The Baltics - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia - celebrate spring with folk festivals, music festivals, and film festivals, as well as souvenir markets.
Lithuania Festival: St. Casimir's Market - MarchThis springtime crafts fair and market is held in Vilnius. It provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase from a wide variety of folk crafts, pottery, and other creations by Lithuania's artists (some who come from outside of Vilnius to hawk their wares).
Latvia Festival: International Children's Film Festival - MarchRiga's International Children's Film Festival features films for children from all over Europe. A panel made up of children award the final prizes.
Lithuania Festival: Sounds of Lithuanian Spring Instruments - MayThis Vilnius spring festival provides an opportunity for Lithuanians to celebrate their folk heritage with traditional songs, the playing of folk instruments, and folk dances. Open-air performances means that you can often view and listen for free. Bring your camera to this spring festival, as you're sure to get some wonderful photographs of Lithuanian traditional clothing.
Tallinn's spring Jazzkaar festival is an international celebration of jazz. This music festival appeals to both local and visiting fans of jazz music.