Bentota Perahera: The Bentota Perahera is a Buddhist festival which takes place once a year, usually at the end of December. It is similar to the Perahera in Kandy, only the one in Bentota is on a smaller scale. A parade takes place with elephants, torch bearers, dancers, fire jugglers, tom tom beaters, flag bearers and musicians as the central attractions. This parade takes place in the night, generally between 11:00 pm to 01:00 am.
Bentota Beach Festival: This beach fest, full of music, DJs and enthusiastic tourists takes place every year, in the month of March.