Events in Surabaya
Surabaya plays hosts to many different festivals and events throughout the year. There is a great balance that exists between cultural and religious celebrations, so tourists are often welcome to join in on the festivities. Three of the most popular events include:
The Surabaya Culture Parade (May)
This parade celebrates the anniversary of Surabaya and is held every year in May. Expect to enjoy various cultural performances, marching bands, Baraongsai dancing and many traditional ceremonies. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the parade always promises a fun-filled time of celebration.
The Yosakoi Dance Festival
Surabaya has hosted this festival since 2003, quickly turning it into a beloved tradition. Take a look at the skills of the traditional dancers as a number of teams compete. Take in the gorgeous costumes and musical instruments and really make the most of your stay.
The Kite Festival (July)
The international kite festival is usually held here in July each year and features kite exhibitions, workshops and bazaars. While kite lovers from all over the globe gather here, it is also a wonderful spot for families - children simply love it.