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Tuesday, December 23
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Main events
16th International Ice Sculpture Festival Comment
Venue: February 7th-9th, 2014
Place: Uzvaras Park

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.
Easter Promenade Comment
Venue: April 20th, 2014
Place: Park of Jelgava palace

Time before Easter – it’s 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 group “Dimzēns”, 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.
Plant Days Comment
Venue: May 10th -11th, 2014
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.
Jelgava City Festival Comment
Venue: May 30th- June 1st, 2014
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.
Midsummer Comment
Venue: June 21st, 2014
Place: Litlle Palace Island, Duke Jacob's Square

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.
8th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival "Summer Signs" Comment
Venue: July 6th, 13th, 2014
Place: Uzvaras Park

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.
International Cat Show "Jelgavas kaķis 2014" Comment
Venue: July 19th, 20th
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.
XIV International festival of Milk, bread and honey Comment
Venue: August 30th, 2014
Place: All around the city

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.
Celebration of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Comment
Venue: November 18th, 2014
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, 2014
Place: Post (Pasta) Island

On 31st of December at 11.30 PM everyone is welcome to participate on New Years celebration event on Post (Pasta) Island. This will be the first public event on recently renovated island.

During the event everyone will be able to enjoy songs and video dances by DJ Erminass, but 25 minutes past midnight will happen New Years celebrations fireworks, which also will be as an opening event of the city of Jelgava's 750th anniversary year. © 2002-2014, Izstrādājis SIA DatorCentrs