The Negombo Beach Festival is one of the most exciting beach festivals in Sri Lanka held annually on the western coast of Negombo – about 40 kilometres towards the north of the capital Colombo. The festival draws in masses of crowds from all over the country – both locals and tourists. The event is organised by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and is generally held over the course of two or more days on the Negombo beach. The festival features several themed-activities and events ranging from traditional fishing to whale and dolphin watching to watersports and other activities for the whole family. A wealth of restaurants, eateries, bars and accommodation options will also be readily available in the area to ensure an excellent visit. The Negombo Beach Festival is well worth a visit and has heaps of fun and excitement in store for visitors of all ages.