The Buzzing Avenue
Gedimino Avenue from the Cathedral Square to the Lukiškių Square
31st of August, Friday, 12:00 – 23:30
1st of September, Saturday, 10:00 – 23:30
2nd of September, Sunday, 10:00 – 21:00
It has been 12 years since Gedimino Avenue began to ‘buzz’ during the annual Vilnius City Fiesta and the meeting place cannot be changed! THE BUZZING AVENUE it is not some village market, but it is a place full of cultural actions, creative ideas, it‘s a place where your wishes and fantasies can come true. Neighbors, friends and guests are met here. This is the way of expression!
This year THE BUZZING AVENUE will extend almost through entire Gedimino Avenue and its program will be divided into 4 different areas:
1) Gedimino Avenue from the Cathedral Sq. to V. Kudirkos Sq. – STREET OF ARTS AND MUSIC
This area is for visual arts and craftsmanship, professional painter works, various art ware, pottery and most important – a lot of cultural events and concerts. For those who want cozy and intimate setting on the stage by the National Drama Theatre they will be able to see small bands, bards, actors and other individual performers, who speak from their heart. And for those who want fun and energetic show, various music bands, famous performers, street theatre performances and other projects will take place on the stage by V. Kudirka square.
2) Gedimino avenue from Jogailos str. to A. Jakšto str. and in the V. Kudirkos plaza – DESIGN SQUARE
At the very heart of the Vilnius city fiesta, you will find the DESIGN SQUARE. This year it is bigger and fuller than ever before. You will have the chance to refresh your wardrobe with unique clothes from Lithuanian authors as well as seeing the newest design collections from very promising designers. In addition, there will be a wide variety of jewellery, accesorries and hand crafted goods. All of the creations in the DESIGN SQUARE are presented by their authors thus not only you get to admire them, but you can ask about the history of every piece aswell as the manufacturing subtleties behind it.
Here you can have a walk, pleasure yourself with new apparel or enjoy a cup of coffee and relax from the buzzing avenue in the resting zone situated at the plaza. Families with children are invited to the „goodie“ pavillion where you can find stylish accesorries and plenty of activities for the young ones.
If you are in search for an exclusive garment, accesory or gift, and if you are attracted to unique design solutions – the DESIGN SQUARE is a place you must visit. The DESIGN SQUARE will accomodate more than 100 designers and creators, ensuring a plentifull selection of goods to choose from! www.dizainoskveras.lt
3) Gedimino avenue from Jakšto str. to Vasario 16-osios str. – ALLEY OF BOOKS
Especially loved tradition of THE BUZZING AVENUE is books’ alley. This year it will be located in the section of Gedimino avenue by and around monument of Lithuanian writer Žemaitė. In this part of the avenue you will be able to find a big variety of books presented to you by the main publishers of Vilnius. You will be able to buy books signed by the authors and with huge discounts. Most recent and most talked-about books will be introduced, meetings with writers and publishers will be held.
4) Gedimino avenue near Lukiškių Square – DELICIOUS FAIRING PATH
In this area everyone will be able to taste and to buy various delicacies – one who will come hungry will go out with full stomach! Here you will find the highest quality food: bread, meat, milk, honey, meat products and other delicious goods.
THE BUZZING AVENUE is always unexpected, spontaneous, alive, huge kettle full of music, dance, art, literature, theatre, improvisation, movement and games.