In Latvia, the Song and Dance Festivals are held in the capital city of Riga, on the banks of the mighty river Daugava.
In the summer of 2022, the XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in the USA will be held in the Minnesota capital city of St. Paul, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River!
The XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival will showcase a rich tradition of song and folk dance performed by Latvians from North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. Vibrant dancing colors and joyous choral sounds of Latvia will flow from stages of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Cathedral of Saint Paul, and Xcel Energy Center. For five days Saint Paul will play host to dozens of choirs and ensembles rendering an array of classical, spiritual, folk and rock concerts as well as folk dance groups performing traditional and contemporary choreographies, including a folk dance spectacular featuring hundreds of dancers. Aside from song and dance, an inspiring cultural adventure awaits through live theater performances, art exhibits, film screenings, and literary events. A feast for the senses, there is sure to be something for everyone. Please join us in our celebration!
In between performances, venture out into the Twin Cities for refreshments at one of the many micro-breweries or eclectic restaurants. There is much more than just the famous Minnesota hotdish!