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Festival: Jurmala Festival

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Why should someone come to our festival?

Jūrmala Festival offers an unforgettable musical experience and it is one of the most popular summer classical music festivals in Europe.

Where is it?

Jūrmala, a resort city by the Baltic sea, 20km from Rīga

How to get there?

You have an option to go to Dzintari Concert Hall by train, minibuses, long-distance buses, taxis, as well as by car. The ride from Riga to Jūrmala takes about 20 minutes. The RIX airport is just 10km from Jūrmala. Visitors can leave their cars at Dzintari Concert Hall paid parking lot.

If going by car a charge 2 EUR has to be paid for entering Jūrmala during the period of April 1st to September 30th.

Information for people with reduced mobility: for visitors with reduced mobility, we offer lifts or ramps.

Local accommodation

Jūrmala provides a wide range of spa hotels, guesthouses, health resorts etc. Considering that Jūrmala is a resort city and if you are planning your visit during the high season, we would suggest booking your stay in advance. More information about accommodation.

What can tourists visit nearby?

Jūrmala offers various attraction sites and museums. For more information please visit https://www.visitjurmala.lv/en/plan/points-of-interest/

What type of programmes do you have?

Jūrmala Festival offers an unforgettable musical experience - the honoured artist of the festival, internationally renowned Latvian tenor, Aleksandrs Antoņenko, together with opera soloists Egils Siliņš, Alisa Zinovjeva, Deniz Uzun; the pianists 3 Osokins, Vestards Šimkus and George Harliano, violinist Kristīne Balanas, conductor Ainārs Rubiķis, Jūrmala Festival Orchestra and other locally and internationally renowned artists.

What are the venues like?

Dzintari Concert Hall houses two halls – the Small Hall is an indoor concert hall, which is open throughout the year with 500 seats. It was built in 1936 and is a significant cultural monument of wooden architecture, which was reopened to the audience in 2015 after a full reconstruction.

This year all the concerts are taking place in the Great Hall – it is a semi open concert hall with more than 2200 seats.

Dress code

A dress code that is appropriate to attend a classical music festival should be taken into consideration.

Although Jūrmala is a resort city, attendees will not be allowed inside the concert hall wearing shorts, flip flops etc.

Food & Drink

There are several bars around the concert hall including s a restaurant-wine bar “Maestro”.

For more information regarding the restaurants in the city please visit - https://www.visitjurmala.lv/en/do/dining/

For full information please visit the Dzintari Concert Hall site.

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