City festival "Šiauliai Days" is one of the most important festivals in Šiauliai. It encourages educational, cultural, recreational activities and cooperation between city‘s cultural and educational organizations. During "Šiauliai Days" the citizens are welcome to shop in the festival fair, enjoy exceptional concerts, creative and educational activities and other entertainment. The festival offers a programme for all age groups and allows to enrich the leisure time of every cultural user.
Starting the beginning of December, begins the marathon of Christmas and New Year events in Šiauliai. From the first December days till the Three Kings Day on the 6th of January, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Advent evenings, exhibitions, concerts, various workshops and educational programmes for children and adults are held.
AMATEUR ART FESTIVAL "RUDENS MOZAIKA"
Šiauliai city and county amateur art groups and performers festival "Autumn Mosaic" has been organized since 2001. The festival promotes the activities of amateur art groups, communication and cooperation between city and county art groups, creation of joint projects and discovery of new talents. The program of the festival is organized according to genres (folklore, contemporary dance, choirs, vocal ensembles, etc.). Every year the best art group or performer wins "Discovery of the Year" nomination.
NATIONAL FOLK ENSEMBLES FESTIVAL-CONTEST "RĖKYVOS BANGOS"
National folk ensembles festival-contest "Rėkyvos bangos" brings together folk music fans and performers. Ensembles compete for the best song about Lithuania and funniest polka nominations and winning the sympathy of the audience. Traditional ensembles competitions have attracted not only a large number of participants but also fans.
NATIONAL STUDENT FOLKLORE DANCE COMPETITION "PATREPSYNĖ"
"Patrepsynė", a national folk dance competition for children, aims to promote Lithuanian folklore dance, expression of children and young people and cultural communication in their spare time. An attractive form of competition for young people and the goals of the project are attracting more and more dancers and their leaders. Dances are divided into Beginner, Advanced and Experienced categories. The competition evaluation criteria are not limited to the dance technique or ethnicity - each dancer's mood, empathy and individual interpretation are important. The project is included in the list of priority events of the country for 2018-2020 by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.
VOCAL ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL-COMPETITION "PAVASARIO MELODIJOS"
Vocal ensemble festival-competition "Pavasario melodijos" is aimed at promoting vocal genre and the works of Lithuanian composers, demonstrating the activities of amateur vocal ensembles, encouraging them to improve, bringing together people of common interest and cooperating by exchanging good experiences. The traditional festival-contest invites art groups not only to showcase the great technique of performing the competition pieces, but also to reveal character, creativity, the uniqueness and culture of the art groups.
AMATEUR THEATRE FESTIVAL "PULSAS"
Amateur theatre festival "Pulsas" brings together theater lovers. Attracting viewers through shows of various genres, it promotes theatrical community and friendship.
WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY
White Cane Safety Day is traditionally celebrated at the Šiauliai Cultural Center Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired. Events are organized to celebrate the achievements and strength of people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Street Festival, traditionally held in the Gubernija district, invites residents of the neighborhood and other Šiauliai citizens to enjoy street-based attractions. The first celebrations sought to commemorate Neighbours Day by bringing together residents of the Gubernija district for joint activities and cordial neighbours communication, but gradually the festival moved out of the neighbourhood and expanded the circle of people involved. Various creative and educational activities, games, a festive concert, a picnic and recreation area invite families to get to know their neighbours and have a good time.
Water Festival near the Lake Rėkyva is one of the most attractive summer events for families on vacation. Every year holidaymakers are attracted to water activities, active recreation, concerts, family picnics, creative workshops, games and other fun activities. Over the years the celebration has evolved, its program has been constantly refined and enriched with various activities. Although the title of the event is Water Festival, the focus is not only on water attractions, but also on the time spent with the family. The aim of the festival is to enrich the leisure time of the families and encourage them to spend time together.