August is a special month for Sarajevo, as it becomes a city of Festivals. Aside from the history, during August Sarajevo hosts most of its festivals. And because of that, it becomes a hot summer destination.

In other words, Sarajevo could offer something for anyone during this month. From music, food, movies, performances and many more. Those are some of the activities in which you could engage.

Have no worries, as we are going to supply with every information you might need to visit Sarajevo in August. 

Let’s take a look at what’s on in Sarajevo during August.

Sarajevo Streeat Food Festival

his is the second time in a row that Sarajevo hosts SSFF. This festival allows you to enjoy different cuisines from Bosnia and the rest of the World. Its goal is to raise the standard of Gastro Industry, and competency on the market.

On the other side, it is a great opportunity for the people to hang out, meet each other and enjoy food. On top of that this festival offers a musical program as well. Thus the experience of the festival would come to its peak.

Festival is lasting from 01.08.2019 to 25.08.2019.

How to find the location of the event?

Search for the Trg oslobodjenja – Alija Izetebegovic (park next to new Orthodox Church in the city center).

In the following gallery, you could have a look at how was it looking last year.

Gallery / Photos

Bentbasa Cliff Diving 2019

Bentbasa Cliff Diving will be held in Sarajevo for the fifth time on Saturday 3rd of August at 2:00 PM. Each year this competition is improving, so we expect some new aspects of this event. Confirmed information is that this year, figurative jumps will be having a similar set of rules to the Cliff Diving World series.

High altitude jumps are the main attraction of the event. In which many competitors from the region will be involved. Participation of the most successful jumpers from Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Denmark, Germany, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was confirmed.

Location of the event is Bentbasa:

Click the link for the MAP

Sarajevo Modest Fashion Days

The first Sarajevo Modest Fashion Days will occur in Sarajevo this year. After the success of the former events of this kind in London, Istanbul and Dubai. Modest Fashion Days are arriving at Sarajevo. This two-day event will bring modest fashion lovers to Sarajevo, the heart of Balkans.

What you could expect on this kind of event is a large number of sellers, fashion shows, a children’s corner and more.

On the floral wall, there will be exhibited best photos from the event. On top of that, you’ll have the opportunity to meet same-minded fashion lovers. 

The event will take place in front of BBI Center Sarajevo on 3rd and 4th of August. Starting from 10:00 AM on both days.

Javorwood

Javorwood – Bjelasnica Mt (near Sarajevo)
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  • Javorwood 2019 Aftermovie
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  • Thank you all for being part of the 5th Javorwood Festival! See you next year for Javorwood 2020! 
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  • A Japanese art inspired mural we did for @javorwoodfestival 2k19
w/ @tsiliemina 
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The goal is to highlight uprising talents in the world of art and performing. At the same time is allowing them to promote their works and to connect with their colleagues from the region.

Javorwood is taking place at Bjelasnica Mt near Sarajevo. The time needed to reach Bjelasnica is around 2 hours, more or less. You will around beautiful nature of mountain region while enjoying different types of art exhibitions.

Festival is lasting from 01.08.2019 to 03.08.2019.

During the first two days, the main program will consist of the program which was prepared by the artists. Also, there will be a few stages in which you would be able to enjoy different content.

For more information visit their website:

Click the link to visit Javorwood web homepage.

Talis Festival - a festival of chamber music

Musicians performing in Sarajevo City Hall

Talis is a festival which enables you to enjoy chamber music. The event will take place at 16th-century Bosniak institute and grandiose City Hall. Festival starts on 30th July 2019 and it lasts till 3rd August 2019.

On each of the festival program will be ongoing, so in total 5 days of chamber music in Sarajevo. Each event will be starting from 8:00 PM in one of these 2 locations.

For more information visit their website:

Click the link to visit Talis Festival web homepage.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival – Instagram Gallery
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Towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, in 1995Obala Art Centar initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to reconstruct civil society. Also to keep the cosmopolitan spirit of the city. Recognition of the festival was by both film professionals and the wider audience.

Today, 25 years later, the Sarajevo Film Festival has grown into the leading film festival in the region. This is an international film festival with a focus on the region of South-East Europe. Spotlights international films, talent and future projects of the region.

SFF attracts film lovers from all around the world, a wide variety of program, films and more. The festival has been attended by celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bono Vox, Morgan Freeman, John Cleese and many more.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is hosted at the National Theater in front of which the Festival Square and the red carpet are located. With screenings at the Open-air theatre Metalac, Bosnian Cultural Center. Five other cinemas and projection locations around the city are also included.

Festival is lasting from 16th August 2019 to 23rd August 2019. During the duration of the festival, you could find many other events. The city of Sarajevo is most visited in this period of the year.

For more information visit their website:

Click the link to visit Sarajevo Film Festival web homepage.

Find something that suits you and spend some magical nights in Sarajevo.

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