Top events in Sarajevo: May 16-22

We've selected from among the tons of interesting and diverse events happening these days in Sarajevo – including International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums – to highlight the best ones that will be taking place from May 16 to 22.

2019/05/15

From the terrific classical music concerts being held as part of the May Music Festivities (which started on April 23 and will continue until June 3), to the Sarajevo Ramadan Festival up on Žuta Tabija, an international ballet competition among schools and studios, interesting exhibits, sports events, concerts and shows by international DJs, Sarajevo will be offering something for everyone this week.

On International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums (May 18), most Sarajevo museums will remain open until midnight, and admission is free.

Take a look at our selection of the most interesting events for this period:

Festivals:

  1. May's Music Festivities

    May's Music Festivities

    Festival

    Josipa Štadlera 1, Sarajevo | Map

    Festival The dedication and loyalty to art by the Academy of Music of the University of Sarajevo for result had raising the quality of Sarajevo's music life. May's Music Festivities will last from April 29 until June 3. More

  2. Sarajevo Ramadan Festival

    Sarajevo Ramadan Festival

    Festival

    Hasana Brkića 45/1, Sarajevo | Map

    Festival This is the sixth year for the Sarajevo Ramadan Festival to be held during the month of Ramadan, which lasts from May 5 to June 4 this year. The event aims to present lovely Ramadan customs and the richness of Islamic arts and cul... More

Top events:

  1. 22 May
    Paintings of Thomas Steyaert

    Paintings of Thomas Steyaert

    until May 30 / 10:00 / National Gallery of BiH, Sarajevo / Exhibition

    Exhibition will be open from May 16 until May 30. Thomas Steyaert, born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1978 is a movement artist based in Sarajevo and Brussels. More

  2. 22 May
    European Film Days

    European Film Days

    until May 25 / 20:00 / Meeting Point Cinema (Kino Meeting Point), Sarajevo / Movie

    The European Film Days will be held at the Meeting Point cinema in Sarajevo from 16 to 25 May. All screenings start at 20 o'clock, and the films are titled on Bosnian and English. The entrance to all projections is free. More

  3. 22 May
    Point 8.0

    Point 8.0

    until May 18 / 09:00 / Brew Imperial Society - Bivše kino Imperijal, Sarajevo / Conference

    Point 8.0 Conference will start on May 16th at 9 a.m. an it will last until May 18. More

  4. 17 May
    Workshop: Let's Make Cakes

    Workshop: Let's Make Cakes

    18:00 / Institut Français de Bosnie-Herzégovine, Sarajevo / Event

    On the 17th of May, Institute will finish the cycle of making cookies and learning French in a slightly different way - by making cakes. More

  5. 17 May
    Marla Felis & Guests

    Marla Felis & Guests

    23:00 / Trezor, Sarajevo / Party

    Marla is a young DJ from Sarajevo. Since early teenage years she enjoys electronic music, and in 2010 she has started to engage in DJ music. More

  6. 22 May
    Youth Speak Forum

    Youth Speak Forum

    until May 18 / 09:00 / B&H Army Hall, Sarajevo / Conference

    For the fifth time, AIESEC in Bosnia and Herzegovina is organizing the Youth Speak Forum, which will last two days, on the May 17 and 18. The theme of this Youth Speak Forum is: "The Game of Success: Truth or Challenge?" More

  7. 18 May
    900

    900

    21:00 / Historical Museum of BiH, Sarajevo / Exhibition

    900 is exhibit by Max Papeschi and Mak Hubjer. More

  8. 18 May
    Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    21:30 / Jazzbina Sarajevo, Sarajevo / Live Music

    The message in the bottle is the latest project by the group of best musicians in BiH, gathered around the common love of probably the most important live pop singer, Sting. More

  9. 18 May
    After Affair

    After Affair

    23:00 / Silver & Smoke, Sarajevo / 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

  10. 19 May
    One Way Ticket

    One Way Ticket

    20:00 / Sarajevo War Theater SARTR, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    With one play, playwright "One Way Ticket", Dutch actor and director Nick Teunissen told a life story of one Sarajevan and his family. More

  11. 22 May
    Dance Gala Night - Balance 2019

    Dance Gala Night - Balance 2019

    19:30 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Event

    IV international competition from classical ballet and modern dance Balance 2019 will be held from May 20 to 22 at National Theater. Gala night will be held on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. also at National Theater. Entrance is free. More

  12. 22 May
    Ay, Carmela

    Ay, Carmela

    21:00 / Vraca Memorial Park, Sarajevo / Theater Play

    This play is an intimate and sentimental chronicle of memories, as well as a hearty tribute to artistic honor and dignity and the human and moral qualities of the collective anti-fascist consciousness. More