The Bali Arts Festival brings the island’s cultural scene to life for a month of daily exhibitions, performances and various art-related activities.
The festival is held to celebrate arts in Bali and bring together art lovers from across the country and beyond.
Bali Arts Festival 2024 Dates, Denpasar Locations & Performances
The festival usually starts on the second Saturday of June and finishes in July. During this time, visitors to Bali can see some of the best artwork at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.
Many towns will be decorated with traditional bamboo and coconut decorations to celebrate this festival. Many outdoor stages and pavilions are erected so that the vast array of talent can be viewed throughout Bali island. You will be treated to dances, puppetry and musical performances on these stages.
The festival usually starts with a parade in Denpasar followed by traditional music, then painting, sculpture, and photography exhibitions open to the public. There are also handicraft exhibitions and food stalls serving Balinese cuisine. The festival ends with a ceremony featuring a traditional ballet dance known as ‘sendratari’, which is typically held at the Ardha Candra stage.