Why You Should Visit Bali in August [2024]

Traditional giant kites and the Indonesian flag flying over MertasariBeach in Sanur, Bali, during the International Bali Kite Festival. Photo Credit: Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo) .

Is Bali in August a good time to visit? To start with, Bali in August is the peak season. So discounts will be hard to find. However, August in Bali is also the dry season. So chances of rain are few. And the relative humidity is relatively low. In addition, two important festivals and Independence Day take place in August. Moreover, the on-going kite festival is also flying high.


Weather in Bali in August

Sunny skies are the norm in Bai in August. Photo Credit: Nick Wehrli.

What is the weather like in Bali in August? Because Bali is near the Equator, there is little variation in temperature from month to month. To clarify, Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. Wet season runs from October to April. And dry season runs from May to September. In fact, August is falls in the middle of the dry season in Bali.

In terms of temperature,  the average temperature in Bali in August is a high of 30 degrees Celsius, or 85 degrees Fahrenheit; and a low of 22 degrees Celsius, or 72 degrees Fahrenheit. And it rains an average of only three days in August. To clarity, an average of less than one inch of rain falls in August. In fact, August is Bali’s driest month of the year.

Finally, because August is one of the windiest months of the year, it is a great time to fly kites, an activity popular with locals and foreigners alike.

  Ave. High Ave. Low Ave. Rainfall Rainy Days
Canggu 30 C / 85 F 22 C / 72 F 0.9 inches 3
Denpasar 30 C / 85 F 22 C / 72 F 0.9 inches 3
Kuta 30 C / 85 F 22 C / 72 F 0.9 inches 3
Sanur 30 C / 85 F 22 C / 72 F 0.9 inches 3
Seminyak 30 C / 85 F 22 C / 72 F 0.9 inches 3
Ubud 30 C / 84 F 20 C / 68 F 3.3 inches 3
Based on averages according to Google.

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Visiting Bali in August

August is peak tourism season in Bali. So expect to pay top dollar for hotel rooms. However, there are lots of activities in August. If you like action, Sanur and Ubud would be your top choices. Other hotspots include Benoa, Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Seminyak.

What to Do in Bali in August

Two of Bali’s most important cultural festivals take place in Bali in August. If you include, the Bali Kite Festival – which spans four months – make that four. A short guide to the most important August events in Bali follows.

Makepung Bullock Races – Ongoing

Makepung Buffalo Races. Photo Credit: Bali Government Tourism Office.

Nine Makepung Bullock Races are held in six different competitions every other Sunday from July to November.  The Regent Cup is held in August. And the Governor Cup is held in November. Moreover. traditional arts are on display. Talk about a feast for the eyes!

Makepung Buffalo Races – Jemberana Regency, Bali.

Bali Kite Festival – Ongoing

Traditional giant kites flying over Mertasari Beach in Sanur, Bali, during the International Bali Kite Festival. Photo Credit: Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo) 

The Bali Kite Festival is an annual event. And it takes place during the windiest months of the year. But the dates vary because they depend on weather conditions. Basically, it gets underway when the winds start to blow. And it ends when the winds die down.

Usually, the festival kicks off in July and concludes in October. But July and August are when it is at its peak. Because that is also one of Bali’s peak tourist seasons. And most of the action is at the beach.

Bali Kite Festival – Padanggalak (north of Sanur), Bali.


. Traditionally, the Balinese believed that their ancestors souls left their family compounds on this day.

Because the Pawukon calendar has only 210 days, Galungan will take place again in 210 days, with Kuningan following in 10 days.

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Held Across Bali

Indonesian Independence Day – 17 August 2024

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day. Photo Credit: Arifedisant.

Indonesian Independence Day is a public holiday in Indonesia. And it is celebrated on 17 August each year. To clarify, it commemorates Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule.

Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated in Bali with parades, cultural performances, air shows, marching bands, and food fairs.

Tumpek Uduh – 31 August 2024

Hindu procession carrying offerings. Photo Credit: Annette Teng.


Tumpek Uduh is the second day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day the Balinese make offerings to the Food God. On this day, they show respect to trees and other plants.

Tumpek Uduh is one of the six auspicious days on the Balinese Pawukon Calendar. These days occur when the fifth day of the five-day Balinese week falls on a Saturday. And this happens every 35 days. In fact, it takes 210 days to complete the cycle. To clarify, the Balinese Pawukon Year has 210 days.

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Held Across Bali

Tumpek Uduh Future Dates

  • 2025 – 29 March; 25 October
  • 2026 – 23 May; 19 December
  • 2027 – 17 July


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