Sarajevo is one of the most exciting destinations to visit with children this year. In June, the largest independent children festival in Southeastern Europe will welcome visitors with performances, magic shows, jugglers, dancers, and much more – four days of fun for children of all ages.
The first Kid’s Festival was organized in 2004, and since, over 40.000 children from Bosnia and Herzegovina enjoyed its programme. The festival, which is a unique, attractive combination of entertainment, fun and education, is one of the most popular in Sarajevo, and it is open for children from all over the world. The purpose of the festival is to build confidence among the young generation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to eliminate prejudice against other nations, and to teach children social values.
The Kid’s festival takes place in Sarajevo’s ZETRA (Olympic centre Juan Antonio Samaranch), from 10th to 14th June 2011. The festival programme continues below:
10th June 2011
- 16.00 Kid’s Parade starts at Bascarsija through Sarajevo City center, cathedral, BBI, Presidency, Zetra
- 18.00 Movie (special projection)
- KID’S PARADE: The colorful Kid’s Parade through Sarajevo City centre opens the festival. From Bascarsija to Zetra, passing by the old Turkish centre, the cathedral, BBI, the memorial for children that lost their lives during the war, the Presidency and ends in the festival’s location ZETRA (now named Olympic centre Juan Antonio Samaranch). Adults and kids wear fantasy outfits, costumes, masks, colorful hats … International performers, clowns, magicians, dancers, musicians are each year the highlights of the festival. They provide diversity and a glimpse at the cultural richness of the World for thousands of children that have never traveled outside their country.
Kid’s Festival’s motto promotes the initiative of the Council of Europe “all different, all equal.”
11th – 14th June 2011
- 14.00 beginning of workshops, exhibitions, entertainment, booths
- 17.30 beginning of the film screenings (entrance to the movie hall from 17.00 pm)
More information on the festival you find at Kid’s Festival 2011 official website: www.kidsfest.ba