Right after saying good-bye to winter celebrations, the city is meeting the “Festival of Lights” in mid-February. The project has been recognised as the most popular event of the winter season for good reason. With the slogan “The brightest event of the city!” the festival clears dusk and winter boredom away and brings thousands of citizens and guests of the city back on the streets of Klaipeda’s Old Town, which are transformed by means of unexpected solutions, colours and shapes.
The festival annually presents a couple of dozens of unique projects, lighting installations. Most of the projects are aimed to be specially designed or adapted for Klaipėda;
Every year, the festival is visited by tens of thousands of residents and guests of Klaipėda;
In 2015, the Public Establishment “Klaipėdos šventės” held the first festival of lights in Klaipėda and the Western region so as to introduce contemporary art and media expressions to townspeople and guests of Klaipėda, to present one of the key dates of the history of Lithuania and Klaipėda in a new and original manner, to illuminate the architecture and highlight the history of the seaport in an attractive way, as well as to reduce the seasonal gaps in some measure.
PUBLIC INSTITUTION „KLAIPĖDOS ŠVENTĖS“
The institution, which was founded in 2000 under the name of PI “Jūros šventė“ (Eng. “The Sea Festival”), is a non-profit limited liability public legal entity. The institution’s founder and owner is Klaipėda City Municipality. Its owner’s rights and obligations are implemented by the Klaipėda City Municipality Council or its authorized person, the director of Klaipėda City Municipality administration.
BY CARRYING OUT ITS ACTIVITIES THE INSTITUTION IS PURSUING THE FOLLOWING GOALS:
to create conditions for the development of marine culture tourism
- IMAGE OF CITY
to improve the image of a marine city by using various marketing tools
to develop cultural partnership in the Baltic Sea region