Best Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (June 24-26)

Photo: Ubud Food Festival.
Photo: Ubud Food Festival.

Oh, to live that Bali life, eh? Whether you’re a first time visitor or have been roaming around this magical island for awhile, this guide is for you. From bars to restaurants to events and exhibitions, this list includes a plethora of suggestions for you to live your Bali life to the fullest. We update this page every Monday and Thursday – so feel free to bookmark it.


INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2022 KICKS OFF IN SANUR

Photo: Indonesia International Marathon 2022.

At least 3,300 runners from Indonesia and other countries such as Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore are lacing up to participate in this event. In addition to showcasing the country’s ability to host a world class marathon, the event is expected to promote sports tourism on the Island of Gods with race tracks that take runners through the island’s popular landmarks and tourism spots.

Read more: 3,300 runners lacing up for Indonesia International Marathon 2022 in Bali this weekend

The long-distance running event kicks off Sunday at Grand Inna Bali Beach as both starting and finishing points.


UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS AFTER 2-YEAR ABSENCE

Photo: Ubud Food Festival.

Ubud Food Festival is back this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the (sigh) pandemic. Grab your spoons, foodies, and feast on dishes brought to you by domestic and international chefs alike. One of the highlights of this year’s event is a focus on Indonesian cuisine, especially new creative recipes that were cooked up during the pandemic.

The festival kicks off Friday and concludes on Sunday at Taman Kuliner – Ubud Food Festival. For more information and bookings click here.


UNFOLD VOLUME 3: THE MESS WE MAKE BY PLATFORM DANCE COMPANY

Photo: Platform Dance Company.

The dance company’s latest show is created by a group of choreographers with Charlotte Drover serving as its director. Expect a mixture between various dance styles and theater exploring the concept of chaos from within and outside ourselves.

June 18 and 25 starting at 7pm at the International Conference Center Bali (Mall Bali Galeria). Click here for more information and tickets.


FIRE DANCE SHOW AND CABARET AT KARMA KANDARA

Photo: Karma Kandara

Karma Kandara offers a fire dance show this coming Saturday followed by cabaret dance on Sunday. If you want something a little bit more laid back, check out their acoustic night, titled Moana Acoustic, on Friday.

Karma Kandara‘s Moana Acoustic starts 7pm on Friday, while Fire Dance Show begins 6pm. The cabaret dance starts 12pm.


MUNCH ON INDONESIAN DISHES SURROUNDED BY PADDY FIELDS AT WARUNG NADS

Photo: Warung Nads

Warung Nads is a brand new little gem in the heart of Umalas, Kerobokan that opens daily and serves delicious Indonesian dishes with affordable prices compared to other joints in the area. Picture yourself enjoying local cuisine surrounded by picturesque paddy fields. Got a deadline looming? There are many sweet spots for you to open up your laptop here and be inspired by the scenery to get work done.

Warung Nads opens daily from 8am to 10pm.


TROPICAL BBQ NIGHT AT MASMARA RESTAURANT

Photo: Masmara Restaurant.

Enjoy both grilled food and special cocktails at this family-friendly restaurant near Pererenan Beach that is also part of a resort of the same name. With IDR135,000 (US$9), you can enjoy two cocktails during their happy hour. Bali-based singer-songwriter and vocal coach Lamented Laughter is scheduled to entertain you with his soulful voice.

Starts 6pm until drop this Friday at Masmara Restaurant.


LAUGH YOUR BUTTS OFF WITH BALI COMEDY CLUB THIS WEEKEND

Courtesy: Bali Comedy Club.

Bali Comedy Club organizes stand-up comedy shows in Canggu, Sanur, and Ubud. Featuring both veterans and new talents, their most jam-packed event happens at Deus Ex Machina in Canggu every Friday that also includes twerking competition Canggu Twerk-Off. They also have shows at Fat Mermaid in Canggu every Saturday and The Laughing Budha in Ubud every Sunday.

All shows start at 7.30 PM, seats must be booked in advance, through Bali Comedy Club.


ACOUSTIC NIGHT, LIVE MUSIC, NAUGHTY DRAG BINGO (AND MORE!) AT FAT MERMAID

Courtesy: Fat Mermaid Bali.

A bingo game hosted by the finest drag queens (who are also performing live) on the Island of Gods every Sunday. Fat Mermaid also hosts a Sunday market during the day, while also regularly hosting an acoustic night (every Thursday), live music (Friday), and comedy night (Saturday).

Fat Mermaid is located on Nelayan Street in Canggu.

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