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Birštonas Resort Celebration “Be, Birštonas!”

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Event date
2019-06-06 To 2019-06-09

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Birštonas Resort Celebration “Be, Birštonas!”
PROGRAMME

June 6 (Thursday)
17:00 Opening of the Lithuanian Press Photography 2019 exhibition (Cultural Centre, Jaunimo g. 4)
17:30 Opening of the 27th Lithuanian Hot Air Balloon Championship (Cultural Centre, Jaunimo g. 4)
19:00 - Hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)

June 7 (Friday)
6:30 Hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)
15:00–17:00 Children's Football Tournament (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
18:30 Festive parade of Birštonas residents and visitors (from the “Versmė” sanatorium, B. Sruogos g. 9, towards the Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
19:00 Festive Opening of the Resort Celebration “Be, Birštonas!”
Programme:
• Concert of the state wind instrument orchestra “Trimitas” and soloist Rafailas Karpis. Event host – Gintaras Mikalauskas (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
• Hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)
20:30 “Leisure therapy” shooting competition (Central Town Park, next to the roller-skating ground)
21:30 Music project of JURGA and the band “Best songs - where you are” (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
22:00 Open air movie night, screening of the “Širdys” (“Hearts”) film (with Rolandas Kazlas, drama/romantic, 2018) (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
22:00 Orienteering game “Illuminated Birštonas” (registration by email: [email protected])

June 8 (Saturday)
6:30 Hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)
8:00 Health promotion workout “Waking up” (Kneipp Garden, Birutės g. 16)
8:00 Morning YOGA with Justinas (“Vytautas Mineral SPA” summer terrace, Karalienės Barboros al. 2)
8:30 Morning workout with a trainer (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
9:00 Tournament of tennis amateurs' summer season opening “TenisoNamai.lt” to win doubles cup (Tennis courts, Kęstučio g. 14)
10:00 Musical wakening of the resort
10:00 Crafts and folk art fair (Kęstučio street)
10:00–17:00 International Children's Football Tournament to win Birštonas Cup (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
10:30–19:00 Birštonas Cup of the Lithuanian Water Scooter Championship (in the River Nemunas, next to the Summer Stage)
11:00 Outdoor TRX workout (next to “Vytautas Mineral Spa”, Karalienės Barboros al. 2)
11:00 Callanetics workout (next to Medical SPA Eglės sanatorija, Block B, Algirdo g. 22)
11:00–13:00 Family Basketball Tournament 3x3 (Stadium basketball court, B. Sruogos g. 18)
11:00 Entertainment for families:
• Creative workshop “Who lives in the River Nemunas?” with painter S. Gylienė (next to the Public Library, S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno g. 12)
• Art school's creative workshop “The Zoo” (Central Town Park)
• “Čiulba ulba” entertainment and “DIP DAP” balance bike race (J. Basanavičius Square)
12:00–20:00 Youth space entertainment and competition (Central Town Park, next to the skateboard ground)
13:00 Creative “Pop-up” books about Birštonas with artists A. Kiudulaitė and E. Selena (France) (next to the Public Library, S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno g. 12)
13:00 Musical cocktail with Kaunas University of Technology wind instrument band “The Brass Bees” (Kneipp Garden, Birutės g. 16)
14:00 Opening of artist Ilona June-Junevičienė's exhibition “See You, Earth” (Kurhaus Gallery, B. Sruogos g. 2)
14:00:
• Concert of “Jonis” band (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
• “Linksmasis lagaminas” (“The Merry Suitcase”) entertainment for children (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
14:00–16:00 Trigger point massage and nourishing hand treatment, mineral water cocktails (“Vytautas Mineral SPA”, Karalienės Barboros al. 2)
15:00 Opening of the parkour ground and a show by Lithuanian parkour masters (Central Town Park)
15:30 Concert of music bands from the twin towns (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2). Participants: “Aipara” ensemble (Azerbaijan) and “Joldija” folk music choir (Nida)
16:00 Opening of the exhibition of artistic photographs dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Birštonas Church and presentation of the “Pilkojo gyvenimo diementai” (“Grey Life Diamentai”) work to celebrate the Year of Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas. Participants: writer A. Pakėnas and actress O. Dautartaitė (Sacral Museum, Birutės g. 10)
17:00 Concert of the “Operetta in Kaunas Castle” festival – “The pearls of operetta kings Emmerich Kálmán and Franz Lehár”. Ticket price – EUR 5 (Cultural Centre, Jaunimo g. 4)
18:00 LFF 3rd League football match FC Prienai-Birštonas vs FC Alytus (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
19:00 Sacral music evening with chanting group “De Profundis” (Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Birutės g. 14)
19:00 Parade of water scooters and yachts (in the River Nemunas); hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)
19:30 Festive feast (Summer Stage, near the River Nemunas)
Programme:
• Kaunas Big Band and Povilas Meškėla
• Musical project “Back to the Roots” with Baiba Skurstene
• “Biplan” band 
21:00 Music and dance concert “Tango Argentino”. Ticket prices – EUR 10 and 12 (Kurhaus, B. Sruogos g. 2)
23:30 Night basketball tournament 3x3 (Central Town Park, next to the roller skater ground)
23:30 Hot air balloon show and festive fireworks (Summer Stage, next to the River Nemunas)

June 9 (Sunday)
6:30 Hot air balloon flights (from various locations in the town)
9:30 Festive breakfast of the Mayor with community. Participants: folk ensemble “Uosinta” of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University (Municipality Square, Jaunimo g. 2)
10:00–15:00 International children's football tournament to win Birštonas Cup (Town Stadium, B. Sruogos g. 18)
11:00 Morning with GONG sounds (near Medical SPA Eglės sanatorija, Algirdo g. 22)
11:00–17:00 Tournament of Pétanque doubles to win Birštonas Cup (Vytautas Park, pétanque terrain)
11:00–15:00 Birštonas Cup of the Lithuanian Water Scooter Championship (Summer Stage, near the River Nemunas)
11:00–18:00 “Leisure Therapy” entertainment for families (Central Town Park)
11:00 Sacral music concert. Soloists: L. Mikalauskas and E. Bavikinas (Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Birutės g. 14)
12:00 The titular feast of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (Birutės g. 14)
13:00 “Birštonas Picnic” dedicated to the Year of the World's Lithuanians (Vytautas Park)
Programme:
* Discussion “Birštonas - (un)fashionable resort?” within the discussion festival “Būtent” (“Makes Sense!”) and “City Alumni Birštonas” 
* Presentation of the “Global Birštonas” project, ceremony of awarding the title of “Ambassador of Honour” 
* Acoustic concert by Kazimieras Likša and “Ideas for Birštonas Resort”
* Picnic, entertainment for families, children, space of the Tourism Information Centre and “Čiulba ulba” – “Inspiring Birštonas: Discover the Resort through Sensations”