Sarajevo Winter Festival

The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world. The first “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was held from 21st December, 1984 to 6th April, 1985. In the course of twenty nine years of its existence, the Festival has become an inseparable part of the city life. More than 3.721 performances and exhibitions with over 3.145.000 visitors and 33.830 participants from all parts of the world took place in the 1298 festival days.

The organizer of the “Sarajevo Winter” Festival is the International Peace Center Sarajevo. International Peace Center is a member of the International Society for the performing Arts (ISPA), the European Festival Association (EFA) and Association of Biennials of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (BJCEM). The “Sarajevo Winter” Festival has traditionally been held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the European Union, UNESCO, the Presidency of B&H, The Federation of B&H, the Council of Ministers of B&H, Sarajevo Canton, City of Sarajevo and Stari Grad Municipality.