Balts' Unity day

This year’s Balts’ Unity Day will be celebrated in Jelgava. A rich variety of cultural and entertainment activities with participants from both, Latvia and Lithuania, are planned. 
Place: Duke Jacob Square


Metal festival and Days of Engineers

The Metal festival is educational, informative and leisure event for inhabitants and guests where it will be possible to enjoy art and culture as well as find out about education, career and job opportunities in the area of metalworking.
Jelgava is industrial city and this is the reason why metalworking skills are respected here.
During the holidays Days of Engineers will take place, which motivate the young people to pay attention to machinery and technical solutions. Jelgava city streets will transform into the "Pro - Kart" Championship track.

XVII International festival of Milk, bread and honey

Last Saturday of August is marked by a festival that stresses importance of healthy lifestyle and significance of bread, honey and milk. One can enjoy many games, taste natural products, buy goods in a market and witness new records. The main event of the day is the milk carton boat regatta that where teams try to outdo each other in building the most amazing raft.

Place: Duke Jacob Square, Pasta (Post) Island, Lielupe River


Midsummer, festival “Baltica”

Old Latvian traditions come to life on the longest day of the year.
The Herb market in Duke Jacob's Square is the event that brings Līgo songs and the fresh summer smell of the herbs to the city. Cheese, diadems, beer, bread, birch-boughs – think of it and you’ll find it in the market.

Place: Pils (Palace) Island, Pasta (Post) Island


Jelgava City Festival

Last weekend of May is special to everyone here in Jelgava.
Citizens and guests can plunge into our City festival that offers wide range of activities, including performances, shows, exhibitions, concerts and numerous parades.

Place: All around the city

Plant Days

Spring is the time when the best gardeners of Latvia come to Jelgava to participate in Plant Days in the scenic Park of Jelgava Palace.
Plant growers, collectors and garden supply merchants offer plants, garden decorations, fertilizers, garden tools and professional advices while local entertainers make the event festive.

Place: Park of Jelgava palace

Easter Promenade

Easter in Jelgava is the time when every family is invited to take a stroll through the park of Jelgava palace, look for eggs that had been hidden by Easter bunny, listen to folklore groups, dance and sing together with others and play all kind of games – egg rolling, painting on pavement, pot hitting and darting eggs into a basket.
All visitors will be given the opportunity to buy all kind of treats and trinkets at the Easter Fair.
Place: Park of Jelgava palace

20th International Ice sculpture festival “Dreams”

The Ice Sculpture festival brings thousands of visitors to Jelgava for the largest outdoor festival of the season every year to see the works of sculptors from around the world make sculptures from 40 tons of crystal clear ice.
With sculptures shining in colorful spotlights, concerts and many activities for the whole family the festival gives you the beauty and fun of winter.
Place: Pasta (Post) Island, Duke Jacob Square and J. Čakstes Boulevard