October is a busy month for awesome events on the island, including world-class music icons, festivals, and stunning charity dinners. Here is our round up of what’s hot this month.
There are so many exciting things to do in Bali this month, including a concert at a trendy beach club with a musical superstar, a festival in the jungle, a moonlit dinner in aid of raising money for children, all of which is washed down with a new tipple that is taking the island by storm! Here are our picks of the hottest things to do in Bali this month.
On October 8th at 4pm a legend is gracing [pun intended] the Potato Head make-shift stage. Yup, music icon Grace Jones is coming to Bali for a special performance not to be missed! Tickets are still available so grab yours now!
Grace Jones, Potato Head Beach Club, Jalan, Petitenget no. 51b, Seminyak, p. +62 (0) 361 4737 979.
The Ubud Writers & Reader’s Festival is set to be even bigger and better than ever! Head up to Ubud from the 26th October for 5 days and immerse yourself into the festival which will host more than 160 of the world’s leading authors, artists, performers and activists who all unite together to tackle global issues through the words and arts. We are giving away 2x tickets, so head over to the competition to enter!
The UNICEF Charity Dinner
In their continued support of UNICEF, The St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna Resort & Spa, are throwing an unmissable event to raise money for the charity on the 15th October. Get your ticket now and don’t miss out on the six-course dinner at a beautiful beachfront restaurant, with a live musical performance and an auction! For more information, contact The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Lot S6, Nusa Dua Bali, p.+62 (0)361 300 5531, or [email protected]
The Bali Pink Ribbon Run
The Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation is an organisation worth knowing about – they provide free breast cancer screenings across the island, helping to save lives in Bali. The Bali Pink Ribbon Fun Walk and Run is their largest fundraising event of the year, and it is taking place on the 22nd October on the grounds of the Nusa Dua Hotel Complex, gardens and beachside paths. Not only will the event include free breast cancer screening and pap smears, but it is a fun afternoon out for the family as there will be food, a bazaar to do a spot of shopping at, a kids corner to keep the little ones busy, a raffle and auction, plus some live music!
Tickets cost IDR 150,000 for adults and IDR 75,000 for children under 12 years old. Registration can be done by sending an email to [email protected], or by visiting the Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation at Jalan Dewi Sri IV No. 1, Kuta, Bali.
Bali Vegan Festival
Callig all vegans [and the vegan curious!]. The Bali Vegan Festival is back for its second year, and will be taking place in Ubud on the 7-9th October. The festival will unite world class vegan chefs, yoga teachers, healers, musicians, environmentalists and vegan lifestyle enthusiasts from all walks of life. Expect workshops, classes, performances, yoga, kid’s activities, cooking demo’s, movie screenings and lots more! For more information, visit Bali Vegan Festival.
Ubud Chefs’ Collaboration Charity Lunch
CasCades Restaurant of Viceroy Bali are hosting another Ubud Chefs’ Collaboration Charity Lunch this year, taking place on the 9th October from midday. Some of the most talented chefs in Ubud will be cooking up one course each for you, and all proceeds raised will go towards assisting local Ubud-based initiatives. Tickets cost IDR 1,200,000 net food only or IDR 1,800,000 net with wine pairing. To book, contact Viceroy Bali, p. +62 (0)361 972 111 or emailing [email protected]
The New Tipple in Town
Arrr, me hearties! There is a new rum in town, and it is delicious! Nusa Caña is a new rum, cultivated by four friends with a passion for Bali [and pirate inspired drinks] who are bringing back the old school way of making rum using a rich Indonesian sugar cane. It can be found at trendy hotspots like Potato Head and Ku De Ta. Taste the tropical vibes!