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Main events
18th International Ice Sculpture Festival Comment
Venue: February 5th-7th, 2016
Place: Pasta (Post) Island


The Ice Sculpture festival brings thousands of visitors to Jelgava for the biggest 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 colourful spotlights, concerts and many activites for the whole family the festival gives you the beauty and fun of winter. This year the theme is "Wonders of the world".
Easter Promenade Comment
Venue: March 27th, 2016
Place: Park of Jelgava palace


Easter in Jelgava is 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.
Plant Days Comment
Venue: May 7th-8th, 2016
Place: Park of Jelgava palace


Spring is the time when the best gardners 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. Saturday 7th May the trading sector will be from 9 till 17 o'clock, but sunday, 8th May it will be from 9 till 15 o'clock.
Jelgava City Festival Comment
Venue: May 27th- 29th, 2016
Place: All around the city


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.
International Cat Show "Jelgavas kaķis 2016" Comment
Venue: June 4th, 5th
Place: Zemgale Olympic Centre


International cat show "Jelgavas kaķis" brings together various popular and exotic breeds of cats. Particiapiants of the cat show will make their way from many European countries. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about wide range of cat breeds, talk to experts, watch demonstrations of cats and follow the work of international judges.
10th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival "Summer Signs" Comment
Venue: June 11th, 12th, 2016
Place: Pasta (Post) Island


Amazing sculptures made of 600 tons of sand in the Summer Signs festival will make you look at sand in a whole different way. Here you can see art, read a story, even a history - all made of sand. Artwork of artists from around the world along concerts and activities for the whole family make this an event not to miss.
Midsummer Comment
Venue: June 21st, 2016
Place: Litlle Palace Island, Pasta (Post) Island


Old Latvian traditions come to life on the Little Palace Island 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.
XVI International festival of Milk, bread and honey Comment
Venue: August 27th, 2016
Place: Duke Jacob square, Pasta (Post) Island, Lielupe
River

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.
Metal festival Comment
Date and place:
September 10th - Metal festival, Pasta (Post) Island
September 9th - 11th Engineers days and PRO KART competition, Station Park (Stacijas parks)

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 mahinery and technical solutions. Jelgava city streets will transform into the "Pro - Kart" Championship track.
First-year students’ festival Comment
Venue: October 1, 2016
Place: Jelgava palace


For many years now the palace has been home for the Latvia University of Agriculture. To welcome newcomers and introduce them to the university, a festival for first year students is organised every year.
Celebration of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Comment
Venue: November 18th 2015
Place: All around the city


Concerts in St. Anna Church and in Jelgava Culture House mark the beginning of celebration devoted to proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, while songs in Duke Jacob’s Square spread the patriotism around the city.
New Year’s Eve Comment
Venue: December 31st, 2016
Place: Pasta (Post) island


Soon after the Christmas Tree has been lit in the Duke Jacob's Square at 29th of November, the city is preparing itself for celebration of the New Year's Eve. On December 31st, at 23 New Year's celebration will take place on Post island. And the magnificent fireworks right after the midnight 00:25 make it even more breathtaking for everyone in Jelgava.
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