The 57th Europeade will not take place in Klaipeda this year. Date to be announced later.

Information for participants

The registration of participants will be carried out by the International Europeade Committee.


Celebrating the European People’s Friendship and communion

Europeade is the largest national cultural and national costume in Europe, bringing together around 5000 participants each year. Once a year in one of Europe’s cities meet the teams of traditional and modern folklore dancing, choir and musicians from the 180 regions. To celebrate the fiest of the cultures of the European peoples. Many friendships have been made over the years and a strong community has been formed, which is growing every year. Through dance, song, and music, teams from different regions share their traditions and cultural peculiarities both among themselves and with the inhabitants of the city receiving the celebration. Celebrating Europe’s cultural diversity is celebrated day and night, with a wide range of events ranging from dancing, gaits, Mass to street music performances.

In 2020, there was already the 57 Europeade celebration in Klaipeda. In the summer of 2019 the baton was handed over to Klaipėda, the German city of Frankenberg.

Around 5000 participants from 180 in European regions

Traditional dancing, music, songs and costumes

The European People's Friendship and fellowship

Event that brings together different generations

Celebration in Klaipėda: 5th – 9th August, 2020

Europeade 2020 program

5th-9th August, 2020

Wednesday, 5th of August

09.00-21.00 Registration at Klaipėda „Švyturio“ arena (Dubysos str. 10)

20.00-22.00 Welcome evening (Theatre Sq.)

Thursday, 6th of August

10.00-18.00 Street performances

11.00 Official opening of the „Europeade Forum“ (Turgaus str. 7). The Forum will be open until 6 p. m.

19.00-22.00 Opening Ceremony (The Summer Stage)

22.00-24.00 „Europeade at Night – Jam Session“ (Jonas Hill Amphitheater)

Friday, 7th of August

10.00-12.00 Concert of music groups (Theatre Sq.)

10.00-18.00 “Europeade Forum (Turgaus str. 7)

10.0018.00 Street performances

11.00 Mayors of Europeade cities meeting at Klaipėda Town Hall (danė str. 17)

14.00-17.00 Concert of groups of children (Theatre Sq.)

17.00-18.00 „Europeade Ball for Children“ (Theatre Sq.)

19.00-21.00 Choir and music concert at the Klaipėda Concert Hall (Šaulių str. 36)

22.00-02.00 „Europeade at Night“ (Theatre Sq.)

Saturday, 8th of August

10.00-12.30 Official reception at the Klaipėda Concert Hall (Šaulių str. 36)

10.00-13.00 „Europeade Forum“ (Turgaus str. 7)

10.00-13.00 Street performances

16.00-19.00 The Grand Parade of participants of the „Europeade“. Route: J. Janonio str., Herkus Mantas Str., Atgimimo Sq., Tiltų str., final point – the Old Market Roundabout.

20.00-02.00 „Europeade Ball“ (Theatre Sq.)

Sunday, 9th of August

11.00-12.00 Ecumenical Church Service (Church of Mary-Queen of Peace, Rumpiškės str. 6)

15.00-18.00 Closing ceremony (The Summer Stage)

Klaipėda – for the city and for the world…

Klaipėda is the oldest city in Lithuania founded in 1252, when the Livonian Order built Memelburg Castle in the place where the Curonian lagoon meets the Baltic Sea.
The city founders signed an agreement of the construction of both Memelburg castle and the city; the founders had a clear vision of spreading the faith and becoming an important defensive fort. They wanted well-beeing for the citizens and wished the city „ great happiness and salvation”. Over time, numerous chronicles narrated the attacks by foreign forces and fierce battles for the Memel castle, the main fortress of the city, which was later renamed Klaipėda.
Klaipėda is a city of water. The poetess Agnes Megel called it „A shining water land”. Flowing through the city like a stream of life, the windruffled River Dangė encourages individuality and gives strength to the citizens. The Curonian lagoon and the Baltic Sea open roads to the world.
Founded by the Livonian order, Klaipėda boasts a rich history. In 14th century, the Order transferred the city to the German Order. Later Klaipėda became a Prussian city and was famous as the strongest fortress of the country. During the Napoleonic period, the city became the temporary capital of Prusssia; this was an exceptional period of the city’s history. In 1809, the October Edict, which abolished serfdom in Prussia, was signed in Klaipėda, and significant country reforms were initated.

In 1923, Klaipėda became a part of the Republic of Lithuania. Soon afterwards, however, life in the city was distrupted by World War II. In the postward period, Klaipėda became a lost city without any inhabitants. Less than a tenth of the population remained. Later, the time has come for the new residents to shape the city.
Today Klaipėda is a beautiful, attractive, hospitable city, open to the world and to the people.