The Palu Nomoni Festival

September
Palu, Central Sulawesi

 

This September, people will turn their spotlight to Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi. Initially called the Palu Bay Festival, the Palu Nomoni Festival is illustrating the magnificence of Palu through festivities and vibrant attractions, including a marathon with a tracking of magnificent spots in Palu.

The three-day festival features diverse creative arts and cultural attractions, including a colossal music performance of more than 500 Lalove , a traditional flute, and more than 1,000 Gimba , a traditional percussion, set on a spectacular stage made of bamboos and enhanced by lights of Sulo , a traditional torch.

The Palu Nomoni Festival
The Palu Nomoni Festival

Information

Palu Mayor Office
Jl. Balaikota No. 1, Palu,
Central Sulawesi
+62811 848 289
info@palunomonimarathon.com
www.palunomonimarathon.com

Halo Javan Rhino Festival

October
Ujung Kulon, Banten

 

The Javan Rhino is an endangered single-horned rhino. Protecting the species, Indonesian government in collaboration with the national community creates an event to introduce the Javan Rhino as an icon of World Heritage. With an estimate of 58 rhinos left, they are inhabited at Ujung Kulon National Park, located at the westernmost tip of Java.

Made to promote Banten as a highly potential tourism destination of ecotourism, Halo Javan Rhino Festival is held along the charming coast of Sunda Strait. If you are an animal lover, you should check out Javan Rhino’s safe refuge and support the national efforts to transform them into an icon in this commendable festival.

Halo Javan Rhino Festival
Halo Javan Rhino Festival

Information:

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

Bintan Moon Run

Bintan, Riau Islands
October

 

Bintan Moon Run is a night fun run festival, where you will be running alongside Asia’s largest man-made lake located in Lagoi Bay, Bintan. This festival is suitable for runners of all ages and experiences with two different categories: 500-meter kids dash fun run and a significantly longer track of 10K run alongside the lake.

In collaboration with Singapore, Bintan Moon Run will be a competitively challenging race for runners from all over the region. As the race ends, you can also enjoy a wonderful music concert, oundscape, with rewarding artists, providing you with a relaxing breather after your work out.

Bintan Moon Run
Bintan Moon Run

Information:

Bintan Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Trikora Km. 36, Teluk Bakau,
Gunung Kijang, Bintan, Riau Islands
+62771 701 1566
pariwisatabintan@gmail.com
www.bintantourism.com

Makassar International Eight Festival

September
Makassar, South Sulawesi

Where can you get eight artfully amazing things in one  place? Think of fashion, film, food, flora, folk, fine arts, fusion jazz, and fiction writers. Makassar International Eight Festival, known as the Makassar F8, is a renowned festival that showcases the creative aspects of Makassar.

Blending the arts and crafts of Sulawesi’s treasured resources in one colossal event, Makassar F8 exposes these talents and shares it with the whole wide world. With workshops, film screenings, traditional games, talk shows, and a fashion show, Makassar International Eight Festival is surely an all-in-one event you won’t want to miss.

Makassar International Eight Festival
Makassar International Eight Festival

Information:

Makassar Creative Economy &
Tourism Office
Jl. Urip Sumohardjo, Makassar,
South Sulawesi
+62411 449 718
f8makassar@gmail.com
www.f8makassar.com

Lake Toba Festival

September
Medan, North Sumatra

Created over the course of centuries by a massive volcano blast, Lake Toba is known as the largest volcanic lake on earth and one of natural wonders in the world with a size of 1,145 square kilometers and 450 meters in depth. The lake constructs a captivating hole right around the middle of North Sumatra.

Lake Toba Festival is the biggest festival in North Sumatra. Previously called The Lake Toba Party, this one-day celebration has attracted interests of both local and international tourists since it was first held in the 1980s. With some of the fascinating cultures of Batak Native and entertainments such as Tortor Dance, ulos weaving, and traditional sports competitions, you will be exposed to authentic cultures of Batak.

Lake Toba Festival
Lake Toba Festival

Information:

Samosir Art, Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Sisingamangaraja (Open Stage),
Pangururan, North Sumatra
+62626 206 8
samosir@runningexplorer.com
www.samosirultramarathon.com

 

Bali Vegan Festival

October
Gianyar, Bali

 

Once again, Bali Vegan Festival welcomes Mother Nature lovers to enjoy and celebrate all things organic, macrobiotic, raw, and vegan produce. This community gathering is calling out all vegans and healthy enthusiasts to be together and share their experiences their unique and raw food lifestyle.

Celebrating its third year, Bali Vegan Festival contains assorted activities, including yoga, cooking classes, workshops, seminars, and movie screenings. Above all, this earth-loving event is committed to raise awareness of non-violent nutrition, wise decision-making, and universal love. Join in, share the joy, and spread peace between all
of the earth’s creatures in this blissful festival.

Bali Vegan Festival
Bali Vegan Festival

Information:

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Paradiso Ubud
Jl. Goutama Selatan, Ubud, Gianyar,
Bali
+62857 376 140 50
info@baliveganfestival.com
www.baliveganfestival.com

Asmat Culture Festival

October
Asmat, Papua

 

Situated in the easternmost province of Papua, Asmat Tribe has been known for its capacity to make the work of carvings without any sketch. These carvings are reflected to be connected with the spirit world. The annual Asmat Cultural festival highlights the fine carvings of Asmat People, starring hundreds of engraver artists and also
traditional dancers of Asmat Native.

Additionally, the festival gathers weavers and traditional musicians. With an energetic rowing race along the Syirets River, Asmat Cultural Festival offers more than just a craft exhibition. Always packed with thousands of guests and visitors from around the world, this lively festival ensures you a good quality time especially if you’re interested in anthropology, arts, and culture.

Asmat Culture Festival
Asmat Culture Festival

Information:

Jl. Raya Kota RajaPim. Abepura, Papua
+62967 583 001
Papua Tourism Office

Indonesia Adventure Festival

September
Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara

For adventurous individuals who are intrigued by explorations of the untouched Indonesia, Indonesia Adventure Festival is here for you. Immerse in a series of daring adventures such as trekking, diving, cycling, and horse riding. This fourth annual festival will be kicking in
with more action and wonderful natural landscape.

Starting from eastern island of Sumba, you will then be ignited with the beauty of Puru Kambera Beach and a picturesque sunset ending at Walakiri Beach. There will be various other activities that you can enjoy such as photo hunting, filmmaking, culinary, and cultural events. Indonesia Adventure Festival is an event that nature travelers would not want to miss.

Indonesia Adventure Festival
Indonesia Adventure Festival

Information:

East Nusa Tenggara Creative Economy &
Tourism Office
Jalan Frans Seda No. 72, Kupang,
East Nusa Tenggara
+62380 826 384
dinparekrafntt@gmail.com
tourism.nttprov.go.id

Ngayogjazz

October 18
Yogyakarta

 

Inviting jazz performers from all over the world,
Ngayogjazz is an annual Jazz festival that combines
natural atmosphere with pure psychedelic tunes. With
serene traditional villages and picturesque surroundings
as their venue, Ngayogjazz adds an extra vivacity to the
festival with a unique jazz market that displays several
local products.

Ngayogjazz is one of the most notable jazz festivals in the
entire archipelago. Imagine listening to amazing melodies
in lush greenery; this is a chance for you to experience
jazz unlike any other.

Ngayogjazz
Ngayogjazz

Information:

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Yogyakarta Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Suroto No.11, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta
+62745 880 25
pariwisata@jogjakota.go.id
www.pariwisata.jogjakota.go.id

Jakarta Marathon

October 29
Jakarta

 

Jakarta Marathon is the biggest city marathon in Indonesia, recognized internationally as a world-class marathon throughout Southeast Asia. Every year, the marathon is participated by about 15,000 runners. With a growing number each year, Jakarta Marathon is divided into four categories: 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. The full marathon offers runners to comb the streets, landmarks, and architecture of Jakarta.

After the marathon, both visitors and runners will be treated to all kinds of fun entertainments of culinary festival, art and cultural performances, and music concerts. Put on your running shoes and run in the breathtakingly modest city views of Jakarta.

Jakarta Marathon
Jakarta Marathon

Information:

Jakarta Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Kuningan Barat No. 2, South Jakarta
+6221 520 9677
www.thejakartamarathon.com