Every year in June, Daugavpils organises one of the city’s main cultural events, the Daugavpils City Festival. During the festival, the city’s birthday is celebrated with an extensive programme of festivities. For a whole week, in various locations around the city, cultural, sporting, and recreational events take place, as do markets and activities for children. During these days, the city becomes a meeting place for several thousands of people from Latvia and abroad. In 2015, Daugavpils’ 740th anniversary will also be celebrated.
Dinaburg – Borisoglebsk – Dvinsk – Daugavpils – since 1275, the city with different names is proudly located on the banks of the river Daugava, near the eastern border of Latvia. This year Daugavpils celebrates its 740th birthday. Daugavpils with its characteristic sense of home and hospitality invites to visit the festival. From June 1 to 7, the city will fully reveal its diversity, rich history, cultural heritage and unity.
June 1-4, festival in the residential areas of the city – Grīva, Jaunā Forštadte, Ruģeļi, Ķīmija.
JUNE 4, THURSDAY
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (Mihaila Street 3)
22.00-1.00 - „Night of Art in Daugavpils Fortress”
JUNE 5, FRIDAY
Daugavpils Palace of Culture (Smilšu Street 92)
18.00 - Event „Honorary Citizen of Daugavpils” – award ceremony. Intars Busulis – festive concert
The yard of Daugavpils Museum of Regional Studies and Art (Rīgas Street 8)
17.00-20.00 – Instrumental music, rock, pop punk, heavy metal…
20.00 – Music band „Elpa”
21.30 - Music band „Pērkons”
23.00 – Video, music and lights installation „Mana pils Daugavpils” („My Castle Daugavpils”) (on the facade of the Unity House)