Since 2010, Ventspils has been hosting the largest in Latvia rally of Nordic walking fans. Every August the festival gathered several hundreds of sportsmen. So, the 7th Nordic Walking Festival held in 2016 numbered 300 participants.
Nordic walking fans are offered to cover 5,3 km or 10,6 km distances. At the Nordic Walking Festival time is measured with Champion Chip timing systems.
Guests of the event are invited to the sports facilities marketplace. Professional instructors offer Nordic walking classes. After the competition, participants can refresh themselves with soups and delicacies from the sponsors. The Adventure Park has its Health Avenue known for its diversified food offers, demonstration of exciting sports, etc.