Jelgava invites to the Ice Sculpture Festival from February 3 to 5

The 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival will take place from February 3 to 5 in Jelgava - on Jānis Čakste boulevard, Pasta island and in the open-air concert hall "Mītava". This year, the works of art will be created by 32 professional sculptors from 12 countries, revealing a unique perspective on the ancient deities and their importance in different cultures. At the festival, 45... Read more

Ancient deities in ice art! Application for the International Ice Sculpture Festival in Jelgava has been announced

Applications have been announced for the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival, which will gather world-class sculptors in Jelgava from January 28 to February 4, 2023. This time, the artists' view of the ancient deities - their importance in different cultures - will be revealed in ice art. Sculptors are invited to apply for the festival by filling out the official application form at... Read more

Jelgava public report for 2021 is available

The public report of Jelgava City Municipality for the past year has been published. The information gathered in it says that last year the number of employees in the city increased by 3.5 percent and the total number of employees in jelgava increased by 0.3 percent. And despite the decline in economic activities caused by the pandemic, the average wage has increased by 100 euros. Read more

Demo sculpture of the 16th International Sculpture Park "Summer Signs 2022" is being built on Pasta island

The demo sculpture of the International Sculpture Park "Summer Signs 2022" is created by the world's most titled Latvian ice and sand sculptor Kārlis Īle together with Maija Īle, depicting Michelangelo's work " Pietà " in a new form in the sand. Read more

Jelgava City Municipality Auction Commission is organizing real estate oral auction

Jelgava City Municipality Auction Commission on June 27, 2022 at 16.45 Liela Street 11, Room 207, is organizing  real estate with cadastral number 09000230031 Šūmaņu ceļš 2, Jelgava, consisting of 6 (six) land units with a total area of ​​1118580 m2 (hereinafter - Real Estate) oral auction of building rights with an ascending step and the selection of bidders between the persons... Read more

The unite information phone "Help for Ukrainians in Latvia" was created

In order to provide the most important information on the possibilities of providing and receiving support to the civilian population of Ukraine in one place, the unite information telephone "Assistance to Ukrainians in Latvia" - 27 380 380, has started operating. Read more

Jelgava suspends cooperation agreement with twin cities Magadan (Russia) and Baranovichi (Belarus)

Jelgava City Municipality has suspended cooperation agreements with cities whose countries have carried out military attacks on the territory of Ukraine. Jelgava cooperation agreements with the Russian city of Magadan and the Belarusian city of Baranovichi have been suspended. Read more

The main Christmas tree of Jelgava has been lit

On November 28, the central Christmas tree of the city of Jelgava was lit in the Duke Jacob's Square on the first of Advent. For the tenth year the tree is made of many small Christmas trees arranged in the metal structure and will delight the townspeople until the middle of January. Read more

Chamotte sculptures are glowing for the ninth time in Jelgava

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On the shortest night of the year, the summer solstice, large-format pottery works glowed on the Pasta island to complement the existing chamotte sculpture park. This year, the artists dedicated their works to the memory of Alexander Dyachenko, the artistic director of International Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture Symposium, and they can be seen by every visitor to the island. Read more

Jelgava public report for 2020 is available

The public report of Jelgava City Municipality for the past year has been published. The information gathered in it says that last year 696 newborns were registered in the city, 220 new companies were registered, and despite the decline in economic activities caused by the pandemic, the average wage has increased. In 2020, it has risen by 48 euros. Read more

The largest sand sculpture park in the Baltics welcomes visitors

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A sand sculpture park has been opened on Pasta Island, inviting Jelgava residents and city guests to take a look at the wonderful world of sand art. Sand sculptures can be seen in Jelgava for the fifteenth year. The theme "Latvians in the World - from Idea to Legend" has been chosen for the anniversary year, depicting world legends and their connection with our country in the sculptures. The... Read more

Saturday evening - musical walk in the castle park "Dream of a summer night"

On Saturday, June 19, at 8.30 pm, cellist Maksims Beitāns and guitarist Andijs Rožkalns invite you to a musical walk "Dream of a Summer Night" in the western wing of Jelgava Castle to spend the evening in a romantic summer mood. Read more