Bali World Cup Charity Golf Tournament – 22 June
Golf enthusiasts can participate in Bali’s biggest charity event hosted by New Kuta Golf on Saturday June 22 with a shotgun start at 06.30am and 12.30pm. Look forward to a fun and exciting day with lots of prizes, a lucky draw, free flow beer and wine and a special dinner following the competition. This event supports local charity work helping orphans, unfortunate children and communities in the Denpasar, Gianyar and Tabanan areas attain a better living standard.
When : Saturday 22 June from 6.30am till 10pm
Where : New Kuta Golf, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan Pecatu
More info : call 0361-8481333 or email email@example.com
New Earth Haven Festival – 19 to 25 June
Back for the second time, the New Earth Haven festival is offering a week-long cornucopia of immersive events, workshops, activities and a line-up of international speakers and experts addressing the most critical issues facing people and the planet and proposing radical solutions. Speakers will include Jim Humble, Russell Simmons, Anand Krishna, Sacha Stone, and more. You can immerse yourself in film, fashion, music, dance, art and frontline activism. The highlights of the festival are a three-day World Health Sovereignty Summit and a historic 2-day seating of the ITNJ Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Weaponisation of the Biosphere.
When : Wednesday 19 June to Tuesday 25 June
Where : NewEarth Haven, Jalan N Sinta, Keliki, Tegallalang
More info : www.newearthfestival.com or Phone:
Rejang Dance in Bungaya – Usaba Dasa – 24 June at 7pm
Tenganan Pengringsingan Festival – 24 and 25 June
Desa Adat Bungaya in Amlapura, Karangasem is the scene of a traditional Rejang dance performance on Monday 24 June from 7 to 9 pm. The Rejang is an indigenous sacred Balinese dance performed in many parts of Bali, usually by very young virgin girls, but in some areas older girls and women can participate. It is a sacrificial offering to the gods and the dance is a jewel for the eye because of the fabulous, unique costumes and headdresses which can tower up to one meter and are fashioned from palm leaves and colourful adornments, especially fresh fragrant flowers.
The Bali Aga village of Tenganan is also hosting its yearly ritual mekare kare, Perang Pandan (War of the Pandan Leaves), a celebrated coming of age observance. Young boys and grown men indulge in a bloody fight with sharp edged pandan leaves, using only rattan shields for protection.
Tumpek Uduh – 29 June
Tumpek Uduh also referred to as Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Wariga is the Balinese version of Earth Day. It is an event dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the god of food and traditionally held 25 days prior to Galungan. On this day offerings are made to this god in order to invoke blessings on the land. These offerings constitute crops and farm products from the many plantations scattered across the island and are usually placed at the base of selected trees or in the rice fields. The aim of this ritual is to remind the locals of the importance of plants and natural vegetation as a source of food and to ask for guidance on the cultivation, growth, harvesting and preservation of plants.
The Great 50 Show – Now to 25 August
Every day is circus time in Bali with this combo of traditional and modern elements. The Oriental Circus of Indonesia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and performing in Bali as part of an extended national tour. This dynamic new entertainment concept combines music, dance, story-telling theatre, state-of-the-art lighting, acrobatics and high-wire acts. It’s a show to rival the likes of Cirque du Soleil with a two-hour long performance that will dazzle you. Includes drones and lasers along with the clowns and the puppets. No live animals in keeping with the current trend. It is bound to be a spectacular show. Guaranteed to entertain kids and kiddults alike.
When : Daily until 25 August; 2 shows at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Where : No 1 Sunset Road, at the Dewa Ruci Intersection across from the Golden Tulip Jineng Hotel.
Cost : Tickets start from IDR 250.000
Info : www.thegreat50show.com
These events are still ongoing
Nusa Dua Light Festival – Now to 14 July at Peninsula Island. For more information visit www.itdc.co.id/the-nusa-dua/event/
Bali Arts Festival – 16 June to 15 July at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar. Check www.baliartsfestival.com or +62 361 222 387.
Save the Dates
The Twin Lake Festival will be held from 3 to 6 July at the lovely lakes Ulun Danu Buyan and Ulun Danu Tamblingan outside Bedugul. This festival honours the agricultural products of Buleleng and will feature events like a Bull Race Parade, traditional games, competitions and handicraft exhibitions.
Balinese Healers and Healing. Join Made Surya, one of the top authorities on traditional healing, in a 5 day intensive workshop in Ubud from 9 to 13 July. Sessions include introduction to Bali Hinduism and its relationship to traditional healing, types of healers, traditional Balinese medical literature, mystical aspects of the practice, the four spiritual Siblings (Kanda Empat), the magic of the Left versus the Right, love potions, black magic, the concept of Cakra’s, and misconceptions of Tantra. For further information check www.balihealers.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.