We are committed to the preservation of our intangible heritage of regional folk culture, be it music, dance, song, or costume.  To reach this goal, we spend five days together sharing our dance and music with our friends and performing in the shows. 

57th Europeade - Klaipéda (LT) - 13 till 17 July 2022

Dear friends,

unfortunately, the last two years were marked by the pandemic, so that we could not see each other. Now the war in Ukraine has been added to this.

My declared aim is that we send a clear and strong signal for a Europe of peace. We want to hold the Europeade! This will be done under all the conditions in force in the summer regarding the pandemic situation in Klaipėda. But I am also sure that we have a low risk of contagion in the summer.

The terrible war in Ukraine is real and we see the cruel images every day. I do not want to talk positively about this either. We do not need these images and we all wish for an end soon! But this is obviously only in the hands of one man. Unimaginable! But I am sure that we do not need to see a threat of war in Klaipėda/Lithuania. Mr Putin knows that too, because he would attack NATO there.

I would like to encourage you. I am in close contact with the MEP Sabine Verheyen. She is Chair of the Committee on Culture in the European Parliament. She also wants to send a clear signal and has told me that she was very happy about our invitation. We are currently coordinating her participation. She can even imagine coming with a delegation from her committee. This is a clear signal from the European Parliament for our Europeade.

Please register with your group! Let's show our friendship to the European Parliament. With all its colours and facets!

Let us make our beautiful Europe a celebration of peace by holding the Europeade with many participants. Our origin is to overcome the cruel experiences of the Second World War. We have achieved this over decades since the first Europeade in 1964. We want the Europe of the people. In advocating this, we are sending a clear signal with the Europeade in Klaipėda. We want unity in diversity, which we live with our friendship year after year. This is an incentive for our friendship; yes, for freedom and peace!

I look forward to seeing you and all of you again. Let us start anew together in this difficult time. Let us dance, sing and laugh together! Show your cheerfulness for our united Europe, because by doing so we show politics that we people are the most important potential for the peaceful Europe.

We all together form a united unit of peace for Europe by participating in the Europeade 2022 in Klaipėda. Yes, we are the peace movement for Europe! I want to live and further promote European friendship with all of you!

I embrace you and send my best regards to you

Yours, Rüdiger Heß, President of the International Europeade Committee


Klaipeda‘s local committee who‘s in charge of all of the Europeades participant hospitality, depending on the requirements from the goverment on July, will sure the testing or isolation places if needed. Today‘s information stays the same for the most of the countries about 270 days certificate for vaccinated people and 180 days certificate for the recovered people of the COVID-19. We will prepare every sanitary measures to ensure every participants and guests safety and health. Your health is our number one – priority.

Under 6-12 years mask in shopping malls, and no additional documents for travelling.12-18 years, negative test not earlier than 48 hours before travelling, or vaccination pass.

And all of them needs to fill a blank not earlier then 48 hours before the travel. United Kingdom residents, can travel without filling this blank.

information from 05.03.2022


Dear friends,

On July  13-17th  „Europeade” is coming back to Klaipeda!

The enchanting fiesta of national cultures „Europeade" will flood the streets and squares of Klaipeda in the summer of 2022 after a changeable year that forced the whole world to live in a pandemic regime. Klaipeda has been repeatedly named the exceptionally hospitable city of „Europeade“, and the returning „Europeade“ is being received for the second time responsibly, not only by organizing cultural spaces or by forming a team.

„Klaipėdos šventės“, a long-term organizer of the city's largest events, has implemented a number of large-scale events already during the pandemic regime in the world, therefore the control of the COVID-19 situation is clear and easy. In organizing events, the institution works together with the National Center for Public Health, provides different levels of COVID management scenarios, and provides tools.

We want to assure you that we are strong and ready to ensure maximum security requirements in the implementation of one of the most beautiful projects of this year, the „Europeade“.

Seeing the improving situation, we citizens of Klaipėda want to encourage everyone who is not indifferent to REGISTRATION to register and create an unforgettable holiday and spread nationality among European countries. Full streets of people dancing, singing and playing - this is the real fire of „Europeade“.


LOC Klaipéda



Congratulations on receiving the EFFE label

Dear friend,

We are pleased to inform you, also on behalf of the EFFE International Jury and the EFFE Hubs, that your festival receives the ‘EFFE Label 2019-2020’. After verification of your application, your festival meets the requirements for the EFFE Label.

You are now in the running for the EFFE Awards. The EFFE International Jury will decide on the EFFE Awards until September 2019. A short list of Laureates will be published in July 2019. The EFFE International Jury takes the freedom to contact you for any further information if needed.

EFFE is an initiative by the European Festivals Association supported by the European Commission and Parliament.

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