On the 1st of May Latviabeerfest 2012 will start selling the wristbands: three-day entrance tickets to the biggest beer festival in Baltics Latviabeerfest, which will take place in central Riga, at the Vermanes Garden. The wristband can be bought in ten beer shops “Miestiņš” – 26 Vairoga Street, 42 Bruninieku Street, 24 Ilukstes Street, 4a Meza street, 317 Maskavas Street, 2 Anninmuizas Street, 11 Kleistu Street, 386 Brivibas Gatve, 19a Hipokrata Street in Riga and 8 Liela Street in Jelgava as well as the Folk club “Ala Pagrabs” in 16 Smilsu Street, “Alus Vestnieciba” in 50 Stabu Street, the book store “Robert’s Books” in 51-2 Dzirnavu Street and “Brevings” in Berga Bazars, 83/85 Elizabetes Street.
On 25-27 May 2012 the biggest beer festival in Baltics, Latviabeerfest, will be taking place in the heart of Riga - at the Vermanes Garden. As of today 21 breweries from Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Austria with 68 varieties of beer will be participating in the beer festival with the numbers still rising.
From 2003, when the leading tourism portal in Russia www.travel.ru established nominations in different tourism categories „Star Travel.ru” (Zvezda Travel.ru), that are awarded according to the questionnaires submitted by readers, the nomination “Best Baltic sea region resort” was avowed to Jūrmala. This tradition continues, and also this year the award „Best Baltic sea resort 2011” will go to Jūrmala resort city.
On 11th of November national rehabilitation center "Vaivari" has opened the reconstructed complex for hydrotherapy with a mineral water pool. Renovation has been done in the frameworks of ERDF project under the management of "RE&RE".
From 19th to 21st of January 2012 World winter swimming championship 2011 will take place in Jūrmala, and it will be organised by International winter swimming association in cooperation with Latvia’s winter swimming club „Jelgavas roņi”.
RIGA (September 21th, 2011) -- Marquard Media AG announced today the re- launch of its Latvian edition of trendy pocket-size magazine for women - JOY, in partnership with SK Group in Latvia.
Company LLC “TNT EXPO” will organize the 17th Annual Tashkent International Tourism Fair "Tourism on the Silk Road" in Tashkent from November 2-4 2011, supported by National Company “Uzbektourism”.
October 7th and 8th in Sejny the 1st International Borderlands’ Tourist Fair will take place. The Organizers of the Fair have arranged 1000 sq. meters of exhibition area in a multipurpose facility.
Devilstone open air, for the third time to happen on July 15-17, 2011, reports a credible storm coming as wild steel winds pledges rising all over the world. With thrash hurricanes coming from British Islands, shining forces from Scandinavia, and extreme heat from Italy, the vigorous clash in Dainuva valley is destined.
Rapidly booming heavy music festival will hit the ground for the third time fortifying its positions as imperishable! This midsummer, 15 – 17 July, the spellbinding and God’s forgotten Lithuanian corner called Anyksciai offers you the maddening hard atmosphere, live and high quality metal music, and refreshing streams of Sventoji that brims over entire weekend!
30th of July! The tourism website www.atputasbazes.lv invites you to participate in tourism rally. This time it will be "Adventures in Latgale". The route will lead through a Lakes region: Livani, Daugavpils, Kraslava, Aglona, Preili, Rezekne, Ludza and other cultural and historical places of Latgale.
19th March. In Turaida Museum from 14:30 to 16:00 will be celebrate coming of spring - Great day, during which all visitors will be able to learn about Easter traditions and rituals. We will be able to expect spring with songs, games and swinging! We will be joined by children's folk group from Sigulda “Senlejina”.
March 27.03 (12.00 – 17.00)
The Great day –Spring solstice Hanging a swing, singing, decorating a house
„Visi sīki žagariņi sidrabiņu vizināja” is a winter solice festival , organized in Latvian Ethnographic Open-air museum, which contains pleasant and useful activities- buying Christmas gifts with a walk in a pine tree forest, decorated with lights, folk shows and traditions, riding in a horse slay and drinking hot tea by bonfire.
Lithuanian metal music festival Devilstone Open Air 2010, which has taken place in a little town of Anyksciai on July 16-18, has gained a serious criticism from the religious community. The Prosecution Service is pre-investigating, if the festival has not provoked religious disunion.
On Saturday, 14th of August, portal www.atputasbazes.lv organizes and offers:
Tourism rally „Adventure in Kurzeme”.
The aim of this event is to familiarize the rally participants in an untraditional and attractive manner with the nature and culture history objects, not fully recognized material and nonmaterial cultural heritage and country side tourism offers in Latvia.
Lithuanian metal music festival, the DEVILSTONE Open Air, is approaching its second coming on July 16-18 in Dainuva valley, Anyksciai town. Extreme and radical music as well as other forms of expressions and experiences are going to flow free in the background of pure nature and unique cultural context of Anyksciai town.
Real estate investment management company SIA “LASCO Investment” informs that the territory of the former sanatorium “Rīgas līcis” located in Jurmala has been let out on lease to Nemo Camping (www.nemo.lv). The territory is situated just a few tens of metres from the sea, in the dune area, surrounded by the pines of Jurmala.
Latgale Song Festival is scheduled on 5 June in Daugavpils, in the framework of the city festival. 2010 is the year of the 70th anniversary of the first song festival in Latgale that was the last one in the period of the first independence of Latvia (1918-1940). The city festival of Daugavpils “MANA PILS DAUGAVPILS” (June 4-6) will be dedicated to the 735th anniversary of Daugavpils and will also celebrate the 200 years since the beginning of the construction of Daugavpils (Dinaburg) fortress. Latgale Song Festival will be the major event of the city festival of Daugavpils, the chair of the organization committee of the festival, Rita Strode informs.
Conference and leisure centre “Lejastiezumi”, situated by Lake Usma, has just resumed its operations, commencing the new summer season with more democratic and affordable service tariffs.
Latvian architects Mailītis A.I.I.M. have commenced construction on the Latvia Pavilion to grace the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The Latvian Pavilion has been inspired by nature and its façade will symbolize nature and its various facets including the forests, the sea, the land, the sky and the wind.
80% of Finns who visit Estonia bring alcohol back home with them but other products have also started to be of interest, National Broadcasting cites a poll by the Finnish Trade Alliance.
The Tallink hotels chain will open a four-star hotel Tallink Hotel Riga in the Latvian capital.
Latvian national carrier "airBaltic" will establish a base in the Estonian capital Tallinn this year and introduce eight new routes in competition with Estonian airline "Estonian Air", "airBaltic" CEO Bertolt Flick said on Thursday.
Starting from the end of March, "airBaltic" Riga-Tallinn route plane will make a stop in Turku, Finland, Aripaev Online reports.
In 2009, 21.8 percent less persons visited hotels of Lithuania in comparison with 2008. The number of guests from the EU countries decreased by 20.2, non-EU countries - by 9.7, Lithuanian residents - by 26.3 percent, Statistics Lithuania provisional data.