Vilnius celebrates The Independence Day


On 11 March, the capital will commemorate the Independence Day Centennial and will invite to celebrate Freedom together – to take part in the traditional flag raising ceremony of the three Baltic States in the Independence Square of Vilnius, to march in a festive parade on the Gediminas Avenue, to personally congratulate Lithuania and say “Thank you” as well as Read more

The preliminary non-binding proposal of “Axis Industries” was presented during the multifunctional complex tender


The Commission, which consists of the municipality Administration, the Department of Physical Education and Sports, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, and experts of PB “Invest Lithuania” and PB “Central Project Management Agency”, familiarised itself with the preliminary non-binding proposal regarding the multifunctional complex on Šeškinė hills, which was submitted by UAB “Axis Industries”. The proposal was presented by 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

A start given to the National Concert Hall project

koncertų salė

For the purpose of the implementation of the Government commitment, Minister for Culture Liana  Ruokytė-Jonsson and Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius signed a Letter of Intent for services infrastructure for the National Concert Hall in Vilnius. The project is scheduled for 2023. “The fact that Lithuania has no concert hall of world music standards is simply unpardonable. The Government is Read more

Vilnius Scientists Construct the World’s Smallest Nativity Scene and it’s Smaller than a Human Cell


Sometimes the most important and impressive things are invisible to the naked eye, but we all know that they are real and true. A team of scientists from Vilnius have made something that is invisible to the naked eye: a Christmas Nativity Scene that is smaller than a human cell. The project, nicknamed #nanojesus, has been submitted to the Guinness 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

The Mayor of Vilnius unveiled a tablet at the Ukrainian square together with the President of Ukraine


The Mayor of the capital Remigijus Šimašius opened up the Ukrainian square together with the President of Ukraine Petro Porošenka during his visit in Vilnius. A decorative tablet in the Ukrainian language “Український сквер” was unveiled in the square located at the intersection of Bazilijonų, Arklių and Visų Šventųjų streets. The tablet was unveiled next to the monument to the 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

Samuel Bak presented by the Mayor of the capital with the regalia of the Honorary Citizen of Vilnius


The world-renown Jewish artist Samuel Bak has officially become the 15th Honorary Citizen of Vilnius in the ceremony of the presentation of the regalia by the Mayor of the capital Remigijus Šimašius, which has taken place in the Town Hall. The artist, who has come specifically for this purpose from the United States, said he was pleased with this recognition 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

The Virtual Telia Vilnius History Not-a-Museum Inaugurated in Vilnius


On the evening of 1 June a unique and unparalleled in Europe Telia Vilnius History Non-Museum was inaugurated at Vokiečių Street in Vilnius. The visitors are invited to a fifteen minute session that restores as many as 700 years’ history of Vilnius by the means of multi-layer computer graphics, lasers, and projections. A number of well-known public figures delivered welcome 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

Vilnius Celebrates German Unity Day with German Language Street Plaque in City Centre


On October 3, 2015, Vilnius Municipality unveiled the seventh and most recent instalment of its foreign language street art series, by unveiling a plaque in German on German Street (DE: Deutsche Strasse/LT: Vokiečių gatvė) in the heart of the city’s Old Town. The unveiling also coincided with German Unity day. Vokiečių gatvė was mentioned in written texts in 1576, but Read more

Vilnius Celebrates Over 600 Years of Tatar History Through Decorative Street Sign

The street art unveiled on Tatar Street

On September 15, the City of Vilnius celebrated over 600 years of friendship with its ethnic Tatar community by unveiling a piece of Tatar language street art on Tatar Street (“Totorių g.”) in the centre of the Lithuanian capital. Also known as Lipka or Lithuanian Tatars, the Tatars are a Sunni Muslim community who have resided in Lithuania since the Read more

Vilnius Municipality Invites Foreign Private Investors to Participate in Public Tender for Sports Complex

The future site for the multipurpose sports complex in in Šeškinė

September 6 saw Vilnius Municipality take an important step in the development of a multipurpose sports complex in Šeškinė by announcing a public tender open to Lithuanian and foreign private investors. With the assistance of the Lithuanian State Department of Sports and Physical Education, the Municipality will co-fund the project through a public-private tender, based on the ‘Design-Build-Finance-Operate’ model. The Read more

Renovation works promise to turn Lukiškės Square into democratic space

Remigijus Šimašius speaking about reconstruction of Lukiskes Aikste

Vilnius Municipality has promised that regeneration of Vilnius’ Lukiškės Square will see it become a “democratic space” for the city. Since its construction in the 19th century, Lukiškės has acted as the main square in Vilnius and been a key part of the city’s evolution from Tsarist times to the present day. Over the years it has always been a Read more

Loftas’ Europavox collaboration aims to export Vilnius’ music culture to international audiences

The Loftas venue in Vilnius

Following its recently announced collaboration with six other European Union music venues and showcase festivals, Vilnius’ Loftas music venue hopes this opportunity will internationally promote the Lithuanian capital’s musical and cultural talents. The partnership is called the Europavox project because it is headed by the French Europavox music showcase festival. In addition to Loftas and Europavox, the other festivals and Read more

Traditional festival comes back with novelties


For the fifth year in a row the sports festival in Vilnius will be attracting visitors not only with conventional events but also with intriguing news. The most powerful strength athletes on the planet with Zydrunas Savickas at the forefront, K-1 fighters from all around the world, body building and bikini European stars, a chance to test yourself in powerlifting Read more