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Festivals and annual events in Valmiera

International Winter Music Festival, International competition for young pianists, Theatre Festival, International festival for youth choirs, Valmiera City Festival, International Art Symposium, Flower Festival, Simjūds’ Fair, at least two classical music concerts per month, Concert of new talents on the open-air stage in the Valmiera Castle Ruins, Summer concerts by the Valmiera Music School, Art month of Valmiera, Vidzeme Fashion Show etc. Each year at least one big, Latvian scale event is held in Valmiera, e.g., International Baltic Ballet Festival, International Theatre Festival, etc.

January

01.01. New Year celebration events in Valmiera and the surrounding counties.

13.01. The 35th Anniversary concert of the Burtnieki County dance group “Sadancis”. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

16.-20.01. XXVII International Winter Music Festival. In valmiera.

30.01.-03.02. World Floorball Championship Qualification Games. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.

31.01. XXIII International competition for young pianists. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

February

03.02. The festival of the Valmiera Cultural Center amateurs. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

03.02. Meteņi Day celebration and the fair “Gardu muti”. “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

07.-12.02. Challange 4 Nations Youth Hockey Tournament. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.

10.02. Latvian Sports Dance Championship. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.

14.02. Contemporary dance concert - competition. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

16.02. Concert by Linda Leen. In the Concert Hall “Valmiera”.

24.02. Concert by the band “Musiqq”. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

23.-25.02. European Youth Basketball League Championship for juniors. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.

March

17.03. Spring Solstice celebration and the fair “Gardu muti”. “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

17.03. Concert “Cits Pauls” by R.Eilands and Latvian Radio Bigband. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

17.03. Crossminton competition “Brenguļu OPEN 2018” in Brenguļi.

21.03. Integrative Art Festival “Nāc līdzās” (Come along). In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

23.03.  30th Anniversary concert of the Valmiera Music School’s choir SolLaRe. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

30.03.-02.04.   Easter Events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna counties.

April

01.04. Easter Event “Kocēni Spring 2018”. In Kocēni.

03.04.-03.05. Art Days in Valmiera. Art Garden. Birth.

06.04. Olga Dreģe - 80! In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

07.04. International Bird Day’s Event. In Kocēni County.

07.04. Concert by the band “Astro`n`out”. In the Concert Hall “Valmiera”.

08.04. Sports competition “Dīvas Cup”. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

09.-15.04. Restaurant week in Valmiera.

14.04. Valmiera’s district dance group show. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

20.-21.04. Latvian Children and Youth Theater Festival “Es iešu un iešu” (I'll go and go). In Valmiera.

27.04. Folk dance group competition of the Valmiera District.

28.04. Vidzeme Fashion Show. In Valmiera.

28.04. The Big Cleanup. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna Counties.

29.04. SEB MTB marathon 2018, 1st stage. Finish at the Valmiera Town Hall Square.

May

04.05. White Tablecloth Celebration. In the Valmiera and Kocēni, Beverīna Counties.

05.05. Magical Night of Senses. In the Park of Senses by the Gauja Steep Banks.

05.05.  Ūsiņš Day celebration “Gardu muti”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

11.-12.05. Bicycle and cinema festival “Cinema pedal”. In Valmiera and the surrounding counties.

12.05. 55th Anniversary concert of the Valmiera Culture centre senior’s choir “Sudrablāse” in the Valmiera Culture Centre.

13.05. Event – boat march “Abuls-Gauja”. In the Beverīna County.

18.-19.05. Vidzeme Entrepreneurs’ days 2018. In the Valmiera Culture Centre and the square next to it.

20.05. Museum Night’s Events. In the Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki Counties.

26.05. Estonian Day. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

26.05. Students folk dance groups’ show – grand concert of the Valmiera Dance. On the Valmiera Open-air stage.

26.05. Family Sports Day “Auto-Moto-Velo”. In Mūrmuiža.

June

01.06. “Church Night” Events. In Valmiera and Kocēni County.

02.06. Schlager Music Festival. On the Valmiera Open-air stage.

15.-17.06. String Orchestra Festival of the Baltic countries.In Valmiera.

16.06. Summer Ethno Festival “SVIESTS 2018” and the fair “Ar Gardu Muti Valmiermuižā”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

16.06. MTB cycling race “Around the Lake Burtnieks”. The Start in Vecate.

18.06.World Harp (Kokle) players Day Concert. In Dikļi.

22.-24.06. Summer Solstice Events. In the Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna Counties.

23.06. Ultra-race “Riga-Valmiera”. Finish at the St. Simon's Church in Valmiera.

28.-29.06. World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum. The Exhibition of National Economy. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.

30.06 -08.07. XXVI General Latvian Song and XVI Dance Festival.

July

01.07. Race around the Lake Vaidava. In Vaidava.

06. 13., 20.07. Live music evenings. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

14.07. Beverīna County celebration with the parade of vehicles. In Mūrmuiža.

14.07. Ceramic Symposium “Mālēdiens” (Claymeal). In Vaidava.

14.07. Burtnieki County summer sports games. In the leisure complex “Avoti”.

14.07. Competition in equestrian sports “Valmiermuiža Cup 2018”. In Valmiermuiža.

15.07. Indriķis Day. In Rubene.

26.07. Summer night concert.  In the Rubene Church garden.

27.-29.07. Valmiera City Festival. Valmiera 735.

28.07. The concert by the band “Prāta vētra” (Brainstorm). In Valmiera.

August

03.-05.08. Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival.

04.08. Kārliena courtyard festival. In the Art “Gallery Laipa”.

04.08. Māra Day celebration and the fair “Gardu muti”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

11.08. Trikata’s 810-year celebration. In Trikāta.

11.08. Latvian Theater-200. In Dikļi.

25.08. The Festival of the Burtnieki Lake. In the Burtnieki centre along the boat canal.

25.08. Dahlia Festival. In Vaidava.

25.08. Northern Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve Travellers’ Days. In Kocēni and Burtnieki Counties.

22.-26.08. International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open 2018”. In the Vidzeme Olympic Centre and Kocēni Sports House.

September

01.09.  Youth Day “First 09”. In Valmiera.

01.09. Tomato Festival and Sports Day "Farewell Summer". In Brenguļi.

01.09. Kocēni Sports Games. In Kocēni.

08.09. Kokmuiža Festival. In Kocēni.

08.-09.09. Sports games for young people with special needs "Mēs varam” (We can). In the Jānis Daliņš stadium.

08.09. European Cultural Heritage Days. In Valmiera.

09.09. European Cultural Heritage Days. In Kocēni County.

15.09. The Big Cleanup. In Beverīnas County.

16.09. Valmiera Marathon 2018. In Valmiera.

20.09. Poetry Days. In Valmiera.

21.09. Valmiera Culture Centre concert season’s opening. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

22.09. Miķeļdiena celebration and the fair “Gardu Muti”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

Oktober

13.10. Simjūds Fair. In the Valmiera Town Square and in the Old Town.

13.10. Dance group “Agrā Rūsa” commonwealth concert “We-3, You-3”. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

20.10. Brenguļi Cup in Crosminton 2018. In Brenguļi.

27.10. Legends Night Event. In Kokmuiža.

November

01.-30.11. Event series “The stories of the Brīvības Street”. In Valmiera.

03.11. Concert by Juris Kulakovs and Ieva Akurātere. In the Valmiera Culture Centre.

03.11. Mārtiņdiena celebration and the fair “Gardu muti”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

05.-11.11. Valmiera restaurant week.

11.-18.11.  Events dedicated to the national celebration. In the Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna Counties.

11.11.  Lighting up the bridges. In the centres of the Beverīna County’s parishes.

11.11. Torch lit march dedicated to the Lāčplēsis Day. From the Valmiera Town Square to the Valmiera City Cemetery.

17.11. Celebration of the Centenary Anniversary of the state of Latvia. In Trikāta.

18.11. Awarding ceremony of the Valmiera City Awards “Resident of the year 2018” and “Honorary resident 2018”. Concert and a ball dedicated to the National Day. In the Valmiera Drama Theatre.

18.11. Making the outlines of various Latvian traditional symbols from candles. In Valmiera and Beverīna County.

December

15.12. Christmas Market. In the Valmiera Town Square and in the Old Town.

22.12. Winter Solstice celebration and the fair “Gardu muti”. In the “Valmiermuižas alus” brewery.

24.-26.12. Christmas Events. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna Counties.

31.12. 23.00-01.00 The Valmiera Museum will be open for visitors.

31.12. New Year’s events. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna Counties.

 

Main events of 2018 in Valmiera (1.95 MB)