Festival of Chamber Performances

It is a traditional event where the best performances of professional theatres are presented. It is a unique project of Aukštaitija region providing the possibility the visitors of Panevėžys City and the surrounding districts to get acquainted with creative works of Lithuanian theatres and the theatres from abroad.

The Festival of Great Rebirth, Hope, Youth, Love and Music "The Spring of Freedom"

The Festival of Great Rebirth, Hope, Youth, Love and Music “The Spring of Freedom“ is a project developing citizenship, strengthening the ties of generations, making the history of Lithuania meaningful and connecting important events to the state of Lithuania and its inhabitants. These are the Day of the State and the Day of Re-establiehment of Independence of Lithuania. All the values are reflected in music, literature, theatre and dance. Events, concerts, educational programmes, discos, evenings for all age groups are organised.

Day of Freedom Fighters

Campaign „Memory is Alive because you Witness it“.  Sparking of candles on remembrance of freedom fighters.  Participants: educational, cultural and other institutions.
Hoisting of flag by the City Hall.
Commemoration at Sausio 13-osios Square. Concert programme of the choir “Aukuras“ from Klaipėda.  A fire, Laužas, soldiers porridge, tea.


Christmas City Tartu

In Tartu, Christmas comes early each year! On the first Advent Sunday, the Christmas City is opened on the Town Hall Square to brighten up the dark season and bring Christmas joy to everyone. The festive season offers concerts, museum workshops, dance festival in the wintry city centre and the traditional Christmas Market with the most delicious handmade gingerbread cookies, hot drinks to keep you warm as well as other homemade treats and handicrafts.

Tartu Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF

Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF, an international film festival,  invites cinema enthusiasts to enjoy the best and outstandingly diverse selection of motion pictures that satisfy even the most demanding film buffs. There are well-known classics but also lesser known artistic masterpieces and bold debut films. PÖFF also hosts the animated films’ festival Animated Dreams, short film festival Sleepwalkers as well as children and youth film festival Just Film.

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Tartu jazz and rhythm music festival „IDeeJazz“

Once again, IDeeJazz, the festival of good vibes will bring energy, joy and inspiration to the Estonian autumn! Top artists of the world from nine different countries are going to fill prime stages in Tartu and Narva with charisma and artistic expression. For five days in the middle of November darkness, the festival will bring out the sun! IDeeJazz – good vibes with any kind of weather!

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Tartu in Light

TAVA or Tartu in Light is an international interdisciplinary festival of light and lighting art that consists of international workshops, outdoor installations, a conference, light fair and indoor exhibitions. During the last week of October, the old town of Tartu will be turned into a World of Light with unique and unususal installations to invite audiences to enjoy magnificent outdoor art in the crisp autumn evenings.

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