Event Guide 20191st January (2019) - 31st December (2019)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Events in August1st August (2019) - 31st August (2019)
|VALMIERA SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL|
Sunday, August 4th
CONCERTS, FESTIVITIES, SOCIAL GATHERINGS
2.-3.08. Matīšu parish celebration.
2.08. from 17:00 Exhibitions open for visitors. Free entrance. Location: Matīšu church, Matīšu Folk house.
2.08. 21:00 Concert with musical friends from Rīga. Free entrance. Location: Matīšu church.
3.08. 17:00 “Bērnu studija” (“Kids studio”) with Lotte from Gadgetville. Free entrance. Location: Church square in Matīši.
3.08. 22:00 Open-air ball with the band “Starpbrīdis”. Buffet “Strautiņi” will be open for business. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Location: Matīši open-air stage.
2.08. 18:00 Summer concert “Lai balstiņa tālu skan”. With participation from Valmiera Music school choir “SolLaRe” and vocalists. Free entrance. Location: At the forecourt of Valmiera Music school.
2.08. 18:00 Concert by the organist Larisa Bulava. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera St.Sīmanis church.
3.08. 14:00 The 60th anniversary event of the Museum of Valmiera. Location: At the forecourt of the Museum of Valmiera.
3.08. 21:00 Night concert with video projections by Rihards Zaļupe and Raimonds Petrausks. Ticket price: 30 EUR. Tickets available at the Dikļi palace and “Biļešu serviss” box offices. Location: The garden of Dikļi castle.
3.08. 21:30 Dance performance “No gaismas līdz gaismai” (“From light until light”) with choregraphy by Agris Daņiļevičs. With participations from dancers from dance school “Dzirnas” and the Burtnieki county. Ticket price: 7 EUR, for children up to ages 7 - free. Location: Burtnieki center beach.
3.08. 22:00 Open-air ball with the band “Kompromiss”. Ticket price: 5 EUR. Location: Neikenkalna open-air concert hall, in Dikļi.
7.08. 18:00 Spiritual music concert by the vocal band “Anima solla”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera St.Sīmanis church.
8.08. 18.00 Concert by Ainars Mielavs by the Vaidava lake. Starting from 6PM “DJ Augusts priecīgs”, the concert starts at 7:30PM. Free entrance. Location: Valmiermuiža summer house in Vaidava.
8.08. 19:00 Concert of the most beautiful songs of Latvian musicals and rock operas - “Mīlestība” (“Love”). Ticket prices:10-18 EUR. Location: Valmiera open-air stage.
8.08. 20:00 Musical evening “A cappella nakts”. With the bands “Mirt” (Estonia), “Vōlta” (Latvia) and DJ’s from “Radio TEV”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiermuiža castle park.
8.08. 20:00 Concert by Ilona Berga and Igors Elksniņš - “Ir labi” (“It’s fine”). Free entrance. Location: Zilākalns open-air stage.
9.08. 19:00 Concert by Paula Dundere and the band “Veseri”. Free entrance. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera” summer terrace.
9.08. 19:00 Concert by Reinis Jaunais and Trio. Free entrance. Location: Burtnieki manor park. In case of rain the concert will take place in Burtnieki parish culture centre.
9.08. 20:00 Concert by the vocal band “The Real Group” (Sweden). Ticket prices: 10-20 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
10.08. Sports day and the celebration of King Tālivaldis. Location: Trikāta.
Starting from 10:00 Activities for kids and grown ups and the opening of the Trikāta sports games.
14:00 Creative workshops, fair, photo exhibiton, horse riding, games for kids, orienteering maze.
19:00 Auzāni brothers and the Famous Jersika orchestra with the concert programme “Uzliec veco gramofonu”. Ticket price: 5 EUR (pre-sale at “Biļešu paradīze” box-offices), 7 EUR (on the day of the event).
22:00 Bal with the band “Tauriņdeja”. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Location: Trikāta open-air stage. More information available at: www.beverinasnovads.lv.
10.08. 18:00 Closing concert of the A cappella festival by the band “Latvian Voices”. Free entrance. Locationa: Valmiera Culture centre.
10.08. 19:00 Concert by Anete Spure and the band “Matek”. Free entrance. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera” summer terrace.
17.08. 18:00 Concert series “Mūzikas svētki Burkānciemā” second concert “Dzejnieku ielas svētki”. Free entrance. Location: Dzejnieku street 4, Valmiera.
23.08. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “Baltic Way”. Free entrance. Location: By the Valmiera Music school, Pilskalna street 3.
At 18:30 Memories, stories and the celebration of freedom. Participants: Valmiera Music school choir “SolLaRe” and soloists, choir “Baltie bērzi”, Veru men’s choir (Estonia), Valmiera integrated library, memories will by shared by Januss Johansons, teacher Juris Mūrnieks and others.
At 20:00 Motion picture “Paradīze` 89”, directed by Madara Dišlere.
24.08. 15:00 Mood concert “Augusta debesīs” dedicated to Uģis Brikmanis. Participants: Jānis Aišpurs, Laura Polence, Baltic trio “Trīs upes”. Ticket prices: 5 - 10 EUR. Location: Neikenkalna open-air concert hall, in Dikļi.
24.08. 22:00 Music festival “Tintei 9”. Participants: rapper “Ozols”, DJ “All-viss”, DJ “PM2theAm”. Ticket price: 5 EUR. Location: Tērbatas street 4, Valmiera.
24.08. 22:00 Open-air ball with the band “Zeļļi”. Free entrance. Location: Rencēni open-air stage..
30.08. 18:00 The closing event of the Valmiermuiža summer house shutter. Free entrance. Location: By the Vaidava lake, in Vaidava.
30.08. 22:00 Last open-air ball of the summer season with the band “Zeļļi”. Ticket price: 5 EUR. Location: Neikenkalna open-air concert hall, in Dikļi.
31.08. from 11:00 Tomato festivites. Free entrance. More information at: www.beverinasnovads.lv. Brenguļi beer garden and Brenguļi center.
31.08. 16:00 The opening of the festivites and exhibitions dedicated to dahlias “Dāliju parāde”. Free entrance. Location: Vaidava.
31.08. 17:00 Concert “Par ziediem, par dzīvi, par mīlestību...”. Participants: sax player Artis Gāga and friends. Free entrance. Location: Vaidava culture and craftsmanship centre.
Exact screening times and additional information: www.kinogaisma.lv, phone no.: 64222641.
Screenings starting 1.08.
Premiere! “Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw”, (12+) 2D – action movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Screenings starting 9.08.
Premiere! “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (16+) 2D - drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (16+) 2D – horror movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Screenings starting 16.08.
Premiere! “Good boys”(12+) 2D - comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Screenings starting 23.08.
Premiere! “Three Seconds” (16+) 2D – crime drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Crawl”(16+) 2D - horror movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
FOR COGNITION AND HOBBY
25.08. 11:00-15:00 Family day at the Valmiermuiža stable “Ābols no ābeles tālu nekrīt”. Creative workshops, various activites, horse riding, field trip and metting the residents of the Mini zoo. Ticket price: 3 EUR/pers., for kids up to ages 3 – free entrance. Family ticket: 10 EUR (2 adults and 2 children). Location: Dzirnavu street 15, Valmiermuiža.
Until 29.08. Exhibitions of the works by Valmiera photo artists “Sajūti Valmieru”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
3.08.- 26.10. Exhibition “Uzmanību-Ekspedīcija”, the Museum of Valmiera celebrates it’s 60th birthday. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 31.08. Express-exhibition “Saknes debesīs” by Sindija Mačtama. Location: The Hanseatic houses next to the Museum of Valmiera.
20.-25.08. Express-exhibition “30 gadi Baltijas ceļā” (“30 years of the Baltic Way”). Location: Valmiera castleruin territory.
21.08.-14.09. Express-exhibition “Maizītē bagātība” (“Wealth in the little bread”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 17.08. Express-exhibition “Atmiņai no Dziesmu svētkiem”. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 14.09. Exhibition by Edīte Pauls Vīgnere - “Koronetes”. Photographies of coronettes by Valdis Ošiņš. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
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
3.,4.08. SUP boards festival. Latvian SUP championship in the technical track. Free entrance. Participation fee: 15 EUR. Location: Vaidava lake beach, in Vaidava.
3.08. 10:00 Mini-football competition “Burtnieku kauss”. Teams comprise of 6-10 players. Applying through phone 29331105 or e-mail [email protected] Participation fee: 15 EUR/per team. Location: Burtnieki Mini-football field.
7.08. 18:00 Grasbergs golf tournament “Uzspēlēsim kopā!?”. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
8.08. 17:30 The third stage of the bicycle marathon “Kocēnu Velo cilpas 2019”. Participation fee: 1-3 EUR. Location: Kocēni county.
14.,21.,28.08. 10:00 Golf Wednesdays in Avoti. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
16.-17.08. 11:00 Ēvele summer sports games. Free entrance. Location: Ēvele parish.
17.08. 9:30-17:00 Kocēni county sports games 2019, final stage. Free participation. Location: Kocēni parish.
17.08. 10:00-17:00 Equestrian competition “Valmiermuižas kauss 2019”. Free entrance. Location: Dzirnavu street 15, Valmiermuiža.
18.08. 10:00 The 9th Vidzeme golf championship, couples play. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
20.08. 10:00 “Mazda” Latvian junior golf tour, 4th stage. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
21.-25.08. 9:00-17:30 International floorball tournament “Latvian Open 2019”. Location: Vidzeme Olympic centre.
31.08. 10:00 Sports games “Atvadas vasarai”. Free entrane. Location: Brenguļi.
GAUJA RIVER TRAM
Location: Boat dock on Pilskalna street 1. Additional information and changes in the ride times: www.gaujastramvajs.lv
Public cruises in August:
Monday, Wednesday: Not working
Tuesday: 17:00,18:00, 19:00
Thursday: 17:00,18:00, 19:00
Friday :16:00,17:00,18:00, 19:00
Saturday: 12:00,13:00,17:00,18:00, 19:00
Changes in the times of the public cruises:
16.08. 18:00, 19:00
Valmiera Marathon15th September (2019)
Valmiera Restaurant Week12th October (2019) - 19th October (2019)
Simjūds Fair12th October (2019)
Every year on the second Saturday of October, the traditional Simjūds Fair is held in Valmiera Town Hall Square and in the territory of Valmiera Castle. This is historically is the last big market before winter and where it is possible to prepare of a wide variety of produce. Craftsmen and home producers will delight with products, but the tempting scents will call to preserve autumn flavour colours for white winter days.
The National Celebration Events in Valmiera11th 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.
Christmas Market in Valmiera14th 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.