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Hello, My Darlings! It’s the Day 7 of Blogtober. The fall season is such a busy one in Riga. Farmer markets, concerts, exhibition, basically lot’s of stuff to do and see. That’s why I decided to share some cool and interesting things to do this October in Riga(the capital of Latvia). All of them I found on liveriga.com, an amazing resource. Let’s dive into it!
07.10.2019 – 13.10.2019
During this special week, Riga’s restaurants open their doors to all gourmands willing to treat themselves to an array of delicious tastes for an especially affordable price of 15–20 euros for a three-course meal.
For the entire week, all the city’s residents and guests have the chance to enjoy the season’s best foods prepared by experienced and innovative chefs who give each meal a modern and sophisticated twist.
“The Great Modernists. From Monet to Kandinsky”
10.05.2019 – 13.10.2019
Address: Pils iela 23, Riga
TICKETS: EUR 9.00 – EUR 14.00
Website for more info: modernisti.lv
“The Great Modernists” is a new, spectacular, globally recognized multimedia show. The exhibition presents the works of 16 most reputable masters of modernism- Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Pete Mondrian, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich. You will witness 5,000 works from more than 20 museums from all over the world in a unique combination of animated video projections accompanied by exquisite musical setting.
Fair at Kalnciema Quarter
12 Oct 10:00 – 16:00
19 Oct 10:00 – 16:00
26 Oct 10:00 – 16:00
Address:Kalnciema iela 35
Website for more info: kalnciemaiela.lv
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciema Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.
“An event like this on one of the main roads to the heart of Riga is a positive signal to all those visiting Riga,” say Kārlis and Mārtiņš Dambergs, owners of the quarter and devotees of renovating wooden buildings and authentic lifestyle. “Kalnciema Quarter is like an eye-catching brooch on Riga’s dress, and we are pleased at the opportunity to rub it.” This brooch is especially bright on holiday.
Kids can participate in various creative workshops, enjoy the merry-go-round, taste homemade ice-cream and have a nap in a hammock while adults have a look at delicious products by local farmers and home producers (teas, jams, peppermints, meat, fish, and other merchandise).
Besides, each visitor knows that he/she should come to the fair hungry. Diverse local handcraft and jewelry are also on sale, among them, design objects, glass items, etc.
Plant-based food festival AUGam
20.10.2019 12:00 – 20:00
Address:Tallinas iela 10
TICKETS: Free entrance
To introduce Riga and city guests to environmentally and animal-friendly food, AUGam is organizing a vegetarian food festival that will bring together around 15 companies to serve a wide variety of vegan meals throughout the day in accordance with the current season. Find out how diverse and rich vegetarian cuisine is! Delicious burgers, all sorts of sweets and drinks, spicy Asian cuisine, proper “homemade food”, gluten-free and raw-food options – everything you want to taste in one place at the AUGam plant-based food festival. The food festival is organized four times per year – emphasizing the variety of seasonal food that is available at that certain time of the year.
Lutheran Sunday service in English
20 Oct 12:00
Address: Jāņa iela 7(St.John’s Church in Riga)
Centuries ago the Riga St John’s Church welcomed foreign traders and young professionals residing in Riga to its church. They enjoyed reserved seating and frequently church services were held in languages understandable to them. The congregation of Riga St John’s Church continues this ancient tradition for city guests and invites them to attend a church service in English on the final Sunday of each month
Tell me in the comments, What are some interesting events to see in your city this fall season?
That’s it from me
Till Next time