The ‘seals’ in question are actually smelts, the tiny fish delicacy that arrive on Palanga’s shores for a short period in February. During this three-day festival in mid-February the smelts are prepared around town …
Inaugurated just after the departure of the Soviets, this lively festival brings world-class jazz musicians to Kaunas every April, before heading down the road to Vilnius.
Held over three days in late July/early August, this festival culminates in a jam session each night.
Mid-November festival with big-name guests.
Vilnius comes (even more) alive for this wonderful, one-night-only festival in June or July. The city's nooks and squares become a network of stages on which singers, dancers, musicians, actors, performance artists …
Sprawling across the summer, from May to August, this eclectic festival makes use of the splendid grounds of a 17th-century monastery on the shore of the Kaunas Sea. Expect symphonic and chamber performances, choral…
Klaipėda celebrates its rich nautical heritage in late July with the flamboyant Sea Festival. The four-day event brings music, workshops, fairs and (naturally) watercraft to town.
The highlight of the summer season, the festival takes place on a different week each summer, closing with a massive street carnival, song festival and pop concert on the last day.
Showcasing Lithuanian and European folk music, and held on a weekend in late June, this folk fiesta swamps Nida with visitors. Book accommodation ahead.
Every November this festival, with its special focus on the film of Northern Europe, comes to Vilnius, then heads on the road to Kaunas and Klaipeda.