Concerts by world-renowned stars, international sports competitions, city festivals, and top-level conferences – just take you pick!
Annual international Winter Rally
The first festival of the year! Winter Rally is the place to be for people who like winter entertainment and motor sport.
ADVENTUR: International Tourism and Active Leisure Exhibition
At this, the largest specialised international tourism event in the Baltic States, you can meet with experienced traveller and discover unconventional travel destinations or get to know Lithuania.
An enchanting feast of French cinema awaits you. At this intimate and subtle festival, cinema greats blend with young directors, and avant-garde film shares the screen with a children’s programme.
LTeam Olympic Winter Festival
This, the biggest winter festival in Lithuania, even attracts people who try to stay away from sports. With mile runs, mountaineering competitions, Nordic walking outings, a biathlon, skiing, ice hockey, snow volleyball and ice swimming, this is an easy place to find a new hobby.
Hosted by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is a two-day exhibition/contact fair for business tourism representatives from the Baltic States. The goal of the event is to bring together conference tourism business professionals from the Baltic region, make presentations to foreign clients, and encourage the development of this business in the region, especially in Lithuania.
Palanga Smelt Festival
The Smelt Festival that takes place in Palanga every year is a traditional gathering of people who love to fish them or eat them. Everything there revolves around smelt – a fish that is small and homely, yet extraordinarily tasty. During the festival, smelt abounds in various forms: fresh, fried, marinated, smoked, or even made out of clay or carved from wood.
The Vilnius Book Fair is a place where writers and their muses, and readers and protagonists fly, drive, walk and sail to come together. It is a place where characters come to life and you can ask all of the questions that you had while reading.
Mindūnai Winter Fishing Festival
The Winter Fishing Festival is held in the yard of the Lake Fishing Museum and draws in throngs of winter activity enthusiasts. While fishermen compete on Baltieji Lakajai Lake to see who will catch the most fish or drill a hole in the ice the fastest, interesting sporting contests and activities take place in the museum yard: boat races in the snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, hikes.
During the three-day event, the central squares of the major cities of Lithuania are painted with the beautiful colours of verba (Easter palms), adorned with pottery and wood carvings, and filled with the delicious scent of riestainiai (bubliks).
Užgavėnės (Fat Tuesday)
Užgavėnės is a traditional celebration that is in our blood and lets adults feel like children again. Who will recognise you behind a mask? You can celebrate Užgavėnės in Rumšiškės – the traditions here never change. If you’re in Samogitia, stop by Lake Plateliai, where you’ll also find some winter fun. Come and burn your misery along with Morė, the symbol of evil and all misfortune.