Events organized as part of Riga Festival was visited by more than 150,000 residents and guests of the city.
It should be said that the weather may have had affected the number of visitors, as there had been two times as many visitors last year.
Fireworks that were fired in conclusion of the Kino gars – viesības pie Lielā Kristapa concert on Saturday, 13 August, gathered the most visitors.
Riga’s 815th birthday was dedicated to film topic to remind people of the first film session in Riga, which took place 120 years ago.
The majority of events were associated with the film industry. Residents and guests were offered to learn about the history of Riga’s film industry, the films that were shot in the city and follow the development and traditions of this visual art industry.
Approximately 100 different events took place as part of the festival, offering visitors all kinds of varied cultural, art, sport programmes. Events organized as part of Riga Festival 2016 in the city centre and its outskirts.