What is more exciting than spending a weekend in Lithuania attending the event of Street Music Day??
Street Music Day first took place in 2007 when the musician and actor Andrius Mamontovas wrote a letter to fellow musicians inviting them to get out in the streets and play some music.
Since then, many people caught on to the idea – it also took place in Copenhagen, Sicily, Paris, Los Angeles, Talin, York and many more great cities! This year, for the 12th time, Street Music Day will be happening on the third weekend of May (17-19).
The beautiful thing is that not only professional or established famous musicians can participate in this festival: if you can play or sing – you are very welcome to join! You can become a participant by simply registering! Play with lithuanian musicians in the streets together! Here’s the link with registration and more information – http://gmd.lt/en
While staying in Kaunas, you can easily take the train or bus on Saturday morning and spend the whole day in Vilnius, the capital of LIthuania, attending Street Music Days events.
Check out the train schedule to check your timing: right here>>
Going from the airport to the city center, one of the fastest and cheapest ways is to grab a Bolt or Uber. It should take only 20 minutes to reach hotel. Also you can take a bus, but you should not miss the one, which leaves Airport bus station at 22:39.
One of the best places to stay in Kaunas is a 4 plus star hotel “Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas”. Not only is this hotel located 185 metres from “Laisvės Alėja” (the main street made for pedestrians in Kaunas city center) but it also offers you high quality services and entertainment including a fitness centre, a casino and many more!
One of the things you must do while staying in Lithuania – is to try some traditional dishes.
And one of them is a MUST… it’s called… “Šaltibarščiai” or Cold beetroot soup! It is a cold pink beetroot soup served with potatoes – guaranteed to freshen you up on a warm spring day!
Want to know more what is “Šaltibarščiai” or other information about Lithuania – watch this VIDEO! You will find out a lot of interesting facts and will feel the mood!
Also, while visiting Lithuania, there’s no other option besides trying out Lithuanian craft beer!
And there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Kaunas or Vilnius, where you can find various menu on affordable prices.
It is worth mentioning that spring in Lithuania is often very warm and beautiful. The weekend of 17-19th May seems to be forecast as being very sunny with more than 20+ degrees so take your summer dress or light clothes and relax in the beautiful spring weather!
Also, if you’re worrying about money or your budget during this trip – don’t! Prices in Kaunas is more than 60% lower than in Dublin!
Just relax and enjoy your weekend trip 🙂
Prices estimated based on www.numbeo.com data.