Wakatobi WAVE is a grand annual event held in Wangi-Wangi every November. This event is an occasion beyond of a cultural festival. Visitors can see traditional dances, cultural traditions, foods, folk games, music and carnival during the festival.

One of the interesting performances is Tamburu Liya, a heroic sacred parade performed by 15 honoured elders from Liya using spear and drum. A Karia’a parade is also a main part of the festivals with children wearing colorful traditional dresses and girls wearing headdresses with owers and golden accessories. The blend of music, colorful dancers’ costumes and joyful vibe is mesmerizing.

For one full week, Wangi-Wangi will be alive with all men, women, girls and boys participating in this cheerful festival.