Cēsis Town fair & Cēsis Art Festival

OVERVIEW

This festival offers a music, cinematic, theatrical, and visual art events programme that promotes an understanding of the processes behind contemporary culture across the world. The festival is unique and offers to a wide range of viewers creative expressions by excellent and highly-recognised artists. It is a celebration of art in the city throughout the whole month, which reaches its culmination in the open-air opera performances that take place at Pils Parks (Castle Park). It is visited not only by Latvians but also by art lovers from all around the world.

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[caption id="attachment_1467" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photograph courtesy Lelde Benke[/caption] We interviewed Lelde Benke, Tourism Marketing Specialist for the Latvian Tourism Development Agency and asked her some of our favorite festival related questions. Lelde has worked for the Latvian tourist board for just over a year and a half, and takes care of international media inquiries, press and blogger trips among other things. Though based in Riga, she is often out of the...

Traditions and Modernity at Cesis Town Fair, Latvia

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Have you ever wondered what the locals of Latvia get up to in the summertime? If so, heading to the tiny town of Cesis for its annual Town Fair might be just the festival for you. A two hour drive away from Latvia’s capital city of Riga, Cesis offers up the charm of laid back Latvia in its narrow, cobblestoned streets, a wealth of history in its medieval castle, and a refreshing glimpse of modernity with Vidzeme concert hall, a brand new arts venue. In a stellar attempt to...