Top summer festivals in Sarajevo

The many festivals that take place in Sarajevo during the summer months make our city one of the region's most desirable destinations for fun.


This summer, fans of different kinds of films, good rock'n'roll music, electronic music parties, ballet...will enjoy themselves in Sarajevo, and there's also the Summer in the Park – Hastahana, a manifestation that will be offering some interesting activities for Sarajevo residents and visitors of all ages from June 21 to September 23.

From the silver (25th) jubilee edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival – an event that has seen the world's biggest stars in show business walk the red carpet for more than two decades; to Baščaršija Nights, an annual event that brings various cultural and entertainment events to town; and Ballet Fest, which brings together the best dancers in this're sure to enjoy the terrific line-up.

Here we provide a list of the largest upcoming festivals that serve to attract more and more visitors to Sarajevo every year, and which you should definitely plan to attend.



  1. Kids Time Festival

    Kids Time Festival


    Skenderija, Sarajevo | Map

    JUNE 8 - JULY 22:  Festival Guided by the fact that is not a lot of fun in the city - educational content for children, especially during the summer, the idea to organize the Kids Time Festival was born. Festival will be held from June 8 to July 22 2019.&nbs... More

  2. Sarajevo Beer Festival

    Sarajevo Beer Festival


    Alipašina bb, Sarajevo | Map

    JUNE 13 - 15:  Festival For those who love good times Sarajevo Beer Festival offers an unforgettable three-day event during June, with its wide selection of beers, excellent sausages and first-rate music program. This years festival will be held on June... More

  3. Garden of Dreams

    Garden of Dreams


    Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo | Map

    AUGUST 13 - 15 Festival In recent years, the Garden of Dreams franchise has been a synonym for the series of popular parties with shows by stars from the electronic music scene, and the first edition of its festival was taking place during June 2019. More

  4. 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

  5. Baščaršija Nights

    Baščaršija Nights


    Branilaca Sarajeva 24, Sarajevo | Map

    JUNE 30 - JULY 31 Festival Baščaršija Nights is a summer festival devoted to culture and is held in Sarajevo during the month of July. This year's 26th edition brings a rich cultural and musical program from June 30 to July 31. More

  6. Bookstan Literature Festival

    Bookstan Literature Festival


    Radićeva 4, Sarajevo | Map

    OCTOBER 28 - 31 Festival The publisher house Buybook is organizing Bookstan, an international literature festival every year, and this year is planned for October 28 to 31. More

  7. Warm Festival

    Warm Festival


    Hamdije Kreševljakovića 13, Sarajevo | Map

    JULY 8 - 13: Festival A WARM Festival takes place in Sarajevo every year at the end of June and beginning of July. This year Warm Fest will start on July 8th and it will last until July 13th. More

  8. Live Stage Music Festival

    Live Stage Music Festival


    Terezije, Sarajevo | Map

    JULY 26 - 28: Festival Live Stage Music Festival is international music festival organised by Stage Production. Festival will last from July 26 to July 28 and in these three days 27 musicians will be on stage, providing great time to the audience.&... More

  9. Javorwood



    Javorov Do, Sarajevo | Map

    JULY 25 Festival The musical art festival Javorwood is is happening every summer in Javorov Do at Bjelašnica. More

  10. Talis Festival

    Talis Festival


    Maršala Tita 54/II, Sarajevo | Map

    JULY 30 - AUGUST 3: Festival For the first time, from July 30th to August 3rd 2019, the Talis Festival & Academy is bringing its chamber music concerts, musicians and composers from 12 different countries to Sarajevo in 2019. More

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Sarajevo Ballet Fest

    Sarajevo Ballet Fest


    Obala Kulina bana 9, Sarajevo | Map

    SEP 22 - OCT 1 Festival Ballet Fest Sarajevo represents the best of European and Bosnian ballet arts. For seven days, Sarajevo becomes the center of the unique world of ballet.  More

  18. Juventa Fest

    Juventa Fest


    Augusta Brauna 14, Sarajevo | Map

    SEPTEMBER Festival The basic aim of the Juventa Fest - International festival of high school dramatic creative work is to educate high school students in the field of theater arts.  More

  19. Youth Film Festival Sarajevo

    Youth Film Festival Sarajevo


    Rizaha Štetića 6, Sarajevo | Map

    JULY 24 - 29. 2020 Festival Competitive international Youth Film Festival is happening with a goal to affirm young movie makers, amateurs and proffesionals, and to promote their work and projects.  More

  20. Viva Film Festival

    Viva Film Festival


    Kulina bana 2, Sarajevo | Map

    SEPTEMBER 18 - 22: Festival International festival of documentary and short film Viva Film Festival is happening in Sarajevo, and 11 other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This years festival will be held from 18 - 22nd September 2019. More

  21. Ilidža Rock Fest

    Ilidža Rock Fest


    Mala aleja 67, Sarajevo | Map

    SEPTEMBER Festival "Ilidža Rock Fest" organized by Yu caffe is a unique event in ​​this municipality, and it is held during September at the Ilidža Cultural and Sport Center. More

  22. Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival

    Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival


    Trg djece Sarajeva 1, Sarajevo | Map

    SEPTEMBER 8 - 12 Festival AJB DOC Film Festival is an international documentary film festival which will take place in Sarajevo from the 8th to the 12th of September, 2023. The Festival is organized by the TV broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkans, in cooperation... More

  23. Jahorina Film Festival

    Jahorina Film Festival


    Karađorđeva 25, Pale | Map

    SEPTEMBER: Festival International Festival of Documentary Movies, Tourism and Ecology is happening during September at Pale.  More