Since 1633, colourful processions have been held on the first day of the Javanese month of Suro (between March and May). They start at Mangkunegaran Palace in the early evening and continue late into the night.
This one-week festival brings gamelan performers from all over the world (including unlikely Western destinations) to venues around Solo. Schedules are posted on the website and well advertised in town.
Annual festival in late June with processions, fashion shows and performances in the stadium.
This festival marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday and is held according to the Javanese calendar. It comprises two ceremonies with a week in between, culminating with a fair on the alun-alun and the sharing of a r…