For lovers of culture, active recreation or leisurely holidays – what to see and enjoy in Jurmala

Make plans for the weekend, but can’t figure out where to go? Jurmala the city invites you to enjoy a real summer resort. Leisure opportunities here will be found by lovers of art, supporters of active recreation, and enjoyers of leisurely holidays.

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Art exhibitions and games for families at the biennial “Marina”

Until August 2, the 3rd International Maritime Biennale “Marīna 2021” will take place in Jūrmala Art Premises from Buļļuciems to Ķemeri. The extensive program of the Biennale includes 12 exhibitions of painting, contemporary art and photography. The Biennale for Families with Children invites you to take an art walk, which takes you through six exhibitions that integrate a hideout with an activity that gives the art walk intrigue and encourages you to think about the relationship with the sea, the environment and art. More information Facebook page.

Organ music in churches and “Jurmala Festival”

On July 24 and 25, it is possible to enjoy organ music in two churches in Jūrmala. On July 24, at 5 pm in Sloka Church (Raina Street 4), the music of Latvian composers will be performed by soprano Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine and organist Ilona Birģele in the concert “Music to Heaven”. The 13th organ music festival “Vox Angelica” will continue on July 25 at 6 pm in Dubulti Church (Baznīcas Street 13). Organist Edīte Alpe, flutist Dita Krenberga, percussionist Elīna Endzele and harpist Ieva Šablovska will play in the concert “Jūrmala Partita”.

From July 27 to 31, “Jurmala Festival” will be performed in five glorious concerts in Dzintari Concert Hall. The meeting with Latvian and world-renowned artists will take place this year on the anniversary of Maestro Raimonds Pauls and Dzintari Concert Hall.

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Admission to all concerts on presentation of the European Union’s digital green certificate and identity document.

Walking routes – examples of historical architecture

Specially designed routes around the historical surroundings of Jūrmala invite you to see the best examples of Jūrmala architecture, see wonderful natural landscapes, as well as discover lesser-known facts about the history of Jūrmala resort. Lielupe’s magnificent villas, Buļļuciems lighthouse, Vecbulduri architectural carvings, Dubulti art station – these are just some of the objects included in the routes. Five to nine kilometers of walking routes are suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists. Route maps and descriptions available here.

Entertainment in adventure parks

For lovers of culture, active recreation or leisurely holidays - what to see and enjoy in Jurmala
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The most adventurous guests of the resort town are welcome in the adventure park “Jūrmalas Tarzāns”, where you can test your dexterity and strength on tracks of various levels and levels of difficulty – obstacles placed in trees. Next to it is the Jūrmala Network Park, opened this summer, which consists of five different springy network areas, which are interconnected by shorter and longer tunnels. Entertainment is complemented by soft balls and blocks, a maze, a swing, a net swamp and slides. Find out more about the possible possibilities provided by “Jūrmala Tarzāna” at.

“Līvu Akvaparks” is open to visitors, where there is a summer beach area with outdoor attractions and a large swimming pool, fountain island, exciting slides and other attractions. More information about the recreational opportunities provided by “Līvu Akvaparks” here.

Active recreation on the water

Jūrmala Water Ski and Wakeboard Park offers water skiing and wakeboarding services, inflatable riding and motorboat excursions. Rowing boats, kayaks and SUP boards are available for rent. Find out more here.

The opportunity to rent SUP boards and go on a trip both along the Lielupe and the sea is offered by SUP board rental “SUP Brothers”. Specially prepared SUP expeditions of ten kilometers along the meadows of the Lielupe estuary, Lake Babīte and the Varkaļi canal are also offered. More information available Facebook page.

With the river boats “New Way” and “Elizabete” you can go on a 2.5-hour trip from Riga to Jurmala, as well as an one-hour trip along the Lielupe. Boats leave from Majori Pier, which is located near the Majori Sports Hall building. Information on the “New Way” is looking for herebut about “Elizabeth” – at.

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