Three for the Weekend: Door Dash, Night of Churches, Lilac Garden

It’s the final weekend of May — summer is fast approaching. Here are some tips to take advantage of springtime.

On Saturday, May 29, a photo-orienteering event is taking place in the center of Rīga with the focus on different doors found in the capital. The game can be attended in teams of two to five people (   applications here  ). The task will be to visit different spots marked on a map and find particular doors, as well as extra tasks to be explained on site.

Organizers ask that you sign up timely. The event begins at 10 AM Saturday at Trīs Vīri Laivā (Avotu Street 35). More information on the  Facebook event. The language of the game is Latvian.

The annual Night of Churches event takes place May 29, with 97 churches all over Latvia taking part. The churches (map below) will be open starting 12 AM for individual visits. Many will stream concerts live on their social media accounts. 

All churches participating can be found on the  Churches Night website  . You can also find information on what events and opportunities are offered to visitors at which church.

Lilacs are currently in full bloom, and the  Lilac Garden in Dobele (Dārzkopības institūts, Graudu Street 1)  is welcoming visitors every day from 9 AM to 9 PM. The garden has over 20 different types of lilac to dazzle you with their beauty and aroma.


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