Solo Batik Carnival
Celebrating Indonesia’s cultural, beautiful local fabric, the Solo Batik Festival in Solo-Central Java is a colorful affair. Declared a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009, the unique, rare handicraft is worn and sold throughout the street carnival celebrating the country’s heritage.
Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival
Celebrating the beautiful sounds of traditional Indonesian percussion, the Gamelan Festival brings the best of the local flavor. Gaining national recognition, the festival entertains thousands each year. The two-day festival incorporates the music of many different countries to promote ties with other nations.
Yogya Arts Festival
June - July
Yogyakarta celebrates art in all forms for a full month during the summertime during Indonesia’s famed Yogya Arts Festival. Over 2,000 artists bring the best of the country’s traditional and modern works. Unique dance performances, paintings, sculptures, cultural activities and more bring out the best of the country’s creative side.
June, July, or August (dates vary)
Clambering inside a massive volcanic crater may sound a bit crazy, but on the island of Java, this means one thing – it’s the annual one-day Yadnya Kasada Festival. Hundreds of Indonesians climb inside the crater to deliver offerings to the gods. The religious festival takes place at the foot of Mount Bromo, which makes for an incredibly beautiful setting.
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