The most awaited events in Talsi are the town festival in the first week of July, Dizmara fair at the end of August, Talsi rally in May, Art Days during April and May, Poetry Days in September, fireworks on the national holiday on November 18, torch procession on Lacplesa Day, traditional Song and Dance Festival on the Sauleskalns open-air stage.
The town of Talsi and the region itself are full of interesting museums. You can visit a fire fighting museum in Vandzene, see Edgars Hausmanis’ collection of horns found in Slitere woods in Vaide. You can see art objects and installations created outdoors as well as stone sculptures by Ojars Feldbergs in Pedvale open-air art museum near Sabile. You can also visit the only Latvian museum of agriculture machines in Talsi. Another popular sightseeing place is Laumu Nature Park not far from Valdemarpils, which is famous for its Bee, Bird, Plant, Forest, and Sports paths.
Mersrags is one of the largest fishing villages on the coast of the Gulf of Riga in Kurzeme. The characteristic features of the village and its vicinity is the seaside with a several kilometres long sandy beach, Randu seaside meadows and a boulder stack. You can also find Engures Lake favoured by fishermen and ornithologists in Mersrags region.
Roja is located on the coast of the Gulf of Riga by the entry of the Roja River into the sea. Roja is an ancient fishing village, which is still keeping seafaring traditions! You can learn to mend fishing nets and tie the bowlines in Roja museum. After a boat trip together with local fishermen you are offered a meal cooked from fresh gulf fish. And the beach – it’s broad and sandy!
Valdemarpils is featured by Sasmakas Lake with its clean beach perfect for relaxation, enjoying water and sport activities on the sports fields. You can also find several tourists housing on the lakeshore, which offers varied leisure by the water. Valdemarpils is proud of the biggest linden tree in the Baltics – the Idol Linden by the Sasmakas manor house. There is also the first private forest museum not far from Valdemarpils created by the Metuzals family with a wide collection of forestry history and horns.
The history and cultural life of Dundaga region is tightly connected with the Dundaga palace. At present, the palace serves as a tourist information centre, music and art school, and a rehearsal place of the dance group “Dun-dang”.
The Dundaga palace is a great place for weddings, degustation of local dainties, comfortable and cheap shelter for the night, large festivities, temporary and permanent exhibitions, and other unused opportunities and discoveries. There is Slitere National Park located in the area of Dundaga, the place where nature is being not only protected, but also shown through Liiv villages on the marked bicycle routes, walkways and paths on the seaside, through fishing villages, forests unaffected by human activities, and in the museum in Slitere lighthouse located on the very top of the steep slope of Zilie Hills. The entire seaside in Slitere National Park is created by broad, sandy beach and attractive nature scenes, where you can hide from the hectic world and have a good rest.
Kolka is located at the Cape of Kolka – the farthest northern point of the Kurzeme Peninsula. This place is a creative space for the sea, the earth and the man. A lot of shipping routes go along the Cape of Kolka. This is one of the most popular bird-watching places in Latvia as migration ways of many bird breeds go across the cape. The sandbank of the Cape of Kolka is 0.5 – 3 metres deep and runs six kilometres into the sea, and there is the Kolka lighthouse on the artificial island at the very end. During storms, the waves of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga fiercely crash into each other on the sandbank. You can find several small fishing villages in Kolka parish with old boat piers, net huts, ancient wooden constructions of fishing villages (starting with the 18th century). This coast has also been called the Liiv coast as it is the only territory inhabited by the Liivs.
Sabile is a small romantic town which is settled down in the most beautiful and deepest place of the Abava River valley in the southern part of Talsi region. The name of Sabile is mentioned in writings in 1253 for the first time. The symbol of Sabile is Vinakalns (the Wine Hill) – an about 1 ha large vine plantation, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the farthest northern existing grape-vine in the world. You can also see a bunch of grapes depicted on the emblem of the town. Traditionally, the last weekend of July is celebrated as the Wine Festival in Sabile. On the other side of the Abava, in the territory of an ancient estate, the sculptor Ojars Feldbergs has created Pedvale open-air art museum, which serves as a place for regular artist events and where you can see various art installations in the beautiful natural scenery. The town of Sabile is situated in the area of the nature park called Abavas Ancient Valley full of different nature and culture monuments, for instance, Sabile Wine Hill, Sabile hill fort, Pedvale open-air art museum, “Sock Pub”, the Abava falls, Drubazas nature path, Sabile Evangelical Lutheran church etc. The historical centre of Sabile is a national town planning monument that gives an impression about the development of the Kurzeme town in the period from the 15th to the 20th century.