This marks Indonesia’s 73rd 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. Households and communities throughout the archipelago also post flags and decorations at front of houses. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of nationality. This national holiday is celebrated throughout Indonesia with parades, community gatherings, athletic events involving adults and children such as sack races, and a multitude of cultural and performing arts festivals. Traditions also include eating Indonesian crackers (known as ‘krupuk’) or fruit hanging on a string and climbing a pinang tree to reach for a prize.
The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July. The festival traditionally runs mid-June through mid-July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts. You’ll also catch a glimpse of various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. It’s one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events. The annual celebration showcases various artworks and cultural achievements. It invites the public to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar. Most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused here.
On regular days, a visit to the Denpasar Art Centre is a small tour to admire magnificent sculptures and Balinese architectural features. It’s also a venue of choice for photo shoots with exotic backdrops. But throughout the Bali Arts Festival in June and July, the complex becomes alive with colourful traditional bamboo and coconut leaf decorations and banners. Crowds gather in front of its open stages, auditoriums and outdoor pavilions. You can witness a variety of traditional and contemporary dances, shadow puppetry, music compositions and youth competitions that fill the festival agenda.
Hundreds of artists from Denpasar, Bali’s eight provinces, neighbouring islands, and even art troupes from abroad, participate and showcase their talents here. Now in its 40th year, the Bali Arts Festival returns June 16.
The Bali Arts Festival usually kicks off with an opening parade in front of the Bajra Sandhi monument in Denpasar. At the Ardha Chandra stage of the Bali Arts Centre, witness a series of stage performances by the Indonesia Arts Institute (ISI) of Denpasar. On the following days, the various stages and different venues come to life with the wide and colourful variety of performances from different art groups from all over the island and Indonesia. The month-long festival offers you the best showcase of Balinese and Indonesian arts and culture in the entire year!
Enjoy traditional music and gamelan recitals at the Ayodya and Angsoka stages. Witness evening Balinese documentary film screenings at the Ksirarnawa auditorium. There are Balinese children’s Gong Kebyar gamelan jam sessions at the Ardha Candra amphitheatre. You can also enjoy vocal, musical and dance collaborations. Browse through handicrafts, paintings and sculptures at exhibition. Traditional culinary bazaars feature favourite Balinese dishes. The Bali Arts Festival customarily closes with a lively ceremony. This includes an evening traditional ballet known as ‘sendratari’. The show is held at the Ardha Candra open stage from 20:00.
Bali Arts Festival 2018
Dates : 09 June 2018 to 07 July 2018
Opening Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00–22:00
Location: Denpasar Arts Centre (Taman Werdhi Budaya), Jalan Nusa Indah, Denpasar
20 indigenous performing groups, 180 indigenous performers, 32 different indigenous cultures, 7 different countries, 15 hours of dance, music, stories and songs will all come together for three days at the Indigenous Festival to honour ancient wisdom and to celebrate diversity and deep ancestral connections through a spectacular collaborative display of music, dance and art and sharing between indigenous and non-indigenous participants. A non-profit event, money left over from ticket sales and sponsorships will be donated to registered Indonesian Yayasan and Charities that preserve the culture and environment of indigenous communities. For every ticket purchase, a tree will be planted in Kalimantan and fund indigenous artists to come to the event and be involved. www.indigenouscelebration.art
Ubud Food Festival returns this year on April 13-15, 2018, as a celebration of diverse Indonesian cuisine and local produce, while also serving as a gathering of the island’s most prominent chefs through a variety of presentations, live cooking demonstrations and culinary tours. This year’s festival once again brings together a host of restaurateurs, food producers, professionals and celebrated figures in the Indonesian food and beverage industry. The annual event is held over the three days, besides offering you the opportunity to discover the wealth and variety of Indonesian cuisine, the Ubud Food Festival also features special events such as organic and culinary markets that allow you to discover and purchase the freshest farm items from the island’s best producers. Side events also include live music concerts highlighting local bands, as well as yoga, film screenings and food photography workshops
There are many places to be visited while you in bali and find out the best places to do activities in bali especially kuta area. If you are looking for lots of fun such as flow board, Armada Flow House is the best place to go. Be exhilarated with the new sport that simulates surfing on flat waves; imagine snowboarding without the snow, or wake boarding without a boat. At Flow House Bali, it is much more than a place to surf; it is a unique entertainment experience. Continue reading
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Duration: December 28, 2017 – December 29, 2017
SAGA Music Festival — the first Bali-owned, organized and executed multi-stage and multi-day festival — has released its phase 1 line-up for the inaugural festival, and it’s insane.
Held in the Garuda Winsu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Bali, Indonesia, the festival will be one of the lucky few in the world that will be able to boast a party under the stars surrounded by ancient culture. The site of the festival is a mere 15-minute drive from the airport in the Badung Regency area. Continue reading
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All business in our region continues to operate as normal with no impact from the Mount Agung warning.
Our hotels are all more than 50 km from Mount Agung and operating as normal.
We recognize some travelers are hesitant to come to Bali as Australian insurers will currently not provide travel cover.
We will take away any concerns you have allowing you to travel to Bali with the following assurances. Continue reading