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Application process for Milk Pack Boat Regatta has started!

21.07.2020
At the end of the summer, Jelgava will traditionally gather gourmets, and supporters of healthy and active lifestyle to celebrate the 20 th Milk, Bread and Honey Festival that will take place in Duke Jacob’s Square in the city of Jelgava and 18 th "Baltais " Milk Pack Boat Regatta. During the regatta, teams will compete in speed and creativity on Driksa River, this event guarantee... Read more

New opportunities for recreation in Jelgava's waters

18.07.2020
In the past few years possibilities for summer tourism in Jelgava have increased. The city can be viewed not only from a leisure boat, but also while on a paddle boat, SUP and new for this season - an electric boat with grill. During sunny days water recreation possibilities are in demand and a single rental place can see up to 100 visitors per day. However, everyone is still urged to remember... Read more

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

01.06.2020
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

With Jelgava in our heart we will celebrate the city's 755th anniversary

13.05.2020
This year, the city of Jelgava celebrates its 755th anniversary. In the month of the city festival in May, Jelgava residents, guests, as well as close and distant friends are invited to celebrate the holiday at home with their family with Jelgava in their hearts. Everyone with the motto "Mēs esam Jelgava" (We are Jelgava) is invited to engage in creative activities, feel a sense of community... Read more

New map of city bus routes has been created

01.05.2020
"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

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

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

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

Sculptors are invited to participate in XXII International Ice Sculpture festival

01.11.2019
The International Ice Sculpture festival will be held in Jelgava for the 22nd time on February 2nd to 9th 2020. The event has gained recognition and popularity among Latvian and foreign guests and artists, and this year’s contest looks promising already - organized with the subject matter "Superheroes". Read more

Merchants are invited to trade at Christmas market

31.10.2019
Christmas trade fair will be held on December 1st from 15pm to 18.30pm on the Duke Jacob’s Square, where not only holiday themed goods will be available for townspeople and guests, but visitors will also have the opportunity to witness the lighting up of the main Christmas tree of the city at 17-18:00pm. Read more