European Culture Fair

“Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” invites you to take part in the European Culture Fair, which will take place on the 20–22 nd of May, during one of the major events – SANTAKA (The Confluence). The fair will occur nearby the Kaunas Castle, in the Old Town, and will invite visitors to discover the cultural traditions and artistic trends, crafts, food culture, fashion, etc. of different European cities.


We invite craftsmen, artists, folk artists, and other creators from your city to bring and sell their products at the European Culture Fair. Participants from the European countries can attend free of charge. “Kaunas 2022” will provide a tent (9 m 2 (3×3) / 16 m 2 (4×4)), tables, chairs, electricity and water supply on request. “Kaunas 2022” will not cover the costs of accommodation, travel, and meals.


To participate in the fair, please fill in the registration form.

For questions, please contact: [email protected]


More about SANTAKA event:


SANTAKA is the second major event of the Contemporary Myth of Kaunas Trilogy. We invite you to one of Lithuania’s most impressive cities to encounter the contradictions lying within all of us and to celebrate unity together. The water show, massive in scale and unique in content, will surprise everyone, we promise that!


The date of this event was chosen not accidentally: Kaunas City celebrates its birthday annually in late May. At the same time, Kaunas District will hold one of its most memorable celebrations, the international kite festival “Between the Earth and the Sky”. Thus, the entire weekend will be dedicated to all of these events. The title SANTAKA symbolizes the sense of community shared between the people of Kaunas and the Kaunas District and the region’s ties with other European cities. We hope that the weekend’s celebrations will inspire us all to reconnect with the waters around Kaunas and fulfill the city’s dream to reunite with its rivers!


The entire weekend will feature shows by acrobats, contemporary circus performances, river excursions, and musical tours to river towns and settlements in Kaunas. The public will be invited to the unveiling of the “Nemuno7”, an environmental design project that is unique in the European context. If the pandemic situation permits, we hope to welcome guests from the other two European Capitals of Culture – Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) and Novi Sad (Serbia), and also from Alytus town, which enjoys the title of Lithuania’s Capital of Culture in 2022.



Application form:

Deadline for applying: 8 th of April

Any questions? Contact us!

Email: [email protected]