August 15, 2018

Independence Day Celebration – 17 August

Independence Day is celebrated all over the island and many festivities are taking place in local banjars. Many hotels are also organising festive events so if you are in the mood for a laid back participation in a family-oriented happening, there are many options to choose from. The Ayung Resort in Ubud is putting on an all you can eat Indonesian Traditional Street Food Night Market, a Barong dance show and an original Indonesian Keroncong band.

When        : Friday 17 August from 06:30 pm to 11:00 pm Barong Dance starts at 6:30 pm.

Where      : Ayung Resort, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Gianyar

Cost            :IDR 400.000 net per person

Contact   : for reservation or +62 361 001333


KU DE TA Annual White Party – 18 August

The famous White Party/Electric Baroque invites you once again to dress up with extravagance or with a splash of purple rain. Be flamboyantly eccentric or unleash your inner romantic rebel. Let the glow of neon guide you through this classical time. Tickets can be purchased online or at the venue.

When        : Saturday 18 August from 7 pm to 4 am

Where      : KUDETA Jl Laksmana, Legian

Cost            : General Admission – IDR 950.000 Supper Club – 2.1 million

Contact   : VIP Packages:


2018 Asian Games – 18 August to 2 September

In case you happen to be in Jakarta anytime during the 18th year of the Asian Games, you can witness anyone of 462 events in 40 sports ranging from cycling to sailing, baseball, boxing, karate and roller sports. The majority of events will take place at venues in Jakarta and Palembang, while a few will draw in the crowds at additional venues around West Java including men’s football matches in Bandung and Bogor. The Asian Games are a venue for 10,000 elite competitors from 45 countries. For more information check


Canggu Beach Fun Run – 19 August



Sanur Village Festival – 22 to 26 August

The Sanur Village Festival is back for the 13th year with a celebration of the arts, great food, culture and the environment. The festival’s theme this year is Mandala Giri, which translates to circle and mountain, the spiritual and cultural orientation for the Balinese. Some of the highlights of the Sanur Village Festival include fashion shows, culinary displays, sports competitions, environmental conservation programs and yoga demonstrations. Head to the different culinary stands and sample delicious local cuisine prepared by Balinese experts. You will also find photography exhibitions, a kite festival, golf tournament, fishing tournament and cycling tour. This family friendly event also attracts kids with a number of fun activities such as body painting, kite flying, beach games and a fun run for the whole family.

Where      : Maisonette Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur

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Another Night at the Opera with Dessy – 23 August

If you love opera you can listen to live Italian opera with the talented soprano Dessy Ananta Permatasari. Dessy began studying classical vocal training in 2010 at School of Music in Yogyakarta followed by additional studies at the Indonesian Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta as a soprano. She is also an active soloist in several orchestras in Yogyakarta. To go along with your listening pleasure you can dine on regional Italian food and enjoy the sounds of popular Italian arias with this emerging talent. Reservations recommended.

When        : Thursday 23 August from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where      : Zibiru Jl Drupadi 7, Seminyak

Contact   : or + 62 361 733265


Lest you forget, the following events are still ongoing:


Bali Kites Festival – To end of August at Padanggalak Beach, Sanur and other locations around the island.

Gerbang Nusantara painting and sculpture exhibition – to 31 August At The Gate 88, Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.88, Kerobokan Kelod

Makepung Bull Races – Every second Sunday morning till November in Jembrana. Contact Jembrana Government Tourism Office for more information.

Hot Air Ballooning at The Chedi Club Ubud – Now to November. Book at
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