Bali's 4th Sanur Village Festival August 12-16, 2009, is shaping up to be bigger and better, inspired by its declared theme of "Life Marine."
This year's event will be centered on a new four-hectare beachside venue on Jalan Mertasari to accommodate a full range of entertainment, culinary and other events.
Cultural and Water-based Activities
Cultural activities will continue to dominate this year's festival via a series of traditional arts performances, parades, live music, water sports and a non-stop food festival. Included in the celebration this August will be a numerous sub-aqua events aimed at protecting and preserving Bali's coral reef.
A total of thirty booths will participate in this year's 4th Sanur Village Festival presenting the wide range of food and drink available to Sanur visitors throughout the year. And, as in past years, prizes will be awarded to the booth presenting the best food with the best booth decoration.
Celebrating the Arts
Sanur has always been a preferred "home" for Bali's artists, both of the local and imported variety. In recognition of this fact, an extensive arts program will celebrate the best of local paintings and sculptures through a series of exhibitions and street-art presentations.
Also on tap for this year's Sanur Village Festival will be a full schedule of sporting events. Sporting enthusiasts will have the chance to watch the Asian Beach Rugby Championship, street ball and a new event – the Sanur Quadrathon comprised of cycling, running, swimming and canoeing.
[2009 Sanur Festival Website]
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