When to Visit Riga?

The best time to visit Riga is during the summer and autumn months as this is the time of the year with the most daylight hours enabling you to have a longer day enjoying all that Riga has to offer. However, if you like low temperatures and snow, you should come to Riga during winter. This city is extremely beautiful throughout the year.

Below are some months perfect for visiting in Riga

January – escape the tourists by visiting the Latvian capital during its most quiet month. Less tourists means no queues, more personal attention and deserted medieval streets to explore in peace.

February – this is the best month for winter sports activities. Feast on bobsleigh, ice cricket and skiing or Snowboarding.


March – spring is on its way, the perfect time to canoe down the River Gauja. And enjoy the sandstone cliffs and virgin forests of Latvia’s most beautiful valley.

May – the beer tents are heaving with locals and tourists alike. Riga buzzes. If you are interested in experiencing the cutting edge of Riga’s nightlife then you must be equipped with Riga Out There Club Card and Map. The Club Card entitles you to some fantastic money saving offers in the cream of Riga’s Nightclubs.


July – hit the beach and prepare for special summer beach parties.

August – for football fans, the new football season is underway. Budding Ronaldinhos have the opportunity to take on Latvia’s most cosmopolitan football team, Riga United FC.

September – the summer has almost gone so take advantage of the warmer days whilst you still can by participating in a spot of cable car bungee jumping, quad biking and static skydiving.

October – Traditionally, in Latvian pagan culture October has represented ‘the out with the old and in with the new.’ It could be described as the silly season in Latvia.


December – Christmas is coming and there are few places in Europe where you can get such a wonderful sense of the traditional Christmas spirit as you can in old Riga’s snow covered streets and Christmas markets.

You can choose pretty much any month of the year in visiting Riga, whether be it a cold winter or warm summer, for festivities and activities exists all year round.