Riga Solstice Fair


The Riga Solstice Fair in Mežaparks Alley invites all who are interested in traditional crafts and traditional and organic food. There will be craftsmen selling various wooden items, knitwear, tabletop games, smithwares, various braids, pottery and glassware. Those who love to read will have plenty to choose from, offered a broad range of printed materials, from magazines to postcards and maps. Whereas gourmets will find a lot of quality food products at the fair – fish and meat products, the traditional caraway cheese, and much, much more. Riga residents and guests of the city are welcome to the Riga Solstice Fair on the 21st and 22nd of June from 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Thematic division: Riga Carnival

Begins : 21.06.2014 09:00

Ends: 22.06.2014 19:00


  • Mežaparks Alley

Form of event:

  • Event

Category of event:

  • History
  • Tradition

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

This year, the summer solstice in Riga will be celebrated by the „Riga 2014 Solstice” - a two-day event celebrating the summer solstice traditional Latvian style, presenting various traditions and rituals marking the summer solstice in Latvia as well as in other countries of the world. The programme of  the “Riga 2014 Solstice” also includes the dance performance “Lec, saulīte!" (Rise, Fair Sun!), presentations of summer solstice celebration traditions by musicians from all over the world participating in the World Summer Solstice Festival, the World Beer Parade offering the public an opportunity to taste various beer brands from Latvia and other countries and the Riga Solstice Crafts Fair. The celebrations will close on June 22 with dancing and singing all night long.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/saulgriezi



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