St Casimir Market (first weekend of March)
Street Festival and Market Kaziuko Muge in Old Town of Vilnius is an annual Vilnius event since the 17th century and is always the weekend to feel the atmosphere of community life in town, actively and in various forms complemented to by the communities of different regions of Lithuania, each year dominated by a different region. Filled with market stalls and street events, the old town becomes a magnet to locals and city guests. You would find every handicraft available in Lithuania, let it be a wooden toy or a tableware, linen tablecloth or the famous Verba - a composition of dried flowers and herbs - a unique handicraft only available in Vilnius region. The Kaziuko Muge takes place on a weekend before 4 March, therefore it is usually the first weekend of this month.
Mados Infekcija (Fashion Infection).
Mados Infekcija (Fashion Infection) – is the most prominent annual fashion festival in Lithuania. It is an innovative
and conceptual event of fashion and art fusion featuring 3 day free and ticketed public events where professional and upcoming designers are brought together. Such interaction inspires young, creative talents to search for new fashion forms and expressions and gives an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas among the participants.
In 2011 the first time in the festival history the festival took place twice: in spring and autumn.
Kino Pavasaris Film Festival (late March/early April).
"Kino Pavasaris", The International Film Festival "Cinema Spring" is the oasis for independent filmmakers and is aiming to educate the young audience. If you are keen on non-commercial films, if you want to surf the New European film ideas - be in Vilnius for the IFF "Kino Pavasaris". The festival also has a tendency to expand to other towns of Lithuania, so be sure to check the repertoire if you are in Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai or Panevezys as well.
Uzupis Independence Day (1 April)
Uzupis, literally meaning "across the river", is a district known as the Montmartre of Vilnius, which is because the bohemian athmosphere there. Who else would declare the independence, own constituation and own customs?
Take your chance if you happen to be in Vilnius on 1 April, because this is the only day the Uzupis Republic is legal. The dedicated festival takes place on the day.
The International Vilnius Dance Festival "New Baltic Dance"
The program of the New Baltic Dance festival consists of both: well established companies with famous productions and new young companies/choreographers with experimental works. One of the principles of this festival is to present the newest productions, thus the event is open for premieres, post-premieres, pre-premieres.
Visit the official website of the New Baltic Dance festival http://www.dance.lt/new-baltic-dance/
Street Musician Day, the first Saturday in May.
The Street Music Festival in Vilnius is a tradition started in 2007. But it is a very lively and popular event not only among the community of music lovers, but also among the citizens and the guests of Vilnius.
Vilnius Dance Festival
The Vilnius Dance Festival takes place in the home city of the Great Champion Arunas Bizokas and is hosted by Radisson Blu Lietuva Hotel, proudly skyscraping on the right bank of the river Neris.
JULY - AUGUST
Vilnius International Christopher Summer Festival
In summer Vilnius public areas are full of free music performances. Mostly thanks to the Christopher Summer Festival, that always seeks out new musical experiences, tries on new forms of expression, transforms, experiments and changes. The program is not only of academic music, bet it also includes jazz, folk, sung poetry, pop music. Vilnius Christopher Summer Festival never aims at professors, but rather creates a stage for the new-commers.
Early Music Festival "Banchetto Musicale"
Early Music Festival "Banchetto Musicale" takes place in Vilnius in September since 1991 and presents European and Lithuanian medieval, Baroque and Renaissance music.
Vilnius Music Week (First weekend of September)
Vilnius Music Week – brand new, international music festival’s name.
Vilnius Music Week - is a unique platform that will merge national and regional musical life, interests and goals to one massive event for everyone – music lovers, professionals, fans, and the ones who seek valuable and perspective cooperation. Vilnius Music Week is not only offering fresh and quality music, but also a chance to meet important people, learn and get information you need. Together with that - have a spectacular and unforgettable time.
Join Vilnius Marathon which is winding though Vilnius streets. 2nd Sunday of September. For more info please visit the official site of Vilnius Marathon at www.vilniausmaratonas.lt/.
Vilnius Jazz Festival
The Jazz Festival takes place in Vilnius in mid October. And the slogan is New.Modern.Progressive.
Mados Infekcija (Fashion Infection; 9-10th November in 2012)