Sanur Village Festival returns in its 12-year celebration this August 9 – 13th, bringing back a highly 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 the typical highlights of the previous festivals, with new added activities at various venues around Sanur. This year’s Festival features 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.
This year’s Sanur Village Festival will feature a series of various sports events and competitions, kicking off with the Sanur Run, which will take course throughout Mertasari Beach south of the main Sanur coast, with runners from Bali, Indonesia and around the globe dashing to the beautiful Sanur sunrise. A surfing competition will also take place at Segara Ayu Beach, where surfers paddle out to catch their best waves. This year’s sporting events also feature a fishing tournament around the idyllic coastal waters of Sanur Beach. Not to be missed is the exotic Jukung competition at Segara Ayu Beach, with colourful sails at sunrise.
Food lovers will have the opportunity to try out rare Balinese heritage cuisine at the bazaar, with more traditional food stands than international – although representative Sanur restaurants will also feature a great range of signature pizzas and burgers. The Inna Grand Bali Beach’s own restaurant and bar will be presenting their best offerings at reasonable prices during the food bazaar. Five-star international cuisine from the industry for up to only IDR 50,000 per serving, is available alongside traditional dishes that let you sample the rich flavours of the archipelago in one spot.
For the arts inclined, the Sanur Creative Expo presents an exhibition of arts and handicrafts that supports the local tourism industry, and also as a meeting point for local producers and international buyers to strike attractive deals and exchange ideas.
An Agrowisata Indonesia Expo will also promote horticultural, farming and agricultural potentials to a wide audience. The Sanur Kite Festival is a mainstay event that will provide a spectacle of the skies over Sanur with its array of giant traditional kites and creative and contemporary designs at Mertasari Beach.
Find out more about the numerous events at www.sanurvillagefestival.com/events.