Lakey Beach Dompu Festival

October
Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara

 

Lakey Beach of West Nusa Tenggara is a palm tree haven with paper-white sand beach and clear-blue ocean filled with amazing reefs. One of the most intriguing things about Lakey Beach is its waves, as it appears to sweep to the left direction instead of right. This is a challenge and a sensation even for the most expert surfers.

For the first time in 2017, West Nusa Tenggara houses Lakey Beach Dompu Festival. Located on Dompu Regency, it is one of the most prestigious surfing events in Indonesia. Both local and international surfers will be challenged to surf at the most unforgiving waves of Lakey Beach. Get your board and catch the phenomenal waves of Lakey Beach.

Lakey Beach Dompu Festival
Lakey Beach Dompu Festival

Information:

Dompu Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Soekarno-Hatta No. 19, Dompu,
West Nusa Tenggara
+62373 211 77

Kustomfest

October 7 – 8
Yogyakarta

 

Indonesian Kustom Kulture Festival or Kustomfest is an exhibition of customized vintage vehicles. Exhibiting everything from customized helmet paint, bikes, cars, bicycles, BMXs, and hot rods, you can even see a body art show and join the contest where you can get your very
own tattoo.

This exhibition highlights the hot rod subculture in Indonesia. Every hot rod and automobile community will gather from all around the archipelago, enjoying the exhibition and mingling with one another. If you’re lucky, you can even win the lottery and get a car as the final prize. For those of you who enjoy the finest and loudest moving
machinery, buckle yourself up and head to Yogyakarta.

Kustomfest
Kustomfest

Information:

Retro Classic Cycles
Jl. Melati Wetan No.4, Baciro,
Yogyakarta
+62274 542 666
www.kustomfest.com

Traditional Herbal & Culinary Festival

September
Semarang, Central Java

 

Entering its sixth year, the Traditional Herbal & Culinary Festival is held in Central Java, exhibiting the best of Central Java’s traditional herbal medicines and delicious cuisines. As the center of traditional herbal drinks of Indonesia, Central Java and its determined community aims to provide awareness towards the benefits, positive
health, and wisdoms as a way of life through this festival.

With more than 65 local herbal medicine stands and plenty of culinary delights, this festival also presents talk show, herbal medicines demonstration, cultural performances, as well as a trip to traditional markets and villages.

Traditional Herbal & Culinary Festival
Traditional Herbal & Culinary Festival

Information:

Central Java Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Pemuda No. 136, Semarang,
Central Java
+62243 546 001
info@central-java-tourism.com
www.central-java-tourism.com

Ya’ahowu Open Surfing Championship

September
Nias, North Sumatra

 

Well-known for its unmerciful rolling barrel waves, Nias is a natural habitat for avid surfers. This September, the people of Nias have joined hands to present their guests with Ya’ahowu Open Surfing Championship. The event has been one sensational stage for professional surfers from all corners of the world.

A cultural carnival called Ya’ahowu, and other uniquely colorful traditional ceremonies of Nias will also be celebrated, accompanying this exciting surfing championship for your pleasure. Ya’ahowu Open Surfing Championship

Open Surfing Championship
Open Surfing Championship

Information:

North Sumatra Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Diponegoro No. 30, Medan,
North Sumatra
+62614 535 508
info.pariwisatasumut@gmail.com
www.pariwisatasumut.net

Seren Taun

Seren Taun
Seren Taun

 

Seren Taun Ritual is a yearly ritual practiced by the people of Cisungsang to pay their gratuity during harvesting season. This ritual starts with a parade of farmers carrying harvested rice, while a group of musicians play Indonesian traditional instruments, kacapi and tabuhan lesung, in the background. The rice will be carried into a granary in front of a traditional house named “Imah Gede.”

Seren Taun will also have a lot of entertainments and attractions as well as art performances, and the visitors are welcome without having to spend a penny. Join the Seren Taun celebration and get in Sundanese tradition of gratefulness.

 

Information:

Banten Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Syeh Nawawi Al-Bantani – Palima,
Serang, Banten
+62254 267 060
ppid.disbudpar@bantenprov.go.id
www.disbudpar.bantenprov.go.id

Sandeq Race Festival

September
Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi

 

Sandeq is a traditional boat from the Mandar people, one of the oldest ethnic groups throughout Austronesia. As proud icon of West Sulawesi and regarded as the world’s fastest boat with no machine, sandeq can sail for 20 to 30 knots (50 km/hour). It is originally used for trading and exploring the archipelago.

Sandeq Race Festival celebrates this prideful notion; it is a tribute to the high spirits of Mandar people’s ancestors. The race is truly unique, as you will witness barefoot fishermen on bamboo outrigger canoes, without any technology, engine, or navigation radar, try to outrun each other. Prepare to be blown away by the craziest regatta
in Indonesia.

Sandeq Race Festival
Sandeq Race Festival

Information:

West Sulawesi Sports, Youth, Culture &
Tourism Office
Jl. Abdul Malik Pattana Endeng, Mamuju,
West Sulawesi
+62426 232 1817
office@dispopsulbar.com
www.dispopsulbar.com

Reog National Festival

September
Ponorogo, East Java

 

Reog Ponorogo is a kind of dance that requires physical strength and is often associated with supernatural powers. Reog Ponorogo is performed with an intricate lion-like mask derived from a magical creature called Singa Barong combined with an elaborate costume, unexpectedly carried only by teeth. The mask and costume are both
notoriously heavy, totaling of 30-40 kilograms.

The Reog Dance tells a story about the exertion of a prince who is about to propose to a beautiful princess. The climax of the story is a mythical battle between the King of Ponorogo and Singa Barong . Reog National Festival is bathed in mythical wonders; you are guaranteed to be astounded by this performance.

Reog National Festival
Reog National Festival

Information:

Ponorogo Sports, Youth, Culture &
Tourism Office
Jl. Pramuka 19A, Ponorogo, East Java
+62352 486 012

Pasuruan Bromo Marathon

September
Pasuruan, East Java

 

The Pasuruan Bromo Marathon is the most awaited festival for uphill race contenders around the archipelago and the world, providing participants with both gorgeous and challenging course. Crossing the cultural scenery of villages, tranquil temples, and the unique community of Tengger along the way, the marathon promises a
breathtaking view combined with an adrenaline pumping challenge.

Divided into two types of tracks of paved road amongst local villages and a mountain trail, you will be fulfilled by this route. Prep your equipment and get ready to take on the colossal Mountain Bromo. Feast your eyes in astonishment and witness one of the most beautiful mountains in Java.

Pasuruan Bromo Marathon
Pasuruan Bromo Marathon

Information:

Pasuruan Sports, Youth, Culture &
Tourism Office
Jl. Sultan Agung No.36, Pasuruan, East Java
+62343 422 135

Morotai Traces of World War II Festival

September
Morotai, North Maluku

 

On September 15th , 1944, the Allied Forces led by General
Douglas MacArthur arrived in Morotai Island, North  Maluku. The Morotai Island was in the hands of the Japanese troops, but that didn’t stop MacArthur from taking the land and winning the Allied Forces’ strategic position in Southeast Asia. This historical invasion still left its mark on Morotai Island; Morotai Traces of World War II
Festival is initiated to honor this remembrance.

Gaze upon the very evidence of the war right before your eyes in the 1,800-kilometer wide island: bullets, bottles, to tanks, planes, cannons, mortars, and sunken ships. Morotai Traces of World War II Festival will give you a memorable experience, as you reflect deep into the history of World War II.

Morotai Traces of World War II Festival
Morotai Traces of World War II Festival

Information:

North Maluku Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Kamboja No. 14A, Ternate,
North Maluku
+62921 327 396

 

Jakarta Fashion Week

October
Jakarta

 

Initiated in 2008, Jakarta Fashion Week is the largest annual fashion show in Southeast Asia. This event is the primary vehicle to the industry and all fashionistas who are looking for the newest fashion design, style, and trends. Jakarta Fashion Week also serves to demonstrate the finest talents and creativity from regions across
Indonesian archipelago.

Various Indonesia’s leading fashion designers will showcase their works in this event, presenting collections that are inspired by the country’s heritage while incorporating contemporary styles and trends into their work. Come and be a part of Indonesia’s biggest fashion
movement and get to know the latest fashion trends.

Jakarta Fashion Week
Jakarta Fashion Week

Information:

Jakarta Tourism Office
Jl. Kuningan Barat No. 2, South Jakarta
+62215 205 455
info@jakartafashionweek.co.id
www.jakartafashionweek.co.id