Vilnius City Mayor joins the fight for LGBT+ and otherwise friendly society


On Tuesday, June 12, the Mayor of Vilnius endorsed the growing Friendly City map project and the new Friendly Stories photobook, both aimed at achieving LGBT+ equality. “Vilnius is a city friendly to all, welcoming and open minded. These aren’t just empty words – these have been core Vilnius values for centuries. Our city has been a haven of tolerance Read more

A year of quality breakthrough for CONVENE 2018


The Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO in Vilnius is opening today, 14 February, the 6th edition of CONVENE – Baltic Sea Region Exhibition for Meetings, Events and Incentives. CONVENE is a hosted buyer led event which showcases the Baltic Sea region and gathers the meetings industry professionals under one roof. This event once again testifies to the reputation of Read more

Vilnius will be Bathed in Blue Light to Celebrate the Centenary of Estonia


In the evening on 24 February, Vilnius will be decorated with the colours of the Estonian flag. Three Crosses and the bridges in the capital will be blue, Estonian flags will fly over Lukiškės Square and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. At 19:18, the Trumpeter of Independence will perform the national anthem of Estonia, spreading the message Read more

St. Christopher Awards were presented on the birthday of the city of Vilnius


A new tradition was introduced in the capital – this year, the 20th, anniversary, St. Christopher awards were presented on the 25th of January, on the birthday of Vilnius, rather than presenting them in December by tradition. On this day, 10 residents of the city were specially honoured for their merits in the areas of culture, science, art, sports, social Read more

Yet another celebration – the Jewish Hanukkah – started in the capital


“Happy Hanukkah!” sounds today in multinational Vilnius. The Mayor of capital Remigijus Šimašius symbolically proclaimed yet another important holiday together with the capital’s Jewish community – the festival of Jewish Hanukkah started on the 12th of December throughout the world and will continue for eight days till the 20th of December. Hanukkiah, which is one of the symbols of this holiday, Read more

Vilnius invites travelling back in time for centennial celebration


Vilnius is ready for a weekly celebration of the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, from 9 to 18 February. According to the City of Vilnius, efforts will be made to take the entire old town of Vilnius back to 1918. Plenty of events and celebrations have been planned for this particular week, involving active participation of Read more

Christmas tree in Vilnius lit up with 70 thousand bulbs!


The time has finally come for the public to see one of Europe’s brightest Christmas trees lit up with 70 thousand bulbs. Accompanied by his family, Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius addressed the huge crowd that gathered at the Cathedral Square for the announcement of the start of the holiday season. The Mayor invited everyone to come to Vilnius for Read more

Gourmet gift for art lovers: the Samuel Bak museum


In exactly a month’s time, in the middle of November, the museum devoted to the internationally renowned painter Samuel Bak, born in Vilnius in 1933, will open its doors to visitors. The opening shall be attended by Samuel Bak, who is coming from the USA to this special event. The Samuel Bak Museum will be situated on Naugarduko St. and Read more

Global incubator 1776 selects Vilnius Tech Park to host Challenge Cup startup competition


Global Network for Innovation 1776 and Lithuania’s biggest ICT hub Vilnius Tech Park today announced they will join forces on 22 September in Vilnius to organise a local round of Challenge Cup 2017, an annual global competition around the world to identify the most promising startups that solve the world’s biggest challenges. This year Vilnius is one of 75 cities, Read more

Exceptional night event “240 minutes of CHARGE” gathered more than a hundred participants


Exceptional night event “240 minutes of CHARGE” gathered more than a hundred participants, who not only deepened their experience and knowledge, made new acquaintances, but also thought of possibilities how to make Vilnius a more attractive place for tourists. Capital received a wide variety of ideas, such as tourism in the WORST areas of the city or underground toilets. Perhaps Read more

Vilnius Mayor greets record-breaking one millionth visitor to Baltic capital


Jenni U.’s and her husband’s trip to Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate their third wedding anniversary turned into a festive occasion for the city as a whole this week. As Finnair Flight AY 131 from Helsinki descended into Vilnius, the pilot informed the passengers that their plane was carrying the one millionth visitor to Vilnius this year – a new record Read more

New Year Fireworks for the joy of residents and guests of Vilnius on the 31st of December


On the New Year eve residents and guests of Vilnius are kindly invited to the Cathedral Square to meet the coming 2017 at the most important Christmas tree in Lithuania, and enjoy the view – the City of Vilnius is donating a festive firework presentation that this year will be launched from the Stalo hill. While donating the New Year Read more

Christmas Tree Illuminated by 50,000 Lightbulbs Opens Festive Season in Vilnius


On the evening of November 26, 2016, the spirit of Christmas came to Vilnius as the Christmas Tree was lit at 19:00 on Cathedral Square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Building on the success of last year’s Christmas Tree, which was nominated as one of the best in the world by The Guardian, this year’s tree has Read more

Christmas is coming – meet it in the Capital, Cathedral Square, next week!


This winter holiday season will be memorable to the residents and quests of the capital – Vilnius has prepared a great number of festal events and surprises that will be going on till January 8. The long-awaited 3D tale projection returns to the Christmas in the Capital events this year, the Christmas Design Square will be opened for the first Read more

The Largest ICT Hub In The Baltic-Nordic Region Opens In Vilnius


Vilnius Tech Park, the largest ICT hub in the Baltic-Nordic region, was opened in the Lithuanian capital on November 16. The park is located in the grounds of a renovated 19th century hospital in the city’s Antakalnis neighbourhood, and is spread across 80,000 square metres. Vilnius Tech Park has the capacity for over 700 working spaces for freelancers and startups. Read more

Vilnius: Fast And Open To Video Game Developers

Vilnius Mayor Šimašius welcomes guests to GameOn 2016

Speaking at the 2016 GameOn video game conference, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius encouraged game developers to bring their big idea to Vilnius. GameOn 2016 will take place between October 29 – 30 at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre in Vilnius, and promises to showcase the best of video game culture in the Baltic-Nordic region. “Without doubt, Vilnius will be Read more

Quadrum Vilnius Aims To Set Benchmark For Business Centres Across The Baltic States

On September 29, 2016, the Quadrum “Business City” opened its doors on the northern bank of the Neris river in Vilnius. Located at 21 Konstitucijos Avenue, Quadrum covers approximately 74,000 square metres (44m2 office space, and 30,000 m2 parking) and is operated by the Schage Real Estate of Norway, a subsidary of the Norwegian Schage Group who have invested EUR Read more

Invitation for the Public Consultation regarding the Multifunctional Hub (Stadium) PPP project


Vilnius City Municipality and Department of Physical Education and Sports under the Government of the Republic Of Lithuania invite you to participate in public consultation regarding the Multifunctional Hub (Stadium) PPP project. The purpose of this public consultation is to present changes made after the public consultation that was held on 18 February, 2016; to discuss main requirements for the Read more

Vilnius Mayor condemns Orlando shooting

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has condemned the Orlando shooting, which has seen at least 50 killed and 53 wounded in the biggest mass-shooting in U.S. history. The shooting took place at the gay ‘Pulse’ nightclub in the city of Orlando, Florida, in the early morning of June 12, 2016. The gunman was named as Omar Mateen – a U.S. citizen Read more

Vilnius traffic lights adopt the colors of the Lithuanian national flag to celebrate The Day of the Restoration of Independence


To coincide with The Day of the Restoration of Independence, yellow-green-red flags will be flying throughout the country, while in Vilnius even the traffic lights will adopt the colours of the national flag. For today only, all of the crossing lights lining Gedimino Avenue will be flashing yellow, green, and red simultaneously to celebrate this most important day. In the Read more

Magic Christmas Tree in Vilnius


The biggest Christmas tree in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is set up as a cosy house, sending the message of “one world, one home”. This remarkable tree invites you to step inside and get a fairy-tale feel. Underneath the branches, a 65 square meter area big Christmas fairy tale cottage is installed. In this tree-cottage, children and young people Read more