Indonesia International Mask Festival

October 27 – 28
Solo, Central Java

 

Located at the Vastenburg Fort, City of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia International Mask Festival (IIMF) showcases unique traditional mask dance performances from every corner of the world, including the iconic mask dances of Indonesia. This event aims to develop Javanese creative industry and to feature the world’s most attractive
performance arts for everyone.

The IIMF programs will be as colorful as it is distinct: mask exhibition, film screenings, and craft workshops. The highlight of the festival is mask dance performances by six different countries, followed by Indonesia’s own traditional dances from Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara,
Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Papua. Come and attend the most transcendental performances in Solo.

Indonesia International Mask Festival
Indonesia International Mask Festival

Information:

Surakarta Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Brigjen Slamet Riyadi No. 275,
Surakarta, Central Java
+62271 711 435
pariwisatasolo.surakarta.go.id

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

October 26 – 30
Gianyar, Bali

 

Exploring bright new ideas, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the Southeast Asia’s leading festival. Bringing together Indonesian and international writers, artists, activists, filmmakers, and other creative workers, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is a space to cultivate global voices, raising awareness on large-scale issues.
The festival has continued for more than twelve years, uniting people from all around the world. This four-day festival is one of the most anticipated festivals in Bali. This is the place to be to make connections and create new ideas together. As the festivity grows bigger and bigger, the activities and events always complements your
creative needs, celebrating diversity along the way.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Information:

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Taman Baca, Jl. Raya Sanggingan,
Ubud, Bali
+62361 977 408
info@ubudwritersfestival.com
www.ubudwritersfestival.com

Buleleng Bali Dive Festival

October 23 – 26
Buleleng, Bali

 

Staged at pemuteran village, the peaceful Buleleng comes alive during Buleleng Bali Dive Festival. Pemuteran is known for its richest diversity of coral reef, underwater temple, and transformed underwater ocean landscape. What was once a destructive site due to fishing, bleaching, and sedimentation, the reefs are now glowing with colorful corals and vibrant fishes.
Due to community effort and cooperation with Karang Lestari Foundation, the focus of Buleleng Bali Dive Festival is around eco-friendly activities, including beach cleaning, Biorock workshop, and live painting by local artists. Stimulating global awareness without forgetting to provide pleasant time for everyone, Buleleng Bali Dive
Festival celebrates healthy ways to live for everyone.

Buleleng Bali Dive Festival
Buleleng Bali Dive Festival

Information:

Buleleng Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Kartini No. 6, Buleleng, Bali
+62362 213 42
disbudpar@bulelengkab.go.id
www.disbudpar.bulelengkab.go.id

Jogja International Street Perfomance

September 30
Yogyakarta

The Jogja International Street Performance (JISP) combines in-concert performance with public space show, highlighting street carnivals and art exhibitions. As the name suggests, the show takes place heavily on the streets of Jogjakarta and ends on a remarkable stage. Last year, the peak of the event concludes at Jogjakarta Cultural Park’s Concert Hall.

With varying themes every year, the show will be livened by a vast selection of artists, humanists, choreographers, performance artists, and other creative workers. Check out the incredible festivity by local artists on the phenomenal streets of Jogjakarta.

Jogja International Street Perfomance
Jogja International Street Perfomance

Information:

Jogja Art Festival
Jl. Ringroad Utara No. 4, Sawitsari,
Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta
+62274 885 001
office@jogjaartfestival.com
www. jogjaartfestival.com

Asia Tri Jogja

September 27 – 29
Sleman, Yogyakarta

Originally, the Asia Tri Jogja featured three prominent artists only from three different countries: South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia; today, the Asia Tri Jogja is showing renowned artists from various parts of the world. The Asia Tri Jogja offers several activities that vary year by year; these activities include an art space, dance performances, as well as batik and dance workshops.

Every day during Asia Tri Jogja, there will be multiple performances starting at 7 PM without any entry fee. Rest assured, Asia Tri Jogja is definitely an excellent way of spending your evening in Jogjakarta.

Asia Tri Jogja
Asia Tri Jogja

Information:

Jogja Art Festival
Jl. Ringroad Utara No. 4, Sawitsari,
Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta
+62274 885 001
office@jogjaartfestival.com
www.jogjaartfestival.com

Sail Sabang

October 1 – 31
Sabang, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

 

Celebrating the technology community of Sabang, Sail Sabang 2017 is not only a marine and cultural event, but also a technology event. Created for the first time in 2017, Sail Sabang event has been planned to hold a selection of delightful activities: yacht rally, tech seminars and exhibitions, Aceh cultural week, parade, and Sail Sabang
Carnival.

Additionally, Sail Sabang will feature many competitions such as parachuting, aerobatic, diving, and cruise ship. Familiar yourself with Acehnese culture and Sabang’s many wonderful potentials, ranging from nature to technology.

Sail Sabang
Sail Sabang

Information:

Sabang Goverment
Jl. Diponegoro No. 20, Kuta Ateuh,
Sabang, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
+62652 220 20
humaspemko15@gmail.com
www.sabangkota.go.id

Kota Lama Festival (Senthiling Night Market)

September
Semarang, Central Java

Semarang’s Kota Lama (Old Town) is fully adorned by Dutch colonial-era architecture. As the Mayor of Semarang revitalized the area, Semarang Old Town of Semarang is remarkably improved, now packed with enjoyable activities and events.
Senthiling Night Market, or known as Kota Lama Festival, gives you music collaborations, culinary exhibitions, to photography exhibit. With its floating stage, the festival offers assorted entertainments that transform annually. This is the place to get to know Semarang, as this festival will surely give you a glimpse of the culture.

Kota Lama Festival (Senthiling Night Market)
Kota Lama Festival (Senthiling Night Market)

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

Lovina Festival

September 27 – October 1
Buleleng, Bali

Lovina Festival takes place by the beach in the surrounding villages of Kalibukbuk and Kaliasem. With its sparkling black sand and magical sunset, the festival blends north Bali’s natural beauty with creative entertainment.
Balinese Marching Band, Gong Kebyar performance, Ki Barak Panji Sakit Dance, and other entertainments are ready to bring out the best in you. At night, one can enjoy vibrant and colorful fireworks, celebrating Bali’s future generations.

Lovina Festival
Lovina Festival

Information:

Bali Tourism Office
Jl. S. Parman, Denpasar, Bali
+62361 222 387
infotourism@baliprov.go.id
www.disparda.baliprov.go.id

Milangkala Bandung Festival

September 25
Bandung, West Java

Known nationally as Paris Van Java, Bandung has been a melting pot of fashion trends, arts, and subcultures from around the world since the 20th century. To commemorate the anniversary of the city, the Culture and Tourism Office of Bandung presents Milangkala Bandung Festival, a festival that parceled Bandung as the city of modern culture.

Enjoy the modesty of Bandung city with the greatest price slash in more than twenty malls, 200 retail stores, and thousands of merchants for one whole month. In addition of significantly reduced prices, the great sale are accompanied by contemporary art exhibitions, local youth indie music performances, photo competitions, and culinary night celebrations.

Milangkala Bandung Festival

Information:

West Java Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. L.L.R.E. Martadinata No. 209,
Bandung, West Java
+62227 273 209

Tabot Festival

Islam has embedded its beliefs and daily practices in
Indonesia for centuries, creating a culture and a way of
life that is diversified with local wisdom; these ways of life
are also deeply rooted in the city of Bengkulu. The Tabot
ceremony in Bengkulu is a mourning commemoration for
the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Although it
is a part of acculturation with India, the Bengkulu people
proudly carry it as one of their own beloved ceremonies.

The festival is not only a remembrance to commemorate
the noble figure, but also to discover and appreciate
Islamic values and its application in today’s society. Take
a glimpse through the history of Islam in Indonesia by
coming down to Tabot Festival.

Tabot Festival
Indonesia Courtesy of:
www.pariwisata.bengkuluprov.go.id

Information:

Bengkulu Tourism Office
Jl. P. Tendean No. 17, Bengkulu
+62736 212 72
admin@pariwisata.bengkuluprov.go.id
www.pariwisata.bengkuluprov.go.id