Kuwung Festival

December
Banyuwangi, East Java

 

Kuwung Festival is an annual parade that has become a window for the cultural authenticity of Banyuwangi, showcasing everything from its cultural richness to superior potentials exhibited by locals from 24 districts of Banyuwangi Regency. During this notable festival, more than a thousand locals parades through the main roads of two-kilometer distance by foot or with decorated cars.

Aside from the parade, Kuwung Festival is also filled with local arts and crafts, Hadrah, Kundaran, and Jaranan traditional music, theatrical performances, and a cultural show from every ethnic group of Banyuwangi. Be the one to witness this massive parade and uplift your spirit while you’re at the charming Banyuwangi.

Kuwung Festival
Kuwung Festival

Information:

Jl. Ahmad Yani 78, Banyuwangi, East Java
+62333 424 172
Banyuwangi Art, Culture & Tourism Office

Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope

December 31
Magelang, Central Java

 

As the largest Buddhist temple and one of the wonders of the world, the Borobudur Temple provides a majestic backdrop for many activities, be it spiritual or festive. But as far as these events go, this merry event acts as a symbol of gratitude for the present and the past, as well as hope for a positive future.

Celebrated at midnight of the upcoming year, Borobudur Nite releases thousands of beautiful lanterns around the temple’s complex. With live music, remarkable art performances, and a prayer for the upcoming year, travelers from all around the archipelago and the world are welcomed to celebrate New Year at the majestic Borobudur Temple.

Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope
Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope

Information:

PT. Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur,
Prambanan & Ratu Boko
Jl. Raya Jogya – Solo KM 16, Yogyakarta
+62274 496 402
info@borobudurpark.co.id
www.borobudurpark.com

 

Denpasar Festival

December 28
Denpasar, Bali

 

Generating innovative activities and maintaining high quality events are the simple purposes of Denpasar Festival. Focusing on happiness and sustainability, it is the event of the year in Bali.

Variety of food stalls serving Balinese traditional festive dishes will not only be the highlight of the festival. The silver lining of this merriment is the performances, including Dadong Rerod opera, dance parade, and musical concerts.

 

Information:

Bali Tourism Office
Jl. S. Parman, Niti Mandala,
Denpasar, Bali
+62361 222 387
www.disparda.baliprov.go.idt

Lovely December

December 26 – 30
Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

 

The Government of Toraja Regency once again celebrates
a truly lovely festival called Lovely December, presenting
many of the wonderful Toraja cultures. This festival brings
you various entertainments that are both eye-opening
and enchanting.

A night run around the beautiful Toraja, dance
performances, selfie contests, DJ and band performances,
a motocross tournament, biking journey, and a colossal
coffee drinking consisting more than 7,000 people in one
table are only some of the activities at Lovely December.
For those of you who are looking for an array of
entertainments while being introduced to one fascinating
culture, this event is unmistakably for you.

Lovely December
Lovely December

Information:

Toraja Destination Management Organisation
Jl. Veteran No. 1 Makale, Tana Toraja
South Sulawesi
+62423 264 62
www.torajainternationalfestival.com

Wakatobi Wave (Wonderful Festival & Expo)

November
Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi

 

Prepare yourself to take part in a festival set in one of the most beautiful places in the world: Wakatobi Islands. Famous for its largest barrier reef in Indonesia, Wakatobi Islands are inhabited by 942 fish species and 750 coral reef species. With colorful reefs, diverse aquatic species, Wakatobi Wave highlights Indonesia’s underwater beauty.

Wakatobi Wave exhibits several marine and cultural attractions, including Karia’a Parade, a ritual of traditional mass circumcision, as well as Tamburu Liya, a heroic sacred parade performed by fifteen respected elders using spears and drums. The expo also features traditional boat racing, boat-mast climbing competition, inland and underwater photography competitions, and a beachside triathlon.

Wakatobi Wave (Wonderful Festival & Expo)
Wakatobi Wave (Wonderful Festival & Expo)

Information:

Jl. La Ruku No. 11, Kompleks Perkantoran
Motika, Wangi-Wangi Selatan, Wakatobi,
Southeast Sulawesi
office@wakatobitourism.com
www.wakatobitourism.com
Creative Economy & Tourism Office

Borobudur Marathon

November
Magelang, Central Java

 

Introducing Central Java to travelers and maximizing potentials of young marathon runners, the Government of Central Java presents Borobudur Marathon 2017. With distance categories of 3K, 10K, half-marathon, and full marathon, Borobudur Marathon is an amazing race around the panoramic Borobudur Temple.

Other than the usual challenge of a full marathon, the Borobudur marathon will challenge you even further with the ultrathon, an ultramarathon of 116 KM. Be mesmerized by the lush greeneries as you run through captivating sights of Central Java’s mountains along the way. Prepare your shoes and sign up for the ultra challenge of Borobudur Marathon.

Borobudur Marathon
Borobudur Marathon

Information:

PT. Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur,
Prambanan & Ratu Boko
Jl. Raya Jogya – Solo KM 16,
Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta
+62274 496 402
info@borobudurpark.co.id
www.borobudurpark.com

Bekudo Bono Festival

November
Pelalawan, Riau

 

Kampar is a long river that rushes down from the hills of Barisan. Caused by the funnel shape of the river and the convergence of two strong currents, the phenomenal Kampar River’s tidal bores, locally called Bono, emerges with a magnificent energy of 40 kilometers per hour. Discovered only a few years ago by the International Tidal River Surfing Community, the Kampar River of Riau Province draws surfers from around the world to take on
its unmerciful tidal waves.

Get ready to conquer the most phenomenal tidal bore that nature has created with your favorite surfing board. Prepare yourself to surf along the Kampar River where the waves seem to go on forever at the thrilling Bekudo Bono Festival.

Bekudo Bono Festival
Bekudo Bono Festival

 

Location Ombak Bono

 

Information:

Riau Creative Economy & Tourism Office
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Komplek Bandar
Serai, Riau
+62761 403 56
www.disparekraf.riau.go.id

Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival

November
Banyuwangi, East Java

 

If you want to experience a different kind of a fashion
festival, particularly one that focuses on ethnic and
traditional contemporary costumes, then the Banyuwangi
Ethno Carnival (BEC) is your kind of event. Bringing
hundreds of models on a two-kilometer stage, BEC shows
the most creatively attractive costumes from various
origins.

Moreover, many interesting local street foods and treats
also gather along the streets to fulfill your hunger. Be
amongst the astonished audience and catch a glimpse of
these wonderful and extravagant costumes displayed in
Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival.

Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival
Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival

Jl. Ahmad Yani 78, Banyuwangi, East Java
+62333 424 172
Banyuwangi Art, Culture & Tourism Office

Jogja International Heritage Week

November 18 – 19
Yogyakarta

 

The Jogja International Heritage Walk (JJHW) is an on-foot marching event held by the Jogja Walking Association. This event highlights plenty of messages, such as the well being of oneself, green-friendly environment, healthy tourism, and creative economy. Implemented through an array of activities, including planting a thousand trees on Karang Tengah Slope, JJHW invites everyone to participate on this marching.

Globally recognized by International Marching League, JJHW is about preserving Mother Earth. As the name suggest, the event will be set on the complex of Prambanan Temple and Imogiri Village. The march’s route varies between five, ten, and twenty kilometers. JJHW also empowers local business owners by visiting their shops in Prambanan and Imogiri area.

Jogja International Heritage Week
Jogja International Heritage Week

Information:

Jogja Walking Association
Jl. Kompleks Colombo No. 39, Yogyakarta
+62274 566 728
jogjawalking@yahoo.com
www.jogjaheritagewalk.com

Makepung Lampit

November 26
Jembrana, Bali

 

Derived from Balinese word kepung, meaning ‘chase,’ Makepung Lampit reveals another exciting race before the highlight of Makepung Festival. Situated in wetlands, the muddy terrestrial is another experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Signifying the gotong royong culture where everyone is helping each other for the same purpose, Makepung Lampit symbolizes the community’s process in preparing the harvest season together.

Makepung Lampit
Makepung Lampit

Information:

Jembrana Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Surapati No. 1, Jembrana, Bali
+62365 412 10
kabjembrana@yahoo.com
www.jembranakab.go.id