WHY NOT?

SKIMBOARD

Skim Latvia is a regular activity at Playground Festival. Everyone is invited to watch skimboarding demonstrations by pro riders, as well as learn and try skimboarding basics in a special pool.

FRIDAY: 16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

GO-KARTS

Go-karts are a thrilling, motorized sport activity everybody is able to do! There are go-kart races for professionals and races for amateurs. Come and give it a try!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 21:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 21:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

EXTRA fee: 10 EUR / 10 min.

Take the challenge in a go-kart race!

Prize for the winner – 10min fun with jet-ski!
Participation: 25 EUR
Race: 10min qualification, 15 laps final
Sign-up: 333 info center, 20min till beginning of the race
Minimal number of participants for a race to take place:  10 drivers

Race schedule:
FRIDAY
19:00 – 19:30
max number of participants – 13

SATURDAY
13:00-13:30
16:00-16:30
19:00-19:30
max number of participants in one race- 15

SUNDAY
13:00 – 13:30
16:00-16:30
max number of participants in one race- 15

MTB DOWNHILL

Playground visitors will have a chance to try a real downhill bicycle. Experienced riders will help with advice, however this is not for complete beginners. Rookies with some experience are welcome to try!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 17:00

FREE of charge

She Fix

She Fix are charming and bold ladies, who live and breath action sports. Take a chance to try the sport under supervision of experienced athletes. No previous experience needed, it is never to late to start and there are no age limitations. All equipment will be available.

SATURDAY: 14:00 – 16:00

FREE of charge

Wakeboard

Come and try wakeboarding with our instructors. Experience new emotions! We can’t promise there will be no queue, but we guarantee wet hair, fun and lots of splashes. First come, first served – don’t sleep too long! Boont will provide every rider with a hand-made wakeboard, produced locally in Latvia.

FRIDAY: 16:00 – 20:00 SATURDAY: 11:00 – 13:00 ; 17:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

EXTRA fee: Give & Get* – 5 EUR = 10 min

Inline

In-line school Straume invites everyone to get try inline skates! No matter how old are you – a desire to try is all you need! We’ll have experienced instructors for you to try skate both on flat ground and in our mini skatepark.

SATURDAY: 11:00 – 15:00 ; 16:00 – 17:00/ SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

Longboard

Longboarding is a sport in which everyone will find something for themselves. It can be a relaxed way to move through the city streets, you can race in downhill or you can learn tricks and slides. This year on longboarding hill – free longboard rental, slalom for beginners, push-race, wet slide-jam and hippie-jump for all who are interested to get a bit wet! There will be a training workshop for beginners and those who want to learn dancing on longboards.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 17:00

FREE of charge

Slackline

Slackline is balancing on a wide ribbon, stretched between two fixed objects. Our magical forest is full of majestic pine trees. Search for slacklines and experienced coaches will help you find your balance in life.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

SKATEBOARD

Always wanted to skate like Tony Hawk? Got skate-shoes, but don’t know how to throw an Ollie? Riga Skateboard School is open for everyone who is interested in learning skateboarding. Finally you can fulfill your dream of becoming a skater at the Playground mini-skate park!

SATURDAY: 12:00 – 16:00 / SUNDAY: 12:00 – 17:00

FREE of charge

SUP

SUP has gained a world-wide popularity, so Red Paddle Co club has provided SUP boards for everyone who is wishing to paddle. There will also be huge eight people SUPs. Do you have a team? You next task is to find suitable opponents!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 19:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 19:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

EXTRA fee: Give & Get* – 2 EUR per game/person

DISC GOLF

Disc golf is one of the word’s fast growing sports. Similarly to golf, you make moves, but you don’t call them “holes”. Because instead of golf balls and halls, it’s frisbee and a basket. Cuz this is Playground. We like things that fly.

FRIDAY:  17:00 – 21:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 17:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 17:00

FREE of charge

SELGA

Activities for children and also for adults! Large gameboard, mini track for children, coloring and ballons. Face paintings and cookies…and of course – the human cookie Seldzīte! 

ALL FESTIVAL TIME! :)

FREE of charge

LAZER TAG

For all the fighters, we have prepared Lazer Tag. Guns that look real, but shoot harmless lazer beams – no pain, just adrenaline rush and team spirit. Be prepared to run. Be prepared to be a hunter and the hunted. Be prepared to celebrate your victory!

SATURDAY: 11:00 – 21:00 / SUNDAY: 12:00 – 17:00

EXTRA fee: Give & Get* – 3 EUR per game/person

INBOX.LV

Do you want to feel crazy acceleration and weightlessness? For real or simulation? We got both. Choose between a catapult and VR goggles.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

VELOSOLUTION

We care about everyone who is a fan of cycling. Also about the ones, who started very recently. All kids are kindly welcome to the velotrack!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

HYPERTOWN

Feeling tired of physical activities? You want to relax and entertain yourself, both at the same time? We got Playstations, VR goggles and RPG table games!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

Falun Dafa

To acquire piece of mind and body, don’t miss your chance to acquaint yourself with ancient practice of Falun Dafa. Learn four simple, deliberate, flowy exercises and meditation. You will learn how to perfect you thoughts and character in line with the essence of the Universe: Truthfulness – Compassion – Forbearance. Falun Dafa helps to free from stress, cleanses consciousness an strengthens your body. Practice is simple, easy to learn and free.

SATURDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

SAUNA

Aroma therapy, massage, sauna rituals. Yes, you can try it all during the festival. Every athlete knows that sauna is great after physical exercise. Also without it. Besides – how can you neglect it, when there’s a perfect little beach and crystal clear water? Don’t miss it!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 24:00 / SATURDAY: 10:00 – 24:00 / SUNDAY: 10:00 – 17:00

EXTRA fee: 5-20 EUR

YOGA

Do you want to relax afer a crazy week and re-charge yourself with energy? Yoga is the answer! Yoga with Beate will help you to discover something new about yourself, as this is going to be something special. With new variations and experimental combinations – so get yourself ready for it!

SATRUDAY: 11:00 – 12:00 ; 20:00-21:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 12:00

FREE of charge

HAPPY

As for the very very small kids we have something special – Happy tent! A place where you can change diapers (provided by happy), eat in a quiet and comfy spot and take part in a fitness activity with Momyfit! A lecture in a combination with exercise with a topic – how to get back my dream body after giving birth!

Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-12:00 FREE of charge
JAUNO FIZIĶU SKOLA

Science can be more fun than anything else. Don’t believe us? Come and join our Young Physicists in their lab – burn your own hands, build a rocket and much more – all in complete safety, and no one will complain!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 19:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 19:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 16:00

FREE of charge

BOATS

Boating – what could be sipmplier? This summer activity, however, is not to lose its popularity anytime soon, as long as we continue having summer months.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 19:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 19:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

EXTRA fee: 2 EUR per person

JETSKI

Don’t miss the chance to ride a jet ski and take part in amateur competitions!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

EXTRA fee: jetski = 15 EUR/10 min ; flyboard = 35 EUR/10 min

SIXT velorental

Try the Sixt bicycle for free and commute between activities a lot faster and healthyer.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 05:00 / SATURDAY: 09:00 – 05:00 / SUNDAY: 09:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

SIGULDA ADVENTURES

This your chance to try a powerful electric bicycle, which is tons of fun!

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

SIGULDA ADVENTURES ACTIVITIES

This is your chance to prove the opposing team that they are no match for your crew.

FRIDAY:  16:00 – 20:00 / SATURDAY: 11:00 – 20:00 / SUNDAY: 11:00 – 18:00

FREE of charge

 

* Give & Get = By paying the specified amount of money, you will be able to take part in the activity, and you will receive an equivalent amount discount from the activities provider by going to enjoy these activities after Playground Festival! :)

SEMINARS / MOVIES

friday / forest stage
21:00 – 22:00 RISEBA STudent movies
22:00 – 24:00 2ANNAS shortfilms

 

SATURDAY / FOREST STAGE
11:00-12:15 / Candlelight Across the Street

Story that nobody tells us in our day to day life. Find out why people in yellow shirts for years haven’t left the place in front of Chinese Embassy in London.

13:00-13:20 / World adventure

How to spontaneously start living in another country and embark on a world adventure.

13:25-13:45 / Adventure Lab

How to get ready for some wild trip to Kamchatka, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan.

13:50-14:10 / Travelling with a kid: Little Rafael’s 12 countries and 3 continents

Is it possible to travel with a kid? You bet it is!

14:15-14:35 / How to swim across the sea

Gustavs swam from Rīga to Ruhnu island, and now is gettimg ready for a swim from Kolka to Ainaži.

15:00-16:00 / Rythm Institute – DJ workshop

“Ritma Institūts” workshop is a chance for every festival guest – both mucisians and regular folks – to learn new things aboyt DJing, music editing and vinyl scratching.

17:00 – 20:00 / FIFA World Cup semi-finals

If you are a football fan – no worries, you woun’t miss the semi-finals while being in a festival. :)

 

SUNDAY/ FOREST STAGE

 

13:00-13:20 / White water kayaking

This year Maris did 4-5 category rapids. What makes him do it? Come and find out!

13:25-13:45 / Chile surftrip

Davis has travelled around South America searching for waves. Come and find out!

13:50-14:10 / Paragliding

Being in the skies and looking birds into the eyes. That is paragliding.

14:15-14:35 / How to make a new sports out of a shovel

Every Latvian knows what bobsleigh is. But do you know what is “Shovel Race”?

21:00 – 22:00 RISEBA STudent movies
22:00 – 24:00 2ANNAS shortfilms