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Joninės (also known as Rasos) is Lithuania's annual midsummer celebration. While many love to spend the holiday next to a fire in the woods with their friends, there are a number of larger public celebrations throughout the nation, complete with songs, dancing, music and big bonfires!

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JONINĖS/RASOS

Vilnius – Verkiai park, starting at 19:00, 6/23

For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Kaunas – Amphitheater, starting at 19:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Klaipėda – Jono Kalnelis (Jonas Hill), starting at 20:30, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Rumšiškės – Open-Air Museum of Lithuania, starting at 13:00, 6/24
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Šiauliai – near Lake Rėkyva, starting at 19:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Panevėžys – Skaistakalnis park, starting at 16:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Jonava – Joninių Valley, starting at 18:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Juodkrantė – L. Rėzos g. 8 near Curonian lagoon coast, starting at 17:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Druskininkai – Pramogų aikštė (Activity square), starting at 19:00, 6/23
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

VILNIUS

Erica Jennings at Kairėnai festival – 6/26, 19:00
Erica Jennings will be singing at the Vilnius University Botanical Garden this weekend as part of the ongoing Kairėnai Summer Festival.
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Žalvarinis at Vasaros Terasa – 6/25, 19:00
Traditional Lithuanian fusion group Žalvarinis will be playing at Vasaros Terasa on Saturday.
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

KAUNAS

Critical Mass bicycle ride – 6/24, 19:00
The Critical Mass open group bike ride through the city of Kaunas will be held this weekend. The starting point will be the city garden (Miesto sodas).
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

Vegan potluck picnic – 6/25, 16:00-21:00
A vegan potluck picnic will be held at the Kaunas river confluence this weekend. The organisers suggest bringing a vegan dish or snack and something to sit or lie down on.
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).

KLAIPĖDA

Beissoul and Einius at PORT – 6/24, 23:00
Beissoul and Einius, a Lithuanian electronic duo, will be performing at the PORT club this weekend.
For more information, click here (Lithuanian).