You will not find the rush of large cities here – with great pride in every word the locals will confirm that Salacgrīva is probably the greenest municipality in Latvia. We know well what our treasures are, especially one of them – celebrations. If you are ready, we will show our festivals to YOU!
- February 6th, XI International traditional carnival mask festival in Salacgriva
- May 19th – 21st, Rafters festivity in Salacgriva
- May 21st – First Herring-Eater festival of Salacgrīva
- June 3rd – 5th X Festival of acoustic music „Silver gull” in Liepupe
- June 18th - the 90th anniversary of Ainaži town
- July 9th - The Sea festival in Salacgriva
- July 15th – 17th the largest music and art festival in the Baltics– Positivus festival in Salacgriva
- July 29th – August 7th - VII International Salacgriva classical music festival
- August 7th – Salacgriva town festival
- August 20th – North Livonian festival in Ainaži
- September 17th sports competition –Three Bridges RUN in Salacgriva
- October 8th – Lamprey festival
- October 11th – XII Vidzeme patriotic poetry festival in Salacgriva
|In the summer of 2015 Salacgriva will hold the sixth International classical music. The organizer of this festival is Salacgrivas classical music festival fund, whose founder is the festival's author and founder, Virtuosi Moskvi and Mozart's Quartet first violin, the great Russian violinist and teacher Alexey Lundin.|
In Salacgriva from August 1st till August 10th 2014, will take place the V Salacgriva International Classical Music Festival, where will perform the best Latvian and world classical music performers. The festival aims to show the diversity of classical music - the sound is just as wonderful when the world's best performers, both novice and Jazz Orchestra are playing concerts in crowded concert halls, churches, outdoor on water floating stage. Masterclasses give the opportunity to share experiences and creative experience. Salacgriva classical music festival will hold masterclasses for talented Latvian music school children, students and also foreign students.
14.-16. of June, 2013, Organiser: The festival is organised by Salacgriva municipality and Liepupe recreation centre. Idea: To preserve the traditions of acoustic playing through time 1. Competition during festival
Provisions, Time and place: Friday, 14th of june, 2013. Salacgriva municipality, Liepupe recreation centre. Address: Salacgriva municipality, Liepupe parish, Dunte „Mežgravas”
Goals. Locate and popularise music bands that play in acoustic manner. Encourage the development of the acoustic playing manner. Encourage the interest in society and promote its involvement in popularising the acoustic playing manner. Pariticipants:In the competition vocal instrumental bands of various music styles(jazz, jazz-rock, folk, folk-rock, blues, pop, etc.) are welcomed. They must meet the following criteria: at least 3 participants; they are using only acoustic music instruments in their performance.
More info here: 2.Festival of acoustic music „Silver gull”
Salacgrīva Municipality is located in the territory of Ziemeļvidzeme (Northern Vidzeme) Biosphere, and therefore features highly versatile and differing natural landscapes. With their sandstone outcrops, the landscapes of the Salaca attract many water tourists, whereas the Randu Meadows is a place favoured by observers of birds. For this reason, we invite you to see, feel, and enjoy the beautiful nature of Northern Vidzeme, the towns with their special charm, the endless flow of the rivers, the wind in the pine-tops, and the sea with the ever inimitable sunsets.
Time: all year round
Distance from Riga: 55-110 km
Stopovers: Dunte, Jelgavkrasti, Salacgrīva, Ainaži.
Distance: 90 km
Approximate duration: 3 days
Type of transport: motorised vehicle, bicycle
In Salacgriva this summer, from 27th July till 4th August, will take place the Third Salacgriva classical music festival(Nature and Music). “Salacgrivas music festival” time and place - Salacgriva Culture House, Lielsalaca Lutheran Church, Mary Goreti Salacgriva Catholic Church, and Kuivizu yacht port floating platform. Festival music lovers are invited to meet with musical performers and singers from Latvia, as well as with musicians from Russia and the Czech Republic. Music Festival during the week will be held also a camp – where the most talented children of Latvian music schools will have master classes, led by the Moscow Conservatory teachers, brightest Latvian musicians and other very talanted teachers.
… “We are proud of our region, where celebration and life is for both, urban and rural residents. Today it is very important to have a common county and to see all the public benefit and development goals. This time, more than ever takes us in globalization processes, creating both - new opportunities and challenges. And now perhaps the most important thing is not to get confused and lose the characteristics that is only in our municipality by the various winds that trying to make the world equal. More important than ever in these times we can’t lose the common goals of the unity, which have managed people before us and to this day,…”
… “We invite you to view Salacgrivas municipality - the city with its own special charm, to see and enjoy the Latvia northern harsh environment, to experience an endless flow of the river, wind in the pine tops and the sea with a unique sunsets,…”
… “We always look forward to welcome new guests. For where else, if not here in Salacgrivas municipality – you can enjoy peaceful walks along the sea, rest in one of our hotels or guest houses, where you can relax and restore your energy to a new journey. Where else if not in Salacgriva you can see the one only lamprey fishing, like nothing else in Europe in and the world, dance until the morning at ball in the Sea Festival, enjoy world-class music, at Positivus and Classical music festival.”
Dagnis Straubergs – The Chairman of Salacgriva Municipality Council
… Salacgriva is beautiful in all seasons…
Since June the 6th 2009, on municipal elections, Ainazu, Liepupes Salacgrivas local governments got together in one Salacgriva municipality. They all have fishing traditions, the life vein Via Baltica, and a rich cultural life, this is the place where live and work smart, industrious and brave people. River, sea, freshly winds and the people are the ones that lead us to work. In our ports vessels are entering and leaving, urban and rural life is active and people are developing business. Car currents flowing through our county, to stop and view the sea, ships calling at the port and enjoy the life around us and also a little further.