Lombok & Sumbawa - Cultural Events

Calendar Of Events; all the activities related to cultural show and performances held in Lombok. By knowing the date of the events, then you can come in the right time, blend with locals, try the culinary food, watch the live performance shows or selfie among the locals.

Presean, Stick Fighting, Full Body Contact, Lombok Fighter, Lombok Heroes, Rattan Sticks, Warrior Dance
Presean - Stick Fighting, One of the "full body contact fight" in Lombok
Nyepi day in Lombok, Ogoh-ogoh festival in Mataram, Cakranegara, Hindu's in Lombok
Ogoh-ogoh festival - a symbolic of Dharma (good) beat Adharma (bad)

February 2016

February 6th - 10th, 2016

Hari Pers Nasional (HPN) - Indonesian Press Day. Highlights: Sail Journalist in Kuta South Lombok.

February 20th, 2016

Silaturahmi Budaya Tahun Baru Imlek 2016 - Chinese New Year Celebration

February 22nd - 28th, 2017

Nyale Festival, Kuta & Tanjung A'an Beach, Central Lombok. Highlights: Stick Fighting (Presean), Cultural Carnaval (Pawai Budaya), Pentas Hiburan Rakyat (Traditional Performace Shows), etc...

March, 2016

March 8th, 2016


Pawai Ogoh-ogoh - Ogoh-ogoh Carnaval Jalan Pejanggik Cakranegara, by Hindu's society of Lombok. A ceremony before "Nyepi" (quiet day)

March 19th, 2016

Pagelaran Wayang Kulit Sasak - Lombok's Puppet Show, combines with theatrical dances.

April, 2016

April 3rd - 10th, 2016

Festival Mbojo - held in Bima, the highlight is the horse ride festival for children under 10 years old.

April 10th, 2016

Festival Tambora Menyapa Dunia - Celebration of the 200 years Eruption of Mt Tambora Sumbawa.

May, 2016

May, 2016

Festival Nasional Musik Tradisi - Indonesia's traditional music festival

June, 2016

June, 2016

Lombok Sumbawa Pearl Festival - the 6th Festival held in Senggigi Beach Lombok

Maulid Adat, Desa Bayan, Bisok Beras, Tradisi Lombok Utara Begawe, Cultural events in North Lombok
Bisok Beras - North Lombok, the "washing rice" ceremony

Nyale Festival in Central Lombok, Sea-Worm, Lombok Cultural Event, Pesta rakyat, Hiburan Rakyat Lombok
Bau Nyale Festival - Kuta Beach, South Lombok
Malean Sapi, Karapan Sapi, Tradisi masyarakat sumbawa
Male'an Sapi - Cow/Buffalow race in Sumbawa

September, 2016

September 16th - 20th, 2016


Festival Senggigi - with cultural shows and carnaval, exhibition, located in Senggigi Square and Senggigi Beach.

September 24th - 27th, 2016


Festival Gili Indah - Gili islands; highlights: traditional sail competition, beach volleyball, cullinary festival, etc..

July, 2016

July 13th, 2016

Lebaran Topat - A week after Idul Fitri Day, Moesleem in lombok celebrating the Syawal Month with ketupat (rice cooked in coconut leafs)

July 16th, 2016

Bulan Apresiasi Seni & Budaya - An appreciation of art & culture in North Lombok to celebrate the 8th years of North Lombok Regency.

Asian Surfing Championship, held in Tropy Beach, Sekongkang Sumbawa Barat from July 16 - 20, 2016.

MTQ Nasional 2016 - Islamic Centre Mataram, from July 29th - August 6th, 2016

August, 2016

August 4th - 8th, 2016

Paragliding Accuracy World Cup - held in Areguling Beach, Central Lombok. Presented by 120 athlete from 20 countries.

August 18 - September 18, 2016

Bulan Budaya Lombok Sumbawa - will be held in each Regencies of West Nusa Tenggara Province.

August 20 - 21, 2016

Pesona Senggigi; Jazz & World Music Festival 2016 - from 15:00 pm at Senggigi Beach near Sentosa Resort with open stage.

Malam Takbiran, Pawai Takbiran di Lombok,  Merayakan Malam Kemenangan
Pawai Malam Takbiran - Closing Ceremony of Ramadhan with carnaval

October, 2016

October 2nd, 2016

Grand Fondo New York (GFNY) 2016 - Start & Finish at Sentosa Resort Senggigi, a world class bicycle rally.

Moyo Festival 2016 - Sumbawa Besar, presenting all local attractions and tradition.

Festival Muharram - will be held in Selong, East Lombok to welcome Islamic New Year.

Lakey Festival 2016 - Lakey, Hu'u Beach Dompu. Highlights: World surfing competition.

Senggigi Festival, Festival & Attraksi Budaya Senggigi 2016 - 2017, Tari rudat, tari oncer, tari gandrung, gendang belek, kecimol, pepaosan
Traditional Dancers during the opening of Senggigi Festival
Ketak, Rotan, Kerajinan khas Lombok, lombok arts & handicrafts, pottery, handweaving, baskets, bamboo
Lombok's local crafts (home industry) - in East Lombok

November, 2016

November 2016

Taliwang Festival - located in West Sumbawa, highlights: Buffalow race, paragliding race, etc..

December, 2016

December 2016

Maulid Adat Bayan, located in North Lombok, highlight: stick fighting competition, traditional poem, etc..