Bali Events Calendar : September 2018 2018.09.04

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

Soundernaline (8 - 9 September 2018)


Soundernaline was first held in 2002 and has since become one of Indonesia's largest music festival. Soundernaline is a festival that music lover is looking forward to watching!

This year, Soundernaline will be held on September 8 - 9, 2018 at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Jimbaran. The theme is “The Soul of Expression” which means freedom of expression and creation, and inspire each other for an unforgettable festival experience.

Besides inviting famous bands from all-around Indonesia, this year's festival will also invite American nu-metal band Limp Bizkit. There is also a Glamping event for those of you who want to take part in a series of events earlier on September 7 - 10, 2018.

If you interest to watching the music festival, you can order the tickets through their website on

Run to Give (22 September)

Run to Give - Bali 2018

Run to Give is an annual charity event and it held throughout the Asia Pacific. Run to Give is a event by Mariiot International as one of the "Take Care" movements.

In Bali, this event will take place at Peninsula Island, ITDC, Nusa Dua. The run will start at 6:30 AM with a ticket price is IDR 120,000. This price includes #RTG2018 T-Shirt and also a chance to win many door prizes. All collected funds will be donated to a non-profit foundation of the Samiarsa Seminyak Foundation, The Bali Children Foundation.

Tumpek Wayang (22 September)

wayang kulit

Tumpek Wayang is one of the holy days Tumpek in Bali which celebrated every 6 months or 210 days. On this day, Balinese Hindu especially the puppeteers (dalang) will make ceremonies relating to the arts, especially shadow puppets or also known as 'wayang kulit' by making offerings to the Lord of Weather (Batara Iswara). The puppeteers will take the wayang out from their case and will be placed in a position as if a shadow puppet show is being performed. The aim is when the puppeteers perform a wayang show, they are always protected and the show is sustainable and interesting.

Lovina Beach Festival (20 - 23 September)


[image via Bali Go Live]

Lovina  Beach Festival is an annual festival which will take place on the black beaches near the villages of Kalibukbuk and Kaliasem. The villages itself is a quite and less visited area in the north part of Bali.

Lovina Beach Festival will last for 3 days, from the date of 20 - 23 September 2018. Various activities will be held at this festival such as handicraft exhibitions,  buffalo race competitions, 'mekorot' festival, music entertainment, spinning top and cultural performance.

Balinale (24 - 30 September)


Balinale International Film Festival is an international film festival in Bali. More than 100 movies from 30 countries will take part in this event. The films aired on Balinale are short films, documentaries and independent story films that will open up the mind of anyone who watches them. In addition, the festival also offers the Indonesian culture and location for international directors as a place for their film.

This year's Balinale film festival is the 12th festival and will be held at Lippo Mall Kuta, Renon Plaza and in Aryaduta Bali from 24 - 30 September 2018. For more information about Balinale, please visit their website on

Besakih Piodalan Temple (24 September)


The holiest temple in Bali is Besakih or "The Mother Temple", located on the slopes of  Mount Agung in North East Bali. The complex features 23 temples, the most important being Pura Penataran Agung.

Piodalan is one of the biggest ceremonies a temple has as it marks the temple's anniversary or "birthday". Every temple in every village celebrates its anniversary once every 210 days, according to the Balinese calendar.

If you happen to be in Bali during a temple's anniversary, it's a fascinating thing to observe as the whole village will come to pray and leave offerings, all of course dressed in their best temple attire.

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