To celebrate its 487th Anniversary which falls on 22nd June 2014, the metropolitan Capital City of Jakarta will sparkle with one month-long events and festivals. Scheduled to happen all across this sprawling city, no less than 52 events and festivals will highlight this year's anniversary celebrations.
In addition there will also be festivals at district level such as the Passer Festival in Central Jakarta, Rawa Belong Flower Festival in West Jakarta, Coastland Festival in North Jakarta, Palang Pintu Festival in South Jakarta, and the Culinary Festival at the Kepulauan Seribu ( the Thousand Islands).
To guide you through the gamut of events, here is a short list of events for you to watch and participate and enjoy :
1st June: Launch of Jakarta’s 487th Anniversary (at Marto Bridge, Kemayoran), Fun Bike 2014 (The Office of West Jakarta’s mayor), Batavia Art Festival 2014 Fathillah Square, Old Batavia) Passer Ikan Fair (Maritime Museum)
1st -3rd June: East Jakarta Fair (Cipinang Indah Mall, East Jakarta)
6th June-6th July: Jakarta Fair Kemayoran 2014 (JI EXPO, Kemayoran).
6th-7th June: Art and Culture Exhibition and Performances (Southwest Gate of Monas/National Monument)
7th June-19th July: Jakarta Great Sale (in over 75 malls and shopping centers all over Jakarta);
7th June: Jakarta’ Museum Day Festival (Fatahillah Square, Old Batavia)
7th-8th June: Nusantara Culinary Festival and Jakarta Fair - Pekan Raya Jakarta (at the Natiional Monument Square)
8th June: Jakarta International 10K (Southwest Gate of Monas)
10th-15th June: Jakarta Folk Festival (Monas)
12th-14th June: Sentra Barat Fair (The Courtyard of West Jakarta’s mayor’s Office)
14th-15th June: Passer Baroe Festival (Passer Baroe Area)
15th June: Jakarnaval (Starting southeast of Monas - Municipal Hall - Thamrin -Sudirman - Semanggi carrying the theme: Magical Maska); Fun Walk (East Jakarta)
19th June: The Final and Award Night of Abang None Tourism Ambassadors Pageant
20th-21st June: Rawa Belong Flower Festival (Rawa Belong Flower Center, West Jakarta)
21st June: Jakarta Night Festival
22nd June: Official Ceremony commemorating Jakarta’s 487th Anniversary
24th June-23rd July: Monas Fair 2014
As In last year, the eve of Jakarta’s 487th anniversary, which falls on 21st June 2014, will again be highlighted with celebrations of Jakarta Night Festival, complete with music, performances, and fireworks for all to enjoy. Adopting the car free-night concept, the main street of MH Thamrin all the way to Hotel Indonesia Roundabout will be closed for vehicles and instead, 8 performance stages will be built at several locations to be filled with popular bands, singers and cultural performances.
On 22nd June, the day will begin with the 0fficial Ceremony, in the evening is a gala dinner and reception at Jakarta’s City Hall. Meanwhile the Jakarta Humanoid Festival Happening Art will entertain the public all night long at the Jalan MH.Thamrin, bringing to a close the month-long celebrations.
For detailed information, do visit: http://www.jakarta.go.id/
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