Saulkrasti is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga. It stretches across 17 km from Lilaste river to Zvejniekciems village including. The town itself spans across, and includes of field and forest territory.The towns motto – "The town closer to the Sun. Town which carries the name of the Sun". The coat of arms of Saulkrasti represents the four rivers Inčupe, Pēterupe, Ķīšupe, Aģe, and five villages – Bādciems, Katrīnbāde, Pēterupe, Neibāde, Zvejniekciems. The top parts represent the sea and the sun.Saulkrasti carries its present name since 1933, when the villages of east coast of Gulf of Riga were merged into one common municipal structure, and since 1991 it is a town.An EU funded bypass of the main A1 Motorway between Riga and Tallinn was completed in 2007, which will reduce through traffic, noise pollution and the large amount of lorries.Saulkrasti is the home to the annual Saulkrasti Jazz Festival.