Why You Should Visit Bali in June [2024]

indonesian-chefs-at-bali-ubud-food-festival-Special event, Lunch with the Queen of Indonesian Cuisine  at The View Restaurant, Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa, during the Bali Ubud Food Festival. Photo Credit: Anggara Mahendra.


Is June a good time to visit Bali? In fact, Bali in June 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 June in the Island of the Gods!

Weather in Bali in June

Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. Wet season runs from October to April. And 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.

In fact, June falls in the middle of the dry season in Bali. That means lower humidity and fewer rainy days than during wet season.

In terms of temperature,  the average high temperature in Bali in June is 26.5 degrees Celsius, or 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

It rains an average of 6 days in June. And there is an average of 5 centimeters of rainfall.

  Ave. High Ave. Low Ave. Rainfall Rainy Days
Canggu 35 C / 94 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Denpasar 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Kuta 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Sanur 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Seminyak 32 C / 91 F 24 C / 75 F 13 inches 19
Ubud 30 C / 86 F 22 C / 71 F 11 inches 17
Based on averages according to Google.

If you would like to know what Bali is like in other months, check out the Best Time to Visit Bali>>

Things to Do in Bali in June  

Three of the highest profile events of the year take place or get underway in June. And they include a film festival, an arts festival and a food festival.

There is also a national holiday as well as  important Muslim and Hindu festivals.

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. 

Pancasila Day – 1 June 2024

Celebrating Pancasila Day on a beach. Photo Credit: Dinora Andrian.

The nation of Indonesia was founded on 1 June 1945. On that day, President Sukarno gave a famous speech outlining the five principles that would become the foundation of Indonesia.

  • Belief in the supreme God
  • Justice and civility among peoples
  • Unity of Indonesia
  • Democracy through deliberation and consensus among representatives
  • Social justice for all the people of Indonesia

Pancasila Day is a national holiday in Indonesia. Schools and most businesses are closed. Interestingly, it is a relatively new holiday in Indonesia. While it has been recognized since 1945, Pancasila Day only became an official holiday in 2016. And it is always celebrated on June First.

In Bali, Pancasila Day is known as Conversation Between the Sky and the Earth.

Idul Adha – 17 June 2024 (Tentative)

Idul Adha is a Islamic holiday in Indonesia, which is a predominately Muslim country. While Bali is predominately Hindu, the island has a large Muslim minority.

As with the rest of Indonesia, schools and most businesses on the island are closed.

Idul Adhait falls on the 10th day of the last  month on the Islamic Calendar. It is also known as the Day of Sacrifice. Idul Adha is a feast day for Muslims. And many Muslim families sacrifice a sheep, goat or cow on this day. , 

Future Idul Adha Dates

  • 2025 – 7 June
  • 2026 – 27 May
  • 2027 – 16 May
  • 2028 – 4 May

June Solstice – 21 June 2024

While Indonesia straddles the Equator, Bali lies 8 degrees south of it. Therefore, technically speaking, the Solstice taking place in June should be called the Winter Solstice. And the one falling in December should be called the Summer Solstice.

Tumpek Wayang  – 22 June 2024

Balinese puppet. Photo Credit: Tropen Museum.

Tumpek Wayang is the sixth day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day puppeteers honour the Puppet God. Interestingly, it is considered inauspicious for a baby to be born on this day. When this happens, puppeteers perform a purification ceremony to protect them from harm.

Tumpek Wayang 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.

Click here for more information: Tumpek Days Explained>>

Held Across Bali

Future Tumpek Wayang Dates

  • 2024 – 22 June
  • 2025 – 18 January; 16 August
  •  2026 – 14 March; 10 October
  • 2027 – 8 May; 4 December

Balinale – Bali International Film Festival – 2024 Dates Pending

The Bali International Film Festival, a.k.a. Balinale, showcases independent and award-winning films from Indonesia and other countries around the world. And included are fiction, documentaries, features films, and short films.

Website: Bali International Film Festival

Perang Pandan – 2024 Dates Pending

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 Arts Festival – 2024 Dates Pending

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.

The festival usually starts on the second Saturday of June. And it finishes in July.

Events Held Across Bali

Ubud Food Festival –  2024 Dates Pending


Return of the Jungle Chef, Charles Toto,shows off his culinary skills at a invigorating cooking demonstration at Teatro Kulinar. Photo Credit: Anggara Mahendra and Ubud Food Festival.

More than 100 food industry professionals from across Indonesia and around the world will travel to Bali to take part in this year’s  Ubud Food Festival.

Chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, food writers, scientists, and activists will conduct cooking demonstrations and workshops, giving festival goers the chance to perfect their culinary skills.

There will be a variety of special events during the three-day festival.

The programme will include food forums, food tours, coffee workshops, film screenings, cooking demonstrations, food talks, workshops, masterclasses, and live performance.

Free events will include visits to night markets and live music after dark.

Participants will learn that there is far more to Indonesia than rendang, sate, gado gado, and nasi goreng!

Location: Ubud, Bali.

Tenganan Festival – 2024 Dates Pending

Tenganan Festival is held during Usaba Sambah, a ceremony in the village of  Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is one of the oldest villages in Bali. A highlight os the Mekare-kare or Pandan War.

Festival Karangsem – 2024 Dates Pending

Festival Karangasem is a community event for entertaining the Karangasem public by presenting festival activities such as culinary and other cultural performances to motivate the growth of culture and art and community participation in development.

Pesta Kesenian Bali – 2024 Dates Pending

The big festival introduces Balinese art and preserves Bali as the main tourism destination in Indonesia. Aside from parade, various competitions will be held in this event, such as literature competition, handy craft, painting and other parades such as culinary, fashion, ngelawang, ramatari, gong kebyar, and traditional dance performances.

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