Top spots for fun during the Sarajevo Film Festival

The jubilee edition of the region’s largest film festival, the 25th annual Sarajevo Film Festival, will run from August 16 to 23, and, during that period, Sarajevo will be full of all kinds of fun.


Sevdah fans will be able to enjoy themselves on Žuta Tabija, where concerts by the outstanding sevdah interpreter, saz player Jusuf Brkić, will be held from August 16 to 25.

The S One Sky Lounge on the rooftop of Courtyard by Marriott will be organizing parties for the duration of SFF, with shows by: DJ Stellar, DJ Forora, DJ Jasmina, Gonzo, DrumJay, Lana & Band, Merakoon, Simple Trio, Acoustic Blues....

Summer in the Park – Hastahana will run until September 23 at Hastahana-Prof. Dr. Nijaz Duraković Park, a manifestation that will see some terrific performances in August at its Carlsberg Beer Garden, and the following groups are preparing a special program to coincide with the SFF: M.A.S.H., Konvoj, Zoster, Gonzo, Gitarinet Trio, Dizbee Jazz Trio, Alen Lemešević & Music Theatre, Gelato Sisters, Gordan Dizdarević Grk, Pochko & New Primitives Songs, Aida Trio, Duo Beća & Faja, Haris & Merima, Zuban.... Besides the music program, classic movies will be screened in the park every evening.

The Sarajevo Rock Fest will be held at Underground Club from August 16 to 24, and this year (Aug. 19-21) the program will again include a contest. The festival will see performances by: Karne, ProRocks, Indigo, Kontra, MC Showcase, Stoposto, Black Beriz, Zona Iskljuchenja, as well as Čizma and Bolero.

The cult Sarajevo club, Cinemas Sloga, will be organizing its Cinemas Fest during the time of the Sarajevo Film Festival, and it will be a place where you are guaranteed to find some good fun, like the concert by Major and many other groups.

One of Sarajevo’s most popular places to dance is Silver & Smoke, and this August the club is focusing on domestic DJs and young acts from the world of electronic music, along with tried-and-true residents, so Forniva & Roof AW, Bonjasky, Eela & Rajot, G. Edd, among others, will be performing.

Krešo Bengalka, Guy Mantzur, Oliver S b2b Elm, Aksa, Addu, Drumelody, Keon, Katze, Nonyx…will be coming to Trezor in mid-August.

Again this year, one of the central places to have a good time will be the neighborhood of Skenderija, which has been designated as one of the most interesting parts of Sarajevo while the SFF is going on.

Visitors can enjoy Sensation Bridge, a manifestation taking place on the Skenderija pedestrian bridge (aka Eiffel’s Bridge), which will see performances by: Bombaj Štampa, Makao Band, Gramophonedzie, Sax 'n' Groove, Letu Štuke, After Affair, TBF and Perpetuum Mobile.

Once again this year during the SFF, there will be a series of parties in a city tram as part of the Jägermeister Party Tram, which will run daily from the tram stop on Hamze Hume Street at Skenderija. nanE, Lesa & Zuba, Nasty Grooves, Buba & Mirna, Six & Ryo, Haris Begić...will be performing this August in the funnest tram in town.

Summer Lounge is traditionally a place that organizes parties on the plaza in front of Skenderija during the SFF, and this year there will be performances by: Six & Ryo, Aljoša & Dizzy Dee, Brown Sugar R'n'B, Drop Department & Farrel, Katze & Keon, Splein & Yngod, Hator, Said5, Amar Kay....

Located right next to Festival Square at the National Theater, Club Mash is the must-visit place for those who love good music, and plenty of interesting events await you at other clubs: Jazzbina, Aquarius Vils, Pivnica HS, Pivnica Sarajevo....

The Historical Museum of BiH will host the Garden of Dreams party (August 17), which will see a show by Ukrainian techno DJ The Organism.

Baggi, Divolly & Markward, Drop Department, Pessto, Ryo...will have you dancing at the Sarajevo Festival Dance Stage at Dom Mladih on August 21.

DJ Solomun will perform at the big party in front of Vječna Vatra on August 23, and the fun will continue over at Dom Mladih Amphitheater with DJ Antigone from France.

The month will also see a concert by world famous musician Goran Bregović from Sarajevo (August 24) at Bijela Tabija, with its imposing ambience and a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until August 28, you have an opportunity to follow shows by young musicians from the Sarajevo Music High School, who will be performing in front of Gradska Tržnica (indoor market) as part of the project, Music on the Street.

While the Sarajevo Film Festival is going on, arts lovers can enjoy some major exhibits, including: 1,200 Years of Bosnian Statecraft in Honor of the 830 Years Since the Kulin Ban Charter (Collegium Artisticum Gallery), an exhibit of photographs by Brigitte Lacombe (National Gallery of BiH), and an exhibit of works done as part of the VII Sarajevo International Art Colony for 2019 (Gazi Husrev Bey’s Khaniqah).

The Sarajevo Summer Market, a promotional event-bazaar featuring original domestic products, will run until August 25 in Veliki Park, across from BBI Center, making it the ideal place for you to choose the perfect souvenir from Sarajevo.

The Sarajevo Streeat Food Festival will be taking place from August 1 to 25 at Trg Oslobođenja-Alija Izetbegović, where you can enjoy music performances along with some terrific food.

All in all, great fun can be found on nearly every corner in Sarajevo during the eight days of the festival.

  1. Summer in the Park Hastahana

    Summer in the Park Hastahana


    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


    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


    Zelenih beretki 12, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 11 - 18 Festival The 29th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from August 11 to 18, 2023, in the format we have been accustomed to for years More

  4. Sarajevo Rock Fest

    Sarajevo Rock Fest


    Maršala Tita 56, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST Festival Sarajevo Rock Fest is happening during the Sarajevo Film Festival at the Underground Club. More

  5. Sensation Bridge

    Sensation Bridge


    Ajfelov most, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 14 - 21 Festival Another great party season awaits you again this year at Eiffel’s Bridge on Skenderija during the Sarajevo Film Festival. More

  6. Party Tram Sarajevo

    Party Tram Sarajevo


    Hamze Hume bb - Skenderija Tram Station, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 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

  7. Summer Lounge

    Summer Lounge


    Terezije bb, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST Festival For years now, the Summer Lounge on the plaza in front of Skenderija has been a gathering place for those who love good electronic music and crazy parties. This outdoor summer garden only works while the Sarajevo Film Festiva... More

  1. 16 Aug
    Sevdah Soiree with Jusuf Brkić

    Sevdah Soiree with Jusuf Brkić

    Aug 16 / 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. 23 Aug
    Solomun IIII Klabika [Sarajevo Quaternate]

    Solomun IIII Klabika [Sarajevo Quaternate]

    Aug 23 / 23:30 / Vječna Vatra (Eternal Flame), Sarajevo / Party

    Playing more than 160 gigs in the course of one year is what makes him a global and world known musician. He plays in front of thousands of people, and his long-lasting sets continue to after-parties later on. More

  3. 24 Aug
    Goran Bregović

    Goran Bregović

    Aug 24 / 20:00 / White Fortress, Sarajevo / Concert

    Besides the star, Goran Bregović, as special guests will be one of two Philharmonic Orchestras, the one from Sarajevo or the one from Praha. More

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