Things to do in Vilnius

What to do in Vilnius in August

July 29, 2020
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If you’re planning a visit to Vilnius sometime in August, check out the local events. From concerts or food markets to a huge bicycle marathon - we’re sure everyone will find a suitable Vilnius activity. By attending these Vilnius events, you do not only get to visit sites not every tourist finds, but also feel the real spirit of the city and get to experience life as a local.

1. Open Kitchen
2. Vilnius Burger Fest
3. Deep Rivers Run Silent | Film Screenings
4. Velomarathon Vilnius
5. The Christopher Summer Festival
6. Music Incubator Novus
7. Our Walking Tours


1. Open Kitchen

Where? Arts factory “Loftas”.
When? Every Friday (from 5 pm to 12 am) and Saturday (from 12 pm to 10 pm).
How much? Free admission, food from around 5€.

Open Kitchen is a huge street food market in the open air. This might sound ordinary, but don’t be mistaken - Open Kitchen is where all the hipsters, as well as families come for a lovely street food dinner, a drink and generally a really fun evening with music played by different DJ’s. This year Open Kitchen has changed location from Užupis to Naujamiestis (New Town), so this Vilnius up-and-coming neighbourhood will definitely shape the new face of this locals’ beloved food fiesta. Plus, everything at Open Kitchen tastes awesome, come and see for yourself!

More information here.

Picture of street food

2. Vilnius Burger Fest

Where? Courtyard of the Museum of Teatre, Music and Cinema.
When? 6 August.
How much? Free admission, burgers from around 6€.

Don’t miss the chance to try out the absolute best gourmet burgers of the local chefs in Vilnius Old Town. You can choose from up to 30 kinds of burgers, so everyone will find their flavor. Even though burgers might be considered as fast food, this event’s philosophy is based on the concept of slow food, meaning that the ingredients are not only being carefully prepared for many hours in advance, but also fresh and mostly locally grown. Last summer there was a special choice of burger with banana and honey, so see for yourself what surprises await this year!

More information here.

Picture of a gourmet burger

3. Deep Rivers Run Silent

Where? Under Liubartas bridge.
When? All summer. Check the programme here.
How much? Free.

If you are a cinema enthusiast or a live music lover, come watch film screenings under Liubartas bridge. This year’s programme includes many films directed by women, features of Brazilian cinema, cinema classics and young filmmakers’ works. As many of the pictures are silent, they will be accompanied by live music performances. Spend a romantic evening by the river Neris admiring some of the black & white cinema creations. It’s a great Vilnius attraction!

More information here.

Picture of river Neris in Vilnius

4. Velomarathon Vilnius

Where? Vilnius Old Town.
When? 23 August.
How much? Free for amateur and children tracks if registration is made until 1 August, free for people with disabilities, free for rollerblade, skateboard, scooter and electric scooter track. For other tracks - fee from 10€. REGISTER here.

If you’ve brought your bike, rollerblades, skateboard or scooter to Vilnius with you, join our annual bicycle (well, not only) competition! It is held in Vilnius Old Town, so by joining you would also get some sightseeing done as well as participating in the event which has broken the record of most competitors in Lithuania since our independence. It’s family and eco-friendly, it promotes healthy living and offers much more entertainment than just cycling - what could be better for an active day in Vilnius?

More information here.

Picture of a cyclist

5. The Christopher Summer Festival

Where? Various venues, check the programme here.
When? Whole month.
How much? Depends on the event, some are free, some are paid.

The Christopher Summer Festival is an annual music festival held in July and August. The festival is known for its sophistication, although sometimes the concerts take place in unusual spaces around Vilnius Old Town and the music genres don’t always fit their usual descriptions. Yet, that always brings more of a playful mood. From Chopin’s piano pieces played in the park to an Argentina-inspired guitar concert, the programme offers a wide selection of events for music lovers.

More information here

Picture of a man playing saxophone

6. Music Incubator Novus

Where? LRT Opus Summer Terrace.
When? 1st semifinal: 4 August at 6:30 pm, 2nd semifinal: 11 August at 6:30 pm, grand final: 18 August at 6:30 pm.
How much? Free.

If you’re in the mood to listen to some music in the open air on a Tuesday evening, look no further - Music Incubator Novus is THE event to discover the best up-and-coming musicians of the Baltic states. It’s a competition in which young music groups challenge each other in order to earn the title of the best band. All music genres are welcome at this event, so any music lover can hope to hear something they like.

More information here.

Picture of a man playing at a concert

7. Our Walking Tours

Where? Vilnius.
When? Whichever time you choose by pre-booking a tour, check here.
How much? Depends on the tour, but do not forget that we offer two free tours - pay whatever seems reasonable to you. 

Last but absolutely not least – one of the best things to do in Vilnius for travellers is to join our walking tours and explore the city with our local guides. Can’t decide which tour to take? Check this blog post out and pick the one that suits your interests the most. Do not forget that pre-booking is required. See you at the tour!

More information here.

Picture of our tour guide with a group of tourists in Vilnius

We really hope to run into you at some of these events! Have fun and enjoy your time in our wonderful capital city.

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