The International Festival "First Accordion of Serbia" is a cultural and entertainment event, of a competitive nature, which has been held since 1962. From then until today, thousands of competitors have passed through this festival, which is appreciated in the country and the world. Many winners of this competition today are eminent experts, professors at academies, heads of large orchestras and accordion masters. Pre-qualification competitions are held in the period from the beginning of May to the end of June, in several cities in Serbia as well as abroad, and the finals in mid-August on the summer stage "Vrelo". The finals last for two days, the competition part is held in the morning, while in the evening there is a show part, which includes performances by the best-ranked accordionists by category, the announcement of winners and concerts of famous folk music performers.
The "Golden Hands" event has been held since 1983, where participants compete in the preparation of old, almost forgotten dishes, skills of old crafts and folk handicrafts. Numerous visitors can get advice from the participants on the preparation of traditional dishes, and they can also try some of the specialities, or buy some traditional handmade souvenirs. It is held every year on July 14.
During the summer tourist season from June 21 to September 1, every year within the "Spa entertainment summer" are held numerous cultural and entertainment events: theatre plays and monodramas performed by famous theatre troupes from all over Serbia, children's plays, performances acrobats, jugglers, magicians, pantomimists, guest appearances of cultural and artistic societies, performances of dance groups, guest appearances of famous singers and bands, summer cinema, professional lectures, literary evenings, etc.
The Wish Marathon is a manifestation of fun and recreational character, which attracts a large number of visitors every year, and is held on the first weekend in September. The task of the participants is to walk through the most picturesque landscapes of Sokobanja and visit several destinations, which according to popular belief fulfil wishes, namely: Wish tree in the park "Banjica", Virgin Mary in the rock at Lepterija, Rujnik spring at the foot of Sokograd, ethno corner Grudonjske vodenice, which is the final destination, or destination. At each location, participants collect coupons, which entitles them to participate in the prize game. In the evening, there will be a drawing of winners and a concert by one of the famous pop or rock performers.
The rock and house music festival "Green Heart Fest" was held for the first time from July 22 to 24, 2016, and since then it has been held every year, on the third weekend in July. Famous rock and punk bands and solo performers perform on the main stage, and electronic and house music performers on the small stage. The festival is accompanied by other fun events such as the craft beer festival, demo fest, revival matches in which performers participate, etc
A traditional event that has been held since 1994, in the period from July 3 to 7. A large number of tourists come to Sokobanja just for this occasion to participate in the collection of medicinal herbs on the slopes of Ozren, Rtanj, and Device, accompanied by expert guides. On the day of the Orthodox holiday of St. Jovan Biljober, on July 7, a traditional ascent to Šiljak (1560 m) is organized - the highest peak of Rtanj. In addition to such excursions, professional lectures, quizzes, plant parades, sports and recreational games are also organized. The crown of the manifestation is the selection of the most beautiful girl decorated with medicinal herbs and field flowers - "Princess Biljarice".