About Latvia Beer Festival
The largest beer fest in the Baltics is your chance to sample over 200 types of beer.
You’ll discover many local and regional brews, along with European favourites and exceptional craft beers from around the world.
Locals and tourists alike flock to this lively festival, which takes place in the centre of the beautiful city of Riga.
It started in 2012 and has since become a firm fixture in the city’s event calendar.
Latvia Beer Festival Opening Ceremony
Each year a different brewery has bestowed the honour of making the beer for the opening ceremony.
This year “Cesu Alus” is the brewery in the spotlight.
An award-winning brewery, and one of Latvia’s most respected beverage companies, it is known for being environmentally friendly and socially responsible.
They promise to treat festival-goers with a unique brew made from a combination of special and secret ingredients.
Once the barrel has been rolled out and opened, the festival is considered officially open!
Latvia Beer Festival Venue
Riga is home to many beautiful parks, and the festival location, Vermanes Garden, is the oldest public garden and one of the most attractive.
In this gorgeous setting, there are brewery tents, music stages and sports competitions.
Take a blanket to spread out on the lawn to enjoy your beer sampling and the many food delicacies on offer.
Where to stay
You can’t beat the location of the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, which is situated right on the edge of the park where the beer fest takes place.
Offering panoramic views over the city, this modern and spacious hotel is only a short walk from Riga’s Old Town and has plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
Riga has something to offer every taste and budget, so take a moment and explore more options.
How to get there
Riga International Airport is 10 km south-west of Riga, and regular buses are running from the airport to the Old Town.
The Latvian capital of Riga is also well served with international bus, train, road, and ferry connections.
The Latvia Beer Festival occurs in the Vermanes Garden, a 19th century, 5-hectare park just a short stroll from the Old Town of Riga.
More About Riga
Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and is widely considered a cultural centre.
Gothic spires and Art Nouveau architecture combine to create a panoramic skyline.
Riga has more Art Nouveau buildings than any other European city.
Managing to be both traditional and hip, Riga has a vibrant energy that inspires all who spend time here.
Its Central Market is one of the largest in Europe so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to wander and explore this treasure trove of delectable eats.
The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Wander along the cobblestoned streets, pull up a seat at a terrace cafe, and drink in the sights along with a tasty local beer.
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Riga is a city that will cast a spell, leaving you longing to return!