After the year-long break due to the global pandemic, a crowd-favorite Light Festival will once again illuminate the streets of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, on August 13-15th.
This time Lithuanian and well-known European light artists from five other countries—the UK, the Netherlands, Romania, Germany, and France—will be presenting their year-long work, covering almost 20 extraordinary light installations and other creative illumination solutions in city streets, squares, on cultural and historical objects, and even the greenery.
All the installations will be easily located through a mobile app, designed specifically to allow visitors to experience the fusion between nature and the urban landmarks, touring the old and the new parts of the city, squares, and green spaces. You can download the app here for android and for iOS.
The Festival originated in 2019 as a way to celebrate Vilnius’ birthday on January 25th, when Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, mentioned the city in one of his letters, pinning Vilnius to the European map in 1323.
Visitors of the Light Festival will be asked to adhere to safety recommendations, maintain proper distances, and wear face masks.
In 2023, Lithuania will celebrate a historic event – the 700th anniversary of Vilnius! The time leading up to this jubilee offers you a unique opportunity to discover the legacy built over many centuries, listen to impressive stories and celebrate the future of the city. Spread the news about Vilnius' anniversary around the world!
When real travel is not an option, you can always take a virtual journey.