Horas Samosir Fiesta 2018: 12 events to Highlights the enchanting beauty of Samosir Island and Lake Toba in 2018


Blessed with outstanding natural splendors and fascinating culture, the island of Samosir right at the center of the magnificent Lake Toba in North Sumatra invites everyone from all parts of the globe to experience its abundance enchanting wonders in a series of events that will last through the year. Taking place at the Sapta Pesona Building, the Office of the Ministry of Tourism in Jakarta, the Regency of Samosir in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism launched the Horas Samosir Fiesta Calendar of events 2018 on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, which will fill the year with 12 exciting events.

Consist of Music Shows, Cultural festivals, Sport-Tourism Competition, and more, the Horas Samosir Fiesta features three main international events that will definitely turn the spotlights to the regency. These are: Samosir Music International Festival, Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) Championship Asia, and Samosir Lake Toba Ultra Marathon.

The Regent of Samosir, Rapidin Simbolon explained that the three events which are international-scaled are professionally organized and applies international standards. “Last year, the three events attracted a huge number of international tourists. That is why this year we are optimistic and make even more careful and detailed preparations including in infrastructures as well as others, to ensure the success of these events” added Rapidin Simbolon.

Meanwhile, speaking for the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, the Deputy of Tourism Industry and Destinations Development, Dadang Rizki Ratman pointed out that tourists arrivals to Lake Toba area continues to show positive trends. This correlates with the extensive developments made to the infrastructures of the region including toll-roads, airport, and seaports. “In the accessibility to Samosir Island, there will be two ro-ro ships that can accommodate 35-40 cars and passengers’ capacity of 3000. Those who travel overland, there will be free car services from Silangit twice a day” said Dadang Rizki Ratman.

Here is the complete Schedule of Horas Samosir Fiesta 2018:

-          White Sand Festival, March 31st

-          Gondang Naposo Traditional Music Festival, April 27th-28th

-          Sigale-gale Giant Puppet Carnival, June 18th-20th

-          Samosir Eco Sport Tourism, July 1st-7th

-          Horja Bius Mangalahat Horbo, July 6th-7th

-          Samosir Music International Festival, August 25th

-          GFNY Championship Asia, September 2nd

-          Samosir Lake Toba Ultra Marathon, September 21st-22nd

-          Samosir Jazz Season, October 27th

-          Sipinggan Festival, December 28th

-          Samosir Christmas Season, December 29th -30th