Every events in Surakarta City



The Solo Great Sale exhibition held in the framework of the February, Solo Great Sale which became the annual agenda by the City of Surakarta, the UKM Cooperative Office participate to enliven the Solo Great Sale.

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Solo Great Sale Exhibition
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Solo Great Sale Exhibition


At the Solo Indonesia Culinary Festival at Vastenburg Fortress held by the Tourism Office. The Surakarta City UKM Cooperative Office participate in enlivening the event by sending several SMEs assisted by the UKM Cooperative Office and PLUT (Integrated Business Service Center).

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Solo Indonesian Culinary Festival
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Solo Indonesian Culinary Festival


The Surakarta City UKM Cooperative Office again participated in the INACRAFT Exhibition International Exhibition at the Jakarta Convention Center held from 24 to 28 April 2019.

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KREASSO 2018, Students Creativity Event

Kreasso or Kreatif Anak Sekolah Solo (Solo’s Creative Students) is an annual event initiated by Education Department of Surakarta. This event is a place for students in Solo to showcase their activities and creativity. Kreasso 2018 is mainly focused on three things which is, expo, education, and performing arts.

Various creation made by the students were displayed at the expo. One of them is the creation from students of Surakarta‘3’ Public High School. They show their paintings, miniature houses made of wood and miniature aircraft made from styrofoam. “These are all the creations from XI grade students and some miniatures are from XII grade students’s creations, we showcase the creation about paintings because we learn this in school ” said one of the booths committee of Surakarta ‘3’ public High School , Abraham Bagus Mahendra.

Whereas Surakarta ‘6’ Public High School also wont lose to show their creativity. They combine POC (liquid organic fertilizer) made by XI grade students. The process of making fertilizer is quite easy. The basic ingredients are banana humps and rotten fruit. The ingredients are mashed and mixed with leri water, old coconut water, javanese sugar, and E4 bacteria. After everything is mixed, the ingredients are put in a container and let it sat for two weeks. The final process is to filter it and the fertilizer is ready to use.

Afifah, a XI grade science student said”We are from the science class always make this work every year. Beside it’s make you for being creative, we also can sell that and make profit from it”.

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Leather Puppet Performance to celebrate the 274 Surakarta Anniversary

To celebrate Surakarta’s 274 anniversary, the Government of Surakarta presenting Leather Puppet Performance with the title ‘Puntadewa Jumeng nata’ on pendhapi gedhe balekota Surakarta (Surakarta’s cityhall) on Saturday night (16/02). The leather puppet is performed by Ki Purnomo, S.Sn and Ki Agung Widodo S.Sn. And the performance is seen by the mayor, vice mayor and the Government of Surakarta.

Prof.Dr. Sarwanto, S.Kar., M.Hum said that human puppet on Surakarta is getting more interesting for Surakarta’s residents especially for puppet lover, it is even attract foreign tourist to see the human puppet. The Surakarta’s mayor, FX. Hadi Rudyatmo on his speech has said “that human puppet performance with the theme called ‘Wasis Wargane Rahardjo Kotane’ is not just a story, we want solo resident to become a society that are smart, intelligent, and polite” so Surakarta can becomes an advanced, independent and prosperous city.

Six Artists Groups Join the Ketoprak Festival

The Gumbregah Youth Artists Community is the overall winner of the 2017 Ketoprak Festival that held by Cultural Departmnet of Surakarta. The Ketoprak Festival is lasts for two days, from 7 to 8 July 2017 at the Balekambang Arts Building. The jury is St Wiyono, Hanindawan and Bondan Nusantara revealed that Gumbregah Youth Artist Community is the overall winner because they have received many awards,  which is the winner of the best artistic, the best male actors, the best presenters and the favorite choice of the audience. Meanwhile the secretary of the Solo Ketoprak Festival committee, Udin UPW, said that there were six ketoprak groups and mostly were teenagers in the seventh event of the year. The best performance was won by Kemasan Arts Studio (Sanggar Seni Kemasan) , Amurba Studio, and Gumregah Youth Artist Community. Other awards such as the overall champion, best actor, best artistic, and favorite champion also achieved by Gumregah Teen Artists. While the best artist won by Amurba.

Preserving the Culture through Child Puppet Festival

The Child Puppet Festival is one of ways that is used to introduce culture to the children, of course with an uncomplicated an a fun way. Such as fairy tales, traditional games, or by playing traditional musical instruments/ theater, the moral value and the local wisdom can be transferred effectively. This is understood by the Government. Through the Department of Culture , the Government organizes the 2018 Child Puppet Festival event. The goal is nothing but to raising awareness of the next generation about the importance of the national culture. The introduction of culture from an early age provides education to children about cultural diversity that must be respected, so the national cultural norms and value can be inherited to the next generation.

Frame Of Solo

Saturday, 18 November 2017, the biggest photography contest in Solo is held. This event is held in Balekambang park. Many Photographer on all around Indonesia is participating in this event.

Total prize that given by this event is IDR 150 million, with the winner get IDR 30 million. Moreover, participants could have won more than one, because there was also a Rally Photo Competition. “The purpose of FOS is indeed to branding the city. The more participants involved, the more people explore the city. Besides the photos sent to participate in the competition, they also upload or share what they got on social media, “Isnan said.

Entering the fourth year this event was held, the FOS Committee added a photo rally competition. A total prize of 50 million was contested in a photo competition that requires photographers to be able to get the right angle at that particular time. The committee chose the best 9 photos, which will be set as the first winner to the ninth winner.

5,000 Jaranan Dancers Break World Records

Since 2006, April 29 was a special moment for the city of Solo. This date is a commemoration of International Dance Day (World Dance Day).

Aware of his identity as City of Culture, the momentum was celebrated especially by dance activists. Starting from the campus of the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Surakarta, which holds dance performances for 24 hours, now every year mass dances adorn a number of corners of the city of Bengawan.

Not to forget what was done by the Surakarta City Government, Monday (29/4). Holding a commemoration of Solo Dancing 2019, as many as 5,000 children’s dancers were shown at Sriwedari Stadium to present the Jaranan Dance.

“Jaranan is a dance that has extraordinary character. The language in Indonesian is kudam which has extraordinary strength, “said Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo (Rudy), on the sidelines of the event.

Not limited to dancing, at the end of the performance they also presented choreography depicting islands in Indonesia. The formations written in the form of “Solo Kota Budaya” ended the colossal dance which lasted about 15 minutes.

Rudy argues, Jaranan Dance has a special meaning in accordance with the formation of the character of the little dancers. That is the reason why the dance was chosen to be displayed.

“This horse is a powerful philosophy that has a big, clear direction and purpose. Horses also have glasses that are always forward looking, not to the point. So it is hoped that these children will have the same character when they become leaders, “he explained.

Head of the Culture Office, Kinkin Sultanul Hakim explained, the Jaranan dance performed was a Javanese style of Surakarta dance. Although it was originally a single dance, in its development it could be brought in groups.

“We want to preserve one of the Surakarta style dances, in addition to giving understanding to the dance to the younger generation. So elementary and middle school students are involved in this mass dance, “he said.

In the future, the involvement of this next generation is also expected to be able to regenerate dancers in Bengawan City. “The properties used by dancers can also move the creative economy and tourism sector.”

The Jaranan Dance Show in Solo Dancing 2019 was awarded the World Indonesia Achievement Institute (Leprid) award as the most colossal Jaranan Dance performance. The Mayor of FX Hadi Rudyatmo also received an award as the initiator of the 2019 Solo Dancing world record event. “Solo is a cultural city. “We appreciate this simultaneous jaranan dance activity,” explained the General Chairperson and founder of Leprid, Paulus Pangka.

Based on the calculation of the Leprid team, the number of dancers was in accordance with the City Government’s proposal of 5,000 people. “We have also monitored and measured the Sriwedari Stadium field. Jaranan’s most dancers record is a new record which was recorded as the 481st record.

Solo Night Culinary Center, Galabo

Galabo is an abbreviation of Gladag Langen Bogan, a culinary nightlife in the city of Solo. Before shifting, its location was to the east of the Gladag roundabout, precisely on Jalan Mayor Sunaryo in front of the Beteng Trade Center and the Solo Wholesale Center. Because it is in the road area, Galabo is closed during the day and only opens at night. After June 2018, Galabo is placed in a parking area south of Vastenburg Fortress or right in front of the Solo Wholesale Center (PGS). This new location is considered more representative because there is no need to close the road.

Opened every day from 5:00 p.m. to early morning, New Galabo still provides a variety of contemporary foods and legendary traditional dishes such as timlo, gudek ceker, satai and so on. Solo famous culinary icons like Rawon Penjara, Tengkleng Bu Edi Pasar Klewer, to Satai Kere Yu Rebi can be found here.

Different from the old Galabo, New Galabo has a brand-new concept and is comfortable to visit. Prices of food sold are also relatively affordable compared to the old Galabo. When in the old location, there were more than 50 merchants selling at Galabo. After going through study and selection, only 28 traders were considered eligible to occupy the culinary tourism area. In addition to the typical Solo food, the merchant’s commitment to maintaining cleanliness is also an assessment.