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 best  Festivals and Events in Bali!

Bali festivals and events are the skeletons in the social landscape of the island. Culture is their everyday life and everyday 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.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

1. Bali Spirit Festival: Ubud. Monday, March 29, 2021 – Sunday, April 4, 2021

One of Asia’s biggest Yoga Festivals is celebrating its 13th edition: from March 29th to April 5th, 2020 the world is invited to join the conscious yoga event BaliSpirit Festival on the tropical island paradise Bali. During seven days and eight nights more than 300 workshops in yoga, dance, personal development, healing, and martial arts will take place, complemented by day- and night time music, dharma fair and amazing organic food. As in the previous years, the venue will be at Purnati Center of the Arts, surrounded by Bali’s outstanding lush green rice fields and jungle patches, just 15 minutes south of Ubud.

3. UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL is postponed until further notice 

Ubud Food Festival is a major annual project of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, with a vision of enriching the lives of Indonesians through community-building and cultural programs. It is the sibling event of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Bali Emerging Voices Program.

UFF20 is postponed until further notice. Help protect the future of #UFF by supporting the Yayasan Patron Program. For updates http://www.ubudfoodfestival.com/ubud-food-festival/

3. Semarapura Festival Klungkung: TBA

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 are held during the 3-days festival. The program includes cultural carnival, cultural performances, art, culinary competitions, and small business exhibitions.

4. Pesta Kesenian Bali: TBA

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 the 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.

5. Bali Blues Festival: TBA

By Bali Blues Festival

Bali Blues Festival is the 1st and biggest Blues Festival in Indonesia. Besides the musicians from Indonesia, there’s also will be musicians from around the world.