Bali: Kuta Karnival - Celebration of Life

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1. Posted by ksba (First Time Poster 1 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!


BALI, IndonesiaBalis Kuta Beach will be alive with excitement September 11 to October
12 this year with the first Kuta Karnival. Kuta Small Business Association (KSBA) is
finalizing details for a month-long line-up of activities centering along Balis southwest
coastline and famed sunset beach, Kuta. Many other events will occur island-wide.
Activities will draw national and international talent, sports stars and entertainers.

Among carnival thrills are X-treme sports events, live band performances, food festivals,
fashion shows, traditional dance and drama, art and sculpture exhibitions. Celebrating
life and peaceful living, the festival commemorates the New York World Trade Center
terrorist tragedy in 2001 and Balis bomb explosions 13 months later.

X-treme week, October 2-9, will feature surfing and speed climbing events with the
worlds top competitors. Beach volleyball and soccer events are open to local and
international teams. International Rugby Union and Aussie Rules tournaments will be a
part of the celebration, as will the Wismilak International Tennis Tournament, occurring
concurrently September 8-14.

Art, music and cultural performances and competitions will showcase traditional dance
and theater, sand sculptures and art exhibitions, as well as fashion shows. National and
international performers are scheduled throughout the month at Kutas Hard Rock Hotel
and along the beach.

A festive street market atmosphere will highlight international and Asian foods, with
discounts at participating restaurants throughout the month. Likewise, participating
outlets will offer shopping and activity discounts, along with special sales in a beach
market area.

Events culminate October 12, in a colorful carnival parade, peace and remembrance
ceremonies, unveiling plans for a memorial and garden at the site of the October 12,
2002, bombing of Sari Club and Paddys Bar in central Kuta-Legian.

KSBA welcomes local, national and international financial and in-kind sponsorships;
volunteer talent, artists and assistance; and other local events and activities to
participate or join in the month-long carnival calendar.

[ Edit: sorry, no email addresses or website promotion please ]

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6853 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the info ksba, sounds like a good event you have planned there - with a
suitable tribute to the Bali bombing!

Please note that email addresses or website promotion aren't allowed in our forums.
Instead I suggest that people interested in this event send ksba a message through
the messaging system.

Thanks, Peter

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6853 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

oh.. and welcome to Travellerspoint