chocolate cake, smoked duck breast, buckwheat popcorn and other various treats. The three course meal (price: 20 EUR) will be offered to the guests by five restaurants from Valmiera, Burtnieki and Kocēni:
 
 
In order to experience these special restaurant offers, in advance table reservations from guests are required.
The menus are available at www.visit.valmiera.lv, as well as the homepages of the restaurants.
See you at the Valmiera Restaurant week!
 
 
Information prepared by:
Zane Krūmiņa
Head of Tourism projects
at the Valmiera Tourism information centre
Mob. no.: 25437177
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The National Celebration Events in Valmiera

  11th November (2019) - 18th November (2019) 

From November 11-18 in Valmiera, a diverse range of patriotic events will be held in honour of Latvia's national holiday.

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Christmas Market in Valmiera

  14th December (2019) 

The traditional Christmas Market in Valmiera Town Hall Square and in the Old Town brings guests from near and far away, attracting with scents and flavours. Musical performances will create a joyous Christmas mood. 

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