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Druskininkai Tourism Days 2021

Druskininkai - Tourism Capital!

On September 24-26, during the Tourism Days, which have already become a tradition, Druskininkai will become the tourism capital. The heart of the city, Vilnius Alley, will become a magical artery of digital art – sound, light and video, connecting the most important buildings and locations of the city.

In addition to the impressive audiovisual interpretation of Druskininkai, the city’s secrets will be revealed by thematic guided tours, orienteering with a spice of tension and excitement, performances by performers and groups, and the city’s tourism and business facilities will provide your with gourmet offerings.

All tourism gourmets – get ready to come to Druskininkai!

PROGRAM OF TOURISM DAYS IN DRUSKININKAI:

A virtual map of tourism days will be added soon.

September 24th (Friday)

18.00-24.00 h. ARTERY OF SOUND AND LIGHT (Vilniaus al.)

The Journey of the Elements around Vilnius Alley: The Transformation of City Locations and Buildings.
Take a journey and experience the magic of Druskininkai in various colors!
A virtual map will be added soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.00 h. SOPRANO DUET CONCERT – DOVILĖ KAZONAITĖ AND ILONA PLIAVGO (M. K Čiurlionis Museum, address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 35).
Composer Thommy Wahlström.
The concert is free.

19.30 h.; 20.30 h.; 21.30 h. NIGHT READINS „SOFIJA AND ČIURLIONIS” (At the monument of M. K. Čiurlionis).
In the exclusive space of the city, filled with the spirit of the creator, at the M.K Čiurlionis monument, M. K. Čiurlionis letters to Sofia and other literary heritage night readings will take place. The night readings will be carried out by actors Justas and Vesta Terteliai

20.00 h. SYMPHONY “JŪRA” BY M. K. ČIURLIONIS (Musical fountain)

21.00 h. THE 10th BIRHTDAY OF SNOW ARENA. PERFORMANCE BY THE GROUP “SEL”  (Snow Arena, address: Nemuno kelias 2)
The performance is free. More information can be found here.

22.00 h.  AUDRIUS RAMUVA
The archaic abundance of nomadic tribes, the sand-blown ruins of extinct civilizations, the mysterious rituals of twilight, the life-filled prehistoric forests, the raging snow of the Arctic are just a few of the electronic landscapes of Audrius Ramuva’s selections. Combining ethnic inspirations, modern classics and synthetics in his performances, Audrius leads to trips to undiscovered lands and corners of consciousness.

September 25th (Saturday)

11.00 h. HIKE “ON ČIURLIONIS’S TRAILS INTO THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ŠVENDUBRĖ”:
–As you walk across Švendubrė, you will feel the uniqueness of the village;
–You will hear the memories and stories of Švendubrė residents;
–You will get the chance to see the huge rock known as the “devils stone”.
Duration of the hike 5 h., length – 17 km. We recommend that you take some food with you. Costs: 5€/per person. (the number of places is limited). Registration number: +370 686 45 528.

12.00 h. PROGRAM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY “BĖGO KATAS PER RAŽIENŲ…” (In the courtyard of hotel „Europa Royale Druskininkai“).
Program: Real “dzūkiškas” dialect, customs, circles, fun tasks, games for children and adults.
The event is free (This is a gift from the hotel „Europa Royale Druskininkai“).

12–16 h. ATOPEN DAYS AT THE CRAFTS WORKSHOP (Crafts center „Menų kalvė“, address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 27)

12.00 h. AUTUMN PICNIC BY VIJŪNĖLĖ POND
We invite you to enjoy the autumn nature of Druskininkai, get acquainted, talk about the past and present of the resort and taste the products of Lithuanian and Dainava region producers.
Pre-registration required, phone: +370 686 36 639 until September 24. 6 p.m. Price of the event: 15€/per person. (Number of free places is limited).

TRAVELLING AROUND DRUSKININKAI:

14.00 h. THEATERIZED TOUR “MINERAL CITY” (address: Vilniaus al. 18.)
It is a romantic, ornate walk around the 19th century in Druskininkai. Ladies and gentlemen will accompany you and tell you how it used to be.
 The excursion is free.

15.00–18.00 h. MUSICAL JOURNEY ACROSS DRUSKININKAI  with Rūta Kotryna and Ronata (vocal), Tomas Čiukauskas (saxophone) and Indraya (vocal).
Located in the eco-friendly Music Bus, the performers will find you anywhere in Druskininkai and spread good mood all around Druskininkai.

18.00-24.00 h. ARTERY OF SOUND AND LIGHT (Vilniaus al.)

The Journey of the Elements around Vilnius Alley: The Transformation of City Locations and Buildings.
Take a journey and experience the magic of Druskininkai in various colors!
A virtual map will be added soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.00 h. 10,000 STEPS HIKE AROUND THE CITY OF DRUSKININKAI(starting from Druskininkai Youth Activity Center, address: Veisiejų g. 17)

19.00 h. BROTHERS BAZARAI: „ZODIAC“ inspired by M. K. Čiurlionis (Druskininkai entertainment square, address: Vilniaus al.24).
Performers: Motiejus Bazaras (keyboards, programming), Mykolas Bazaras (bass guitar, keyboards, programming), Benediktas Bazaras (percussion, programming). The performers interpret the composer’s texts according to the standards of contemporary music language – using elements of jazz, rock and electronic music, they recompose M. K. Čiurlionis’ works for piano in a unique way. Combining music with painting, the brothers give each of their works a name from the series of paintings by M. K. Čiurlionis „Zodiac“ (1907 m.): „Aquarius“, „Pisces“, „Aries“, „Taurus“, „Gemini“, „Cancer“, „Leo“, „Virgo“, „Libra“, „Scorpio“, „Sagittarius“, „Capricorn“.

19.30 h. DRUSKININKAI CHOIR CONCERT (Address: Church of Saint Mary’s Scapular)

20.00 hJONAS MEKAS MOVIE “REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA, 1972 M” (M. K. Čiurlionis museum, address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 35)
Movie length: 78 min.  The movie screening is free.

20.00 h. M. K. ČIURLIONIS SYMPHONY „JŪRA“ (OCEAN) (address: Musical fountain)

20.30 h. RAMU RECORDS
Crab and Vytis Va – modern classics, ambient journey from vinyl records.
S Gytis (live) – fresh experiments.

September 27th (Sunday)

11.00 h. EXCURSION „JEWISH CULTURAL HERITAGE IN DRUSKININKAI“
Following in the footsteps of the city’s Jewish community, we learn where the synagogue stood, where the world-famous sculptor Žakas Lipšicas was born and raised, which buildings belonged to local wealthy Jews, what fate befell them in the mid-20th century and where the old Jewish cemetery is. The tour is dedicated to commemorate the 130th birth anniversary of Ž. Lipšicas
Price of the excursion: 5€/per person (the number of places is limited). Pre-registration is necessary by phone: +370 686 36 639. Duration: 2 hours. Route length about 4 km., part of the excursion will take palce in a forest, so make sure to have comfortable footwear. Guide of the excursion – Lilijana Stepanovienė.

 

11.00 h. EXCURSION „AROUND BELOVED DRUSKININKAI“
Price of the excursion: 5€/per person (the number of places is limited). Registarion by phone: +370 655 58 180. Guide of the excursion – Plepi ponia (Talkative lady).

September 24-26th. (Friday-Sunday) ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

18.00-24.00 h. ARTERY OF SOUND AND LIGHT (Vilniaus al.)

The Journey of the Elements around Vilnius Alley: The Transformation of City Locations and Buildings.
Take a journey and experience the magic of Druskininkai in various colors!
A virtual map will be added soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORIENTEERING EVENTS (by Train your brain)

September 25th 13.00 and 17.00 h. (possibility to choose from routes “Old Druskininkai” and “Oxygen cocktail”).
September 26th. 13 h. (possibility to choose from routes “Old Druskininkai” and “Oxygen cocktail”).
Price – 5€/per person. Registration by phone: +370 615 27527 or by e-mail: info@trainbrain.lt. more information: www.trainbrain.lt

EXHIBITIONS

DRUSKININKAI CRAFT CENTER “MENU KALVĖ” (address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 27):
–The most famous in 2003-2009. Retrospective exhibition of painting plein airs in Druskininkai “Let’s meet again”. September 25th. 14 h. meeting with the authors of the exhibition (runs from September 17th to October 30th.).

M. K. ČIURLIONIS MUSEUM (address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 35):
–Exhibition of works by Albert Nedzelskis (will run until September 26th).
–Janina Jonynaitė’s personal exhibition “Sphinx”

V. K. JONYNAS GALLERY (address: Turistų g. 9):
–Elma Šturmaitė’s watercolor exhibition “New aqua dialogue in Druskininkai” (open until November 24th).

 

DRUSKININKAI CITY MUSEUM AND GALLERY (address: M. K. Čiurlionio g. 59)

September 24-25 (Friday and Saturday) 10:00 to 18:00 invites:
–Move to the beginning of the resort, in the eyes of contemporaries, like a city sprouting in the sand dunes of Arabia;
–To get acquainted with the first doctors of Druskininkai;
–Look around the flowering city at the forefront of the Park of a Thousand Roses;
–To review the gold glittering icon exhibition “Returning”;
–Get lost in time in the collection of a Thousand Salt cellars and a variety of mineral water bottles.

The gallery of the museum invites you to spend the summer with Martinas Jankus’ exhibition “The Last Days of Summer”, to take a picture on a photo mirror and to study an interactive map of Druskininkai.

TOURISM DAYS OFFER

Druskininkai businessmen have prepared special offers for you on the occasion of the Tourism Days – we invite you to take advantage of various offers and stay in the resort longer after the “Tourism Days” weekend. The offers will be shared soon.

 

During the event, please follow the prevailing prevention guidelines for COVID-19 in force at that time. Stay safe and protect others!

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