The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation

16.03.2020. 12:00

The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation in order to prevent more effectively the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia. The restrictions will affect the work of educational establishments, public assembly, movement outside the state borders and other areas.


More than 800 000 EUR brought to Vidzeme economy after European BMX Championship

12.03.2020. 08:22

The 2019 European BMX Championship, held from July 11 to 14 in Valmiera, attracted 815 000 EUR to Valmiera and surrounding districts, including 501 000 EUR foreign financial resources.

Co-creation workshop space “DARE” - creative ideas and new opportunities

12.03.2020. 08:15

In the end of february, 2020, co-creation workshop space “DARE” was opened in Valmiera. Its’ purpose is to provide an opportunity for everyone interested to use modern tools, equipment, cozy facilities and technical support to work on new products, their prototypes and various creative projects. The DARE facilities also have a production line simulation tool for analyzing production processes.

World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum brings valuable conclusions

26.11.2019. 08:13

World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum (PLEIF) has passed and, hopefully, the discussions that took place in it, are going to be heard nationally as well, so that Latvia brand and our common economic development would be supported from state as well, told Kristīne Saulītis, Head of The World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA).

Reconstruction of this Janis Dalins stadium and construction of athletics hall - in process

11.03.2020. 16:58

Celebrating the 115th anniversary of Janis Dalins, the construction of an ambitions, state-of-the-art athletics hall in line with international standards and the rebuilding of Janis Dalins Stadium continues in Valmiera. The plan is to make it more comfortable for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

The event guide for the year 2020 has been released

23.01.2020. 18:27

The new year has begun with new events – the Valmiera Tourism information Centre in cooperation with the counties of Beverīna, Burtnieki and Kocēni has released the 2020 Event guide, composed of exciting events for everyone. We welcome guests from near and far in cultural, educational, recreational events and festivals. Every month will surprise with special events for both children and adults.

The Valmiera Art Days will take place in April

11.03.2020. 11:59

Art Days has been canceled to prevent the spread of the Covid-19!

Starting from April 1st until May 1st Valmiera will  be the hometown for the Art Days. This year the main theme is “Movement”, inviting everyone to experience how diverse it can be.

The activity of travelers in Valmiera is increasing

11.03.2020. 12:02

In Valmiera tourist accommodation in 2019 increased by 9.95% in comparison to the year 2018. The total number of beds provided to tourists during the year has also increased by 4.61%, according to the statistics for the year 2019 gathered by the Valmiera Tourism information centre (Valmiera TIC).

Valmiera city budget – for citizens, business and urban development

31.01.2020. 12:31

By the end of January, 2020 Valmiera city council approved the municipal budget for the year 2020. The planned income sums up to 60,85 million euros, however, the costs – 60,76 million euros.

Representatives from US Embassy visit Valmiera

16.12.2020. 12:25

When visiting various state level institutions in Latvia, you often hear Valmiera be titled as a success story in relation to economic growth. Why? That was the question that Mr. Andrew Bury, Deputy Head of the Commercial Department of the US Embassy in Riga and his colleague, Ms. Alina Jefremova, Economic Specialist in embassy took to Valmiera visit to find an answer for.

Reconstruction of Valmiera Viesturs Secondary School has been completed

24.01.2020. 13:40

Since the end of January, the reconstruction of Valmiera Viesturs Secondary School has been completed.

Visit of the Eastern Partnership municipalities to Valmiera

26.02.2020. 13:43

On February 26, representatives of 21 Eastern Partnership municipalities from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine came to Valmiera for a working visit to learn about different business support mechanisms and development directions of the city.

Western Industrial Highway in Valmiera - completed

16.01.2020. 13:38

Since December Western Industrial Highway in Valmiera is completed. Its construction was started in July 2018. The 2,070 km long highway was designed to connect Valmiera industrial areas to the international TEN-T road network, which also includes the A3 motorway. This facilitates logistics for businesses based in the highway area.

Woodchip boiler house will be launched in 2020/2021

08.11.2019. 13:35

Woodchip boiler house will be launched in 2020/2021. The project costs EUR 4.9 million, of which EUR 1.66 million is co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AS “Valmieras stikla šķiedra” has passed away

06.02.2020. 15:24

On 4 February 2020, Heinz Jürgen Preiss-Daimler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the glass fibre manufacturing company AS "Valmieras stikla šķiedra" and founder of the German "P-D" Group passed away at the age of 80.

Useful information for the visitors of BMX European Championships

11.07.2019. 11:26

From July 11th until the 14th the BMX European Championships will take place in Valmiera, Latvia. 1060 participants from 26 different countries have approved their attendance. During the championship, several traffic restrictions will apply to the territory around “Māris Štrombergs BMX track “Valmiera””. Visitors of the championship are invited to follow the signs and information in the territory to fully enjoy the world-class event in Valmiera, Latvia.

European Green Capital 2021 and European Green Leaf 2020 Awards: Competing towns and cities revealed - Valmiera city among them

20.11.2018. 14:30

21 towns and cities from across 14 European countries are competing for the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020European Green Leaf Awards. This competition cycle attracted a high number of cities from all over the EU, in particular from Southern and Eastern European countries, as well as a total of 13 first time applicants.

Valmiera swimming pool

12.11.2018. 16:14

At the end of September with a very special event the new Valmiera swimming pool was opened. The swimming pool is very significant and historically important venue not only for Valmiera but also for the whole region of Vidzeme and Latvia. Visitors at the Valmiera Swimming pool can relax in pools of various sizes, as well as relax in the water recreation area and saunas or use sports health centre.

Nordic Days in Valmiera

30.10.2018. 10:32

On 11-14 October the northern city of Valmiera hosted the annual Nordic Days festival. Over several days Valmiera was the venue of multiple seminars and discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, theater and musical performances. 

Valmiera awarded as the most business-friendly city in Latvia

12.06.2018. 11:08

The biggest Latvian entrepreneur association “Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry” (LCCI) presented the "Annual Public Service Awards 2018" recognizing Valmiera as the most business-friendly city in Latvia.