Traditional events and festivals in Bauska and surrounding
All YEAR, once in a month on Saturday
Excursion in "Bauskas alus" brewery at 12.00 p.m and 15.00 p.m.
Ancient lifestyle schools and concerts at Bauska Castle, www.bauskaspils.lv, T.+37163923793
Liepaja Symphony Orchestra concerts at Rundale Palace, www.rundale.net, T.+37163962197
Concerts in Mazmezotne Manor www.mazmezotne.lv, T. 37125772269
In the middle of May
Tulip blossom in the park of Rundāle Palace
Every year ~11 000 of bulb flowers are blooming in Rundale Palace garden: hyacinth, narcissus, 93 varietys of tulips on 94m2 and thousands of early spring flowers.
www.rundale.net; T.+37163962197; T.+37126499151
The Sowing Festival in open-air museum "Ausekļu dzirnavas"
Annual event with demonstration of spring work in farmstead. Craft market, performances, opportunity to participate in different activities.
Mežotne Hillfort Festival
Annual festivity in Mežotne Hillfort reflects the life style and traditions of ancient inhabitants of Zemgale. Possible to participate in ancient crafts workshops and taste meal made on the fire. Medieval atmosphere creates history clubs.
www.rundale.lv T.+37126184631, +37126672682;
The International Night of Museums
Varied activities in Bauska Castle, Bauska museum, V.Plūdoņa museum, and recreation centre "Miķelis" and “Rožmalas” without entrance fee. Special programmes in museums start from 7 p.m. and are available until 1 a.m.
Bauska county Festival in Vecsaule parish
Traditional Bauska County festival by fun attractions for children, fairs, amateur and well-known Latvian artist’s concert and traditional ball.
Baltic Cup Retro Motocross "Sidecar Kings" in Pīlādžu Mototrack
Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Belarusian, Polish athletes participating - at least 50 sidecar crews.
www.piladzis.lv; T.+37163976592; T.+37129454683
Rundāle County Festival
Annual event with procession, concerts, activities, fair and an open-air party at the end.
www.rundale.lv; T. +37126672682
Charity concert "Let`s build a Church!" at Brukna Manor
Charity event with wellknown Latvian musicians and artists. All income from the concert is donation for the Brukna Church building.
In the middle of June
Blossom of historical roses and peonies in Rundale palace garden
Every year around Midsummer time historic Rose collection start to flower together with hundreds of peonies.
Tractorday, Agrovision Latvia 2020
Technical competitions, practical demonstrations, the opportunity to meet representatives of the public sector and agricultural non-governmental organizations, agricultural sector specialists, get acquainted with agricultural education institutions and participate in various activities.
Dāviņu Parish, "Eriņi" farm. http://flla.lv/Traktordiena/, T. +371 26128855, +371 28611555
Europian Motocross Championship at „Pīlādži motortrack”
European Championship Eastern Zone stage MX65 and MX85 classes and BMA Eastern Championship Women, Veteran, Senior and Junior classes.
www.piladzis.lv; T.+37163976592; T.+37129454683
Solstice bonfire in the "Vaidelotes" Farm
Guests will be introduced to the role of traditional solstice, the flower will be crocheted, there will be songs, dancing and fire ritual. It is desirable to come with Ligo wreaths, women-skirts. Useful meadow flowers. You will be able to eat, but you can also take your own snack basket!
“Vaidelotes” Farm, T.+371 29389993; +371 63921400, email@example.com
Midsummer boating in “Lutauši”
Traditional boating down the Mēmele river with different activities in „Lutauši”, concert and an open - air party at the end.
St. Peter's day (Pēterdiena) in Kurmene
Ceremonious service at St.Peter`s church of Kurmene, concerts, workshops, open-air party.
www.vecumnieki.lv T.+371 65152732
The Garden Festival in the Park of Rundale Palace
This year's Garden Festival theme is "The Hunt" to pay attention to Rundale Palace Hunting Park or Mežaparks. Seminar, presentations and entertainment program in the garden.
Rose blossom in the Park of Rundale Palace
There are around 2,600 varieties of roses (12 000 plants) in Rundale palace rose garden. Currently there are varieties, formed by 72 breeders from 17 countries. Rose garden occupies 1 ha and established itself as the rose museum.
Lily festival in Vecumnieki County
Traditionall event in Vecumnieku Parish. Competition among florists, exhibition of lilies, culture events, activities.
International Country Music Festival
An annual two days music festival with foreign and Latvian artists' performances of country style. Line dancing, campsite, fair.
International Festival of Early Music at Rundāle Palace
Festival of Mēmele – Nemunelis River
Boating down the Mēmele river with neighbours - Lithuanians. Different activities in „Lutauši” and an open - air party at the end.
Early Music Festival "Vivat Curlandia!" in Bauska Castle
The festival reflects music and art masterpieces from Courland and Semigallia duce's Kettler's time. Leading Latvian early music masters and guests from abroad will perform.
The Fencing Tournamen "Ius Gladius - sword right" in Bauska Castle
Professional fencer fight with foil and epee for Bauska castle travelling prizes. In breaks the audience entertained by musicians, dancers and magicians.
Dance Festival for Senior Dance Groups
International Festival of senior dance groups from Latvia and Lithuania.
World Championship in Sidecar class in „Pīlādži" Motortrack
The only sidecars World championship in Latvia in 2018.
www.piladzis.lv; T.+371 63976592; T.+371 29454683
Kanapene Festival in Skaistkalne
A traditional event, which includes the church festival, Kanepenes market, activities for children, concerts. Taking place already for several hundred years!
Bauska Festival “Bauska TasTe”
One of the most interesting events with concerts, performances, market, activities for all family, for local people and visitors. Local producers offers their unique homemade products.
Latvian Rallycross Championship on Stage 4 of Musa Raceland.
The fourth stage of the Latvian Rallycross Championship will be held in the legendary Musa Raceland of Bauska, the 'Latvian Oil' Grand Prixwww.musaraceland.se/lv; T.+371 29122346,
Harvest Festival in Open Air Museum „Ausekļu dzirnavas”
Annual event with demonstration of autumn work in farmstead. Craft market, performances, opportunity to participate in activities.
Bauska Old City Courtyard Festivity and The Porridge Festival
Diverse activities in courtyards of Bauska Old City- music, attractions, competitions. Within the Porridge festival, in several courtyards will be opportunity to taste different porridges, made by local hostesses.
www.kultura.bauska.lv; www.bauskasvecpilseta.lv; T.+37163923291
Baltic Unity Day
In honor of the "Baltic Unity Day" this year, an event will take place at the new Cultural Center of Rundāle. Extensive Lithuanian and Latvian cultural program.
Lilita Lauskiniece, T. +371 236516711; firstname.lastname@example.org
Miķeļdiena event in the recreation complex "Miķelis"
Various activities and fun activities.
Recreation complex "Miķelis", T.+371 26443496, www.miķelis.lv
Boating on the Mēmele River
Boating down the river, autumn trading in “Lutauši”.
Bauska Museum event „Oh, Christmas tree!”
Yearly Christmas event for kindergarden and primary school children and for families. Songs, activities, decoration of Christmas tree and diligently gnome workshops.
www.bauskasmuzejs.lv; T.+37163960508; T.+37163960506
Winter Solstice Workshop at the V.Plūdonis Museum
Winter Solstice moods creation measure with making of Budel mask etc. ornamental decorations.
V. Pludonis Museum, T.+371 29194975, www.bauskasmuzejs.lv