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Tumpek Uduh

Tumpek Uduh, also referred to as Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Wariga, is an event dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the god of food on Bali Island. This event is...

Tumpek Uduh

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There are so many events held throughout the year in Bali, so make sure to check the calendar to see what is on during your next trip.

From cultural and religious festivals, to art exhibitions, sporting competitions and film festivals, Bali has a huge range of events for all to enjoy.

Cultural & Religious Events in Bali – Festivals, Exhibitions & Competitions


Galungan is one of the most important Balinese festivals and is the culmination of celebrations held in honour of the creator and ancestral spirits. At the core of the festival is the celebration of good and the overcoming of evil; the victory of Dharma and the defeat of Adharma. The festival usually runs for around 10 days in April each year at various locations around Bali. Visitors touring Bali during Galungan will notice the tall bamboo poles that line the streets and roads. The bamboo poles, locally referred to as ‘penjor’, are used to hang offerings as a kind gesture towards the spirits.

Bull racing is an age-old tradition across generations in Bali and the Makepung Bullock Races (aka Negara Bull Races) is one of the most popular bull races on the island. Held between July and November each year, the bull races are a popular attraction for both visitors and locals to Bali island.

The Bali Arts Festival brings the island’s cultural scene to life for a whole month of daily exhibitions, performances and an array of art-related activities. The festival is held in June each year and celebrates the arts in Bali, as well as bring together art lovers from across the country and beyond.

The Bali Kite Festival is an annual festival held on the island in July and August. The event highlights Bali’s unique culture, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The timing of the kite festival in July and August is key, as this marks the start of the windy season in Bali. In addition to this, both months are peak season for tourists, which means that attendance is full, making it a fun and interactive festival.

There are so many more events held in Bali, too many to mention, but make sure to view the calendar to see if any events coincide with your next holiday!


Tumpek Uduh

Tumpek Uduh

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
07 October 2017

Tumpek Uduh, also referred to as Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Wariga, is an event dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the god of food on Bali Island. This event is held 25 days prior to Galungan, a significant festival held...

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Bali International Triathlon

Bali International Triathlon

Courses are based in Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan
15 October 2017

The 10th Bali International Triathlon will be held again in 2017 at Sanur Beach and the surrounding region. The event gets larger every year, so those wanting to participate are advised to register early to avoid...

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Multiple Venues in Ubud, Kedewatan, Ubud
25 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is an event held in the central Bali town of Ubud that celebrates all things about literature, reading, writing, film and culture. The festival is the brainchild of Janet De Neefe, an...

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Tumpek Kandang

Tumpek Kandang

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
29 October 2017

Tumpek Kandang is a prominent day of celebration for Balinese locals as this is the time when locals show their gratitude for domestic animals. Typically, the celebrations occur every 35 days. Traditionally, Balinese...

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Galungan

Galungan

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
01 November 2017 to 11 November 2017

Galungan, one of the most important Balinese festivals, is the culmination of celebrations held in honour of the creator and ancestral spirits. According to Balinese-Hinduism, the creator of the universe is Ida Sang...

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Purnama Kedasa

Purnama Kedasa

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
07 November 2017

Purnama Kedasa is a Balinese celebration which is held following the appearance of the full moon. It is an elaborate affair for the locals with thousands coming outside to pay their respects. The appearance of the full...

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Mekotekan Rituals

Mekotekan Rituals

Munggu Village, Munggu, Mengwi
11 November 2017

The Mekotekan Rituals are part of the traditional Kuningan Festival that is celebrated to battle evil spirits that are said to attack Munggu Village. The Kuningan Festival is held every six months according to the...

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Nusa Dua Fiesta

Nusa Dua Fiesta

Nusa Dua Peninsula, Nusa Dua, Benoa
TBA - November 2017

The Nusa Dua Fiesta is an event that effortlessly fuses music, culture, arts and sports to create an amazing experience for all visitors. You will find art exhibitions, cultural performances and sporting events held...

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Makepung Bullock Races

Makepung Bullock Races

Multiple Venues in Jembrana, Negara, Jembrana
22 October 2017: Pangkung Dalem, Kaliakah Village Circuit 5 November 2017: Delodberawah Village Circuit 19 November 2017: Sanghyang Cerik, Tuwed Village Circuit (Jembrana Cup - FINALS)

Bull racing is an age-old tradition across generations in Bali and the Makepung Bullock Races (aka Negara Bull Races) is one of the most popular bull races on the island. The name of this bullock race is derived from...

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Tumpek Krulut

Tumpek Krulut

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
16 December 2017

Tumpek Krulut, also known as Compassion Day, is an event that is celebrated after every 210 days on the island. The event’s name says it all. As a day when locals express their gratitude for life and life’s blessings...

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New Years Eve

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
31 December 2017

Celebrating New Years Eve in Bali is one one of the best experiences you will have as the island turns into a huge party for those holidaying here. With food, drink, music and fireworks, there are so many ways to...

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Tumpek Landep

Tumpek Landep

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
31 December 2017

Tumpek Landep is a Balinese festival that is held to celebrate divine inspiration as a way to honour the god of taksu. The name of the festival is derived from two words: tumpek and landep. Tumpek translates to ‘nearby’...

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Tumpek Wayang

Tumpek Wayang

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
31 December 2017

Tumpek Wayang is a traditional Balinese holiday and sacred festival of Hindus on the island which is celebrated every 6 months. This festival brings together puppeteers who perform purification rites (ruwatan) to purify...

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Siwa Ratri

Siwa Ratri

All Over Bali,
TBA - January 2018

Siwa Ratri, also known as the Night of Siwa, is a key part of Bali’s event calendar. The popular event is dedicated to the god known as Siwa. Siwa is known to devout Balinese as the destroyer. According to religious...

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Nyepi

Nyepi

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
17 March 2018

Nyepi is an important Hindu holiday in Bali one that is usually referred to as the ‘Day of Silence’. It is held at the start of the Balinese year, usually around March or April. Nyepi is a public holiday in Indonesia...

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Saraswati

Saraswati Day

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Saraswati Day is held in honour of Saraswati who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning is is held every 210 days. Saraswati is said to help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to...

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Banyu Pinaruh

Banyu Pinaruh

Multiple Beaches in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
18 March 2018

Banyu Pinaruh is one of the key events held during Saraswati celebrations in Bali. The event is celebrated every 210 days in accordance with the Balinese Calendar. At the core of this event is the celebration of the...

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Ngembak Geni

Ngembak Geni

All Over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
18 March 2018

Ngembak Geni is a day of self introspection where locals take time to contemplate on their values about tolerance love, patience and kindness. Most of the shops will be closed on this day, however many restaurants will...

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Soma Ribek

Soma Ribek

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
20 March 2018

Soma Ribek is a key festival in Bali commonly referred to as Soma Pon Wuku Sprott. The festival is all about appreciating food and occurs every 210 days. It is an obvious fact that food is an integral part of daily life...

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Bali Spirit Festival

Bali Spirit Festival

ARMA & Bhanuswari Resort, Gianyar, Bali
TBA - March 2018

The Bali Spirit Festival is fun festival that brings together yoga, music and dance into one fun event. Held in Ubud each year, this event has grown over the years, so much so that it attracts thousands of visitors from...

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Pagerwesi

Pagerwesi

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
21 March 2018

Pagerwesi is a Balinese ceremony celebrated every 210 days according to the traditional Balinese calendar, just three days after the Saraswati festivities. The name of this ceremony is obtained from two local words:...

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Sabuh Mas

Sabuh Mas

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
22 March 2018

Sabuh Mas is a Balinese holiday set aside for the worship of Mahadeva where they ask for blessings of various precious metals, jewellery and for wealth and occurs every 210 days. It is interesting to note the derivation...

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Video Omed Omedan

Omed Omedan

Kaja Sesetan, Sesetan, South Denpasar
18 April 2018

Omed Omedan is one of Bali’s most exciting events where thousands of unmarried youth come together for a mass kissing festival. For about 100 years, unmarried men and women aged between 17 to 30 have participated in...

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Kartini Day

Kartini Day

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
21 April 2018

Kartini Day is an Indonesian holiday celebrated in memory of Ajeng Kartini’s birth, a national heroine honoured for her efforts in fighting for women’s rights. Raden Ajeng Kartini was born on the 21st of April...

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Ubud Food Festival

Ubud Food Festival

Multiple Venues in Ubud, Ubud, Kedewatan
TBA - May 2018

The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day event that will tantalise your taste buds with a huge variety of Balinese and international cuisines. Ubud is regarded as the cultural heartbeat of the Bali and is a prime...

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Waisak Day

Waisak Day

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
29 May 2018

Waisak Day, also referred to as Vesak Day, is a national holiday observed by locals in both Bali and Indonesia as a way to honour and celebrate Buddha. As one of the common religions on mainland Indonesia, the...

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Bali Arts Festival

Bali Arts Festival

Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre, Panjer, Denpasar
Mid-June to Mid-July 2018

The Bali Arts Festival brings the island’s cultural scene to life for a whole month of daily exhibitions, performances and an array of art-related activities. The festival is held to celebrate arts in Bali, as well as...

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Idul Fitri Festival

Idul Fitri Festival

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
13 June 2018 to 19 June 2018

Idul Fitri Festival (also known as Lebaran) is a popular religious holiday in Bali. It is a unique holiday because its annual dates are determined by the Islamic Calendar. Iduk Fitri marks the end of fasting in the holy...

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Bali Fashion Week2

Bali Fashion Week

All over Bali,
TBA - July 2018

Bali Fashion Week is an annual event that gathers together both local and international players in the fashion world, effortlessly combining fashion and arts in one huge event. Bali Fashion Week offers a creative...

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Bali International Choir Festival

Bali International Choir Festival

To be Announced, Denpasar, Bali
TBA - July 2018

The Bali International Choir Festival brings together the best of choir performances on the island concerts and workshops for choir lovers. The aim of the festival is to allow singers and conductors gain experience, to...

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Bali Kite Festival

Bali Kite Festival

Padang Galak Beach, Kesiman Petilan, Denpasar
July - August 2018

The Bali Kite Festival is an annual festival held on the island in July and August. The event highlights Bali’s unique culture, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The timing of the kite festival in July and August...

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Legian Beach Festival

Legian Beachfront, Legian, Kuta
TBA - August 2018

The Legian Beach Festival is an outdoor festival that runs both day and night along the beautiful Legian beachfront. This annual event promotes tourism in Bali by hosting a huge number of events including live music...

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Ubud Village Jazz Festival

Ubud Village Jazz Festival

Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Ubud, Kabupaten Gianya
11 August 2017 to 12 August 2017

The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a huge community concert held over two days in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. The festival traces its humble beginnings to 2013 following the gathering of artists in an intimate...

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Indonesian Independence Day

Indonesian Independence Day

All over Bali, Bali, Indonesia
17 August 2018

Indonesian Independence Day is a public holiday in Indonesia which is celebrated on the 17th of August each year and marks Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule. Interestingly, while the country gained...

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Jazz Market By The Sea

Jazz Market by the Sea

Taman Bhagawan, Nusa Dua, South Kuta
TBA - August 2018

The Jazz Market by the Sea is a yearly event and brings together jazz music and the lively market scene in one central location, South Kuta. Celebrating its 7th year in 2017, the Jazz Market by the Sea will once again...

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Sanur Village Festival

Sanur Village Festival

Maisonettee Area Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur, South Denpasar
TBA - August 2018

The Sanur Village Festival is a yearly event now in its 12th year that is held in the coastal village of Sanur. It is a festival that celebrates arts, great food, culture and the environment. The festival has different...

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Lovina Beach Festival

Lovina Beach Festival

Lovina Beach, Singaraja, Kaliasem
TBA - September 2018

The Lovina Beach Festival is held in September each year along Kalibukbuk Beach on the northern part of the island near Lovina. One of the reasons why this festival attracts many tourists is that it remains true to the...

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Balinale

Balinale

Cinemaxx Lippo Mall Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
TBA - September 2018

Balinale is a film festival held in Bali each year and brings together local and international film industry players as well as film lovers everywhere. Balinale offers local filmmakers the chance to showcase their work...

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Kuta Karnival

Kuta Karnival

Kuta Beach, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
TBA - October 2018

Kuta Karnival is one of Bali’s most vibrant and energetic events. Also known as ‘A Celebration of Life’, the Kuta Karnival was first held in 2003 and has grown every year since. The idea of this event was birthed...

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