Praying for sunshine

There’s no point in sugar-coating it. Weather-wise, this summer has been a complete disappointment. Some Latvians may appreciate the fact that they haven’t had to sweat in the past months, but we at Riga In Your Pocket were hoping for at least a taste of that heat that oppressed much of Europe in July. While people in Poland melted in the streets, locals here searched their cupboards for sweaters and rain gear. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like August or September will be much better in terms of sunshine, so you’ll have to console yourself with plenty of indoor events.

Then again, you could just throw caution to the wind and attend one of the numerous festivals that Riga will host in the coming weeks such as Kubana 2015 on an island in the middle of the River Daugava or the annual Riga Festival in mid-August, which will be chock full of free entertainment. If, however, by some miracle the sun does come out of hiding, try one of Andrejsala’s trendy eateries by the water or take a trip to the beach at Liepāja or Jūrmala.

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