Why You Should Visit Bali in July [2022]

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Preparing the feast for Perang Pandan in Tenganan Village, Karangasem, Bali. Photo Credit: Riza Nugratha.

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Is July a good time to visit Bali? In fact, Bali in June s 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

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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. HighAve. Low Ave. RainfallRainy DaysAve. HumidityCa
Canggu31 C / 89 F23 C / 73 F2,2 inches578%
Denpasar30 C / 86 F23 C / 73 F2,2 inches580%
Kuta31 C / 89 F23 C / 73 F2,2 inches579%
Sanur31 C / 89 F23 C / 73 F2,2 inches578%
Seminyak31 C / 89 F23 C / 73 F2,2 inches578%
Ubud29 C / 84 F20 C / 68 F3.5 inches485%
Based on averages according to Google.

Visiting Bali in July

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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

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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.

Tumpek Uduh – 8 July 2023

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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 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 year has 210 days.

Bali Kite Festival – Date TBD

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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.

Bali Arts Festival – 11 June to 9 July 2022

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

BHA Sustainable Food Festival – 8 to 24 July 2022

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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 two 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.

Tumpek Krulut – 23 July 2022

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Men playing traditional Balinese instruments. Photo Credit; Artem Beliakin.

Tumpek Krulut is one of the six auspicious days on the Balinese 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 year has 210 days.

Tumpek Krulut is the fourth day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day that the Balinese pay respect to musical instruments such as bronze gamelans, masks, and dance costumes. Devotees lay objects in front of a large gong. And they recite prayers, sprinkle holy water, and make small offerings.

BTW, a gamelan is an ensemble of musical instruments played with mallets and a set of drums.

Held Across Bali

Perang Pandan – 23 to 24 July 2022

friendly combat at perang pandan festival
Friendly combat. Photo Credit: Putu Wijanatha.

A traditional Balinese coming of age ritual, Perang Pandan is a highlight of the Usaba Sambah festival, which lasts about a month. During the event, young males fight each other in a friendly battle with bamboo shields and pandanus leaves.

Held in the villages of Tenganan Pergringsingan and Tenganan Dauh Tukad.

Bali International Choir Festival – 25 to 28 July 2022

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2021 winner of the youth category, solo singing competition.

The 11th annual Bali International Choir Festival is back following a two-year hiatus. In fact, choirs from across Indonesia will perform at the 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

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