Three regions of Latvia meet in the vicinity of Tukums – Vidzeme, Zemgale and Courland. Ventspils I Station is a railway station on the Ventspils I – Tukums II Railway. – Eirodziesma and Dziesma On 1 December , Tīna was .. German and Scandinavian languages: Kurland; Latin: Curonia/Couronia; . After practical activities in project DELBI, what was during 38, SIA “ KURLAND” (GBER art), Improvement of sailing infrastructure and yacht meeting friends, attending culture events, etc. in the opposite side of border. . Likewise, Ventspils University College (VUC) has established a student team that . 24 September, , / Tourism Information Centre Photo: Dzintra Jūra choose the most beautiful high-quality photos for Ventspils tourist brochures, maps, calendars and other publications, Kurland Bike Meet in Ventspils.
Before you head out for the country, visit the special Midsummer Fair annually held on Dome Square to properly prepare. Impressive flower bunches and garlands, delicious smoked meat and fish, home made cheese from all Latvian regions - all that along with cheerful singing, and shopping all day long at the Fair! The entertainment goes on into the wee hours and visitors can enjoy special foods and bonfires in the heart of the city.
All Rigans and visitors to the city are invited to learn how to make your own oak-leaf or flower crown, and take part in the bonfire lighting ritual. Gigs at various venues in Riga, and also a chance to hear up-and-coming young stars 5 Garden Festival Rundale Palace garden Held when the rose bloom reaches its peak; thousands in attendance, including foreigners.
Every year the festival s theme has something to do with fruit trees and bushes, flowering bulbs, roses, and historic partners. This year is devoted to the tenth anniversary of the rose garden.
It has already been a decade since it was first laid out and planted. International Early Music Festival Riga, Rundale Palace Stands among the most sophisticated cultural happenings in Latvia; the concerts are held in the Medieval Riga churches and concert halls, as well as Rundale Palace a brilliant Baroque palace.
There are gorgeous outfits, authentic instruments, all performed among Baroque architecture and interiors. Thousands usually flock to the closing concert in Rundale Palace Park - in the fragrance of blooming roses. Bauska Country Music festival Bauska This is one of the four regular international festivals of its kind in Europe gathering leading country music artists of Latvia, Europe and sometimes guests from the USA.
The festival has become a major leisure event for families. During the festival, attendees can live in a tent town, enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Bauska, as well as visit Bauska Castle and participate in various amusement and recreational activities. Sea Festival in Ventspils Ventspils In Ventspils, the Sea Festival is taken seriously, which is just as it should be for a city by the sea.
This is a festival for people who appreciate the true meaning of the salty sea, the wind in the sails, and returning home after a long voyage. This is a time where family, friends and colleagues who are sailing across other seas are remembered. Lasting several days, the bill includes a wide range of shows and performances day and night. Kurland Bike Meet Ventspils More than 2, bikers from Latvia and abroad gather for the event - an impressive parade of motorcycles through the streets of Ventspils.
Bike fans can take photos and attend presentations by the moto teams. The event s evening programme will involve the participation of various artists and takes place on the Seaside Camping grounds, lasting into the small hours of the following day.
Enjoy the finest local and world famous jazz music celebrities. Festival's main venue is the Saulkrasti resort Minhauzena Unda, although it offers more than 10 various open-air concerts all over town. Concerts during the day are on the stage in Saulkrasti city center where admission is free.
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As Johnny Griffin once said: Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions. We invite you to join us and understand what it is to feel good every summer in July at Saulkrasti Jazz Festival!Kurland bike meet 2013 Plikais brauciens
Lamprey Festival Carnikava For a whole day visitors can enjoy a wide range of wellknown artists as well as going by fisherman boat to the place where Gauja River meets the Baltic Sea. During the day it is also possible to taste grilled lamprey or lamprey soup that is made in the king-size pot, or purchase something memorable in the traditional craftsman s market.
Sand sculpture festival Golden Sand Grain Ventspils Professional artists and amateurs from Latvia and other countries will gather on Ventspils Beach by the Southern Breakwater to surprise Ventspils residents and guests with works of art made of mere sand and water. On Friday, academic and classical music performances are offered by well-known artists. On Saturday, the city is divided into six zones, each with a different theme, with fireworks and a party under the stars - "Fonofests", capping the fun.
Sunday is devoted to sports and games. Every summer for two days this festival gathers together thousands of lovers of good music, diverse arts, and quality entertainment, and - for sure - the air is filled with great sound, fun and laughter.
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More than fifty bands, DJs and artists perform on the festival s stages, delivering a variety of music styles that will cater to any taste.
Performances from Medieval music ensembles, markets, food halls, demonstrations of craftsmanship, and other thematic activities. Watch the knights tournament, horse-riding shows, try out archery and learn ancient skills. It is also a great opportunity to celebrate Riga and its wonderful architecture, as well as to get to know suburban areas better.
Traditionally, the Riga Retro international antique car convention takes place annually. For one and all! During the festival take part in or observe cooking, milking cows, and eating competitions, tournaments and workshops for tots. The boats participating in this regatta are made of 40, air-filled cartons. White Night Forum of Contemporary Culture Riga One night only for art, music, theatre, circus, dance, philosophy, anthropology and cooking, combined here to produce a single message about the time and space in which we live.
White Night brings new meaning to public space: Bauska Old Town Courtyard Festival Bauska During the festival, visitors can take a look at more than twenty courtyards in Old Town; there are activities for children and adults, markets, musical performances, and the chance to learn facts about Bauska as the former capital of the duchy of Kurzeme-Zemgale. Through visiting the courtyards and collecting stamps on their events map, visitors can take part into the festival s closing lottery where they have a chance of winning prizes that have been provided by the entrepreneurs who support the festival.
Autumn Chamber Music Festival Riga The most notable and longest-held chamber music festival in Latvia seeks to implement the best Vienna and Salzburg traditions, and the keyword is refinement. The new adornment of Tukums was the lake. The church spire was another landmark added to the skyline in After Courland was incorporated into the Russian Empire.
In November of the same year the Russian Tsaritsa Katherine signed a document to divide Courland into regions and to grant regional center rights to several urban settlements, Tukums being one of them.
The town borders were marked in and the first urban map was made only two years later. The town continued growing.
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It included private houses, mostly wooden, and 6 pubs. There were male and female inhabitants. The first school was opened in Street pavement was introduced in and street lighting started in A more rapid development of the town was observed after the opening of the Riga-Tukums railway line in and of another line connecting Tukums with Ventspils a little later. The two windmills brought out the uniqueness of the townscape.
The town grew with the development of industry. Two new districts appeared. The rich built their houses in the eastern part around Elizabetes, Pils and Baznicas Streets, but the workers settled more to the west, forming an area of small houses surrounded by gardens. This part of Tukums was further developed during the year in In the beginning of the s there were inhabitants and 73 functioning industrial enterprises in Tukums.
In the conversion of the base to a civil airport started. Jaunpils Castle is the only fortified castle of the Order of Livonia that remains in Latvia.
It was built in An exhibition hall and museum are located there on the history of the district. Jaunpils Lutheran Church which was built in is located near the castle. Jaunmoku Palace is a combination of Art Nouveau elements and Neo-Gothic forms and was built as the country residence of George Armitsteadmayor of Riga — Durbe manor houseLatvian: Durbes pils rebuilt inis a classical style palace, surrounded by a landscaped park.
A stone bridge across the ravine and a rotunda are located near the manor house.