"Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė". Organised since 1999, it is a continuous educational event presenting the historical-cultural heritage of the country and neighbouring regions. The annual festival is a journey through time, attracting around 20,000 visitors from all regions of Lithuania and abroad. The event is attractive for visitors of all ages, and is particularly appealing to families and enthusiasts of Baltic culture. The festival promotes interest in the history of the region, actualizes the links between the present and past generations, nurtures patriotism, encourages interest in the sciences of history and archaeology, and promotes a sustainable way of life. The long-standing patron of the Festival is the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. 

The XXIV International Festival of Experimental Archaeology "Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė" will take place from 5 to 7 July 2024!

This year, the festival invites visitors to immerse themselves in the history wrapped in myths and legends! Visitors will discover never before seen ancient crafts and meet well-known, long-time participants of the festival.

"Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė" combines three eventful days of spectacular historical battles, archaic music and dances, engaging presentations and lectures, delicious food and drinks, and unforgettable experiences for young and old alike.

Join us in celebrating the Statehood Day - The Coronation of King Mindaugas of Lithuania and the 20th anniversary of Kernavė's inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List!

Tickets and festival programme will be available from 1st of May.

  • For craftspeople, living history specialist wishing to participate at the festival – please contact us via email austeja.luchtanaite@kernave.lt 
  • If you would like to hear about advertising and other cooperation opportunities – please contact us via email komunikacija@kernave.lt


To see highlights from the 2023 Festival, click on the links below:

Photo album of photographer Rekografia

Photo album of photographer Vytautas Luchtanas

Photo album of photographer Juras Stasiūnas

Photo album of photographer Rasa Grigaitytė

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