Bali Event Calendar 2015

As the year is just starting, now is the best time to plan your next travel to Bali in function of the numerous events happening all around the island. Science, arts, culture, pure fun and, of course, ceremonies


31 January – 1 February:
International Conference on Science & Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

IBIS Hotel Kuta-Bali

The ScieTech 2015 conference is aimed to bring together scholars, leading researchers and experts from diverse backgrounds and applications areas. Special emphasis is placed on promoting interaction between the theoretical, experimental, and applied communities, so that a high level exchange in new and emerging areas within Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, all areas of sciences and applied mathematics is achieved.


1-2 February:
International Conference Data Mining, Civil and Mechanical Engineering (ICDMCME)

IBIS Hotel Kuta-Bali

International Conference Data Mining, Civil and Mechanical Engineering (ICDMCME’2015) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Data Mining, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

3-4 February:
International Conference on Biological Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE)

IBIS Hotel Kuta-Bali

International Conference on Biological, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE-2015) scheduled on Feb. 3-4, 2015 in Bali, aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Biological, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

4-6 February:
International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC)

BNDCC, Nusa Dua

The 2nd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC2015) will be held in Bali, on the 4 – 6 February 2015. After successful inaugural series, the international conference returns with improved features for facilitating participants in publishing and networking. You are cordially invited to participate by first submitting abstract(s) to MIMEC2015

18 – 22 February:
Indobuild Tech Bali

Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel Bali – Indonesia

Indobuildtech Expo is the biggest and most influential international building material exhibition taking place every year in Indonesia, covering major cities in Indonesia; including Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Bandung and Jakarta, with exhibitors from major building materials and technology companies from all over the world .

MARCH 2015:

7 March:
Tumpek Kandang

The Hindu ritual day to honor domesticated animals whose meat is consumed by people for their daily menus, especially cattles and cows. On this day, cows receive special treatment. In Bali, cows are highly honored since they always assist farmers in plowing their rice field. The cows are washed and dressed-up like human beings, with special cone-shaped spiral of coconut leaf placed on their horns.

9-11 March:
Bali International SPA & Wellness Expo

Bali International Spa & Wellness Expo is one of the biggest events for Spa and Wellness in Bali. Visitors, operators, owners and managers make of spa and beauty salons in a professional, interactive environment. Industry leaders present here the latest products, its trends, applications and services in the industry.

10 – 15 March:
Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2015, Tanjung Benoa, Bali.

Java Jazz Festival has now become the most highly attended Jazz Festival in the world. Over the last 10 years they have brought the world to Indonesia through music and have presented some of the biggest names in the business, as well as the best emerging talents and legendary musicians of real quality. With a little help from our friends we are now able to bring some of those amazing artists to play in Bali.

21 March:
Bali’s Day of Silence (Nyepi Day)

Commemorated every Isaawarsa (Saka New Year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2014, it fell on March 31st). It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi, a Government holiday in Indonesia, is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New Year. The Ogoh-Ogoh parade during Nyepi’s eve is a fantastic display of creativity and an occasion for all to enjoy the spirit of Bali.

NOTE: Literally everything is closed in Nyepi Day, including the airport and it is usually forbidden to leave home for a full 24 hours. 

22 March:
Ngembak Geni

Med-Medan” is a traditional event held in connection with “Nyepi: the Caka New Year, involving maidens and bachelors of the village as to strengthen brotherhood and understanding among the youth.

22-30 March:
Explore Bali: Yoga Adventure Retreat

Desa Munggu


A trans­for­ma­tive, sacred and whole­some yoga adven­ture retreat. Nur­ture your­self and sur­ren­der to the embrace of Bali, the island of the gods as we ded­i­cate a week to yoga and explor­ing all the delights of Bali. Dur­ing our time together we will make a pil­grim­age to Bali’s only female priest­ess for a cleans­ing water cer­e­mony and med­i­ta­tion. We will be immersed in daily rit­ual the Bali­nese way as we expe­ri­ence a deep con­nec­tion at Kura Kura, liv­ing close to nature, with the rhythms of the sea just a few steps away, lis­ten­ing to the local birds singing in the coconut trees and to the sounds of the game­lan and mantras from tem­ples close by. This week is ded­i­cated to you and your prac­tice as we merge with the Bali­nese way of life.

31 March – 5 April:
Bali Spirit Festival

Ubud, Bali,

A spiritually charged event that takes place on the tropical island of Bali, the annual BaliSpirit Festival inspires and unifies the global community through yoga, dance, healing and the beat of world music. In a synergy of global cultural collaboration and non-denominational spiritual practice, the Festival welcomes a targeted, passionate and enthusiastic global audience from over 50 countries to Bali each year.

APRIL 2015:

11 April:
Tumpek Wayang.

A holiday when Balinese express their gratitude to Wayang (shadow puppet), In addition, many people choose Tumpek Wayang as an auspicious day to perform purificatory rite (ruwatan) both physically and mentally

11-13 April:
Burning Island

Gili Air

Burning Island presents a magical weekend, with DJs and live acts, fire spinners, jugglers, dancers, and many more.

This year there will be a chill out stage, healing area yoga and massage.

MAY 2015:

2 May:
Hari Raya Saraswati

The day devoted to Sanghyang Aji Saraswati, When blessing Ceremony is held for holy scripture, books of arts, knowledges and sciences, and people pray for windom and wits Throughout Bali.

6 May:

Same as Galungan & Kuningan, this holiday occurs every 210 days on Balinese calendar. The word Pagerwesi is derived from two Javanese words, pager (fence) and wesi (iron). Pagerwesi literally means the day of “iron fence. Pagerwesi is dedicated to honour Siva, the God manifestation as Sanghyang Pramesi Guru, guardian of the universe, which is meant to ask for protection and prosperity.

16 May:
Tumpek Landep

A day which beliefs to be the milestone of sharpening the citta, buddhi and manas (mind). Therefore, people always behave according to clarity of mind with the foundation of religious values. With a pure mind, devotees will be able to pick and choose what is good and bad. The ritual symbolized by offering to sharp objects like knives, swords, and other metal objects

17-19 May:
Freemantle to Bali Race and Rally

The 2015 Fremantle to Bali event will see a return to the staggered start times for the two fleets with the Rally set to get underway on Sunday 17 May, 3 days ahead of the faster race yachts, who will start their dash to Bali on Tuesday 19 May.

JUNE 2015:

11 June – 9 July:
Bali Arts Festival

The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during which literally the whole of Bali comes to the city to present its offerings of dance, music and beauty. On display are trances from remote mountain slopes, forgotten or recently revived village dances, food and offering contests, classical palace dances, stars of Balinese stage, odd musical performances, “kreasi baru” (new creations) from the dance schools of Denpasar, as well as contemporary choreography and dance companies from other islands and from abroad.

20 June:
Tumpek Uduh/Pengatag

A special day to worship Sanghyang Sangkara who gives protection to the life of the plants and trees. Farmers usually hold a prayer at their farms and households

JULY 2015:

15 July:

The appearance of penjor can vary widely, but however rich it looks, what is important is its religious and social meaning!

The appearance of penjor can vary widely, but however rich it looks, what is important is its religious and social meaning!

An auspicious festival that occurs every 210 days (on Balinese calendar) and lasts for 10 days. Galungan means “When the Dharma is winning.” During this special day, the island is beautifully decorated with ornaments including big bamboo pole (penjor), in each of their households. The days before galungan, up to past kuningan, are marked by numerous processions and ceremonies, this period is one of the best to visit Bali.

25 July:

The last day of the 10 days festival, on this holiday Balinese belief that the spirit of their ancestors depart to heaven

AUGUST 2015:

7-8 August:
Ubud Village Jazz Festival

Ubud, Bali

Bali International Jazz FestivalUbud Village Jazz Festival is a music festival situated in the artistic surroundings of Ubud Bali, Indonesia.

Since 2010 Yuri Mahatma, a musician/composer/music teacher, and a founder of Underground Jazz Movement together with Anom Darsana, the director and owner of ANTIDA Music Productions, had worked together for some routine projects of jazz concerts, each time with different theme. In the early of 2012 they conceived the idea of a community concert. With the involvement and support of majority of artist communities, the concept of hosting a community concert in this unique village was born.

14 – 16 August:
Bali Gourmet Festival

Nusa Dua, Bali

A festival dedicated to the fine art of culinary exhibit. From local to international, this is the one place where you can reap it all.


24 – 28 September:
Sanur Village Festival

Sanur, Bali

Enjoy the five days full of fun activities. Music, food bazaar, golf competition, kite festival, fishing competition, all in one place.

3 October:
Tumpek Kandang

28-31 October:
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Ubud, Bali

Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary event.


1 November:
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – Closing Night

UWRF’s closing night is an event of its own, where writers, readers, organizers and volunteer celebrate the joy of the written word all together.

7 November:
Tumpek Wayang

28 November:
Hari Raya Saraswati


2 December:

12 December:
Tumpek Landep.

28-31st December:
Denpasar Festival

Denpasar, Bali

As the peak and end of Bali’s 2015 Event, Denpasar Festival brought forward the arts and creativity showcase of the city’s talented youth. From culinary to culture, this event is one to savor.


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