Erau International Folk & Art Festival

Cultural in Tenggarong

Originally held in celebration of a sultan's coronation, the Erau (from the Kutai word eroh, meaning joyful, boisterous crowd) became a biannual, then annual, gathering to celebrate local Dayak culture and custom. It's usually held in August, occasionally in June, and the main venue is the former royal palace. Book accommodation in advance.

The event has recently joined with the International Folk & Art Festival to expand the menu of twirling dancers in traditional costume to include 17 countries, from Bulgaria to South Korea to Venezuela.