06.06.2018
Twin Cities Valga/Valka Festival 6th-11th June 2018

Wednesday, 6th of June

 

In VALGA

 

12.00 Reception of the Head of Valga municipality Margus Lepik for best  graduates and their teachers in Valga Culture and Hobby Center, Kesk Street 1.

 

 

Thursday, 7th of June

 

In VALGA

 

18.00 The opening of Twin Cities Valga-Valka Festival and the opening of the traditional joint exhibition of the artists from Valga and Valka. The presentation of an art album by Viktor Fjodorov. The event takes place in Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre.

 

19.00 Concert „The Summers calling“ in Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre by Valga Music School.

 

 

In VALKA

 

18.00 Awarding the winners of „The Optimists“ running race in Valka House of Culture.

 

Friday, 8th of June

 

In VALGA

 

16.00 and 18.00 Valga Town Tours with a guide (in Estonian). Gathering in the Valga Museums yard. Registration via e-mail: priit@valgamuuseum.ee , phone number 766 8867.

 

17.00 Reception of the Head of Valga municipality Margus Lepik and the Chairman of Valka Municipality Council Vents Armands Krauklis in Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre (Invitations only).

 

19.00 Opening of the memorial bench for folk dance teacher Minni Vähi in Säde Park.

 

 

20.00 Concert of songs from operettas and musicals by singers Karmen Puis and Jaan Willem Sibul from Theater Vanemuine in Valga Jaani Curch. Tickets 5/3 €.

Concert of Tauri Anni in Voorimehe Pub. Ticket 5 €.

 

In VALKA

 

16.00 Opening the memorial plate of Stefan Batory, presenter of Town Rights for Valga and Valka in 1584. The memorial plate is a gift from Hungarian Embassy. The ceremony takes place in Semināra 9, Valka.

 

 

20.00 The performance by the Vijciemsi amateur theatre Čiekurs. The show is based on Ādolfs Alunāns´ play „Visi mani radi raud“. The event takes place in Valka Open Air Stage. 

 

Open-air festive with band „5-atā!“ in Valka Open Air Stage. 

 

 

 

Saturday, 9th June

 

In VALGA


8.00-16.00
Livonia market in the center of Valga. The market has become a well-known and popular annual event with its rich cultural program, lotteries, attractions for children and much more. Additional information - www.valgakultuurkeskus.ee

 

10.30-14.30 Culture Program in theValga Museums yard.

Schedule:

10.00-10.30     EweMar and line-dancers

10.30-10.50 Folk dancers from dance group Karikakar and others, singers band

Oduvantšiki, dance group Max-Mary

10.50-11.10 Dance group Springi and folk band Naburgi

11.10-11.30 Dance group Rukkilill

11.30-11.50 Folk dance group Sudmalina

12.Hosts

12.00-12.10 Interview with the Head of Valga Municipality Margus Lepik and the Chairman of Valka Municipality Council Venst Armands Krauklis

12.30.Border Town Bigband

12.50.Studio Joy

12.50 - 13.10 Border Town Bigband

13.10-13.30 Dance group Aija, dance group of seniors Zelta Rudens, dance group Shammas

13.30 - 14.10 Bigband of Valmiera

14.10-14.30 Conclusion of the Market day

 

9- 18 Estonian Championship of Wood Cutting X CUTCUP 2018 by Pedeli river near Rimi Shopping Centre. Competitors from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Sweden.

Schedule:

08.00 Instructions for the competitors.

08.30 Tree cutting in the forest (Valga county).

9.00-13.00 Precise sawing by Pedeli river near Rimi Shopping Centre.

11.00 Start of the STIHL Multisport Challenge 2018 adventure sport competition on black track      

11.30 Start of the STIHL Multisport Challenge 2018 adventure sport competition on red track.

13.00-15.00 Field competition and handling the equipment.

16.00   Awarding of the STIHL Multisport Challenge 2018 red track competition winners.

16.00 - 17.00 Relay Competition.

17.10   Award ceremony.

18.00   Awarding of the STIHL Multisport Challenge 2018 competition black track winners.

 

11.00 and 13.00 Guided tour in Valga Museums exhibition (in Estonian). Registration via e-mail: priit@valgamuuseum.ee , phone number 766 8867.

 

12.00 Half Hour with Organ concert in Valga Jaani Church. Organ player Jüri Goltsov.

 

12.00 -16.00 JJ-Street youth area in front of Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre. Competitive games, performances, Exit the House room, Science Show, Football Dart, JJ-Street Dance School performance etc.

 

20-00.00 Concert and party with 2QUICK START in Valga Museums yard. JJ-Street Dance School Show. Warm-up by DJ Kätlin Männiste. Tickets10/8 €.

 

22.00 Retro Disco with DJ Enno Lohu in Voorimehe Pub. Ticket 3€.

 

 

In VALKA

 

11.00-14.00 Games and activities for children in Valka Library (Rīgas 22).

 

16.00 Graduation day ceremony for Jānis Cimze Valka Highschool in the Valka House of Culture.

 

 

Sunday, 10th June

 

In VALGA

 

11.00 Valka ja Valga Fire Departments introduce their work and equipment in the crossing of the Rīgas and Raja streets.

 

11.00 The information point of Valka Police Department in the crossing of the Rīgas and Raja streets.

 

11.00 Sup Polo Valga/Valka Championship by the Pedeli river near Ramsi bridge.

 

11.00 Beach Wrestling Competition by Pedeli river near Rimi Shopping Centre.

 

13.00 Boat race on Pedeli river. 

 

13.00 Meeting with the artist Ave Nahkur and book presentation in Tiina Loomemaja (Lai 19 Valga).

 

16.00 Concert in Valga Jaani Church to celebrate 434 years since founding Valga. Presenting the title of honorary citizen. Performances from students and teachers of Valga and Valka Music Schools. Gathering of donations to support the renovation of the Valga Jaani Church.

 

18.00 Bicycle Orienteering Competition in Valga streets.

 

20.30, 21.30 and 22.30 Horror hike "The Dark Side of Valga" to the places of the city, not accessible at the usual time. We promise a performance, surprises and much more.

 

 

Monday, 11th of June – 434 years since the founding of VALGA/VALKA!

 

 

In VALGA

 

10.30 Border Town Bigband is greeting the citizens of Valga with a concert from the tower of the Jaani Church.

 

11.00 The ceremonial parade of the children of the Valga and Valka kindergartens from the Valga Town Hall along Kesk Street to the Culture Center. We invite all children to join the procession! We release balloons with good wishes to the sky, followed by a concert and sharing a birthday cake.

 

15.00 Opening of The Wall of Dreams on Pikk Street (near meat factory). Street artist Artjom Kesvatera covers the wall with the dreams and visions of the youth of Valga.

 

17.00-18.45 Five o´clock Tea in front of the Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre.

 

19.00 The conclusion of the festival. The concert of the Livonia Youngsters Orchestra. Entrance fee 3 euros. Proceeds from the concert will be used for the development of orchestral activities.

 

 

 

 

In VALKA

 

18.00 Meeting with the writer Karīna Račko in Valka Libary (Rīgas 22).

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

In VALGA

08.06.-20.08. The joint exhibition of Valga and Valka artists in Valga Cultural and Hobby Centre.

04.-30.06 The Exhibition „Valga through the eyes of the writers: narratives that take place in Valga“ in the Valga Library.

05.-30.06.  The Exhibition „Borderline“ by the Tartu Artists Union in the Valga Museum.

01.-22.06. The exhibition of artists Hülle Haab and Juka Käärmann in the Brīvības Galerija (Freedom Gallery) Vabaduse Street 14.

The Military museum and theme park is opened on Thursdays to Sundays 9.00-17.00.

The Valga Museum is opened Tuesdays to Fridays 11.00-18.00 and on Saturdays 10.00-15.00.
The Valga Jaani Church is opened on Thursdays and Fridays 12.00-16.00, Saturdays 11.00-16.00 and on Sundays 9.30-13.00. 

 

In VALKA

 

19.05.-29.07. The Exhibition of design and grafts of the Valga municipality „The Cradle of Thought“ in The Valka Heritage Museum  The Museum is opened on Tuesdays to Fridays 11.00-18.00 and on Saturdays and Sundays 10.00. Information  http://muzejs.valka.lv , GSM +371 6472 2198

 

06.06.-11.06 In Valka Library (Rīgas 22): the exhibitions „It´s June, the Festive time in Valga and Valka“ and „I see a good word, I write a good story“ are opened.

 

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