Although the most impressive event in the Latvian concert life is the Song Festival, important national and international festivals are held in Latvia every year. For instance, the Ancient Music Festival every summer in both Riga and Rundale. Every year Latvian National Opera organizes the already traditional Riga Opera Festival with local and international opera stars. Opera Music Festival is also held in Sigulda.
In its turn, those who are in favour of festivals of popular music can attend the "Positivus" festival in Salacgriva. Every year this festival gathers world famous musicians such as “Muse”, “Scissor Sisters”, “Fatboy Slim” etc. In summer the western Latvian city of Liepaja also offers a weekend-long music festival called “Summer Sound Liepāja” on the seashore.Those who fancy rock festivals should ho to “Fontaine Festival” in Liepaja. But those who are more into alternative culture events are welcome to festivals "Laba daba" (Good Nature) or “Skanu mezs” (Forest of Sounds).
There are plenty of other events worth mentioning, such as the Sacred Music Festival, the International Festival of Piano Stars in Liepaja, “Kremerata Baltica” festival led by Gideons Kremers, Organ Music Festival “Rigas Doms", the International Ballet Festival, the International New Music Festival "Arena", Saxophone Music Festival "Saxophonia", the International Jazz Music Festival "Rigas Ritmi" and other.
To learn more about the current events, see the events section.