The biggest Multi Genre Music Festival on the tropical island Bali is coming back on September 7 and 8 in 2019. With the Theme “The Spirit of all time” it unites all artists from the mixed line-up. Expect famous national bands like “Burgerkill” and also international artists like “Primal Scream” on the stage. Save your ticket as this event will sell out quickly.

When:          7 / 8 September 2019
Where:        GWK, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364

Bali Marathon

For the 8th time the annual Maybank Bali Marathon is set to return this year in September. The international - level road race consists of four categories, namely the marathon ( 42,197 kilometers ), half -marathon ( 21,097 km ), 10k run and kids dash. The race features a combination of flat roads across rolling hills. Runners will experience the Balinese landscape along with traditional art performances by its most hospitable inhabitants along the course. Named one of the most “remarkable races in the world” and one that must be “on your bucket list as a runner”, the competition boasts a challenging route that highlights Bali’s wonderful landscapes and cultures.

When:        8 September 2019
Where:       Bali Safari Marine Park  - Gianyar, Bali

Lovina Beach Festival 

As Lovina is located on the northern coast of Bali, not many people make the effort to travel up there during their stay in Bali. Find empty beaches, a lush rural area and enchanting people. The festival at Kalibukbuk Beach attracts many visitors as it remains true to the rich cultural heritage with a number of traditional shows, dance, music and arts & crafts exhibitions. Calculate around 3 hours’ drive from the southern beaches, so better stay a night or two and have a look at one of the many waterfalls on the way.

When:        25 - 28 September 2019
Where:       Lovina, Kalibukbuk Beach, Jl. Raya Singaraja, Singaraja, Kaliasem

Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival

It all began back in Kuta in 2008: South East Asia’s one and only international surf film festival hits the beachfront yet again, and is this year celebrating the 11th edition on 21 & 22 September 2019.  Expect mind-blowing visuals with an amazing selection of films fueled by wild adventures, personal pilgrimages and low budget escapades by those impassioned by the motion of the ocean. Films lead us from the isolated coastlines of Peru to the islands of Indonesia, from monster waves in Tahiti to picture perfect beaches in W.A. to the gnarly, concrete of Johannesburg. This year sees a strong line-up of female surf films with the personal story of surf icon & 4x world champ Lisa Anderson, an insight in the life of big wave charger Paige Alms from Hawaii and a salty doccie on a beautiful French long boarder from our favourite surf spot Batu Bolong. What else to expect: the Ocean, Islands & Light photo expo by travel and adventure photographer Tommy Schultz, as well as a very cool line up of live bands and DJs.

When:       21 / 22 September 2019, daily from 6pm
Where:     The Lawn, Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Price:        FREE


Bali International Film Festival ( aka Balinale ) is the largest and oldest annual international film event in Indonesia. The program includes short films, feature films and documentaries. A number of Pre-festival activities will complement the expanded main program: daily performances, children’s activities, student workshops, a nationwide film competition & roadshow, plus a free open air cinema for a community that has grown to love and eagerly anticipate the annual festival. Including artistic pieces from local and international filmmakers the festival is unique in Indonesia and offers new up and coming artists to display their work in special preview sessions. The annual Balinale holds a number of student workshops and seminars including the ‘BalinaleX Industry Forum’ for film & television industry professionals. This year’s 13th anniversary from 24-30 September 2019 will take place at the recent Cinemaxx Theaters in Lippo Mall Kuta & Plaza Renon.

When:      24 - 30 September 2019
Where:     Cinemaxx Lippo Mall Kuta, Lippo Mall Jl. Kartia, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung

What weather to expect when travelling to Bali in September

Look forward to mostly perfect weather conditions for all kinds of activities. With less humidity, a cool breeze and shallow waters all kinds of sports, spa treatments and sightseeing will be a pleasure. This month is an insider view for all these who want see the tropical paradise shown from its best side. Typically the central highlands and the area around Ubud are cooler and also rainier than the lower coastal areas. Sometimes at night temperatures can drop significantly in the mountains and highlands. Be prepared and bring warmer clothes for your trip there especially when you are planning a hike up the volcanoes. Bring plenty of sunscreen for the beach and sightseeing days. If it´s still getting too hot for you during the daytime take a relaxing spa timeout or visit some of the amazing yoga studios for a refreshing session with meditation. Magic Bali offers an unbelievably wide variety of activities for all tastes, budgets and weather conditions. Let yourself get swept along on an adventurous tour through this amazing Island of the Gods.

Can't make it to Bali in September? Check out Things to Do in August or Things to Do in July instead.


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