Exciting Festivals and Events

Mardi Gras

Mardi GrasThis is one of the liveliest festivals in the capital city of Vilnius, marking the end of winter. The festival traditionally chased winter away and invited spring in. There are street parties and celebrations lasting well into the night.

Kaziukas Fair

This is a traditional Lithuanian art and craft fair held at the beginning of March, on the day of Lithuania’s patron saint, St Kazimieras.

International Jazz Festival

This jazz festival sees jazz enthusiasts from all over Europe gather for this international event. Concerts are held throughout the city and there are also workshops, ensemble performances, and lessons on offer.

Folklore Festival

During the festival, craft fairs are hosted, traditional dishes are sampled and parties are held. There are many concerts as well as discos and street parades.

International Children’s and Youth Theatre Festival

Children from the Nordic regions as well as from Russia and Lithuania gather to perform songs, dances, plays and music in front of an eager international crowd. It celebrates children across the world and offers youngsters a chance to showcase their talents.

Summer Festival

This festival, held in Palanga, symbolizes the opening of the summer season and is celebrated with concerts, street performances, discos, competitions, crafts fairs and firework displays.

Ice-Cream Festival

During the hot summer months, ice cream is popular with every generation. This unique festival in Kėdainiai celebrates ice cream with the free sampling of new and delicious flavors, discounts of favorite brands and the making of ice cream everywhere in town. There are also numerous concerts held throughout the town and street entertainers to brighten up the day.

Dzūkija Crafts Festival

During this festival, the making of old handicrafts is demonstrated in an attempt to revive the authentic Dzūkija craft-trade that was thriving at the beginning of the 20th century.

Theater Festival

During the festival in Alytus, it is possible for visitors to watch some of the best performances in Lithuanian theater as well as meet the actors, directors, playwrights and critics.