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Bali Events Calendar 2015 & 2016 by BaliSpirit.com

Balinese Ceremonies, Festivals and Conferences happening all year round


Bali hosts an increasing choice of international events for special interest groups.

Bali is one of the region's premier destinations for events of all kinds. The combination of exotic tropical location, world-class food, luxurious accommodations and a distinctive local culture make Bali the ideal place to hold both local and international events. Whether you're arranging a wedding, a workshop or a conference, Bali can offer the perfect venue and support.

Our Bali Events Calendar includes Balinese Holidays and Ceremonies as well as International Festivals and Conferences taking place in Bali. Note that the cultural centre of Ubud is fast becoming a magnet for New Age and spiritually inclined visitors to hold special events or simply to bask in the town's unique energy. See our Retreats and Workshops Calendar for more details.

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Bali Events Calendar 2015 & 2016
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Ubud Cultural Dance Performances

Ubud

May 30 & 31, 2015 Co – hosted with the UNORCID this event will showcase projects, product and people who are tackling the most pressing environmental issues within Indonesia. Green School Ubud – Bali
June 5 - 7, 2015 Ubud Food Festival,This festival sees its groundbreaking event this year as an exciting three-day culinary extravaganza, to be held in Bali's cultural heartland of Ubud. The festival follows the success of The Kitchen programs at the previous year's Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which led to the organizers and committee to come up with this sibling festival driven by the passion to share the rich heritage of Indonesian cuisine to the world. The festival will feature local and international chefs from across the archipelago. Ubud
June 13 - 11 July, 2015 The 36th Annual Bali Arts Festival, Locally known as 'Pesta Kesenian Bali', the Bali Arts Festival, which interestingly takes place from every second Saturday of June to the second Saturday of July, is a yearly celebration of exhibitions and performances of various kinds of artworks and cultural achievements, and gathers locals and international visitors to the Niti Mandala Renon square for the opening, then to the Denpasar Arts Centre for daily performances and exhibitions Denpasar Art Center

June 20, 2015

Tumpek Uduh, is in reverence of plants, in particular large trees, fruit-bearers, or those considered useful to humans. The trees are dressed up and sometimes struck during the ceremony in the hope that it will continue to bear fruit for our consumption.

Bali

July 14, 2015 Penampahan Galungan, Galungan eve sees all Balinese households busy preparing for the following day, by decorating curved bamboo poles with elements of harvests and natural items, such as rice, fruit, coconuts, and leaves. These penjor poles symbolize the blessing by Mother Nature. When complete, these ornamental bamboo poles provide a unique sight, lining every road throughout Bali. The day also features spit-roasted pigs in Banjar communal halls, and traditional food prepared for the whole village to share. Bali

July 15, 2015

Hari Raya Galungan, This is the most important holiday symbolizing the victory of Virtue (Dharma) upon Evil (Adharma). The holiday is specialized by the fitting of 'penjor', a tall bamboo pole splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves, fruit, cakes and flowers, on the right side of every house entrance. People are attired in their finest clothes and jewels this day.

Bali

July 16, 2015 Umanis Galungan, The day after Galungan sees typically extended Balinese families visiting each other, as well as making short holiday trips with the whole family. Bali
July 18-20, 2015 (TBA) The 36th Annual Bali Kites Festival 2015, The Bali Kite Festival is slated for its 36th celebration this year, as an annual feast among the Balinese as they regard the art of kite making and piloting highly. The event is also anticipated by the international community as it provides rare opportunities to enjoy gigantic traditional kites built with contemporary designs. The festival usually takes place around the start of the windy season, somewhere between the end of June through August, and is slated for 18-20 July this year. The agrarian background of the Balinese largely contributes to this kite-flying tradition, when these months usually provide open fields after harvests. Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
August 7-8, 2015 Ubud Village Jazz Festival, The second Ubud Village Jazz Festival is slated for August this year. The event once again will bring together a lineup of various Jazz artists from Indonesia and all over the globe. Among the notable artists confirmed to perform include Koko Harsoe, Joe Rosenberg, Balawan & Batuan Ethnic Fusion, and Dwiki Darmawan. The festival will take place at the Arma Museum in Ubud. Arma Museum Ubud, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
August 15-17, 2015 Jazz Market by the Sea ,Jazz Market by the Sea is an annual community cultural and musical event, held at the beachfront garden of Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa. The festival will also feature various side events, such as exhibitions throughout the festival grounds, fun workshops, a kids green corners with environmental awareness highlights, and others. Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa
August 26 - 30, 2015 Sanur Village Festival, The Sanur Village Festival attracts large numbers of international visitors to this small coastal village east of Denpasar. The organizers put in much communal effort to make the annual event bigger by the year and feature an array of water sports activities in its week-long agenda, celebrating its coastal heritage. This year's festival is slated to coincide with the APEC conferences, becoming a highlight for world delegates. Sanur Village, Sanur
September, 24-30, 2015 The 9th Annual Bali International Film Festival (BALINALE) will be held 24-30 September. The weeklong event presents all genre of fiction, documentary, feature and short entertaining, thought-provoking, independent and award-winning films from Indonesia and around the world. Three (3) daily showing will be held at Bali's newest state-of-the-art cinema Cinemaxx. There will be a series of pre festival events, free Open Air Cinema & Family Activities, Workshops & Seminars, Film Industry Forums, Children’s Charity Program and People Choice Awards Celebration. This is a great opportunity for movie buffs enjoying their time in Bali. This year’s theme is ‘Face of Diversity’. Contact: +62 (361) 270908 or www.balinale.com CINEMAXX Theaters, Lippo Mall, South Kuta Beach
October 28 - November 1, 2015 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival ,The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival once again gathers speakers and writers from all over the world in its 11th year this month, comprising an agenda filled with special events, literary workshops, book launches, youth's programs, and community and arts highlights. Main sessions take place at Indus restaurant and Neka Museum - all located in Sanggingan, Ubud. Various other hotels and venues also serve as hosts, the likes of Four Seasons, Maya Ubud, Casa Luna and Alila Ubud. Other fringe events also usually take place in other places, such as in Denpasar, Seminyak and Jimbaran, and beyond Bali such as Makassar, West Java, Sumatera, Papua and Jakarta. various venues, Ubud
October 12-18, 2015 The 9th Annual Balinale, The annual Balinale will be held 12-18 October this year with a series of workshops, film industry forums, free seminars and a list of screening showtimes at Bali's newest cinema. A great opportunity for movie buffs enjoying their time in Bali Cinema XXI Beachwalk, Kuta Beachwalk, Kuta (TBA)
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