“FLORES” PHOTO EXHIBITION 1-17 March, HOS
The art Gallery of House of Sampoerna visualizes the living realities of Flores communities among the definitely large diversities of Indonesian Cultures throught photography. Relish the pulses of life of Flores Communities throught photos on 21-28 February 2013 at Jalan Taman Sampoerna No.6 Surabaya, call : 031 3539000.
EAST JAVA MISTER AND MISS (RAKA-RAKI) CONTEST 23 March
A couple of art and culture ambassadors-at-large will be elected in an annual contest held on 23 March 2013 by the Provincial Government of East Java to represent this province. The finalists representing town and cities all over East Java Province will show up in East Java traditional costumes and expose their knowledge about cultures and tourism in East Java.
PAPER LANTERN FESTIVAL 30 March, Taman Prestasi – Kalimas
Enjoy the varieties of design of colorful and beautiful paper lantern displayed along the the kalimas river banks.
WEDDING EXHIBITION April, City Of Tommorow
Are you searching for information on wedding supports? Wedding Exhibition 2013 is one of exhibitions supplying complete wedding information. It will be held in April 2013 in City Of Tomorrow (CITO) Surabaya. Leading wedding vendors will participate in this exhibition and offers services in wedding invitation cards, venues, catering, photography, salons, bridal, gowns and coats as well as honey moon package.
EAST JAVA BATIK FASHION SHOW April, City Of Tomorrow
Batik is an Indonesian masterpiece. The East Java Batik Fashion Show is held by City of Tomorrow (CITO) in order to appreciate the artworks of local designers in East Java in exploiting Batik into appealing fashion designs. It is a prestigious media for promoting the fashion designs of local designers in East Java.
SURABAYA SHOPPING FESTIVAL 1-31 May
Shopping centers in Surabaya participzte to celebrate the 720th Anniverssary of Surabaya by collaborating with the City Government of Surabaya. Leading malls all over Surabaya offer discount rate up to 70% and other attractive packages for shopaholic.
SURABAYA FASHION PARADE 1-5 May, Tunjungan Plaza, 10.00-22.00
It is an annual parade. I will be held on 1-5 May 2013 in the Atrium of Tunjungan Plaza 3 by the Tunjungan Plaza Management in order to appreciate the artworks of local fashion designers in Surabaya. There are some categories of contest, inter alia: Surabaya Fashion Designers. Last year 100 designers participated in this event. It is estimated that the number will increase in 2013, since it is a prestigious media for promoting the fashion designs of local designers in Surabaya.
SURABAYA FASHION EXPO 3-5 May, Convention Hall TP 3
It is facilitated by Tunjungan Plaza to appreciate the artworks of local fashion designers in Surabaya. There are some categories in this expo.
LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 3-4 May, Tunjungan Plaza, 22.00-24.00
Cheap shopping promo at late night will be held again in Tunjungan Plaza 1 through 4, from 10.00 am – midnight, West Indonesian Time. Shopaholic will be spoiled with up to 70% discount rate. Those having prepared leisure time and ample budget for pursuing various needs should not miss this event.
CULTURAL PARADE AND FLOATS 5 May, Tugu Pahlawan – Taman Surya
It is an opening event for celebrating the 720th Anniversary of Surabaya. Various artistic and cultural attractions and floats will marched along the main streets in Surabaya, from Hero Monument (Tugu Pahlawan) to City Garden (Taman Surya) in Surabaya City Hall.
MUSIC FESTIVAL 4 May, Balai Pemuda
It is held in the Yard of Balai Pemuda Surabaya. Young musicians will complete in this festival and well-known bands will perform hight quality arrangements. Come and see it !
BATIK EMBROIDERY AND ACCESSORY FAIR 2013 8-12 May
It is a national scale fair followed by approximately 100 crafters nurtured and reared by State Owned Companies in East Java and will be held in Grand City Convex to display various Batik motives and embroideries, both traditional and modern ones, from different areas all over East Java.
EAST JAVA FOLK THEATRE (LUDRUK) PERFORMANCE 11 May, 19.00, Balai Pemuda
It is one of typical arts in East Java, especially in Surabaya. Unfortunately, it is lately diminishing. In attempt to revive and preserve this folk theatre that used to be popular in its era, it will be performed on 11 May 2013 in the Yard of Balai Pemuda Surabaya so that it remains exsiting and can be enjoyed by various groups in the society.
FRUIT SALAD FESTIVAL 12 MAY, Kembang Jepun
Don’t miss this attractive festival. Find and enjoy the attractions when seeing the contestants wearing definitely appealing costumes are preparing this typical food of Surabaya called ‘Rujak Uleg’. It is followed by 1.200 contestants that will simultaneously mixing the fruit salad spices and held along Jalan Kembang Jepun Surabaya.
KITE BATTLE FESTIVAL May, THP Kenjeran
Kite battle is one of the most popular games in Surabaya and its surroundings. In the battle, the kites will be flown with brisk breezes to lift them aloft. Each of the kite flyers by cutting the kite strings of the others in the air and bring down their kites. It will be held in Kenjeran Park Surabaya to celebrate 720th Anniversary of Surabaya City.
10 MUSEUM COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION 31 May, 08.00-15.00, Tugu Pahlawan
It is held for celebrating the anniversary of international museum and Surabaya City. The managements of museums in Surabaya (Health Museum, Loka Jala Crana Museum, Rokok Sampoerna Museum, Tugu Pahlawan Museum) collaborate to hold the exhibition. Find and see collections and photos displayed by each of the museums. Don’t miss it. It is free of charge.
NIGHT MARKET @ FOOD FESTIVAL May 2013
It is held along May 2013 to celebrate the 720th anniversary of Surabaya and support Surabaya Shopping Festival Progam. Various fashion product, such as garments, accessories, shoes, bags and some others are offered.
‘TJAP TOENJOENGAN’ NIGHT MARKET 23 May – 2 June
It is an annual traditional food festival exposing the culinary nuances in East Java held in Tunjungan Plaza Motor Parking Lot. As usual, it will offer more than 100 traditional culinary menus, such as : Tahu Tek-Tek, Mie Kluntung, Semanggi, Rujak Cingur, Rawon, Tahu Campur, Kikil, Pecel, Aneka Penyetan, Nasi Krawu, etc. to flash back the East Java oldies markets, the venues will be decorated with traditionally. Some traditional entertainments, such as : Ludruk, Campur Sari, Wayang Orang and Outdoor Firms are performed in this event.
SURABAYA GREAT EXPO 6-20 May, Gramedia Expo
Visit this expo in Gramedia Expo. Various high quality products of small and medium enterprises that have been exiting and penetrating both domestic and overseas markets are displayed in this event.
JAJANAN SUROBOYO FESTIVAL May, City of Tomorrow
Surabaya is very popular with its culinary products. You can enjoy not only Western menus but also traditional pastries, baked goods, dainties and delicacies that at present can only be found in traditional markets in kampongs. In attempt to preserves these traditional menus in Surabaya
MONKEY DANCE FESTIVAL May, THP Kenjeran
Monkey Dance called ‘Thandhak Bedhes or Lethek (in Central Java) or Topeng Monyet (in West Java) is one of art performances involving monkeys. The monkeys are trained in such away in order to entertain spectators. In order to preserve this this art performance, it will be held in Kenjeran Park. A quite number of Thandhak Bedhes owners from Surabaya and its surrounding will contest in this festival.
DUREN & DURIAN @ FOOD FESTIVAL May-Jully, Pakuwon City Surabaya
It is an annual festival held in Pakuwon City Surabaya for fully 3 month length of time to spoil East Java people, especially Surabaya, who enjoy durian. In this event one can enjoy it with a special prace starting from IDR. 10.000,- and various pastries and delicacies with Durian as its main ingredient, such as : Ketan Durian, Dawet Durian, Kolak Durian, Soes Durian, Pancake Durian, and many more. The fresh and airy gardens with varieties of decorative lamps and Kampong style benches, chairs and tables will make the dinning atmosphere in food Festival more enjoyable.
LEATHER PUPPET SHOW KI PARYONO, SSN 1June, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
It is an original Indonesian art and serves as aefficacious communication media to understand essences of life. Obvisously , it delivers conceptions adoptable as valuable references for behaving and acting as reflected in a leather puppet show. It is surprising when it is performed on 1 June 2013 in the Audience Hall of Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, it will inspire anyone to adopt the good deeds practiced by the figures in the puppet show.
‘MUSLIMAH’ BEAUTY CONTEST June, City of Tomorrow
It is held by ‘Nurani’ Women Magazine in City of Tomorrow to elect a Moslem profile lady.
MANUFACTURING SURABAYA SERIES 12-15 June, Grand City Convex
It is a National scale manufacturing product exhibition held in Grand City Convex. It displays various industrial machinery product, marine and shipping products, electric power product, oil and gas product, plastic, molding and packaging product, dye machineries, automated industrial products and logistic products. It is definitely worth visiting for anyone dealing with any of those industries.
564th DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF SUNAN AMPEL 25-27 June, Makam Sunan Ampel
A religious commemoration of the death of Sunan Ampel (one of holy men first bringing islam to Java) for 3 successive days in 3rd week of Sya’ban in Islamic Calendar. The commemoration is opened with a common Islamic recitation on Friday. Next, it will be followed with convoy on Saturday and closed with mass circumcision program on Sunday and Islamic music performances. It will be held in Sunan Ampel Great Mosque.
JAVA FURNITURE FAIR 2013 26-30 June, JX Expo
If you intend to renew your home furniture, it is a fair worth visiting as it offers high quality furniture products from various areas all over Java Island. It will give you attractive alternatives for meeting your furniture needs. Don’t miss it ! Visit in JX Expo.
EAST PACK SURABAYA, EAST FOOD INDONESIA 5-8 June, Grand City Convex
East Pack Surabaya exhibits various superior packing industry product in Grand City Convex.
East Food Surabaya displays various food products and their variances, such as : processed foods alike in Grand City Convex.
G WALK FESTIVAL ART & FOOD July, G WALK
This cultural event is held annually by Citraland to expose the creations of selected Indonesian traditional and international artist community, in 2 strategic points in G-Walk area so that it can be easily accessed along the ways by the visitors of G-Walk Food Courts.
RAMADHAN PACKAGE July-August a Café House Of Sampoerna
To welcome the Ramadhan holy month, the House of Sampoerna Caffe offers Ramadhan Package for various menus for breaking fast for those fasting. The offered menus are suitable to enjoy for breaking fast in a Ramadhan nuance. Enjoy it during July-August 2013.
RAMADHAN FAIR July, City of Tomorrow
To celebrate the Ramadhan holy month, City of Tomorrow (CITO) holds Ramadhan Fair to display accessories and adornment associated with Ramadhan needs, such as : garments, food and drinks, etc.
REMO AND YOSAKOI DANCE FESTIVAL July, Balai Kota Surabaya
A quite number of dancers will perform a typical dance of Surabaya called Remo dance in a Remo Dance Festival Surabaya. It is a part of series of Cross Cultural Festival 2013. In addition there will be a performance to play a pair of typical Japanese musical instrument called ‘Naruko’ in extremely colorfull costumes created by the contestants to reflect the blended Japanese and Surabaya cultures. Don’t miss it ! Find it in Surabaya City Hall.
CROSS CULTURE FESTIVAL 4-6 July, G-Walk Citraland
The beautiful diversities of Indonesian cultures and foreign ones are exhibited in an annual festival. Various mixtures of dances, musical compositions and costume design are well blended in a perfect harmony in a performance. It is held in some venues, such as G-WALK Citraland, Surabaya City Hall, and some others.
MUSIC CONCERT August, Balai Pemuda
It is a high quality music concert held in the Yard of Balai Pemuda Surabaya. Top bands and Surabaya young musicians will perform high quality compositions.
LATE NIGHT SALE August, City of Tomorrow
Cheap shopping promo at late night will be held in City of Tomorrow, from 10.00 am – midnight, West Indonesian Time. Shopaholic will be spoiled with up to 70% discount rate. Those having prepared leisure time and ample budget for pursuing various needs should not miss it !
HUMAN PUPPET THEATRE SHOW 24 August, Taman Budaya
It is played by humans as figures in plots of the puppet show. They wear costumes and accessories that are resemble with the ones found in leather puppets. The storylines presented are the same with ones found in the leather puppet show, such as : Ramayana and Mahabarata.
DECORATIVE KITE FESTIVAL September, City of Tomorrow
It will show the creations of contestant designing various shapes and sizes of colorfull and beautiful decorative kites, and certainly adorn the sky of Kenjeran Park with attractive scenes.
SURABAYA HOT SALE September, City of Tomorrow
Cheap shopping promo at late night will be held in City of Tomorrow (CITO). Shopaholic will be spoiled with up to 70% discount rate. Those having prepared leisure time and ample budget for pursuing various needs should not miss this event.
ART & CULTURE EXHIBITION 13-15 September, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
In attempt to introduce the art and cultural, economic, and tourism potencies all over East Java. Taman Budaya Jawa Timur hold and exhibition of arts and cultures from regencies and cities all over East Java. It will present some art and cultural works, crafts and superior tourism potentials.
SAMPOERNA CENTENARY PHOTO EXHIBITION 1-22 September, Galeri HOS
It is a photo exhibition in the art Gallery of House of Sampoerna to commemorate 1 (one) century of Sampoerna existence displaying series of documentary photos recording the history of Sampoerna.
RAMBLING IN SURABAYA September, HOS
It is a city tour originally concepted House of Sampoerna by to visit historical objects in Surabaya on foot, further explore the historical background of Surabaya and the valuable cultures in the visited objects and enjoy the beauty of heritage of architectural design and constructions as well as get closer interactions with the communites surrounding the visited objects.
THEATER PARADE 27-28 September, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
To accommodate theatrical arts in East Java Province and Indonesia, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur hold a theatrical parade. A mixture of music, singing, acting, painting, dancing, and alike is packed in a theatre show.
FULL MOON FESTIVAL September, Ken Park
To commemorate the Chinese New Year on every 15th day of 8th month and thank to their god, the Chinese people celebrate a Full Moon Party. Various attractions and entertainments, such as : Moon Cake Party, Kim Sin Convoy, Barongsai Dance, Paper Lantern Fest and traditional dancing, will be presented. It will be held in the area of Sky Dome, Kenjeran Park Surabaya, where you can see the duplication of Temple of Heaven (Tan Tan) erected in Beijing, China.
LEATHER PUPPET SHOW 12 October, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
It is an original Indonesian art and serves as efficacious communication media to understand essences of life. Obviously, it delivers conceptions adoptable as valuable references for behaving and acting as reflected in a leather puppet show. It is surprising when it is performed on 12 October 2013 in the Audience Hall of Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, will inspire anyone to adopt the good deeds practiced by the figures in the puppet show.
‘SAPI SONO’ FESTIVAL ALL OVER MADURA 19 October, Lap. Pamekasan
Sapi Sono attraction presents a couple of trained female cows to show their skills to demonstrate beautiful, pliant and soft movements. It will be held in Pamekasan Regency Stadium. Sapo Sono all over Madura will compete in beautiful, pliant and soft movements.
BULL RACE ALL OVER MADURA 20 October, Lap. Pamekasan
Speed, courage and beauty are definitely expressive three words for describing this Madurese tradition. The racers, either adults and kids, with the bulls they have trained and decorated with accessories compete bravely in hight speed with strong courage pacing the adrenaline of both racers and spectators. It will be held to race for President Trophy in Pamekasan Regency Stadium.
SURABAYA FOOD FESTIVAL October 2013
The culinary maniacs will be satisfied in this festival because it will be followed by a quite number or restaurants in Surabaya.
PROMO BBQ October, a café HOS
The program is held annualy with the concept of Al Fresco Dining, dinner at an open area under a sprinkling of stars with various options. various roasted menus with acoustic music accompaniment. held on October 2013 at the Cafe House of Sampoerna, Taman Sampoerna 6 Surabaya.
EAST JAVA CULTURE PARADE 13 October, Surabaya
East Java culture parade will perfoming cultural works from regencies / cities, all over East Java Province. as a province administering the number of regencies and cities, the province is rich of various arts and cultures. Accordingly, the provincial government will exploit the provincial cultures and uniqueness as tourism attractions. it is expected that this event will enhance the productivity, creativeness and professionalism of East Java artist.
EAST JAVA FAIR 3-13 October, Grand City Convex, JX Expo
This event displays various superior products from regencies and cities all Over East Java Province and some other regencies / cities in Indonesia. Some private enterprises also participate in this event.
Hundreds of old jeeps from Surabaya and other places, such as Jakarta, West Java, Solo and Yogyakarta will participate in Surabaya Jeep Carnival. in conjuction with the commemoration of Hero Day. The jeeps will go along the edge of Surabaya in Fund City Rally Carnival.
SYMPHONY FOR NATION 9 November, Taman Surya
A number of top artists from Jakarta wiil participated in the symphony that will be performed in the Yard of Surabaya City Hall. it is a part of the series of Hero Day celebration program.
SURABAYA INVESTRADE EXPO & FORUM November, Gramedia Expo
If you plan to invest capitals in Surabaya, you are strongly recommended to attend it in Gramedia Expo Surabaya. You will access ample information on invesment opportunities and potentials as well as trades of various superior products in Indonesia.
MOCOPAT FESTIVAL, November 2013
‘Mocopat’ is a Javanese traditional song composed by Mangkunegara IV. It used to be sung to entertain the Kong’s guests. Accordingly, in attempt to preserve the Javanese arts and cultures, especially ‘Mocopat’ this festival is held and open to people at common.
SURABAYA STRUGGLE PARADE 10 November, Tugu Pahlawan – Taman Surya
The Hero Day recalls the Indonesian people, especially the one from Surabaya, to keep serving the nation. It is always impressively and merrily celebrated. This year, it is celebrated by holding SurabayaStuggle Parade that will be opened with an open folk music concert followed with some other art and cultural program, such as : Civics Schooling, Seminar on Heroism and Surabaya Fervor Drama.
SURABAYA OTOMOTIF EXPO 27Nov-01Dec, Grand City Convex
It will be held in Gramedia Expo, Surabaya and is dedicated for East Java people who are keen of the technological advancement and spectacular automotive programs.
5th INDIE CLOTHING EXPO 8-10 Nov, Grand City Convex
It will be held in Grand City Convex Surabaya, exclusively for women. It exhibits various female clothing needs. Various top indie brands will participate in this expo. It also performs movie competition, fashion show and top indie bands.
HIJAB – NURANI FESTIVAL Nov, City of Tomorrow
Witness the transformation of creations of tens of Moslem fashion designers from Surabaya in a Moslem Fashion Festival held in July in Tunjungan Plaza. It is the best event to visit by fashion lovers and bussiness people for enhancing creativeness in Moslem fashion designing and a valuable referral for Moslem fashion development in 2013.
KETOPRAK THEATRE SHOW 16 Nov, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
It is a theatrical art from East Java. In a Ketoprak show, the plays are supplemented with Javanese song performed with Javanese instrument arrangements. The theme of the stories are usually about Javanese legend or histories. Taman Budaya Jawa Timur will perform it in collaboration with Ketoprak artist that used to be popular.
LATE NIGHT SALE Dec, City of Tomorrow
Cheap shopping promo at late night will beheld in City of Tomorrow, from 10.00 am – midnight, West Indonesian Time. Shopaholic will be spoiled with up to 70% discount rate. Those having prepared leisure time and ample budget for pursuing various needs should not miss it !
ART & CULTURE EXHIBITION 13-15 Dec, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
In attempt to introduce the art and cultural, economic, and tourism potencies all over East Java, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur holds an exhibition of arts and cultural works,crafts and superior tourism potentials.
XMAST CONCERT Dec, City of Tomorrow
It will perform Christmas song and music compositions to celebrate the Christmas Day and entertain the visitors of City of Tomorrow Surabaya.
LEATHER PUPPET SHOW 7Dec, Taman Budaya Jawa Timur
It is an original Indonesian art and serves as aefficacious communication media to understand essences of life. Obviously, it delivers conceptions adoptable as valuable references for behaving and acting as reflected in a leather puppet show. It is surprising when it was performed on 02 Nov 2013 in the Audience Hall of Taman Budaya Jawa Timur, it inspired anyone to adopt and good deeds practiced by the figures in the puppet show.