The Los Angeles Lithuanian American Community, spearheaded by then president Edmundas Kulkauskas, started the Lithuanian Fair in 1986 to celebrate Lithuanian pride, heritage, and culture. The Lithuanian Fair is a yearly tradition that takes place in sunny Los Angeles, California on the first weekend of each October.
Lithuanian culture, art, entertainment, refreshments and history are readily available. Each year new Lithuanian artisans of various media are featured, including: folk arts, weavings, oils, woods, ceramics and sculptures. Lithuanian fashions, books, music, stamps, coins, medals and souvenirs are available. Whatever is your Lithuanian pleasure, it can certainly be found at the fair.
All traditional Lithuanian foods and drinks are available and enjoyed. One can eat with friends at the fair and even take home a snack or two for future indulgence. One can never get enough "kugelis", which is the breakfast of Lithuanian champions and our very own soul food.
The culture and entertainment portion of the fair presents a wide array of musical, singing, and dancing talent from around the world. In the past, singers and dancers of all ages from Lithuania, Canada, and various U.S. cities have graced the festival stage to share their ethnic pride and talents. Lithuanians worldwide have attended the fair and it has become the largest festival of Lithuanian culture outside of Lithuania.