Bali Events Calendar : October 2018 2018.10.05

Following on our blog series, in this month we will provide information and important events happening in and around Bali during the month of October 2018.

Bali Vegan FestivalUbud Edition: 5-7 October 2018; Canggu Edition: 12-14 October 2018


The Bali Vegan Festival is an annual three-day festival. Taking place in Ubud and Canggu, Bali. In Ubud, the festival will be held Paradiso Ubud and Taksu Spa which is located in central Ubud, just off the main street of Jalan Hanoman. While in Canggu, it will be held at Oasis Canggu and Odyssey MVMT located on the famous Canggu Shortcut.

The festival open to everyone, with free access to the vegan festival in both editions. This vegan marketplace will be a meeting place for participants to discuss ideas, challenge, and support one another. The festival tickets, which gives access to all other venues will be discounted for locals. With interactive workshops, live music, yoga, ecstatic dance and more, participants will have the chance to network, brainstorm, and design together a more empathic world, a path no one should walk alone.

For more details, visit their website on

If you want to go to Ubud to take part in this festival, you can catch Kura Kura Bus on LINE 5 and hop off in central Ubud precisely at Puri Lukisan Museum

Saraswati13 October 2018

pray to temple

Hinduism in Bali believes that Saraswati is the day that The Almighty (God) blessed us with knowledge/wisdom with the purpose that mankind can conform him/herself to nature. The Saraswati Day celebrated by Balinese every 210 days or once in approximately 6 months, which always befall on Saturday.

Saraswati manifested in the form of a beautiful goddess with white dress (as a symbol of wisdom, free from sins), with 4 arms carrying musical instrument (music is the object/result of senses), holy bible (bible as the manifestation of knowledge), lotus (representing the magnificence) and sit atop a swan (swan can distinguish food in the mud, to separate good amongst evil) which considered one of the holy animal.

The significance of celebrating this day is to honor knowledge and to be able to use it for the good of mankind.

Kuta Beach Festival19-21 October 2018

Kuta Beach Festival

Kuta Beach Festival is an annual event held in Kuta Beach - Bali, Indonesia, and this year edition will be held from 19-21 October 2018, featuring live music, DJ, food /culinary festival and many other activities. The previous edition of this event has witnessed a large number of tourists from around the globe and enjoy the events on the beachside of Kuta.

This year, Kuta Beach Festival promises more fun and excitement. There will be series of events from opening ceremony with Music Festival, Clothing Festival, Food Festival, Kite Festival, Surfing Contest, Sunset Run and lots more activities that offers spectacle and participation from the visitor.

Kuta Beach Festival will be held at Halfway Kuta Beach, start from 10 AM, and it's FREE ENTRY!

Kura-Kura Bus passes right in front of the event. Nearest bus stop is at Beachwalk Mall on LINE 1, LINE 2, and LINE 3, with only a few minutes away from the event areas.

Pagerwesi17 October 2018


Pagerwesi sacred day celebrated every 6 months (210 days). On this sacred day, Hindus will worship Sanghyang Pramesti Guru, one of God's manifestations believed to be the teacher of the universe and mankind. Pagerwesi comes from the word Pager which means fence or protector and Wesi which means iron. Pagerwesi can be interpreted as a strong life grip like an iron fence that keeps the knowledge that has been used in the function of sanctity, can be maintained and always be a guideline for human life so as to avoid the darkness.

Bali International Triathlon21 October 2018

 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2018

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First held in 2007, the 11th running of the Bali International Triathlon will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. To accommodate a growing number of race participants and spectators, the 2018 Bali International Triathlon will remain at the picturesque and welcoming traditional village of Sanur. As in years past, the swim start of the race starts just after sunrise with this year’s race stroking the calms waters off Sanur’s Mertasari Beach, followed by bike sprints down the Ngurah Rai By Pass in Sanur and back to the beachside transition area before finishing with a road race through the streets of Sanur.

The event gets larger every year, so those wanting to participate are advised to register early to avoid disappointment.

For more details and register, visit their website on

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