Yogyakarta is known for its vibrant scene of traditional arts and culture and offers visitors plenty of events all year round.
Grebeg festival is a cultural event celebrating the holidays of Islamic faith, held on 16 April this year. If features several events across the city, highlighted with a colorful procession that starts from the morning and heads up to Yogyakarta palace.
Tech enthusiasts are with a date of one of the biggest geek events in the city with Yogyakarta Geek Fair on May 6, at Hartono Mall. The fair brings together more than 60 startups to showcase their work in the digital, IT, and technology community, and features prominent speakers from the industry.
Vesak Festival on 10th May is another religious ritual that highlights the rich cultural heritage of the city. Celebrating the life of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, you can watch the rituals and look up as hundreds of lanterns are lit and released for the occasion.
Art has a big share of the city’s calendar in June with Yogyakarta Art Festival, held this year at the Ngasem Market complex. The festival is a must-see for art lovers, with dozens of artists participating from around the world, and featuring diverse street and stage performances.