Spring & Summer Events in Lithuania

Uzupis District, Vilnius

Uzupis District, Vilnius

Tourists and locals alike enjoyed the exceptionally festive year Lithuania had in 2009. The country celebrated two significant occasions during 2009: the official 1,000th birthday of its name; and the European Capital of Culture was awarded to Vilnius, encouraging tourists to uncover more about the Baltic gem.  The festivities have not stopped their and this year should prove to be just as much fun…

Kaziukas Fair, 5-7 March, Vilnius
The festival is dedicated to St. Casimir the patron saint of Lithuanian born in the 17th century. It is one of remarkable calendar festivals with deep traditions, each time presenting ingenious handworks, and having no rivals in the surrounding areas. For more information visit www.vilnius-events.lt/en/festivals/kaziukas-fair

Street Musicians Day, 1 May, Vilnius, Klaipėda
On the first Saturday in May thousands of people go out to the streets to play music. Street Musician Day is the event which unites all who speak the world’s most universal language – the language of music. www.gatvesmuzika.lt/en/

15th International classical music Festival “Pažaislis Music Festival”, 30 May – 29 August, Kaunas
The listeners of the most particular taste may find in the schedule of the festival something what interests them, starting from the old music and finishing with jazz, from the subtle chamber music to the grand vocal instrumental pieces, from the modern music premieres to the impressive pageants of Lithuanian dramaturgy in the surroundings of Kaunas Castle. www.pazaislis.lt
Festival “Skamba Skamba Kankliai”, 27 – 30 May, Vilnius
Annual international folklore festival introduces folklore groups from Europe and Asia. Chamber concerts and performances at the city squares will present outstanding soloists and superb ensembles. Evenings of light singing and glee songs, guest concerts, a song hour, dancing at night and various exhibitions will be offered to audiences of various ages and backgrounds. www.etno.lt

Vilnius Festival, 26 May – 10 June 10, Vilnius
Held every year since 1997, this festival features Classical music and invites world-famous performers. Each year the festival has a different concept and presents both traditional and contemporary Lithuanian music, and offers a platform for jazz and musical theatre.  www.vilniusfestival.lt

For more information on Lithuania visit www.LithuaniaTourism.co.uk.

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