Sea Festival 2019 “Strength and Beauty”

02.07.2019 - 14:46
The sea in the wind and the beauty of sunset, an impressive parade of ships and competition of small white yachts, Neptune and his beautiful mermaids – STRENGTH and BEAUTY. This year we will celebrate both the mighty power of man and the beauty of inspiring dreams during the Sea Festival in Ventspils. We will gather inspiration from the story of Duke Jacob and ancient inhabitants of Ventspils in the play of songs “Tobago”, sing songs with wise sailors and fishermen, listen to songs of the world
Sea Festival 2019 “Strength and Beauty”
Everyone will have the opportunity to find strength or tender romance in the stories and songs of sailors, try their strength in active competitions for flesh and spirit, spend time with children.

The main part of the festival with a rich programme and different entertainment options will take place at the Promenade of Ostas Street on July 13.

On July 11, Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Beginning of the Sea Festival "The Sea Roars, the Sea Howls..." /H. Dorbe Memorial Museum "Dust of Ancestors"/
Games about the sea theme will be hosted by Ventspils storyteller Ārija Klēvere. With participation of children from Ventspils Creativity House summer camp on July 12, Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. the Sea Festival FAIR - Day 1 /Old Town Market Square/

On July 13, Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Sea Festival FAIR - Day 2 /Old Town Market Square/
10:00 a.m. Beach volleyball SEA CUP /beach volleyball court/
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibition MARINAS IN THE CASTLE /galleries of the Castle of the Livonian Order/
Paintings from the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibition CEĻĀ. ON THE ROAD. V DOROGE /exhibition hall at the Castle of the Livonian Order/
Travel costumes and accessories from the collection of Alexander Vassiliev, the Rybinsk Museum (Russia) and Ventspils Museum
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. TAILS IN THE AIR /House of Crafts/
Creative workshops both for adults and children, musical performance with band Citrons, demonstration of fish smoking, tasting, fish food recipes
12:30 p.m. VENTSPILS FREEPORT SAILING CUP /water area of River Venta/
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. SHIP WORKSHOPS /the Castle of the Livonian Order/
Making ships from pine bark, stories about creating anchors and signal flags, painting ships and other exciting activities for adults and children
5:00 p.m. MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT programme by the Association of National Cultural Societies of Ventspils /Children's Park "Fantasy"/
Popular schlager songs, children songs and modern dances, activities organised by Ventspils Creativity House theatre studio MĒS. Award winner of international competitions, singer TINA NOTE (Riga), Ventspils singers and dance collectives will perform at the concert.

11:00 a.m. COMMEMORATIVE MOMENT for sailors and fishermen whose place of rest is at sea /memorial stone/
With a moment of silence and the placement of flowers, we will honour those perished in the sea. With participation of Ventspils Culture Centre women's choir VENDA, as well as actress and singer Karīna Tatarinova
12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m. Programme STRENGTH and BEAUTY /central festival stage next to the Old Warehouse/
Hosts - actress and singer KARĪNA TATARINOVA and actor NORMUNDS LAIZĀNS
12:00 noon The sea ruler NEPTUNE'S ENTRANCE
Parade of ships, performances with jetboards, honouring prominent city inhabitants
12:30 p.m. Performance LATVIANS WENT TO THE SEA - men's choir DZIEDONIS
1:45 p.m. MĀKOŅSTŪMĒJI - an association of musicians who play with a light-minded goal but for serious purposes
The band's frontman Tommy Schneller, who is an award winning German blues musician, saxophonist and singer, performing at a concert with professional musicians
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Young musician concert of Radio SWH broadcast show PRIEKŠNAMS /square next to the Traveller Cow/
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. SEA OF ADVENTURES /square next to the Police Headquarters/
Creative workshops and musical performances for little ones with KAŠERA SAPŅU FABRIKA
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. FUN WITH WISE FISHERMEN and SAILORS in the yard of ZVEJ-BĒRZI /square at Lielā Street/
STRENGTH OF SAILORS and TRĪNE'S BEAUTY by Blaumanis performed by Ventspils Theatre actors, women of Ventspils song ensemble VENTIŅ and ensemble ZIŅĢES BRĀĻI from Bauska
2:00 p.m. OPENING of the oldest Baltics type fishing vessel GROTS exposition /at the city's Southern Pier/
Meeting fishermen, conversations about going to the sea, fish snacks and fishing workshops for children, performance by brass band
2:30 p.m. Once upon a time there was a fishermen collective farm ''Sarkanā Bāka'' /Theatre House "Jūras vārti"/
Memory evening - ball for former employees of the fishermen collective farm ''Sarkanā Bāka''
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Training of FLESH and SPIRIT /square at the intersection of Skolas Street and Lielā Street/
A meeting place, where the athletic spirit, creativity and joy will pulsate. Sports activities, the big lottery, beauty workshop of ELITA PATMALNIECE

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Play of songs "Tobago" beloved by the public /central festival stage next to the Old Warehouse/
The exciting legend of Duke Jacob's dreams and Ventspils inhabitants' destinies will be performed at the final show by Aija Dzērve, Mārcis Maņjakovs, Olga Dreģe, Indra Briķe, Jānis Paukštello, Katrīne Pasternaka, Juris Kalniņš, Andris Bērziņš, Varis Vētra, Juris Gornovs, Niklāvs Kurpnieks, Sarmīte Rubule. After the show, visitors can meet the artists, take photos with them and receive autographs.
10:40 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Ball - ROCK'N BERRIES
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Dances with PIENVEDĒJA PIEDZĪVOJUMI at their anniversary
The band celebrates their 25th anniversary this year
2:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Ball until sunrise - DJ DAMBIS

On July 14, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Different workshops and activities for children /Seaside Open-Air Museum/
Snacks from owners of "Smiltnieki", rides with the little train
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Play MŪSU POKĀLS by Ādolfs Alunāns performed by Zlēkas Amateur Theatre /Seaside Open-Air Museum/
One-act comedy. The production is entered in the competition "Performance of the Year 2018"
11:00 a.m. THE LITTLE SEA FESTIVAL /Children's Town
Creative workshops with the sea theme and entertaining game programme with SUPERGIRLS from Kašera Sapņu Fabrika
3:00 p.m. Festival programme for children /Children's Park "Fantasy"/
Creative workshops with the sea theme and entertaining game programme with characters and heroes beloved by the children