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Vilnius invites you to celebrate its upcoming anniversary at a spectacular free music festival 

In 2023, a historic event is in store for Lithuania – the 700th anniversary of Vilnius. But we’re already starting to celebrate now! In preparation for the anniversary of the Lithuanian capital, there’s no need to think about presents – the city itself has prepared a multitude of gifts for its residents and guests. This 25 July, Vilnius will be giving you a spectacular music festival in one of the greenest places in the capital – Vingis Park.

The feast day of St Christopher, the patron saint of Vilnius, takes on new meaning – we will celebrate the city’s birthday twice a year: on 25 January, which, as historians have agreed, is the city’s birthday, and exactly half a year later, in the summer.  Vingis Park, which is a favourite place among locals, will become a unique international music arena, where you will be able to enjoy an exclusive programme featuring a combination of classical and popular music. This festival is one of the main Vilnius anniversary events being held in 2022 for music fans.

Awaiting you completely free of charge are performances by famous Lithuanian performers, unexpected duets and… Lewis Capaldi – the famous Grammy nominee and winner of MTV and numerous other awards! Tickets to his concerts at the best venues in the United States and Europe sell like hot cakes. But on 25 July, Lewis Capaldi will be giving Vilnius – and you – a free show. 

The festival will also have plenty of surprises. It’s hard to even imagine a line-up of Lithuanian artists with such different sound – different generations, different genres, different styles of music. But after all, Vilnius is a creative, experimental and passionate city! And that is exactly why the most famous Lithuanian singers and bands will be forming unexpected duets and making the audience’s hearts pound. There will be both well-known and popular songs, as well as legendary pieces that have been newly interpreted.

The event will also offer a chance to see a meeting of Lithuanian and foreign classical music performers. It is symbolic that we will be celebrating the capital’s anniversary with guests from Europe – just like artisans and merchants flocked to our capital from major European cities almost 700 years ago at the urging of Grand Duke Gediminas, today we will also have extraordinary artists. This celebration is far from being just for lovers of classical music – after all, music unites everyone!

Whether you like pop music, rock or electronic music, the all-day festival programme will be balanced for all tastes. Admission to the festival is free – it is a 700th anniversary gift for the city’s residents and guests.

Vilnius Historic Centre, Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

As the political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Vilnius has had a profound influence on the cultural and architectural development of much of eastern Europe. The historic centre includes buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles which have been well preserved over time. It is also home to one of the greatest love stories in Baltic history.

At the height of its power in the 15th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe. Appropriately, its capital of Vilnius became a city of grandeur and harmony. The architecture of the historic centre left the deepest and most impressive mark as the city flourished during the peaceful period of the late 17th and 18th centuries.

Vilnius is an excellent example of a European city that grew with influences from multiple cultures, religions, and languages—and has been well preserved. In turn, it also influenced the cultural and architectural development of much of Eastern Europe.

For visitors and locals alike, one of the most important vehicles for discovery here—and throughout the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth—is the royal love story between the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Žygimantas Augustas, and Barbora.

The Old Town of Vilnius follows the medieval layout and it’s easy to walk the streets and see the stunning collection of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical buildings. Up on a grassy hill near the river, visit Gediminas tower- a reminder of the first castle built here in the 15th century. On the ground below are royal palace buildings and the cathedral where Lithuania’s beloved Grand Duchess Barbara Radziwill was buried. If you are looking to visit Vilnius’ more alternative side, you can take a tour through the self-proclaimed ‘Republic’ of Užupis – the city’s Bohemian and artistic district. In the warmer months , festivals, music, art and theatre fill the streets, theatres and galleries of Vilnius.

Source:  visitworldheritage.com

Travel destination Vilnius, Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

Once a part of the Eastern bloc, Lithuania is the southernmost and biggest of the Baltic States.

Since Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004, Vilnius, the capital, has experienced a youthful renaissance. It’s a city on the move, full of tech start-ups, warehouse-style music venues and art festivals. But the city’s claim to fame is its 13th century Old Town, where Medieval streets snake beside fairytale-like churches, and underground beer halls are famous for selling the cheapest beer Europe.



Source: SilvijaTravelTips


The seventh edition of CONVENE featured an impressive mix of Hosted Buyers from over 30 countries, as well as Exhibitors and Specialist Suppliers representing different parts of the Baltic Sea Region. As a boutique event, the focus of CONVENE remained on quality, and all signs pointed to that ambition being successfully delivered.

A noticeable concentration of this year’s 165 Hosted Buyers were representing the UK market, which bodes particularly well for Vilnius, since LOT Polish Airlines recently announced it will be launching a direct route between Lithuania’s capital and London City Airport this May, making both cities much more accessible to business travellers. Hosted Buyer agendas were packed over the course of the two-day exhibition, with plenty of opportunities to meet with the 80 Exhibitors representing Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia and Belarus.

In addition to putting forth a comprehensive Education Programme touching on the industry’s hottest topics and latest trends, organisers also brought back CONVENE’s Professional Academy, a three-hour workshop dedicated to preparing suppliers for their meetings with Hosted Buyers throughout the show. The academy, which took place a day before the exhibition, had one session focused on the evolution of association sector meetings and another on growing business in the UK.


Inga Romanovskienė, Director of Go Vilnius, the city’s official development agency and umbrella organisation to the Vilnius Convention Bureau, was thrilled to welcome meeting industry professionals back to an event that has proved to be of great value to the entire region, saying, “When it comes to the meetings and events industry, the Baltic Sea Region is ripe for significant growth, with meeting planners from across Europe and the globe continuing to show interest in many of its destinations. And for our part, CONVENE is able to strategically position Vilnius as a regional leader and give people the opportunity to experience what the city has to offer first-hand.”

Organised by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is an annual business marketplace that provides non-stop networking opportunities for meeting professionals. The two-day event gathers Baltic Sea meeting and events industry suppliers and buyers from across Europe and the world together under one roof and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

Source: https://www.convene.lt