The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Vilnius Light Festival

One of the most-awaited events of the year, the Light Festival, finally comes back after a year-long pandemic-induced break to light up Vilnius, Lithuania, on August 13-15th. Artists from Lithuania and other countries will present almost 20 light art pieces and other light art solutions throughout the city: rainbow aluminium cubes, a technologically challenging illuminated wall, and a variety of other complex light art designs.  

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.  

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