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Bali Kite Festival 2016

Padanggalak Beach, Sanur

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The Bali Kite Festival 2016 is a series of kiting events that take place annually between July and August, notably at the start of the windy season. The kite festivals are one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights presenting unique cultural scenes on par with the preceding the Bali Arts Festival. The festival is slated for various dates, with main events customarily taking place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. Main preliminary events are usually held near the end of June and confirmed following favourable weather, therefore planning ahead to witness the event is usually a last-minute deal. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites, alongside international teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes.

The following dates may shift following favorable weather conditions:

1. Bali Kite Festival: 3-5 July, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
2. Gianyar Kite Competition: 31 July-2 August (tentatively 8-9 August), Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
3. Denpasar Kite Competition: 7-9 August, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
4. Biaung Kite Competition: 14-15 August, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
5. Tanjung Kite Competition: 21-23 August, Mertasari Beach, Sanur
6. Sanur Village Festival Kite Competition: 28-30 August, Mertasari Beach, Sanur
7. Penatih Kite Competition: 4-6 September, Penatih, Denpasar
8. Ungasan Kite Competition: 11-13 September, Ungasan, Bukit Peninsula
9. Tabanan Kite Competition: 18-20 September, Tabanan
10. Belega Kite Competition: 18-20 September, Belega, Gianyar
11. Bekul Kite Competition: 2-4 October, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
12. Kukuh Kite Competition: 16-18 October, Marga, Tabanan
13. International Bali Kite Festival: 23-25 October, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur

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Reviewed byGabriele Zimmermann

Rated 4 February 19, 2016

The event is a seasonal religious festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests.

Reviewed byEmma Sanchez

Rated 5 December 25, 2015

All the friendly competition between young competitors representing their villages, it's very great. We saw a "Janggan " the longest kite I could see in my life :) It's cheap and entertaining, good activity to do with friends or family!

Event Times and Dates:

July 1 - October 30, 2016