Ismaya Live has announced 18 artists on its first lineups to be performing at annual summer festival We The Fest 2020 in August at JIExpo Kemayoran.
This year, Plaza Indonesia Film Festival will screen 9 feature films and 4 short movies along with movie clinic with Indonesian filmmakers during the 2020 event.
From 14 to 29 February, Festival Sinema Australia will be screening eight films in six different cities across the archipelago for FREE!
Planning to visit Australia? The Australia Open in January, the Formula 1 Rolex Australia Grand Prix in March, or Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (also in March) could be the perfect destinaton during your visit there.
Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019 was described as the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy as well as the world’s largest foreign policy conference that gathered more than 12,000 enthusiastic participants.
Within the 10-day festival, the second edition of Bintaro Design District connects creative communities and the public to discourse the importance of inclusive urban architecture and design in satellite cities.
The Jakarta-Berlin Festival 2019 was a celebration of the essential friendship of Jakarta and Berlin, as the two cities have a stronger relationship and have been sister cities since 1993.
Borobudur Writers and Cultural Festival (BWCF) is a meeting place for fiction and non-fiction writers, creative workers, cultural and cross-faith religious activists.
In welcoming 2020, the number of lifestyle establishments in Jakarta has prepared the most anticipated Year-End parties to be celebrated with friends and family, on 31 December.
The graphic design festival Seek a Seek is running from 29 November to 31 January 2020 at Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang, South Jakarta.
This year, Jakarta and Berlin commemorate its 25 years partnership with JAKBERFEST, a festival that is available for Jakarta public on 30 November 2019.
The four-day event of art/music conference and day festival carries a bigger mission of promoting homegrown art, music and tourism to international communities.
Find something interesting to watch at Science Film Festival (22 October - 24 November) presented by Goethe Institut or Festival Sinema Prancis (6 - 10 November) presented by French Institute of Indonesia (IFI)!
From 23 to 27 October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) will bring together over 180 authors, artists and activists from 30 countries for five days of various activities.
Oktoberfest is more than merely beer-drinking festival. Let's dive deeper into the history of Oktoberfest!
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Southeast Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) returns to the Capital taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran from 13 to 15 December.
Southeast Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), returns this 23-27 October 2019.
Taking place from 20 to 29 September, the annual film festival features more local and international films narrating the issue of human rights.
MUSIKINI, the first contemporary music festival, will take place at the end of this year with epic concerts featuring Batavia Madrigal Singers and The Resonanz Children Choir as well as Gandari opera led by Tony Prabowo himself.
The Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, celebrates its 13th edition as the oldest and longest running annual international film event in Indonesia.
This September, embrace yourself to witness so many art performance events to enjoy from dance and theatrical performance to music festivals in Jakarta. Read more to see the full list.
Festival Mesin Waktu took us to the good old days with their fun festivities on Independence Day, complete with music, foods, games, competition and everything fun!
After 12 years of successfully bringing stars and essence of the global film industry to Indonesia, Balinale – Bali International Film Festival is set to return this year for the 13th iteration on 24 - 29 September 2019.
From lively festivals to a range of discounts at shopping centres around Jakarta, there are a range of special events and offers to be enjoyed with family and friends during the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia.
People are invited to reminisce their memories of the 90s and participate in a number of contests commonly organised during the Independence Day.
NOW! Jakarta curates interesting events during August 2019 including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. Mark your calendar!
One of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations in Jakarta, SHVR Ground Festival 2019 is slated to run from 6 to 7 September at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
With tonnes of people went to the three-day festival, tirelessly dancing to lively music all night, We The Fest 2019 was a glorious success. Beside top performances, people's favourite spot was Eats and Beats.
Dubbed as Southeast Asia’s leading literary festival, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) returns this 23-27 October 2019.
The homey garden of ARMA Museum in Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) 2019 on 16-17 August 2019, bringing with it some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians.
Besides the annual Bali Arts Festival, check out also Above Eleven, W Bali, and Finns Beach Club if you're visiting Bali in the foreseeable future.
Bedhaya dance is known as a sacred dance usually performed only at the Keratons (palace) in Yogyakarta and Surakarta but today it's available for public eyes to enjoy.
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf speak with Karolin Margret Natasa about the Naik Dango Festival in West Kalimantan.
In Belitung, the harvest celebration known as Maras Taun carries out four elements of cultural attractions: traditional dance, games, martial art, and a ritual.
Returning this coming 16 - 17 August, The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) will once again be held at the ARMA Museum garden, Ubud, Bali.
Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) offers Eid Mubarak discounts up to 70 per cent off during midnight sale in various shopping centres and retail stores across Jakarta such as Grand Indonesia, Kota Kasablanka, and Lotte Shopping Avenue.
40 films from 14 countries will be presented and 25 directors in attendance with Q & A sessions.
The most awaited summer festival in Indonesia, We The Fest 2019 is scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 July at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran.
The 2nd Bali International Indigenous Film Festival takes place at Njana Tilem Museum, Mas, Ubud, from 10-12 May.
Here we share just a small selection of the 23 Special events that will be held as part of this year’s UFF.
As part of the Good France gastronomy event this year, AMUZ Gourmet of Chef Gilles has put together a menu highlighting French cuisine with a few tropical accents.
Goût de France Good France is back on 21 March for the world’s biggest event celebrating French gastronomy in over 150 countries!
The festival prepared a full lineup of chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, food writers, scientists, and activists converging from 26 to 28 April.
17 sub-tribes of Dayaks gather to dance, sing, play their traditional instruments and celebrate their culture at Jari Janang Kalalawah festival.
This year, the film festival will feature a wide selection of movies that were screened at Flickerfest, Australia's short film festival.
Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues.
NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of the wedding festivals coming up in the months ahead that might just make planning your special day a bit easier.
Chinese New Year, or Imlek involves large festivals in cities that offer variety of oriental food, souvenirs and cultural performances
To celebrate its 15 year, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) presents a line up of artists geared towards its new target market—millennials.
Busan is South Korea’s largest port city that serves a major logistics hub of Asia and is home to many exciting festivals throughout the year.
The long trek to the village of Jungutan, East Bali, the site of the Karangasem World Cultural Village Festival is well worth it.
The longest running festival takes place in a city which inspires artistic dreaming like nowhere else on Earth, Director Wendy Martin tells NOW! Jakarta.
The third annual Tolerance Film Festival featured varied perspectives on dealing with social issues and tolerance around the world.
There are 42nd Anniversary Room Package and 42 Per cent Discount for Dining, Spanish Temptation at Restoran Fiesta, Lobster Festival, and Cake of the Month.
This effort succeed in securing three full scholarships to support Red Nose Children’s formal education.
Grab is currently hosting a food festival “GrabFood Nusarasa” highlighting the many delights of Indonesian cuisine.
Celebrating the rich legacy of the indigenous batik cloth, the Ayodya Resort Bali in Nusa Dua is hosting the Ayodya Batik Festival 2018 this 26 - 28 October.
Get creative this year with a great costume! Here are a few options to consider when shopping for that perfect Halloween look.
Our travel journalists, David Metcalf and Stephanie Brookes travelled to Central Kalimantan to witness Dayak’s Babukung Mask Festival.
At this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will be subjects dissecting Indonesia over a range of interesting themes.
The Westin Jakarta plays host to the Festival’s “K-Feast” component by showcasing the country’s rich culinary heritage, including special Korean dining menu.
Le Meridien Jakarta is currently hosting a Thai Food Festival where people can enjoy a wide range of moreish Thai delicacies and take in a cultural performance.
In September, the Jakarta Eat Festival (JEF) invited culinary insiders to discuss how they could showcase Indonesia’s culinary riches to the world.
Gather your friends and grab a table at one to celebrate the largest folk festival with roots in Bavarian tradition, Oktoberfest in few places around Jakarta.
The Festival’s five-day programme will explore the ways in which people around the globe create a world they want to live in and how we can manifest change.
After establishing themselves as the darlings of Indonesia’s indie scene Stars and Rabbit also made waves overseas, playing festivals and touring abroad.
Hotels in Jakarta offer the guest with new dining experience where the one could enjoy their leisure time with High Tea and Moon cake Festival.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of events around town that are being held in celebration of the Independence day, from Jakarta Great Sale to Latern Festival.
This year’s Bali International Film Festival is expected to draw around 8,000 visitors taking in the best independent cinema from around 40 countries.
Plaza Indonesia hosts “I Love Indonesia” where restaurants feature menus influenced by local flavours, focuses on the country’s wealth of culinary delights.
A number of religious events and ceremonies have been introduced to the public through festivals, some of them incredible authentic and sacredly mystical.
Solo is preparing to welcome more than 50 gamelan groups from Indonesia and overseas for the IGF 2018 to be held in the city between 9-16 August.
We The Fest 2018 is just around the corner. We has put together a guide to enjoying the best acts at the festival that’s set to take place from 20 to 22 July.
Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf shares the story of Gawai festival which celebrate indigenous dance and ritual from Dayak tribes.
Ennichisai returns on 30 June and 1 July to commemorates the 60th anniversary of friendship be between Indonesia and Japan.
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) is back this year with the theme, Freedom of Expression, featuring legendary figures from the archipelago and abroad.
Tanjung Lesung Rhino Kites Festival attracted attendees from around the world, with an array of kites transforming West Java’s skyline into a medley of colour.
Kemang based artisan retailer Chic Market is currently hosting an Eastern market Festival, launched a bazaar and fashion collection, from five brands.
Toughest Endurance Challenges at Tanjung Lesung Triathlon Festival 2018
2018 Mount Bromo Jazz festival of Jazz Gunung Bromo 2018 will entertain the music lover again this year at Amfiteater Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo.
Here’s a look at some of the ways Jakartans gather together in celebration at number of festivals throughout the year such as Jakarta Food & Fashion Festival, Jakarta Culture Fest, Festival Palang Pintu, Festival Mandi-Mandi, and Jakarnaval.
Asia’s largest Sea Festival is back this year, offers guests a treat on board the luxury yacht IT”S THE SHIP, this November on cruises from Singapore to Phuket.
WWF and HSBC held festival to observe Earth Day as collaborative conservation programmes focusing on the quality and sustainability of freshwater.
Every year, based on the Islamic calender, Turkey holds Ramadan Festival—which lasts 24 hours non-stop in Istanbul— and has become a major tourist attraction.
This year, Raffles Jakarta presents: The Turkish Festival! Celebrating the spiritual journey of the Ramadhan break your fast in true Turkish style.
The longest running international film festival, Europe on Screen, is back with a range of movies and other programmes, from 3 to 12 May. It's All Free.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will transform its Signatures Restaurant into a street food festival, mimicking Jakarta’s traditional culinary street food experience.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, Indonesia’s only genuine German microbrewery, will celebrate its fourth Oktoberfest this year. The festival will run from 4 to 7 October and is set to be the biggest so far for the brewery.
Iksan Tahdinal from AMUZ Gourmet was chosen as the Best Indonesian Sommelier 2017 at the Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival (JF3), followed by Andry and Alvi from the UNION Group as runner up and third place, respectively.
This month, Collage All Day Dining restaurant, located on the 12th floor of Pullman Jakarta Central Park, holds two food festive celebrations: the German Food Festival (Oktoberfest) and Halloween.
The city is readying itself for French Connection - Festival Gastronomique Jakarta 2016, presented by renowned chef, Gilles Marx, of AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant.
The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) is all set to light their stoves and cook up 3 days of gastronomic excitement, together with the archipelago’s most celebrated culinary icons.
Europe on Screen Film Festival returns this year to attract film enthusiasts across Indonesia and to celebrate the diversity of European movies.