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Holiday activities canceled; cultural events postponed

16.03.2020
Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus Covid 19 in Europe and the declaration of emergency situation, public measures have been cancelled in Latvia, including in Jelgava, from March 13. Cultural and leisure events have been canceled, as well as the reunion of Jelgava High School No. 4 planned on March 14. As far as possible, this and other measures will be rescheduled after the end of the... Read more

Latvian government announces widespread measures to contain COVID-19

16.03.2020
The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation in order to prevent more effectively the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia. The restrictions will affect the work of educational establishments, public assembly, movement outside the state borders and other areas. Read more

Artists are invited to apply for Sand sculpture festival till April 5

03.03.2020
The 14th Sand sculpture festival "Summer Signs 2020" will take place in Jelgava on June 6th and 7th. The city of Jelgava invites the sculptors to fill in the application form by April 5 and submit a draft of the sculpture sketch on the theme "Da Vinci". Read more

New map of city bus routes has been created

20.02.2020
"Jelgavas autobusu parks" Ltd. has developed a new city public transport route scheme, which allows passengers to navigate city bus routes much more conveniently. The map of Jelgava shows in details the timetable of each bus route and its stops. New maps are now being launched at stops - in total, around 90 city bus stops. Read more

Registration for Plant Days in Jelgava

14.02.2020
The traditional "Plant Days in Jelgava 2020" will take place on 9th and 10th May in Jelgava Palace Park. All merchants of large-scale plants and other garden equipment traders are welcome to submit their applications from February 11th, while small garden traders can submit the application from 2nd March. The traditional "Plant Days in Jelgava 2020" will take place on 9th and 10th May in... Read more

Jelgava ranked in the list of TOP 10 European cities of the future

13.02.2020
Jelgava was ranked as one of the winners of the FDi’s (Foreign Direct Investment) European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 ranking. The FDI Intelligence division of the Financial Times collected data for more than 500 locations, also under category FDI Strategy, for which there were 161 submissions. Read more

Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for Business Days of Zemgale

09.02.2020
Business days of Zemgale 2020 will take place on 24th and 25th of April 2020 at the Zemgale Olympic Centre. Entrepreneurs and educational institutions are welcome by Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with Jelgava Municipality and Jelgava Association of Manufacturers and Traders to apply for the largest business event in the Zemgale region. Read more

Dreams of superheroes in 70 tonnes of ice

05.02.2020
30 professional artists from seven countries have been chosen to participate in 22nd International Ice sculpture festival, which will be held in Jelgava from 7th to 9th of February. Creating 45 competition sculptures, artists will bring to life 2020 years’ festival theme "Superhero’s". Read more

Traffic restrictions and available parking areas during the Ice Sculpture Festival

04.02.2020
The 22nd International Ice Sculpture Festival will take place in Jelgava from 7th to 9th of February with theme "Superheroes". The venues of the festival are Pasta (Post) Island, Čakste Boulevard and the open-air concert hall "Mītava". Several restrictions on pedestrian movement as well as traffic organization could be applied during the festival. Visitors are invited to park cars on the... Read more

The rules for the leading of drons must be followed by each of its owners

03.02.2020
The use of drones is governed by the new Cabinet Regulations, which came into force in the summer of 2019, as well as the aviation law and the EU regulation. The requirements apply to anyone operating flights with drone, organising drone flights and owning or managing a drone. High-risk flights need to pass the pilot test and also to insure the flight. Read more

Tickets to the Ice Sculpture festival in Jelgava

19.01.2020
On February 7th to 9th  Jelgava City invites to the 22nd International Ice Sculpture festival - the largest gathering of ice superheroes in the Baltics. Ice art, demonstrations of sculpture making, an extensive cultural program and other surprises. Read more