Ambon Bay Festival (Indonesian: Festival Teluk Ambon) is an annual event held at Ambon Bay and across West Seram Regency, Maluku, Indonesia at the end of September.
The festival aims to promote national and international tourism to the Maluku Islands.
It has been held since 2006.
From 18th – 20th September, it is the Ambon Bay Festival and it lasts for three days. It is held in Maluku where the traditional customs are displayed. Fishing competitions are a tradition. Traditional boat races called Arumbae (war vessels in olden days) Manggurube are also a must in this festival. Besides, there are also Semang Boat races. Women in traditional costumes can be seen manning the Semang boats that has the traditional Maluku outrigger. Following that you can also watch a relay swim race from Martafons point/Ambon Bay to the Galala at the southern Ambon.