There are many Inner Harbor restaurants! From food carts, to fast food, to fine dining, explore the options. Baltimore is famous for their crabcakes
The hotels where there are Festival events are:
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel (the main hotel), 202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore MD (the maket, evening programs, information desk, ticket office, film nights, PRINTFUL stage, LĀZA seminar, sorority luncheon, authors' circle, Latvian folk religon ceremony, passport station)
Important information about transportation for the New Choreography Contest and the Festival Choir rehearsal and concert
The New Choreography Contest will be Saturday, July 1st, at 3:00 p.m. at the Lyric Opera House, 140 West Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore.
The rehearsal for the Festival Choir Concert will be Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 a.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathederal Street, Baltimore.
The Festival Choir Concert will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathederal Street, Baltimore.
Both of these venues are about 2 miles from the Inner Harbor hotels. We are offering free shuttle buses, but it is very important to take note of the departure times, so that you you arrive on time for the performances and rehearsal.
For both the New Choreography Contest and the Festival Choir Concert the busses will begin to leave at 13:30 from the Renaissance, the Sheraton and the Royal Sonesta Court hotels.
For the Festival Choir rehearsal the buses will leave at 8:15 from the Renaissance, the Sheratone and the Royal Sonesta Court hotels.
At both venues, the will be the possibility to enter the foyers and the bars will be open (except for the rehearsals!)
We expect Baltimore to be very hot and humid this weekend and do not advise walking these distances at the height of the afternoon. The performances will start on time.
Your GUIDE to the Festival!
We have put a lot of important information abou the Festival in the Guide which will be available for free at the Information desk on the 5th floor of the Renaissance hotel. Take a look at it now to start to get familiar with the event schedules and venue locations. PDFs are available for downloading.
The Transportation page PDF is here.
Note that the bus for the Monday choir rehearsal is not listed, but it will run.
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE
The soccer games will begin at 10:00 a.m., not at 10:30 as earlier announced.
PLEASE NOTE THE HARBOR CRUISE DEPARTURE TIME
The time between the end of the Folk Dance Show and the Harbor Cruise is very short. You can board the ship at 7:30 p.m. and departure will be no later than 8:30 p.m.. Heavy apps are included and there is a cash bar. The cruise is sold out, but if you have a ticket, don't miss the boat!
PLEASE NOTE: BANQUET TABLE RESERVATIONS
You can reserve tables of 10. The reservations sheets will be at the Information Desk. The banquet will be in a different ballroom from the Festival Ball. Reserve tables for that separately.
PLEASE NOTE: FESTIVAL BALL TABLE RESERVATIONS
You can reserve tables of 10. The reservations sheets will be at the Informaton Desk. If you are attending the banquet, you need to reserve a table for the Festival Ball as well.
Tickets to all events are available at the ticket office at the Renaissance "Federal HIll" room and at each event at the door. Don't miss these special events!
Festival event descriptions in English. Share it with your friends!
Is Baltimore ready for "Nemiers"?
The Washington DC Latvian kids group N e m i e r s will entertain you with some popular Latvian rock music. The band members are: Viktors Allen (bass guitar), Dāvids Jansons (drums), Vilis Kuškēvics (keyboard), Kristīne Pāža (vocals).
N e m i e r s will perform during the Festival on the PRINTFUL stage on the 5. floor of the Renaissance Harborplace hotel.
Saturday, July 1, 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.
Monday, July 3rd at 12:00 noon.
We are still seeking volunteers to be ticket takers, to man the information and souvenir booths, and to help with other tasks. If you can spare a few hours during the Festival, sign up. Your help will be greatly appreciated!