August, What’s up in Bali

While staying at Abia Villa Legian this August, there will be some events that might be considered to see. Those events are from the national events, international scale event and local Balinese Hindu Celebration.
Below are the most popular on our list.

Sanur-Village-Festival-2017-jukung2Sanur Village Festival returns in its 12-year celebration this August 9-13, bringing back an anticipated week filled with numerous arts, cultural, food, water sports and environmental-awareness events to the shores of Bali’s otherwise tranquil sunrise coast. With festivities mainly focused in the Maisonette area of the legendary Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, the committee of this year’s festival promises to continue on the typical highlights of the previous festivals, with new added activities at various venues around Sanur. This year’s theme, the Sanur Village Festival highlights a bazaar and food festival, fashion shows, expos, tours, culinary challenges, Yoga, sports activities and environmental awareness programs, and it will also highlight an international kite festival, an exotic jukung festival and a Sanur Run.

Sanur Village Festival Date: August 9-13, 2017
Location: Inna Grand Bali Beach and other areas, Sanur Tel: +62 (0)361 288 511

ubud-jazz-festival-2017-abia-villa-legian2The 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.

Date: 11-12 August 2017 Location:
ARMA Museum Ubud, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud

jazz-market-by-the-sea-2017-2Jazz 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.

Date: 18-20 August 2017 (tentative)
Location: Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa

Date: 17 August 2017

indonesia-independence-day2This marks Indonesia’s 72nd 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.

saraswati-day-abia-villa-legian2The Saraswati festival is celebrated in honour of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. Saraswati is a beautiful woman with four hands, riding on a white swan. It is said that that knowledge like a beautiful woman, chased by all men for all of their lives and that with knowledge man can distinguish between good and evil.

Saraswati is one of the most revered and popular Goddesses in Bali. Her gigantic statue can be found in every school, college and university all over Bali. In her four hands, Saraswati holds a palm leaf manuscript called a lontar (representing the source of knowledge), a genitri (a chain with 108 pieces, symbolising that knowledge has no ending), a wina musical instrument (symbolising that science is as beautiful as the sound of wina), and a lotus flower which is a symbol of holiness. She rides white swans (prudence) among lotus flowers (water lilies are a holy symbol in Bali).


abia-villa-legian-beach-festivalThis year’s ‘Lively Legian Beach Festival’ is held near the end of August, presenting an 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 the course of four days.

Date: 25-28 August 2017 (tentative)
Location: Jalan Pantai Legian, between Jalan Melasti and Jalan Padma


Bali-Marathon-Maybank-Abia-villa-legian2The 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 slated for Sunday, 27 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.

Date: 27 August 2017
Location: Keramas, Gianyar

Abia villa Legian is the right choice for you to stay during those festivals. as Abia Villa is close to the events. Please see the packages offered at Abia Vila Website, and the best recommendation is to take this getaway package.