An extensive program of events will take place on Restoration of the Independence of Latvia Day. The traditional flower laying ceremony will take place at the Freedom Monument in the morning, followed by various concerts and a fireworks show in the evening. Various concerts and other events will be organized at cultural centers and concert halls throughout Riga as well.
Recreational park Rāmkalni is located not far from Riga, offering a wide choice of active recreation opportunities – rodel track, boat rental, bicycle rental, and other services. The mountain skiing track is open in the winter. Rāmkalni also offers delicious meals at its restaurant and bistro.
The Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. Now its territory covers 87.66 hectares of forest on the banks of Lake Jugla. The museum displays 118 historic buildings from all Latvian regions - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale dating from the 17th century to the beginning of 1930s.
Seasoned veterans and newcomers - singers and instrumentalists grace Sundays and Wednesdays organ music concerts in St.Paul's Church in Riga. Classical music expert Jelena Privalova-Epstein delivers a brief lecture before each concert to inform about the composer featured - his/her life and times.
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems 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.