Go Indonesia :: Enjoy The Banyuwangi Yearly Festival


There are all kinds of festival that people can enjoy in

Banyuwangi yearly festival (B-Fest). The B-Fest itself

is a yearly event that was held by the Banyuwangi local government. This

yearly event was held for the very first time in 2012 and the event

continues up until this day. This yearly event was held to celebrate

Banyuwangi anniversary day that fall at 18 December. The B-Fest itself

taking places from October until December where there will be festival of

all kinds that everyone can enjoy from young to old.

Banyuwangi Yearly Festival List

Like it has said before, there are all sort of festival that will be

held in this Banyuwangi Yearly Festival. The number of

festival that was held is increasing year after year, which allows people

to get something more to enjoy. The event not only manage to attract the

attention from local people (Indonesian people), but also from

international tourist. It makes this yearly event as one of the biggest

tourist attraction that has successfully introduced Banyuwangi as a

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In 2015 there are more than 20 festivals that will be held in this

Banyuwangi yearly festival and the festivals are

  • Clean toilet festival
  • House renovation festival
  • “Sego Tempong” culinary festival
  • Local fruit festival
  • Wayang Kulit (Javanese shadow puppet) festival
  • Clean River festival
  • Children traditional toy festival
  • Percussion and Larlare Orchestra festival
  • Banyuwangi Kite festival
  • Santri festival
  • National Barongan festival
  • Banyuwangi Beach Jazz festival
  • Gandrung Sewu festival
  • Banyuwangi plantation festival
  • Banyuwangi batik festival
  • Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival
  • Ngopi Sepuluh Ewu Festival
  • Kuwung Festival
  • Anak Yatim (fatherless children) festival
  • International surfing competition, and there are much more

Each and every year, there is something new that presented in this

event. Way back then in 2012, there is only 10 events that was held in

this yearly event, but in 2015 the number has increased up to 36 events.

The events itself cover everything about Banyuwangi from its sports

event, its natural beauty that was worth as a popular tourist

destination, its local art and everything else.

Among all those events, there are several events that were considered

as the original part of this event.  Events such as International

Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, Banyuwangi Batik Festival and Beach Jazz

Festival are some of them. Those events are the original part of this

yearly event that has been held since the very beginning in 2012.

Different event in this Banyuwangi Yearly Festival

has different theme. Take for example the Clean Toilet Festival. The main

purpose of this festival is to have clean toilet in every public places

in Banyuwangi. It means, that every public places such as school, Islamic

boarding school, hotel, offices, and other places should have clean

toilet. A clean toilet may sound simple, but this is critical for

people’s health and the local government of Banyuwangi wants to

increase people attention on this simple hygiene matter.

Then there is Beach Jazz Festival. Some people may wonder why do local

event like this has to include jazz, which is not a traditional music

after all and not many people who even listen to this kind of genre? But

here is the thing; Jazz has managed to level itself up to the spotlight.

Jazz also manage to walk together, hand in hand with all kind of

traditional music, including Banyuwangi traditional music and art, no

matter where they are. Consider Jazz as universal language that can help

to bring out the voice of Banyuwangi traditional art to rest of Indonesia

and also to the whole world. That is the reason why Jazz music was

included in this event up until this day.

The festival was held not only to promote the culture and everything

else about Banyuwangi to the rest of the world, but is also held to push

the society in this city to maximize the potency that they have. There

are plenty of art and culture in Banyuwangi. Together, the government and

the society will be able to bring Banyuwangi into a much better city.

Don’t forget to come and enjoy the culture diversity that you can

enjoy only at the Banyuwangi yearly festival and get the

enjoyment of seeing and experiencing something new.