August 14, 2019

Nancy Ponto Jazz Quartet at Vincent’s Restaurant in Candidasa – 16 August

Vincent’s restaurant, named after famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Friday 16 August with a special performance by Nancy Ponto and her Quartet. Vincent’s is East Bali’s hub for jazz lovers and offers an extensive food and drink menu with an out of the ordinary wine list. The restaurant features regular Monday Romantic Candlelit Dinners with live music on the grand piano and Thursday night Jazz performances.

Where : Vincent’s restaurant, Jl Raya Candidasa, Candidasa
Booking : Tel. (+62) 0363 – 41368 – HP: 0811 388 701

Ubud Village Jazz festival – 16 and 17 August

This annual international jazz festival features an ever increasing roster of dynamic performers from Indonesia and 8 other countries including Australia, USA, South Korea and many European countries. A great occasion to listen to some groovy and varied styles of jazz, encounter well known or emerging virtuosos and steep yourself into a very vibrant Bali-style jazz culture. The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a convivial and folksy community event that wants to get more young people interested in listening to and playing jazz. Performances are scheduled in various locations so be sure to check the calendar of events on the website.

When : Friday and Saturday 16-17 August from 3 pm to midnight
Where : Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Jl Raya Pengosekan, Ubud and other venues.
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More info : on website

Indonesia celebrates Independence Day – 17 August

Merdeka day always falls in the middle of kite flying season so it will be a great time to see the numerous kites soaring in the sky and go watch the kite flying competitions. The most famous one is the Bali International Kite Festival from 15 to 18 August at Padang Galak Beach, north of Sanur where the kites are immense and the competition fierce.

Sanur Village Festival – 21 to 25 August

From early morning to late night, the Sanur Village Festival offers a splendid array of activities and events to suit the entire family. Under the theme Dharmaning Gesing (New Spirit of Adventure), it presents a feast of art, culture, music, food, fashion, beach games, cycling, golf, fishing, yoga, tree planting and turtle release, exhibitions, even ice carving. Lots of stage performances, food stalls, arts & crafts. Check out the complete calendar of events on

Canggu Surf, Music & Short Film Fest – 23 to 25 August

The Lawn at Canggu will be showcasing all that is surf with a fun weekend filled with surf events, short films, music and great food & drinks. Surf events include Classic Twin Fin (Open Mens & Open Womens) and Beta Board Challenge (Open Division). Winners will take home a brand new Channel Islands Twin + Beater Board. The Short Film competition invites entries of short films of 5 minutes maximum with footage shot in Indonesia within the last 12 months. Check out the rules on the Lawn’s website and vie for prizes like a 10-day Boat Trip for 2 on the Bulan Baru, a Christenson surfboard and +5 million IDR in cash. Entries close on Friday 16 August so you need to be quick.

When : Friday to Sunday 23 -25 August from 10am – 12am
Where : The Lawn- Jl Pura Dalem, Canggu
More info :

These events are still ongoing

The Great 50 Show – Now to 25 August. The Oriental Circus of Indonesia presents 2 daily shows at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at No 1 Sunset Road, across from the Golden Tulip Jineng Hotel. Info at

Belantika Bianglala – Now until December. Rumah Sanur offers variety of creative events, exhibitions & music performances.

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