Besides its popularity as one of the best tropical islands in the world. Bali also has so many happening events going on the island, including the annual Bali festivals. Here are the 6 big festivals in Bali that you shouldn’t miss out!

  1. Nusa Dua Light Festival

Located in Peninsula Island, ITDC Area, Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua Light Festival is one of the popular Bali festival. It is the light festival with various shapes of lanterns displayed with live music performance and some F&B stalls of local food to try for.

Nusa Dua Light Festival

  1. Bali Art Festival

The crowded and popular annual Bali festival celebrates the arts and culture in Bali, and usually is held during school holiday, i.e. mid-June through mid-July. They have various cultural highlights and arts from local artists, including parade, open stage performance, exhibitions and local food stalls, which all would be presented to public in Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Center Denpasar.

  1. Nusa Penida Festival

Nusa Dua Festival is held every year to promote this regency’s uniqueness, art, culture, and general tourism – usually held at some point in 4th quarter of the year. During the festival, you can witness some distinct cultural attractions, handicrafts and performance in Nusa Penida rarely seen by the public.

  1. Sanur Village Festival

Sanur Village Festival is held in coastal village of Sanur around August, and has different themes each year with main message of “The New Spirit of Heritage”. Growing bigger and bigger since 2006, now it becomes the biggest cultural celebrations in Bali. This event highlights some programs, such as food festival, bazaar and expo, fashion show, sport activities and competitions, environmental awareness programs, also highlights some other related Bali festivals, such as international kite festival and Jukung festival.

  1. Bali Kite Festival

This annual Bali Kite Festival is held between July and August each year, in Padang Galak Beach, Sanur – followed by smaller scale kite events and final closing ceremony happening in October. Taking advantage of the windy season in Bali, hundreds of local groups compete to pilot their giant traditional kites in the sky, drawing thousands of visitors each year to this fun and interactive Bali festival.

Bali Kite Festival

  1. Kuta Beach Festival

Held around October, Kuta Beach Festival highlights a creative moments of youth, art, and culture during 3 days, including exhibitions and bazaar for music, food, clothing, kite, and even surfing contest.

During your visit to Bali, have you include one or more of the mentioned Bali festivals into your itinerary? You might not want to miss them out!