Events

 

Event Guide 2019

  1st January (2019) - 31st December (2019) 

 

January

01.01. New Year celebration events in Valmiera and in the surrounding counties.
17.01.-20.01. International Winter Music Festival in Valmiera.
29.01. Concert of Valmiera Youth Centre “Vinda”. Rīgas Street 42, Valmiera.
30.01. The International Young pianist contest in Valmiera dedicated to Jautrite Putnina. In the Valmiera Culture centre, Concert Hall “Valmiera”, Valmiera 5th Secondary School.

February

 
09.02. Amateur festival. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
09.02. Latvian 10 dance championships. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.             
13.02. Liepāja Symphony Orchestra concert. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
14.02. Concert - competition of contemporary dance and vocal instrumental ensembles. In the Valmiera Culture centre and Valmiera Youth Centre “Vinda”.
22.02. A musically entertaining event “Vasarai ziemā būt”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
23.02. Burtnieki County winter sports games. Matīši parish.
25.02. – 03.03. Vidzeme Innovation Week. Valmiera. 

March

01.03.The music and dance show “Sister Carrie.” In the Valmiera Culture centre.
02.03. Concert of middle-age dance group “Pastalnieki”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
08.03. Spring Ball. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
08.03. Women's Day concert. In the Trikāta Culture House.
10.03. Competition of little vocalists “Cālis 2019”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
10.03. Burtnieki county little Vocalists competition “Mincis”. In the Rencēni parish culture house.
16.03. Spring Solstice celebration and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour).  In the park at the "Valmiermuižas alus" beer brewery.
April
 
01.04. – 01.05. Art Days in Valmiera. Steps.
01.04. Concert “Poet Viktors Kalniņš (Viks) – 80”. In Dikļi.
08. -14.04. Valmiera Restaurant week. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
09.04. Folk dance group competition of the Valmiera District. In the Valmiera Culture centre.      
14.04. Concert “Gudrītes smaids” (The smile of Gudrīte) by the brass band “Signāls”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
15. -25.04. Exhibition “Mākslas punkti” (Art points) by the students of Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School. Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School.
18.04. Spring closing competition of running series “Kocēnu novada cilpas” (Kocēni County Loops). In the Kocēni County.
19.-22.04. Easter events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
21.04. Charity concert “Mans solis, tavs solis. Satikšanās!” (My step. Your step. Meeting!). In the Valmiera Culture centre.
21.04. Event “Kocēnu pavasaris 2019” (Kocēni Spring 2019). Kocēni.
27.04. Amateur collective festive concert. In the Valmiera parish culture house.
28.04. Latvian Mountain Bike Marathon 2019. Stage I. Valmiera – Cēsis.
 
 
 
 
May
 
01.05. People's stand up paddle boarding (SUP) “Around the Lake Burtnieks” On Vaidava Lake.
04.05. Magical Night of Senses. In the Park of Senses by the Gauja Steep Banks.
04.05. Concert story “My Folk Song”. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
03. -04.05. White Tablecloth Celebration and ceremonial events dedicated to the anniversary of the restoration of the Republic of Latvia. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
05.05. Sports dance competition “Vidzeme Cup 2019”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
10.05. Children and Youth Group Concert in preparation for the XII Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival. Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
10. -11.05. Bicycle and cinema festival “Cinema pedal”.  In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
12.05. Boat trekking along the Abuls River “Trikata – Brenguli”. Beverīna County.           
17.05. -18.05. Vidzeme Entrepreneurs’ days 2019. In the Valmiera Culture centre and in the square at the Valmiera Culture centre.
-18.05. Museum Night’s Events.  In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
24.05. Dancing night “Naktsputni” (Nightbirds) by folk dance groups. On the Matīši Open-air stage.           
25.05. Kocēni County Night Rogaining.  In Vaidava parish.
25.05. The 30th anniversary event of the family sport competition “Auto-Moto-Velo”. Mūrmuiža.
 
June

 
 
01.06. Football tournament “Liesmas Cup 2019”. Vidzeme Olympic Centre football stadium.
03.-07.06. Sculptors’ plain-air in Dikļi. Viks Fairy Tale Park.
07.06. Church Night in Rubene.
08.06. Schlager Music Festival.  On the Valmiera Open-air stage.
08.06. Beverīna county Song and Dance Festival. On the Trikata castle mound stage.
13, 20, 27.06. Running and Nordic series “Burtnieku novadu apļi” (Circles of Burtnieki counties) Stage 1, 2, 3. In the Burtnieki county.
15.06. Ghetto Basket and Ghetto Dance. Valmiera 
15.06. Summer Ethno Festival “SVIESTS 2018” and the fair “Ar Gardu Muti” (Savour the Flavour).  In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
15.-16.06. National Presidential Award Cup in athletics. In Ogre.
21.-22.06. Running and Walking Race “Rīga-Valmiera”. Finish at Valmiera St. Simon's Church.
21.-24.06. Summer Solstice Events. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
27.-30.06.  World harpers’ camp.  In the Kocēni County.
29.06. Burtnieki County summer sports games. Rencēni parish.
29.06. Vaidava triathlon. In Vaidava parish.
30.06. Race around the Lake Vaidava.  In Vaidava parish.
30.06. Singing festival in Dikļi - 155. Mound Neikenkalns and the Nature Concert Hall in Dikļi. 
 
 
 
July

 
06.07. Burtnieks Lake Festival. In the boat canal of Burtnieki centre.
06.-07.07. Latvian Youth Olympiad 2019. Rowing slalom.  Valmiera
04.,11.,18.07. Running and Nordic series “Burtnieku novadu apļi” (Circles of Burtnieki counties) Stage 4, 5, 6. In the Burtnieki county.
05. 12. 19.07.Live music evening. On the terrace of “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
06.07. Festival of Senses.  In the park of Dikļi Palace.
12.-14.07. European Cycling BMX Championships. Valmiera new BMX track at Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
13.07. Beverīna County's festival. In the parish of Brenguļi.
14.07. Indriķis Day in Rubene.
20.07. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 1.  In the Kocēni County.
25.07. Summer Night Concert.  In the garden of Rubene Church.
26.07. Concert series “Melodiju daba” (The nature of the melodies).  Rencēni parish.
26.-28.07.  Valmiera City Festival. 
August

2. 9. 16. 23. 30.08. Concert series “Melodiju daba” (The nature of the melodies). In the Burtnieki county.
02.-04.08. Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival. Valmiera
03.08. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 2.  In the Kocēni County.
03.-04.08. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) festival “SUP fests”. On Vaidava Lake.
10.08. King's Tālivaldis Festival.  In Trikāta.
21.-25.08. International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open 2019”.  Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
31.08.Kocēni County decade race. Stage 3.  In the Kocēni County.
31.08. International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open 2018”.  Brenguļi.
September

 
07.09. Kokmuiža Festival.  Kocēni.
07.-08.09. Sports games for young people with special needs "Mēs varam” (We can). Valmiera.
12.09. Kocēni county final stage of cycling serial “Velocilpas”. In the Kocēni County.
13.-15.09. European Cultural Heritage Days. Valmiera and Kocēni County.
14.09. Kocēni County decade race. Stage 4.  In the Kocēni County.
15.09. Sportlat Valmiera Marathon. Valmiera.
19.09. Poetry Days.  In the Valmiera Integrated Library.
21.09. Celebration of Miķeļdiena and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour). In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
23.-30.09. European sports week. Valmiera.
October

12.10. Simjūds Fair.  Valmiera Town Hall Square and the Old Town.        
14.-20.10. Valmiera Restaurant week. In Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.
26.10. Concert by the band “Labvēlīgais tips’. In the Valmiera Culture centre.
26.10. Legends Night Event in Kokmuiža. Kocēni.
26.10. Legends night events. Beverīna County.
November

07.11. Autumn closing competition of running series “Kocēnu novada cilpas” (Kocēni County Loops). In the Kocēni County.
11.-18.11. Events dedicated to the national celebration in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
11.11. Torch lit march dedicated to the Lāčplēsis Day. From the Valmiera Town Square to the Valmiera City Cemetery.
18.11. Concert and a ball dedicated to the National Day. Valmiera.
18.11. Concert dedicated to the National Day. In the Matīši parish culture house.
December

06.12. Valmiera city Christmas tree lighting event. In the square at the Valmiera Culture centre.
14.12. Christmas Market. Valmiera Town Hall Square and the Old Town.
21.12. Winter Solstice celebration and the Fair “Gardu muti” (Savour the Flavour). In the park at the “Valmiermuižas alus” beer brewery.
21.12. The Evening of Winter Solstice traditions. At the kitchen of Valmiermuiža Beer Brewery.
24.-26.12. Christmas events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki, Beverīna County.
31.12. 23:00 - 01:00 The Valmiera Museum Exhibition House is open for visitors.
31.12. New Year celebration events in Valmiera and Kocēni, Burtnieki County.

 

Exhibitions at the Valmiera Museum *

 
 
Until 19. 01. Exhibition of Maija Tabaka paintings.
25.01.-23.02. Textile exhibition by Iveta Vecenāne.
25.01.-23.02. Exhibition of glass artworks by students of the Art Academy of Latvia.
01.03.-03.03. Exhibition of artworks by Aleksejs Naumovs.
05.04.-11.05. Exhibitions of artworks by Helēna Heinrihsone and Anna Heinrihsone.
17.05.-22.06.  Exhibition of artworks by Paula Zariņa - Zēmane.
17.05.-22.06.  Exhibition of artworks "Manai Dzimtenei” (For My Homeland) by Ivars Drulle.
26.06.-20.07. Exhibition “Rūdolfs Voldemārs Vītols – 115”.
28.06.-20.07. Exhibition of works by Valmiera  artists.
26.07.-14.09. Exhibition of wreaths by Edīte Paula Vīgnere.
02.08.-26.10. Exhibition “Attention - Expedition! Valmiera museum - 60!” 
20.09.-26.10. Exhibition by Tõnu Noorits (Estonia).
01.11.-7.12.  Valmiera Design and Art Secondary School students' exhibition of contemporary artworks “Virsma. Klātbūtne” (Surface. Presence.)
01.11.-7.12.  Painting and video exhibition by the artist Agnese Kaupere.
13.12.-27.01.2020.  Exhibition of teachers and students' artworks of the Visual Plastic Arts Department of the Art Academy of Latvia.
June - September  Exhibition of flowers and vegetables at the Herbs garden.
 
Permanent exhibitions:
 “Tell me, Gauja, the story of Valmiera”.
  Part 1 – “Ancient History and the Valmiera City in the Middle Ages.” In the Valmiera Museum Maršnera House.
Exhibition “Prezidentu spēles” (The games of presidents).
Exhibition “12 stāsti” (12 stories). Dedication to the year of 60th anniversary of the Valmiera Museum.
In the Valmiera Museum Exibition Hall.
 
 
Exhibitions in the Valmiera Integrated Library*
January Photo exhibition on the winners of the Saharov Prize.
February An exhibition of graphic works from the Plein Air in Rauna.           
March, April Exhibition of paintings by Neonilla Medvedeva.
May, June Exhibition of drawing artworks by Jekaterina Grjazeva.
July, August Exhibition of paintings by Ilze Aulmane.
September, October Exhibition of illustrations by Elīna Brasliņa.
November, December Exhibition of paintings by Līva Graudiņa.

*- changes may apply in the list of exhibitions.

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Events in September

  1st September (2019) - 30th September (2019) 
VALMIERA MARATHON
 

07:30 Participant registration.
09:00 Start of the marathon (42.195 km) and half-marathon (21.0975 km).
12:00 Start for the 6 km and 12 km races.
12:05 Start for the 7.5 km nordic walking race.
14:00 Crawling.
14:30 Races for children.
15:30 Awards ceremony.
 
CONCERTS, FESTIVITIES, SOCIAL GATHERINGS
 

 

1.09. 17:00 Concert of the best songs by the band “Bermudu divstūris” - #PirmaisValmierā. Ticket prices: 15-20 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
6.-7.09. Festivities in Kokmuiža “Leģendas atdzimšana”.  Free entrance. Location: Kocēnos.
6.09.19:30 Guitarmusic concert on the water by Mārcis Auziņš.
6.09.19:00-21:00 Boat cruises in the Kokmuiža promenade pond.
7.09. 11:00-16:00 Manor market and goods from the merchants of the gourmet tourism rout “Livonijas garša”.
7.09. 12:00 Activities, creative workshops and masterclasses.
7.09. 14:00-15:00 Concert by the Kocēni culture house mixed choir “Imera” – song programme by Valdis Atāls “Lai sadera dvēselītes”.
7.09. 18:00-19:00 Concert by the band “Very cool people” and Evilena Protektore.
7.09. 19:30-21:00 Programme of legendary songs by Antra Stafecka, Igo, Ivo Fomins and supporting musicians band.
7.09. 22:00      Celebratory ball with the band “Vintāža”.
 
14.09. 14:00 Green pulse concert and creative workshops. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera parish culture house.
14.09. 18:00 Concert at the tables by Ieva Akuratere and Aivars Hermanis - “Vēlēšanās”. Tickets available at the Dikļi palace and „Biļešu serviss” box-office. Ticket preices: 25-80 EUR.  Location: Dikļi palace.
14.09. 19:00 Concert by the band “Auļi” - “Senču balsis”. Ticket prices: 20-28 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
14.09. 19:00 45th anniversary concert by the band “CREDO”. Ticket prices: 12-18 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
20.09. 19:00 Solo concert by the sax player Raivo Stašāns. Ticket price: 10 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
21.09. 16:00 Concert “Gaviļu balsis”. With participations from: Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (sopran), Jānis Porietis (trumpet), Ilze Reine (organ). Ieeja Entrance for donations. Location: Valmiera St. Sīmanis church.
21.09. 18:00 Concert by Maestro Raimonds Pauls and Daumants Kalniņš - “Tikšanās Dailē”. Ticket prices:18-30 EUR. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.  
28.09. 19:00 Concert of the new album „Vēlēšanās” by Ieva Akuratere and Aivars Hermanis. Ticket prices: 10-13 EUR. Location: Concert hall “Valmiera”.
 
CINEMA ‘’GAISMA’’
 

 
Exact screening times and additional information: www.kinogaisma.lv, phone no.: 64222641.  
 
Screenings starting 30.08.
“Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw”, (12+) 2D – action movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
“Good boys” (16+) 2D - comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 4.09.
Premiere! “IT: Chapter Two” (16+) 2D – horror movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
23rd Baltic sea documental movie forum
4.09. 18:00 “Dzimusi Ķīnā”/”Born in China”.*
5.09. 18:00 “Medus zeme”/”Honey land”.*
6.09. 18:00 “Molenbēkas dievi”/”Gods of Molenbeek”.*
Ticket price: 3 EUR. Free entrance for pupils, students and the elderly, previously taking out their free tickets at the box-office of  Gaisma/3DCinema.
 
*Movie in its original language with subtitles in Latvian and English.
 
Screenings starting 13.09.
Premiere! “Trouble” 2D – family comedy in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “The Goldfinch” 2D – family drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 20.09.
Premiere! “Ad Astra” (12+) 2D - adventure movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Premiere! “Rambo: Last Blood” (12+) 2D – action movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
Screenings starting 27.09.
Premiere! „Three Seconds” (16+) 2D – crime drama in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
 
 
FOR COGNITION AND HOBBY
 

 

21.09. 09:00-14:00 European Mobility week without cars “Valmiera cilvēkiem”. Evaluate the future plans of the city, take a walk and ride a bike with us. Free entrance. Location: Ziloņu street, Valmiera.
21.09. 11:00-15:00 Miķeļ-days festivities and market “Gardu muti”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiermuiža park.
Saturdays and Sundays in September (starting from September 7th.) from 10:00 to 14:00 Latvian taste brunch. Admission fee: 14 EUR. Location: Kitchen of Valmiermuiža Beer Brewery, Dzirnavu street 2, Valmiermuiža
 
EXHIBITIONS
 

Until 1.09.  Express-exhibition “Saknes debesīs” by Sindija Mačtama. Location: The Hanseatic houses next to the Museum of Valmiera.
Until 14.09. Express-exhibition “Maizītē bagātība” (“Wealth in the little bread”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 14.09. Exhibition by Edīte Pauls Vīgnere - “Koronetes”. Photographies of coronettes by Valdis Ošiņš. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
18.09.-12.10. Express-exhibition “Sākas skola!” („School starts!”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
20.09.-26.10. Exhibtion by the Estonian artist Tõnu Noorits. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 26.10. Exhibition “Uzmanību-Ekspedīcija” („Attention-Expedition”), Museum of Valmiera turns 60. Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Until 30.10. Exhibition of paintings by Ieva Rubene - “GadaLAIKI”. Free entrance. Location: Valmiera Culture centre.
In September Exhibiton of works of art by Māris Bišofs.  Location: Valmiera theatre caffee.
Permanently Exposition "Teic man, Gauja, Valmieras stāstu’’ („Tell me, Gauja, the story of Valmiera”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Maršnera house.
Permanently Exhibition “Prezidentu spēles. Valmiera 100 gados” („President games. Valmiera through 100 years”). Location: Museum of Valmiera Exhibition house.
Permanently Paintings of the artists of the Latvian National Awakening and a unique exposition of fireplaces from the 19th Century. Location: Dikļi Palace.
 
SPORTS AND ACTIVE RECREATION
 

 

4.09. 18:00 Grasbergs golf tournament “Uzspēlēsim kopā!?” („Shall we play together!?”). Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
11.,18.,25.09. 18:00 Golf Wednesdays in Avoti. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža.
12.09. 18:00 The fourth stage of the bicycle marathon “Kocēnu Velo cilpas 2019”.Participation fee: 1-3 EUR. Location: Straupnieki gravel pit, Kocēni parish.
15.09. Valmiera marathon. Registration and rules: www.sportlat.lv. Location: Valmiera.
28.09. 10:00 Golf club “Avoti” event “Septemberfest 2019”. Free entrance. Location: Golf course at the leisure park “Avoti” in Valmiermuiža. 
 
 
GAUJA RIVER TRAM
   
Location: Boat dock on Pilskalna street 1. Additional information and changes in the ride schedule: www.gaujastramvajs.lv
 
Public cruises in September:
Saturdays: 12:00,13:00,14:00,17:00,18:00
Sundays: 12:00,13:00,14:00,15:00
 
Changes in the times of the public cruises:
14.09. 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 un 18:00
 
Season closing on October 7th.
 
 
 
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Valmiera Restaurant Week

  12th October (2019) - 19th October (2019) 
The Restaurant Week will take place in Valmiera, during which five restaurants of Valmiera and surrounding counties will be preparing special gourmet offers for their visitors.
During the restaurant week, making a prior-table reservation, a multi-round meal at an attractive price for their visitors will offer:

Restaurant "Rātes Vārti"
Restaurant "Vecpuisis"
Restaurant "Agnese"
Valmiermuiža Beer Kitchen
Dikļi Palace

 

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Simjūds Fair

  12th October (2019) 

Every year on the second Saturday of October, the traditional Simjūds Fair is held in Valmiera Town Hall Square and in the territory of Valmiera Castle. This is historically is the last big market before winter and where it is possible to prepare of a wide variety of produce. Craftsmen and home producers will delight with products, but the tempting scents will call to preserve autumn flavour colours for white winter days.

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The National Celebration Events in Valmiera

  11th November (2019) - 18th November (2019) 

From November 11-18 in Valmiera, a diverse range of patriotic events will be held in honour of Latvia's national holiday.

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Christmas Market in Valmiera

  14th December (2019) 

The traditional Christmas Market in Valmiera Town Hall Square and in the Old Town brings guests from near and far away, attracting with scents and flavours. Musical performances will create a joyous Christmas mood. 

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