BALI EVENTS 2017
Lining up plans in Bali? Whether you're a local, new in town, or just passing through, you'll be sure to find something on Bali Event Calendar 2017 listed below that piques your interest.
The 38th Annual Bali Kites Festival 2017
The Bali Kites Festival is a series of kiting events that take place annually between July and August located in Padanggalak Beach, Sanur. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites, alongside international teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes.
Date : July – August 2017
Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2017
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival returns mid-August this year, once again bringing together a lineup of various Jazz artists from Indonesia and all over the globe.
Date : 11-12 August 2017
Jazz Market by the Sea 2017
Jazz Market by the Sea is an annual community cultural and musical event, held at the beachfront garden of Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa.
Date : 18-20 August 2017
Indonesian Independence Day
This marks Indonesia's 72nd year of independence. The day is celebrated on August 17, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at government offices and a major ceremony takes place in Jakarta, attended by the state head and officials.
Date : 17 August 2017
Sanur Village Festival
Marking its 12th annual festivity this year, The Sanur Village Festival attracts large numbers of international visitors to this small coastal village east of Denpasar. The organizers put in much communal effort to make the annual event bigger by the year and feature an array of water sports activities in its week-long agenda, celebrating its coastal heritage. This year's festival is slated to feature a SanurRun, a Sanur Creative Expo, Agro tourism Expo, music performances and art, and a highly anticipated cultural street parade
Date: 23-27 August 2017
Legian Beach Festival
This year's 'Lively Legian Beach Festival' is held near the end of August, presenting an annual offering of fun activities, day and night. The festival will be set along the 700m long Legian beachfront, starting from the beach in front of The Stones Hotel and all up towards the Padma Resort. This year's event is organized by the Legian village community and is supported by the Indonesian Tourism Board, and will feature various games, competitions, exhibitions and bazaars over the course of four days.
Date : 25-28 August 2017
8th Denpasar Film Festival
Now in its 8th year, the Denpasar Film Festival (DFF) returns in 2017 with the theme “Water, Women, and Children” (Air, Perempuan dan Anak Anak) seeking to cast a spotlight on the crisis of water shortages taking places in various regions across Indonesia and in Bali.
Date : 6-10 September 2017
BALINALE – Bali International Film Festival
The Bali International Film Festival – BANLINALE is recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming incorporating Indonesian and international independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films. BALINALE also serves as the axis for a number of high-quality associated events where international filmmakers partake in the festival's relaxed and familiar atmosphere to discuss films, filmaking trends, co-production opportunities and the demands of the growing, fast-paced Indonesian film industry.
Date : 24-30 September 2017
Bali International Triathlon
The prestigious triathlon is back in its ninth year this year, but will feature a new course, starting and finishing in Sanur. The race is slated to once again feature an Olympic Distance Course with male and female divisions, a Sprint Distance Course and a 5k Fun Run.
Date : 17 September 2017
Bali Readers & Writers Festival in Ubud.
The 14th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival returns to Bali October 25-29, 2017, with a new theme and banner reflecting this year’s festival theme of “Origins” in order to welcome the world’s leading authors, artists, thinkers and performers to the Island.
Date : 25-29 October 2017
Bali Vegan Festival 2017
The second annual Bali Vegan Festival will be held in Ubud, featuring a three-day gathering with live bands, yoga workshops, eye-opening lectures, the world's best vegan food and everything vegans and health conscious people love. The festival will be held over two areas - the Paradiso Ubud indoor theater and at an outdoor space in the middle of rice paddies with activities, workshops and live music. Head there for their Friday opening party, welcoming not only vegans, but all who love eating healthy, doing yoga, dancing, and celebrating life.
Date : 6-8 October 2017
The second Galungan occurrence this year, the major local holiday is when Balinese Hindus commemorate the legendary battle of good versus evil, or the triumph of the spread of Hinduism in Bali.
Date : 1-2 November 2017
Kuningan Day roughly takes place 10 days after the Galungan celebrations. Offerings and prayers are conducted at temples and shrines before noon. One of the island's most notable temples is Sakenan on Serangan Island, which coincidentally celebrates its piodalan temple anniversary around the day of Kuningan with a series of festivities, sacred dances and flows of pilgrims from all over during its three-day celebrations
Date : 11 November 2017
Nusa Dua Fiesta
The Nusa Dua Fiesta is an annual festival that features a week of arts, culture, sports, music and exhibitions that take place in and around the peninsula in Nusa Dua.
Date : 15-19 November 2017
Bali Beach Run 2017
The Bali Beach Run returns in December with a new route, and an emphasis on a 'Fun Run' aspect, without the use of timing chips like in its previous years. Runners will leave the starting line at Petitenget Beach at 06:00 sharp, then run southwards along the coast before turning back towards Petitenget, depending on running category. Categories are: 2.5km family run, 5km fun run, and a full 10km run.
Date : 10 December 2017
Although a predominantly Hindu island, Bali has communities of other religions. During Christmas time, Christian Balinese gather in their masses to unique churches that blend traditional Balinese architectural features. Among the most notable Balinese Protestant and Catholic communities are located in the villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari in West Bali. There are also other notable churches and cathedrals around the Denpasar area.
New Years 2018 Countdown
New Year's Eve in Bali is dominated by the partying scenes at various nightspots and public spaces all across the island, with fireworks in constant launches.