Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2016
Date: 12-13 August 2016
Location: ARMA Museum Ubud, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival returns mid-August this year, once again bringing together a lineup of various Jazz artists from Indonesia and all over the globe. This year's community Jazz concert carries the theme, 'Embracing Uniqueness' and among the notable artists slated to perform this year include the East West European Jazz Ensemble featuring Gregory Gaynair from Germany, Peter Bernstein from USA, Piotr Orzechowski from Poland, Youn Woo Park Trio from South Korea, and a big lineup of Indonesian performers such as The Daunas, Arman & Penina, Bali Gypsy Fire and Mia Samira. The festival will once again take place on an open stage at the ARMA Museum in Ubud. For ticket inquiries, contact main promoter ANTIDA Music Productions, at +62 (0)812 3637 1982.
Bali International Triathlon
Date: 14 August 2016
The prestigious triathlon is back in its ninth year this year, but will feature a new course, starting and finishing in Sanur. The triathlon will be part of the week-long Sanur Village Festival that will take place in the same month, August 24-28. The race will feature an Olympic Distance Course with male and female divisions, a Sprint Distance Course and a 5k Fun Run.
Jazz Market by the Sea 2016
Date: 19-21 August 2016
Location: Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa
Jazz Market by the Sea is an annual community cultural and musical event, held at the beachfront garden of Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa. Now in its 6th consecutive year, the festival will feature top Indonesian Jazz artists and performers. Last year's featured Raisa, Tohpati Bertiga, Kunto Aji, Balawan & Maestro, Dialog Dini Hari, Rio Sidik, Jampiro and many others. Head to the venue 14:00-23:00 daily during the three-day event and enjoy side events such as a Culinary Journey celebrating Indonesian cuisine through culinary workshops and traditional cooking presentations. Bring the kids who can enjoy a host of fun activities such as face painting, ocean races, mermaid shows, bouncy castles and more.
Indonesian Independence Day
Date: 17 August 2016
This marks Indonesia's 71st year of independence. The day is celebrated on August 17, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at government offices and a major ceremony takes place in Jakarta, attended by the state head and officials. Households and communities throughout the archipelago also post flags and decorations at front of houses. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of nationality. Check out your hotel's food and beverage highlights for some Independence Day promos and menu specials that usually feature national culinary delights.
Sanur Village Festival
Date: 24-28 August 2016
Location: Sanur Village, Sanur
Marking its 11th annual festivity this year, The Sanur Village Festival attracts large numbers of international visitors to this small coastal village east of Denpasar. The organizers put in much communal effort to make the annual event bigger by the year and feature an array of water sports activities in its week-long agenda, celebrating its coastal heritage. This year's festival is slated to feature a SanurRun on 23 August, a Sanur Creative Expo, Agro tourism Expo, music performances and art on 29 August, and a highly anticipated cultural street parade. There will also be a culinary festival featuring heritage cuisine, as well as fruit and ice carving. Balinale will also be a feature with short movies every afternoon between 29 and 30 August at the Bali Beach Golf Course.
Legian Beach Festival
Date: 26-29 August 2016
Location: Jalan Pantai Legian, between Jalan Melasti and Jalan Padma
This year's 'Lively Legian Beach Festival' is slated for the end of August, present its annual offering of fun activities, day and night. The festival will be set along the 700m long Legian beachfront, starting from the beach in front of The Stones Hotel and all up towards the Padma Resort. This year's event is organized by the Legian village community and is supported by the Indonesian Tourism Board, and will feature various games, competitions, exhibitions and bazaars over its four days.
The 5th Maybank Marathon 2016
Date: 28 August 2016 2016
Location: Keramas, Gianyar
The annual Maybank Marathon returns to the flat road and rolling hill course that traverses several villages within the Gianyar regency in East Bali. The marathon's race day is on Sunday, 28 August, and comprises several categories, namely: a Full Marathon (42.195Km), a half marathon (21.0975Km), a 10K, and a fun sprint category for kids. The course chiefly runs through the main bypass road of Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, traversing the villages of Saba, Pering, Belega and Bona, then back down via the villages of Keramas and Medahan.