The Kuta Karnival is a community and recovery initiative of the Kuta Small Business Association for the island of Bali. The Kuta Karnival is officially endorsed by the Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, Government of Bali and Bali Tourism Board.
After the first Bali Bombing in 2002 at Kuta, a permanent memorial was built on the site of the destroyed Paddy’s Pub on Legian Street. The memorial was dedicated on 12 October 2004, the second anniversary of the attack. The dedication included a Balinese Hindu ceremony and the opportunity for mourners to lay flowers and other offerings. The Australian ambassador and Indonesian officials attended the ceremony as most of the victims were Australians.
The Balinese mark their commitment in a nine-day long event. After major cleansing ceremonies, establishing a memorial for the lost lives, and paying respect to those who left loved ones behind, the people of Kuta look forward to restoring Bali’s image through an event named “Kuta Karnival — A Celebration of Life”.
This year, we have Sunset Culture Parade, Turtle Release, and Paddle for Peace, Balinese Culture Show, Kite Festival, Beach Sport Competitions, Surfing Contest, Food Festival with rows and rows of culinary displays along the one kilometer of sandy beach, and of course there are Music Fiesta as well.......