Kuta Carnival 2017
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Kuta Carnival 2017
Kuta Karnival is one of Bali’s most vibrant and energetic events. The Kuta Karnival is a community event that features many activities, all of which showcase Bali’s rich culture. Supported by the Government of Bali, Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) Bali and the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), the Kuta Karnival has been able to grow each year and is now one of the biggest events held in Kuta each year.
Think of it as a mega beach party in Kuta, then add onto that numerous celebratory activities to remind everyone that life is for living well and having fun.
The event start with a large opening ceremony with a parade, music and dance and the festival follows with a kite festival, Balinese arts and crafts, exhibitions, movie screenings, sand sculpture competition as well as the much loved Bali food festival.
The festival is suitable for visitors of all ages and there is plenty of things for kids to do such as play at the onsite playground and take part in art sessions as well as playing games on the beach. At sunset, watch the Balinese sunset dancing as the sun goes down.
The first ‘Kuta Karnival – A Celebration of Life’ festival, created as a community recovery initiative to commemorate peace and create an international event that would represent the diversity of the Kuta area as well as Bali’s traditional arts.
This Kuta Karnival annual event lasts for 5 days and takes on a different theme each year. Set on a 1km stretch of very popular beachfront, the Kuta Karnival always kicks off with an opening ceremony and then over the next four days other events may include a kite festival, Mepantigan (Balinese martial art) demonstration, youth races, Barong reptile show, cartoon exhibition, bartender competition, street art and sand sculpture competition, surf wear brand events, movie screenings, skateboarding activities, sunset Legong dances, music awards, t-shirt cartoon competition, an environmental day and much more.
Another anticipated highlight is the Bali Food Festival that features row upon row of tightly packed food stalls serving as diverse a range of culinary delights as one would find on any of Kuta’s bustling streets. The smells of German bratwurst and Persian kebabs intermingle with babi guling and grilled sate making it a constant challenge not to consistently stuff your face during the duration of the two-day festival. Also not to be missed is the closing ceremony that features a street parade that colorfully represents the diversity of Kuta community.
So if you are coming to Bali in October, come on down to the Kuta Karnival and join in with the locals in this fun event!