Riga City Festival 2012
Date: August 18 and 19
Location: Riga Town hall square, Dome square und square at the St.Peter's church
August 18 and August 19 from 12:00 to 18:00 at the Town Hall Square from the Hanseatic League presentation tents will be open. This year the guests will be Riga, Rostock, Tallinn, Tartu and Kaunas, Vitebsk, Veliky Novgorod, Kingisepp, Valmiera, Koknese, Straupe, Ventspils and Limbazi. At the guest delegation presentation tents visitors will be able to further explore the Hanseatic cities, to observe and evaluate the best craftsmen work.
RIGA TOWN HALL SQUARE, the stage programme on August 18 from 12:00 to 23:00:
Among the performances on the stage throughout the day there will be demonstrations of medieval arms, knight costumes and martial skills.
RIGA TOWN HALL SQUARE, the stage programme on August 19 from 12:00 to 21:00:
Among the performances on stage throughout the day there will be demonstrations of medieval arms, knight costumes and martial skills.
SQUARE AT THE ST. PETER'S CHURCH
August 18 from 12:00 to 23:00 and August 19 from 12:00 to 21:00
In the square next to the St. Peter's Church there will be an authentic medieval market with craftsmens from Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Estonia. This will be not only a trade place, but also a place for ancient crafts, medieval costumes, weapons demonstrations, as well as a place for story telling about the domestic habits of medieval Riga. An activity area for children will also be open.
DOME SQUARE for one day only - August 18 from 10:00 to 22:00
150 Latvian craftsmen and merchants will help visitors to feel the Riga's ancient atmosphere by offering the inhabitants of Riga and guests their products and crafts, as well as demonstrating the ancient craft skills.
Old Town Hanseatic Market will end with a fiery show of percussion performance group PULSE EFFECT.