If you must choose where to go on a holiday or simply to relax from the busy rush of the city life, why not leave your heart down in Tukums town?
There is plenty to see and do, both – for the grown-ups and children. Castles and manors, churches and manors to visit and to understand history better, parks and trails to walk and learn about nature, lakes for fishing, movie-shooting location underneath the clear sky with real movie props and perhaps be lucky and participate in shooting a movie, farmer’s goods for getting to know the countryside living and treating your stomach with great-tasting treats, and more, more, more.
For bigger or smaller circles of friends, families, and also for the loners, accommodation is available, as well as saunas for keeping the fun spirits or enjoying silence. Active recreation is possible to such a crazy manner that the wind plays with your hair, when riding quads or rodeli, going on boat yacht trips. Presence of the medieval ambience is palpable when trying out your skills in use of weapons that are several centuries old. But for some urban alpinism or playing war at the paintball fields might seem very exciting? And then there is the possibility to go skiing or snowboarding during winter on the skiing hills of the area!
The places here once acquainted with you will remember forever.
So – it is the right time to come over to Tukums!
Tukums city festival for the 20th time!
festival „Uz Tukumu pēc smukuma!” (Visit
Tukums to get some Smukums!) will be held this year from 24th of July till 26th of July. The event will be a special one since
it is the 20th anniversary of Tukums city festival. First Tukums city festival
was held in July of 1995 when at that time chairman Ēriks Zunda opened the
reconstructed Freedom square. In 1995 the city of Tukums celebrated 550 year
anniversary since first notice of Tukums and 200 year anniversary since
Catherine the Great announced Tukums as a city in 1795.
festival theme – search of Tukums beauty! The aim is to push people to realize,
that we are a part of Tukums. Tukums beauty is hidden in children and
teenagers, in creative, active people, spirited businessmen, art, poetry, music
day of the festival, 24th of July,
will be made as a different emotion day. Citizens are invited to enjoy art and
activities on Pils Street and in Police yard. On Durbes open-air stage beauty
will be revealed in teenagers who will dance through the XI Latvian School
youth song and dance festivals programme.
On 25th of July, Saturday, when we will be
celebrating the grand festival day in Brīvības Square everyone will be able to feel
old times, when there was a working market that gathered costumers, craftsmen
and buyers from close and far lands. Atmosphere will be maintained by country
musicians, there will be different activities and fighting demonstrations.
Harmonijas Street once again will turn into artists street, where participants
will be able to take a look at before not seen artworks and also try out their
skills in creative workshops. Run for the beauty, families run at Melnezers moto-track.
At the end of the day all the Tukums beauty searchers will gather on a parade
to march to open-air stage Durbe, where grand concert will be held. Just like
during the first and tenth city festival, there will be fireworks.
And on 26th of July, Sunday, events will be devoted to
young citizens of Tukums and sports activities. It will be a great day to spend
together with family. Full festival program can be viewed here.
application Visit Tukums is now available
The mobile application Visit Tukums, developed by the Tourism
Information Centre of Tukums, is available for all smartphone users free of
charge. On Visit Tukums you can find
information about tourist attractions, available activities and accommodations
with precise locations shown on the map, information about upcoming events and
exhibitions, as well as other useful information to travellers. Tourist routes
for every liking are also available on the application to make travelling
around Tukums more interesting. The application is available in Latvian,
English and Lithuanian.
version is available for download on Play Store and here. iOS version is
available for download on App Store
Explore Tukums with the help of a
convenient information searching application on your smartphone!