Must Go Bali Festivals for The Rest of 2018!

Time surely flew by! We are already in the mid of 2018, but it only means that we are only several months away from these must go Bali festivals:

1. Sunny Side Up

When: 20 – 21 July 2018

Sunny Side Up Festival Bali

The fifth edition of Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival by Ismaya Live will once again be held on the shores of Indian Ocean at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. The two days cultural event will combine music, art, and sustainability.

Each year, music lovers from Asia and Australia gathered together to the island to experience this iconic festival. In addition to a stellar line up of local and international DJs, vocalist and bands, This year’s edition will feature a number of eco-minded art installations and a pop-up merchandise store.

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2. Ubud Village Jazz Festival

When: 10 – 11 August 2018

Ubud Village Jazz Festival

Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a music festival situated in the artistic surroundings of Ubud Bali, Indonesia. This August the event will be held at Arma Ubud. The idea is to have a community concert that is small but filled with people who truly enjoy jazz. UVJF also facilitates a workshop of local and National music educators to investigate ways of getting more young people interested in playing Jazz. Check out the 2018 confirmed lineups here:

For more info about the festival, visit their official website

3. Sanur Village Festival

When: 22 – 26 August 2018

Sanur Village Festival 2018

Sanur Village Festival is an independent tourism promotion effort that preserves and improves Sanur community ecology, economy, social-cultural and creativity. Every year, Sanur will host 5-days of fun with great food bazaar filled with Sanur’s finest cuisine selection, amazing activities, and cool performances. The first festival held back in 2006, which was a respond to the slowing of tourism post second Bali bombing (2005), still struggling from the first incident back in 2002. Afterward the festival set themes in line with real development issues.

4. Balinale 2018

When: 24 – 30 September 2018

Balinale Film Festival

Bali International Film Festival, also known and registered as BALINALE, invites international filmmakers to present their work to a discerning audience that’s a wonderful mix of locals and expatriates from across the globe.

The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Timeless’ in selecting films that have an extraordinary ability to communicate the largest of human stories as well as the briefest moments of world-changing emotion.

BALINALE is known for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting Indonesian cinema acting as a platform and history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers with workshops and seminars as an important part of the program along with international filmmakers who continue each year to help us achieve our goals of bringing together a gathering of global creativity. The event will be held at Cinemaxx Kuta.

5. Bali Vegan Festival

When: Ubud 5-7 Oct. | Canggu 12-14 Oct

Bali Vegan Festival 2018

The Bali Vegan Festival is an annual event held in Paradiso Ubud and the surrounding area. A celebration of animals, the environment, and the earth; it is open to vegans and the vegan-curious. The community-minded festival aims to inspire, educate and enlighten about an alternative way of living. It will take place from the 5th until 7th of October.

The festival is open to all, proud vegans, vivacious vegetarians, omnivores, flexitarians and the vegan-curious. Through expert education, cooking demos’, talks, fantastic vegan products and community discussions we can expand the plant-based community and spread the message of one peaceful world through nutrition.

2018 sees a second edition which will be held in Bali’s southern beach village of Canggu. From October 12th -14th The Canggu Vegan Festival will be held for the very first time!

6. Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

When: 24 – 28 October 2018

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas. The Festival celebrates extraordinary stories, amplifies brave voices, and tackles global issues through the lens of literature and the arts. The Festival brings together a diverse mix of Indonesian and international writers, speakers, thinkers, artists, advocates, commentators, and activists, to create a space for intercultural exchange and connection.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2018

From 24-28 October, leading authors, artists, thinkers and performers from across Indonesia and around the world will converge on the 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Like many of the Festival’s previous years, the theme is drawn from a Balinese Hindu philosophy. ‘Jagadhita’ is the individual pursuit of universal harmony and prosperity as one of life’s primary goals, interpreted in English as ‘The World We Create’.


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