Top events in Sarajevo: August 15-21

The middle of August will see the start of the largest film festival in the region – the Sarajevo Film Festival, which will run from August 16 to 23. And, besides the terrific film lineup, there will be plenty of parties coinciding with the event, so here we offer our recommendations for the most interesting ones taking place from August 15 to 21. 

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If you love sevdah, we recommend a visit to Žuta Tabija, where Jusuf Brkić, the outstanding sevdalinka interpretor, will be performing from August 16 to 25; while Summer in the Park – Hastahana, a manifestation that has something for all ages, will be offering a special concert program during the SFF, in addition to its regular program, with concerts by Zoster, Konvoj, Gelato Sisters....

The popular Sensation Bridge, which is held on Eiffel's Bridge in Skenderija, opens on Friday with a performance by Sarajevo's band Bombaj Štampa; the Party Tram gets underway that same day at Skenderija, the Summer Lounge opens on the plaza in front of Skenderija, Cinemas Sloga and Silver & Smoke are preparing their own special programs, and the concert by Karne will launch the  Rock Fest at Underground Club.

Tons of electronic music lovers will be enjoying at Historical Museum, where The Organism & Laolu will have them dancing at the Garden of Dreams party.

Here you can have a look at the most interesting events taking place over the next seven days:

Festivals:

  1. Summer in the Park Hastahana

    Summer in the Park Hastahana

    Festival

    Maršala Tita bb, Sarajevo | Map

    JUNE 21 - SEPTEMBER 23:  Festival Summer in the Park – Hastahana at Hastahana Park in the Sarajevo neighborhood, Marijin Dvor which will run from June 21 until September 23, offers citizens and Sarajevo visitors of all ages many interesting activities. More

  2. Sarajevo Streeat Food Festival

    Sarajevo Streeat Food Festival

    Festival

    Trg Oslobođenja - Alija Izetbegović, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 1 - 25: Festival The Second Sarajevo Streeat Food Festival, dedicated to the international and local cuisine will start at August 1th in Sarajevo and last until August 25th. More

  3. Sarajevo Film Festival

    Sarajevo Film Festival

    Festival

    Zelenih beretki 12, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 16 - 23: Festival The story of the Sarajevo Film Festival began in the midst of war, when a group of enthusiasts aspired to revive culture in their besieged city. Next edition of SFF will be held from August 16 - 23. 2019. More

  4. Party Tram Sarajevo

    Party Tram Sarajevo

    Festival

    Hamze Hume bb - Skenderija Tram Station, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 16 - 23: Festival During the Sarajevo Film Festival, every day from 17:00 to 24:00 you can enjoy parties in a Jegermaister Party tram whose first station is at Hamze Hume street, at Skenderija tram station. More

  5. Sensation Bridge

    Sensation Bridge

    Festival

    Ajfelov most, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 16 - 23: Festival Another great party season awaits you again this year at Eiffel’s Bridge on Skenderija. During the Sarajevo Film Festival, from August 16th to 23rd, Sensation Bridge will be an excellent spot for fun all day l... More

  6. Sarajevo Rock Fest

    Sarajevo Rock Fest

    Festival

    Maršala Tita 56, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 16 - 23: Festival Eight Sarajevo Rock Fest will be held during the Sarajevo Film Festival (more precisely from August 16-24) at the Underground Club. More

Top events:

  1. 16 Aug
    Sevdah Soiree with Jusuf Brkić

    Sevdah Soiree with Jusuf Brkić

    18:00 / Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo / Concert

    Jusuf Brkić was born in Gradačac in 1992. He finishes the primary school in Gradačac, Behram-beg's medrese in Tuzla and then graduates at the Faculty of Law in Sarajevo. More

  2. 16 Aug
    Bombaj Štampa

    Bombaj Štampa

    20:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Concert

    Bombaj Štampa is a Bosnian pop-rock band, founded in 1982 in Sarajevo. Together with Zabranjeno Pušenje and Elvis J. Kurtović & His Meteors, they have participated in creating a new movement known as New Primitivism in Ex-Yugoslavia. More

  3. 16 Aug
    DJ Forora

    DJ Forora

    21:00 / S One Sky Lounge, Sarajevo / Party

    Great DJ Forora will play house and techno music at S One Sky Lounge. Don't miss this great party under the stars. More

  4. 16 Aug
    Krešo Bengalka

    Krešo Bengalka

    22:00 / Trezor, Sarajevo / Party

    Krešo Bengalka is a rap musician from Split. He already has published albums and many singles, and he introduced himself to the audience for the first time with the song "Konan". More

  5. 16 Aug
    Karne

    Karne

    22:00 / Underground Club, Sarajevo / Sarajevo Rock Fest / Concert

    Band ‘Karne’ was formed in 2010 because of the need of band members to "inarticulately talk about unimportant issues".They released an album called ‘Diktatura amatera’ with numerous hits. More

  6. 16 Aug
    Zoster

    Zoster

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    Hercegovinian band Zoster was formed in autumn 2000 on the initiative of Mario Knezović and Dražan Planinić. More

  7. 16 Aug
    Forniva & Roof AW

    Forniva & Roof AW

    23:00 / Silver & Smoke, Sarajevo / Party

    Moke Okerić is Music Producer & DJ from Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, known for signature sound which is mixture of deep, tech and progressive elements and atmosphere hugely influenced by the 80's music period. More

  8. 17 Aug
    Termag Challenge Race

    Termag Challenge Race

    10:00 / Jahorina, Jahorina / Sport Event

    Termag challenge race is a part of the Termag MINI TRAIL LEAGUE, organized by Termag Hotel. More

  9. 17 Aug
    Garden of Dreams with The Organism & Laolu

    Garden of Dreams with The Organism & Laolu

    16:00 / Historical Museum of BiH, Sarajevo / Party

    To the delight of many fans of the electronic music scene from BiH and the region, Garden of Dreams will be organized on August 17. More

  10. 17 Aug
    Makao Band

    Makao Band

    21:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Live Music

    They are Electro House Pop Cover Band from Serbia. At the Sensation Bridge with the Macao Band guests can expect the best live performance of House, Electro Pop and R`N`B music, which will make them dance till late night hours. More

  11. 17 Aug
    DJ Jasmina

    DJ Jasmina

    21:00 / S One Sky Lounge, Sarajevo / Party

    It was year 1999 when Jasmina stood behind the turntables for the first time. After that, she never looked back. More

  12. 17 Aug
    ProRocks

    ProRocks

    22:00 / Underground Club, Sarajevo / Sarajevo Rock Fest / Live Music

    Love old school rock, pop, reggae and modern sound? ProRocks are here. More

  13. 17 Aug
    Konvoj

    Konvoj

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    The Sarajevo rock band, Konvoj, was founded in 1988. That year they took first prize at the then-popular music festival, Nove Nade, Nove Snage, and the award was to have their album recorded. More

  14. 17 Aug
    Guy Mantzur

    Guy Mantzur

    23:00 / Trezor, Sarajevo / Party

    Guy Mantzur specializes in creating electronic music that defies over-simple genre classification. He comes from Tel Aviv. More

  15. 18 Aug
    Gramophonedzie

    Gramophonedzie

    21:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Live Music

    Marko Milićević , most known as Gramophonedzie is a Serbian DJ from Belgrade. He is best known for his 2010 single "Why Don't You", which peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart and was on Now 75. More

  16. 18 Aug
    Aida Trio

    Aida Trio

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    Aida Mušanović - Arsić, certainly one of the best vocalists of this area, will honor this Friday Carlsberg Beer Garden audience with her selection of pop and rock classic. More

  17. 19 Aug
    Sax 'n' Groove

    Sax 'n' Groove

    21:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Live Music

    Sax 'n' Groove is duo with an energetic and unique music scene performance. This duo will perform the main stream house, r'n'b, as well as music from 80'and 90', at the For the Hunters stage, accompanied by saxophone. More

  18. 19 Aug
    Gonzo

    Gonzo

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    Gonzo plays foreign hits from different genres, and members are: Ajla Crnogorac, Tarik Imamović, Darko Knežević, Dragan Rokvić, Bojan Crnogorac. More

  19. 01 Aug
    Music on the Street

    Music on the Street

    19:00 / City Market, Sarajevo / Concert

    In order to enrich the tourist offer in the capital city of BiH the project "Music on the Street" will be realized with students from Sarajevo Music High School. More

  20. 20 Aug
    Letu Štuke

    Letu Štuke

    21:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Concert

    The story of Letu Štuke would have started out twenty years ago had the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina not interfered with Dino Šaran's plans for a music career. More

  21. 20 Aug
    Gitarinet Trio

    Gitarinet Trio

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    Your old and new favourite songs covered in unique way will be played tonight. Gitarinet is a band from Belgrade and they play Pop hits, Jazz, Blues, Disco, House music, Latin, Rap, and Hip-Hop, Rock, R'n'B Reggae, etc. More

  22. 20 Aug
    Bonjasky All Night Long

    Bonjasky All Night Long

    23:00 / Silver & Smoke, Sarajevo / Party

    After Affair duo member, Bonjasky, will take you on unforgettable journey with his allnighter set. More

  23. 21 Aug
    After Affair

    After Affair

    22:00 / Sensation Bridge, Sarajevo / Sensation Bridge / Party

    After Affair is the most wanted DJ duo from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which consists of two experienced DJs, Bonjasky & Ivan Z, and their performances in the last few months marked the local scene. More

  24. 21 Aug
    Alen Lemešević & Music Theatre

    Alen Lemešević & Music Theatre

    23:00 / Carlsberg Beer Garden, Sarajevo / Summer in the Park Hastahana / Concert

    Alen Lemešević is a Sarajevo musician who worked in various roles with a number of regional pop stars, and since last year he seriously works on his own solo career. Enjoy the pop rock hits with Alen and Music Theatre. More