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Garezers 50th Anniversary

March 26, 2015

Garezers, the largest Latvian center in North America, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1965, Garezers has fulfilled its motto, “For God and Latvia,” by serving as a place outside of Latvia to maintain Latvian culture, language and society from afar.  At least four generations of Latvians and their families have been going to Garezers not only for summer programs, vacations and special events, but also to enjoy everyday life. Many families have now built homes around Garezers, always having a place to meet with Latvian friends who come from both near and far.

The celebration will take place over four days this summer, from July 2-5.  The main festival event will be on Saturday night and will include the legendary Latvian rock group “Perkons”, along with other performances. The weekend celebration will also include a “Garezers-palooza” music festival, an outdoor film screening, a golf tournament, an evening of activities on the beach, team sporting events, and an art exhibit.  All Latvians and friends are invited to take part in the celebration, which will also be attended by a few prominent and special guests.

All-inclusive weekend tickets (“Dizbilete”) are available for purchase now at a discounted price.  Special “Dzintara” tickets are also available, which include access to all Garezers 50 events, a donation to Garezers and special perks during the celebration weekend.

You may buy tickets and find overall Garezers 50 information at