Celebrating Lithuanian Arts and Culture
Hungry for the world’s best potato pancakes? Yearning to meet the Lithuanian-American community? In the market for amber jewelry? Craving the taste of kugelis, balandėliai, and fried bread? Curious about Lithuanian music and dance? Thirsty for Švyturys or Kalnapilis? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then our 38th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd is for you!
Both days are packed with fun for the entire family! From live music and folk dance performances to artisan jewelry and crafts to children’s activities and authentic Lithuanian comfort food, this Lithuanian fair is a popular crowd pleaser every year. Visit our newly renovated Cultural Center to learn more about Lithuanian heritage and find your ancestors’ birthplace on our map. We have a full schedule of entertainment planned for you including Ramunė Stankevičiūtė Walking On Air!
Join us for the delectable old world dishes our mothers and grandmothers taught us to prepare. We proudly serve a full menu of our best Lithuanian recipes: balandėliai (stuffed cabbage), blynai (potato pancakes), kugelis (potato pudding), lašiniečiai (bacon buns), poppy seed rolls, honey cakes, and many more delicious treats.
Our bars are stocked with a huge variety of cold imported Lithuanian beers. Plus, we offer a selection of popular wines and your favorite mixed drinks.
The Mugė Lithuanian fair is a fabulous opportunity for full immersion in Lithuanian culture and tradition. Enjoy live entertainment, eat, drink, see old friends, and meet the rest of Philadelphia’s Lithuanian community.
If you’d like to get involved with LMHA, visit our welcome table to learn more about membership and our upcoming events and projects. Purchase a limited edition Mugė checklist t-shirt or take a chance on some raffle tickets and you’ll be supporting Lithuanian arts and culture in our region.
This year’s fundraiser raffle prizes are: four club box tickets to a 76ers game, a baseball autographed by Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, a spacious HDTV, an Į Sveikatą gift package containing a one-year subscription to Bridges: The Lithuanian-American News Journal and a bottle of Brothers Vilgalys krupnikas, a pair of tickets to the Birchtree Catering Supper Club, a $50 GIANT Food Stores gift card, and a Philadelphia Eagles helmet autographed by key players. Raffle tickets are: one ticket for $3, two tickets for $5, or five tickets for $10. Special thanks to our friends at the Sixers, Phillies, Bridges, Birchtree Catering, Amber Roots, and Philadelphia Eagles for their generous and exciting raffle prize donations!
We look forward to seeing you at the 38th Annual Mugė Lithuanian Festival! Until then, please save the dates by joining our Mugė events on Facebook Saturday and Sunday. Invite your friends and help us spread the word about this fabulous weekend fundraiser!
To see images from last year’s festivities, visit our photo gallery.
Saturday, November 1 (12 — 8 P.M.)
Sunday, November 2 (12 — 6 P.M.)
Donations at the door:
- Adult, non-members: $5
- Seniors and teens (13 to 18 years): $3
- Children 12 and under: free
- Current members: free
With your donation at the door, you will receive an entry ballot for our free door prize drawing.We’ll be giving door prizes away throughout both days of the festival, so be sure to turn in your completed entry form at our welcome table next to the bar in the Grand Ballroom.
If you are a vendor specializing in Lithuanian and/or Baltic treasures and would like to get involved in this year’s festival, here are details about how you can participate in Mugė.