What drives you to visit Bali? Is it the exotic cuisine, the beaches, the vibrant nightlife, or the cultural festival? If it is the latter one, then be sure to read this 19 best upcoming Festivals and Events in Bali!

Bali festivals and events are the skeleton in the social landscape of the island. Culture is their everyday life and every da life is their culture. Most of the cultural festivals and events in Bali are determined by Balinese calendars from long ago, while others are highlighted schedules that take place on certain dates each year.

1. Bali Spirit Festival: Ubud 24-31 March 2019

Bali Spirit Festival- photo by Axel Hebenstreit

The Bali Spirit Festival embodies the core mantra of Balinese Hinduism – Tri Hita Karana – to live in harmony with our spiritual, social, and natural environments. Through the traditions of yoga, dance, healing and world music, this festival offers you a wide range of events to choose from between 8am – 11pm each day over 1 week. Activities are interactive workshops & seminars, a lively community market & healing center, children’s activity zone, and yoga classes.

2. Ubud Food Festival: Ubud 26-28 April

Ubud Food Festival from Indonesia.com

A three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star, Ubud Food Festival (UFF) is Southeast Asia’s most exciting culinary event showcasing Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs and extraordinary local produce. If you’re in the food industry or are simply a food lover, then you’re sure to find many tasty treats among UFF’s live cooking demonstrations, special events, workshops, foodie tours, markets, live music, and movie screenings.

3. Semarapura Festival Klungkung: 28 April-2 May

Festival Semarapura

The festival aims to promote art and culture and tourism potential in Kabupaten Klungkung. Festival Semarapura is held in conjunction with Kota Semarapura anniversary and Hari Puputan Klungkung. Various events from opening until closing is held starting from 07.30 am and ends at 11 pm daily during 3 days. Program includes cultural carnival, cultural performances, art, culinary competitions and small business exhibitions.

4. Festival Karangsem: June 2019

Karangasem Festival- photo by Cokie

Festival Karangasem is a community event for entertaining the Karangasem public by presenting festival activities such as culinary and other cultural performances to motivate the growth of culture and art and community participation in development.

5. Pesta Kesenian Bali: Denpasar June-July 2019

Pesta Kesenian Bali- photo by Nyoman Budhiana

The big festival introduces Balinese art and preserves Bali as the main tourism destination in Indonesia. Aside from parade, various competitions will be held in this event, such as literature competition, handy craft, painting and other parades such as culinary, fashion, ngelawang, ramatari, gong kebyar, and traditional dance performances.

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