Nr. 4 (7/28/2016)
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A second hotel block is now open —
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court

Photo: View from the  Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel to the Inner Harbor. 

Because of the great demand and early registration the 400 rooms in Festival room block at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace hotel have been sold out! There are still rooms available at regular rates for both rooms and suites. All of the DBL/DBL rooms have been sold. Check back now and then as cancellations will be re-sold at our group rate. The central reservations number is  877-212-5752 and the local Baltimore number 410-547-1200.

The second hotel with a Festival group rate is the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel. This beautiful and elegant hotel is only 5 blocks from the Renaissance and a 10 minute walk on the Inner Harbor promenade. There will also be some events held at the Royal Sonesta and Christ Lutheran Church, where two concerts will be held, is nearby. The price is $189 per night. Use this reservations link to reserve.

The two Festival hotels are near each other and a perfect place to visit the famous Baltimore Inner Harbor area. From the hotel there is a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay and the city skyline. The Maryland Science Center, the Spirit of Baltimore dock, the Baltimore Visitors center and many restaurants are nearby.

We are excited that there is so much interest in the Festival. For the latest information about the Festival, program and schedule, please visit

Hotel block number 2 ~ Ready for reservations!

Don't delay. The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court hotel is the perfect place to be with friends and family during the Festival. This reduced rate block has limited availability. Reserve today and pass the word.

Block Name:                      XIV Latvian Song and Dance Festival
Reservation Number:        (410) 234-0550/ 1(800) 766-3782

Group Code:                      0628LATVIA

Registration information for choirs, dancers, and vendors.
Here is the tentative Festival schedule.

Thursday, June 29th 

  • We suggest arriving on Thursday evening as Friday is a full day of Festival events.
  • Vendors and exhibit coordinators should arrive on Thursday night as they can begin setting up at 9:00 a.m. Friday.
  • Enjoy an evening stroll by the harbor or a bar crawl with early arrivals.

Friday, June 30th

  • Registration
  • Festival opening ceremony
  • Sacred music concert
  • Meet & greet dance with the folkgroup Ilģi

Saturday, July 1st

  • New choreography contest
  • Production of the Lativan National Theater Company
  • Popular music concert with the Daumants Kalniņš Quintet and guitarist Kaspars Zemītis

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Ecumenical church service
  • Dievturība service
  • Production of the Lativan National Theater Company
  • Chamber music concert
  • Guest choir SŌLA concert
  • Spirit of Baltimore boat cruise
  • DJ dance party for the younger set

Monday, July 3rd

  • Authors' circle
  • Festival choir concert
  • Banquet with chef Māris Jansons of the Riga restaurant Bibiloteka Nr. 1
  • Grand ball with the theme On the road to Latvia's centennial

Tuesday, July 4th

  • America's Independence Day
  • Stay in Baltimore to enjoy the festivities and fireworks over the Inner Harbor.
  • Visit Washington DC for the 4th of July celebration and fireworks on the National Mall.

Festival hotels: (A) Renaissance Harborplace (B) Royal Sonesta Harbor Court.
The distance between the two is about 4/10 of a mile, about 5 blocks and a 10 minute walk along the Inner Harbor.
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There are still rooms and suites available at the main Festival hotel at regular prices. These can be reserved calling the central or local reservations numbers.

The Renaissance also has a number of rooms available for the group rate for July 3rd. Please note that the combined choir concert and the Festival banquet and ball are on Monday, July 3rd. If you reservered a room with a departure date of July 3rd not realizing the schedule, you can still add that night for check-out July 4th until the block is sold out. 
Use the website to make any changes or to cancel your reservation. The link is here.

Reservations can also be handled through the Marriott central reservations toll-free number 877-212-5752 or the local Baltimore number 410-547-1200.


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