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Riga City Festival begins today

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RIGA, Aug 16 - Today, the annual Riga City Festival will begin in Riga, offering city residents and guests the opportunity to participate in and attend various concerts and events taking place in the city.

Riga City Festival organizers will offer a diverse program of events for everyone to have a good time - from those who enjoy massive events to those who relish arts in a more intimate atmosphere, as well as active recreation enthusiasts, arts and music fans, LETA was informed by the Riga City Council's Education, Culture and Sports Department.

The festival's main locations will be the 11.novembra krastmala riversde drive, Vermanes Garden Park and the newly-renovated and reopened Spikeri Quarter-Daugava Promenade.
Among the events of particular note are the "Bi-2" concert with the National Symphony Orchestra in "Arena Riga" today, the international antique automobile parade "Riga Retro 2013" riverside on August 17; the same day, also riverside, choreographer Lita Beiris' new dance production "Heart Strings" ("Dveseles stigas") with music by Raimonds Pauls, and much more.

The festival will run until August 18. Almost all events will be free of charge. The festival's program is available at "www.rigassvetki.lv"

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