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 November

  1st November (2019) - 30th November (2019) 

Here You will find the information about the events in Valmiera and surroundings in November!

FESTIVITIES DURING NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
 

 
 
9.11. 17:00 Concert “Dejai tāda dvēselīte” by the folk dance group “Gauja”. Ticket prices: 4-6 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
11.11. 16:00 Torch march, from Trikāta centre to Trikāta cemetery.
11.11. 17:00 “Lāčplēsis” Day event in Brenguļi. Creative workshop for kids. Torch march and the bridge illumination. Gathering by the Sports centre “Kaimiņi”.
11.11. 17:30 Musically patriotic “Lāčplēsis” Day greeting “Tēvzemei un brīvībai” with poet and actress Kristīne Dina Bitēna and composer Atvars Sirmais. Free entrance.  Location: Gathering house “Depo”, in Trikāta.
11.11. 17:30 “Lāčplēsis” Day memoriam for the fallen during the Freedom battles. Location: Valmiera St. Sīmanis church.
11.11. 18:00 Torch march from Valmiera town square to the Centre cemetery.
11.11. 18:00 Torch march from the car parking of Kocēni county town hall to the parterre of the Kokmuiža palace. A moment of remembrance by the Sun clock, commemorating the fallen during the Latvian Freedom battles. Ethnic Latvian strength symbols crafting from candles.
11.11. 18:30 A moment of remembrance. Location: Valmiera Centre cemetery.
11.11. 18:30 Registration for participation in the “Lāčplēsis” Day run. In advance applying starting from November 4th until November 10th, 23:59 www.kocenunovads.lv. No participation fee. Location: Promenade of the Kokmuiža palace, in Kocēni.
  • 19.30 Start for the “Lāčplēsis” Day run.
11.11. 19:30  “Lāčplēsis” Day concert “Roks..Mīlestība.Brīvība”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
15.11. 18:00 Warm-up concert before the Latvian independece day. Participating: amateur collective and musician creative group “Gan`gan” from Liepāja. Free entrance.  Location: Burtnieki parish culture centre.
15.11. 19:00 Celebratory concert performance “Sirdspuksti”. Ticket prices: 12-20 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
15.11. 19:00 Latvia centennial project “Burtnieku pils tīstokļus meklējot” contemporary dance concert-performance. Free entrance. Location: Matīši Social house.
16.11. 15:00 Concert programme “Ceļā pie Tevis” commemorating the 101st birthday of Latvia. Participating: Santa Sāre, Ģirts Ripa, Mārcis Kalniņš. Free entrance. Location: Ēvele Social house.
16.11. 16:00 Concert “Visi ceļi ved uz mājām” with Elita Strazdiņa and Henrihs Kalvītis commemorating the 101st year of the proclamation of independence. Free entrance. Location: Zilākalns parish culture house.
16.11. 21:00 Celebratory ball with the band “Rumbas kvartets”. Ticket prices: 5-10 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
17.11. 16:00 Celebratory event commemorating the 101st year of the proclamation of independence. Concert programme “Mūsu gadsimta soļi” with singers Kristīne Zaharova, Andris Ābelītis and the accompanying band. Free entrance. Location: Vaidava Culture and crafts centre.
18.11. 11:00 Run of the outline of Latvia. Start from the Valmiera town square.
18.11. 18:00 Celebratory concert with the band “Tautumeitas”. Free entrance (in advance taking out the tickets at the Valmiera Culture centre box office).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONCERTS, FESTIVITIES, SOCIAL GATHERINGS
 

1.11. 19:00 Acoustic song programme by Aija Andrejeva. Special concert guest – Kārlis Būmeisters. Ticket prices: 12-20 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
1.11. 19:00 Latvian Radio choir concert programme “Četri latvju spoku stāsti”. Ticket prices: 8-18 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
1.11. 19:00 Coctail evening. With DJ Uldis Rudaks. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera theatre cafe.
2.11. 18:00 The 5th year anniversary event “Nekas nav nejauši...” by the Burtnieki parish culture centre vocal band. Ball after the concert with the band “Blēži”. Free entrance. Location: Burtnieki parish culture centre.
2.11. 19:00 Concert by Normunds Rutulis - “Man nav žēl”. Ticket prices: 12-18 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
8.11. 19:00 World music festival “Porta”. Concert by the Israeli musical band “Lola Marsh”. Ticket prices: 18-25 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
8.11. 19:00 10 year anniversary concert by the band “Musiqq”. Ticket prices: 20-25 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
9.11. 18:00 Maestro Raimonds Pauls and Dināra Rudāne with the concert programme “Viņa un Viņš”. Ticket prices: 115 EUR/person (includes, snacks and a 3 course meal with matching wines). Tickets available at the location of the event – Dikļi palace.
9.11. 19:00 Vjačeslavs Mitrohins and friends orchestra with concert programme “Latviešu blūzi un ne tikai”. Special guest - guitarist Aivars Hermanis. Ticket prices: 12-18 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
9.11. 19:00 Concert by the female choir “Jumara” and male choir ”Imanta”. Free entrance. Location: Matīši Social house.
9.11. 19:00 Concert by the Valmiera Culture centre choir, Vidzeme University of Applie Sciences youth choir “Skan” and youth choir “Balsis”. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Location: Dikļi Culture centre.
9.11. 22:00 Ball with singers Kristīne Šomase and Rikardions. Ticket price: 2 EUR. Table reservations via phone 26191238. Location: Ēvele Social house.
10.11. 12:30 Martin day crazyness with the Kocēni Culture house middle generation dance collective “Savieši” and Kocēni primary school kids of Martin’s. Games, songs and dances with “Sēļu muižas muzikantiem”. Free entrance. Location: Next to the Kocēni Culture house.
14.11. 18:00 Concert “Dvēseles dziesmas” by the ethnomusic singer Inga Karpiča. Ticket price: 3 EUR. Location: Kocēni Culture house.
17.11. 19:30 Concert commemorating the new album “Good Luck” by the band “Carnival Youth”. Ticket prices: 12-20 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
29.11. 19:00 Concert by Intars Busuļis and “Abonementa” orchestre. Ticket prices: EUR 20-30 EUR.  Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
30.11. 17:00 Valmiera Music school Piano department concert “Melnbalto taustiņu stāsts”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CINEMA “GAISMA’’
 

 
Exact screening times and additional information: www.kinogaisma.lv, phone no.: 64222641. 
 
Screenings until 7.11.
“Zombieland: Double tap” (16+) 2D – comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 “Countdown” (12+) 2D – thriller in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 8.11.
Premiere! “Doctor Sleep” (16+) 2D – horror movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 15.11.
Premiere! “Away” 2D – animated movie for the whole family, no dialogues.
Premiere! “Lemans ‘66” (12+) 2D – action movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Midway” (12+) 2D – drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 22.11.
Premiere! “Charlie’s angels” (12+) 2D – adventure movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 29.11.
Premiere! “Last Christmas” (12+) 2D – comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Knives out” (12+) 2D – comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 

 
 
Up to 16.11. Express-exhibition “Vajag apģērbties siltāk!”. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Up to 28.11. Graphic works exhibition “Pirmsākums” by Anita Nikuļceva. Location: Valmiera integrated library.
1.11.- 7.12. Contemporary art work exhibition “Virsma. Klātbūtne” by the pupils of Valmiera Design and arts school. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
1.11. - 7.12. Painting exhibition “Tasmānijas zilā” by Agnese Kaupere. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
20.11.-14.12. Express-exhibition “Vakarēšana” (twisting, carding, knitting, weaving, carving). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
In November Photo exhibition “Dabas ainavas Kocēnu novadā” by the photographer Nils Sokolovs. Location: Dikļi Culture centre Exhibition hall.
In November Photo exhibition “Dzīves kaleidoskops” by Andris Vētra. Location: Zilākalns parish council.
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
   
 

2.11. 18:00 ELVI floorball league game “FBK Valmiera” - “Ogres Vilki”. Ticket prices: 2-3 EUR. Location: Vidzeme Olympic centre (VOC).
23.11. 17:30 ELVI floorball league game “FBK Valmiera” - “Ķekava”. Ticket prices: 2-3 EUR. Location: VOC.

On weekends (Fridays-Sundays) in November public ice skating – active leisure on ice in various thematic settings. Exact schedule of public skatings: www.voc.lv or by calling +371 20021004. VOC.

 

 
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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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