Why You Should Visit Bali in July [2024]

Drummers performing at the Sanur Village Festival. Photo Credit: Sanur Village Festival.


Is July a good time to visit Bali? In fact, Bali in July is both the dry season and the peak season. So the good news is, it will be sunny and dry almost every day. In other words, you can spend lots of time soaking up the sun or taking a dip in the ocean or a pool. But the bad news is, because it is peak season, bargains will be hard to find. Therefore, keep reading to find out more about the weather as well as what’s happening in July in the Island of the Gods!

Weather in Bali in July

bathing at sacred spring in bali
Bathing at a sacred spring. Photo Credit: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi.

What is the weather like in Bali in July? Firstly, Bali weather in July is dry. To clarify, Bali has only two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season runs from October to April. And the dry season runs from May to September.

Because Bali is near the Equator, there is little variation in temperature from month to month. However, there is more chance of rain during wet season. And the humidity tends to higher, as well.

Not only does July fall in the middle of the dry season. In fact, it is the second driest month of the year. In other words, it only rains on average about four days during the month.

Regarding temperature,  the average high temperature in Bali in July is 31 degrees Celsius, or 89 degrees Fahrenheit. And the average humidity in Bali in July is 80%. Regarding rainfall, it rains an average of four or five days in Bali in July. And there is an average of 2.2 inches of rainfall.

  Ave. High Ave. Low Ave. Rainfall Rainy Days Ave. HumidityCa
Canggu 31 C / 89 F 23 C / 73 F 2,2 inches 5 78%
Denpasar 30 C / 86 F 23 C / 73 F 2,2 inches 5 80%
Kuta 31 C / 89 F 23 C / 73 F 2,2 inches 5 79%
Sanur 31 C / 89 F 23 C / 73 F 2,2 inches 5 78%
Seminyak 31 C / 89 F 23 C / 73 F 2,2 inches 5 78%
Ubud 29 C / 84 F 20 C / 68 F 3.5 inches 4 85%
Based on averages according to Google.

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Visiting Bali in July

sunny weather in bali in july
Sunny skies are the norm in Bali in July. Photo Credit: Artem Beliaikin

July is the peak tourist season in Bali. Consequently, bargains at hotels and resorts will be hard to find. If you don’t mind paying full price, make sure to book early. Otherwise, you might not be able to book the hotel of your choice

Restaurants and clubs will be crowded. But, hey!  That makes them all the more fun! You don’t want to hang out alone, do you?

According to Bali.com, Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, and Ubud are where the most action is in July.

Things to Do in Bali in July

procession in bali
Processions like this are common in Bali. Photo Credit: Artem Beliaikin,

Bali has an amazing ability to surprise you with unexpected processions and ceremonies and festivities. Even your tour guide might be surprised! But they are far too many – and localized – to list. So here are a few of the island’s higher profile events in July.

Saraswati – 13 July 2024

Goddess Saraswati.

On Saraswati, the Balinese pay homage to the goddess of knowledge and books by sprinkling water on images of her and on books. Children are an important part of the festival as they pray and make offerings to her at the temple of their school.

Saraswati Dates

  • 2025


Pagerwesi  – 17 July 2024

Pagerwesi offerings. Photo Credit: Denpasar Tourism.

Pagerwesi is closely related to Saraswati, which is celebrated four days earlier. And its purpose is to protect the knowledge that was gained on Saraswati in the battle against evil. In fact, it is one of the biggest festivals of the year in Bali. And it is celebrated at night, mostly at home and at the gravesites of deceased family members. 

Pagerwesi Future Dates

  • 2025


Bali Arts Festival – 15 June to 13 July 2024

drama at bali arts festival
A dramatic performance at the Bali Arts Festival. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Bali Arts Festival is the largest and and the longest arts festival of the year in Indonesia. And its purpose is to preserve the classical arts and traditions of each locale. For example, there are parades, competitions. exhibitions, and workshops.

Held Across Bali

Makepung Bullock Races – mid-July to mid- November 2024

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 International Choir Festival – 23 to 25 July 2024

bali international choir winner
2021 winner of the youth category, solo singing competition.

Choirs from across Indonesia will perform at tThe Bali International Choir Festival. And activities will include clinics, stage rehearsals, workshops, exchanges, and concerts.

Categories include sacred music, gospel and spiritual, religious, pop and jazz, folk, vocal groups. and virtual choirs.

Held in Denpasar

Tumpek Landep  – 27 July 2024

 Car adorned with Tumpek Landep offerings. Photo Credit: Christophe95.

On Tumpek LandepHindu believers hang handmade offerings from vehicles and other metal objects and pray to the God of Heirlooms to sharpen their minds.

On this day devotees make offerings to objects that are made of metal. In addition to ceremonial objects, the custom extends to modern objects such as mobile phones, computers, automobiles, and bicycles.

On one of my trips to Bali, I was surprised to see employees at my hotel arriving with offerings dangling from the fronts of their cars and motor scooters. When I inquired, an employee told me about Tumpek Landep. Moreover, he accompanied me to a nearby temple that evening, where I was able to observe the tail end of a beautiful ceremony.

Only in Bali!!!

Tumpek Landep is one of the six auspicious days on the Balinese Pawukon Calendar. In fact, it is the first day of the cycle.

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.

Click here for more information: Tumpek Days Explained>>

Held Across Bali

Tumpek Landep Future Dates

  • 2025 – 22 February; 20 September
  • 2026 – 18 April; 14 November
  • 2027 – 12 June

BHA Sustainable Food Festival – 2024 Dates Pending

Traditional Balinese Foods. Photo Credit: Bali Hotels Association

Dozens of hotels and restaurants across Bali are participating in the second annual Bali Hotel Association Sustainable Food Festival. To clarify, this BHA sponsored festival is aimed at encouraging a more sustainable way of operating food and beverage establishments.

Participating restaurants must serve at least two sustainable dishes at lunch and three sustainable dishes at dinner throughout the festival period.

These dishes must comprise ingredients that are sourced 100% from Indonesia. Ideally, they should showcase traditional dishes such as rendang and balado. Moreover, they should use organically grown produce.

Sanur Village Festival – 2024 Dates Pending

Cultural activities are an important part of the Sanur Village Festival. Photo Credit: Sanur Village Festival.

The Sanur Village Festival is a yearly event held in the coastal village of Sanur. And it celebrates arts, food, culture, fashion, yoga and the environment. In fact, a number of large scale events are held concurrently with the festival.

And examples include tennis, a traditional boat competition, marine water sports, a surfing competition, a photography contest and exhibition, a kite flying festival, a village cycling tour, a bazaar, a coral plantation, a baby turtle release, a food festival, a music and cultural show, yoga, an open golf tournament, and the Bali International Triathlon.

Sanur Village Festival – Pantai Matahari Terbit, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali.

Ubud Village Jazz Festival – 2024 Dates Pending


Musicians performing at the 4th annual Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Ubud, Bali.

The Ubud Village Jazz Festival features various types of jazz music performed by domestic and international musicians. In addition, there are jazz workshops.

Ubud Village Jazz Festival – Agung Rai Museum of Art, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali.

Bali Kite Festival – Date Pending

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.

The actual dates vary from year to year because they depend on weather conditions. They the festival usually begins in July.

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

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