Trakai castle, one of Lithuania's most popular summertime destinations, will be bustling this weekend with swimmers, sunbathers and sailboat racers participating in the Galvė Cup! If you want something a bit more relaxed, however, there are plenty of concerts and music festivals for different tastes kicking off this weekend. Take a look!
Galvė Cup sailing tournament in Trakai - 6/3-6/5
As if the warm, sunny weather wasn't enough of a reason to visit Trakai this weekend; the Galvė lake surrounding the castle will also be the staging ground for a sailing race tournament this weekend! Whether you're a pro or a casual observer, consider swinging by and watching the competitors harness the wind.
Vilnius Festival by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society - 6/3, 6/5
This weekend will kick off the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society's three-week festival. The festival's first event will feature Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, and the event on Sunday will feature the performance of string compositions by Faustas Latėnas.
Balkanaktis Balkan fusion festival - 6/3, 22:00
This annual festival will feature a number of international artists who use Balkan and world music melodies and beats to get their listeners dancing and jumping. Balkan-style food will also be served at the venue (note - the map on the Facebook event is wrong!)
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Kaunas Song Festival 2016 - 6/4, 19:00
On Saturday, Kaunas will be celebrating its annual Song Festival. The festival features songs from various historical periods and of various styles sung by choirs from throughout Lithuania. Some songs will also be accompanied by live music and dance ensembles.
Echoes in the Attic: Ministry of Echology concert - 6/3, 20:00
After their return from adventures to the east and north, the Ministry of Echology dub outfit has returned with new music for their fans.
Klaipėda Castle jazz festival - 6/3-6/5
This weekend, Klaipėda will be full of jazz performers from around the world performing in various venues and styles. Be sure to check out the event program for a full selection of artists.