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Whether you are drawn to the drama of a street parade, the spirituality of a prayer ritual or the beauty of an avant-garde theatre performance, there is bound to be an event around the corner waiting to be experienced.

Penang’s vibrant festivals are a colourful reflection of the state’s multiculturalism. Traditional festivals such as Thaipusam, Hungry Ghost Festival, Nine Emperor Gods Festival, Ramadan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chingay Parade and Chinese New Year have retained an authenticity that is unmatched in Asia. Home-grown arts festivals are increasingly popular with global travellers such as the highly-anticipated George Town Festival and the international award-winning George Town Literary Festival.

Also, watch out for the Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday (LFSS) programme that happens each month-end in George Town, where cultural shows, musical performances and interesting walkabout tours happen. Other annual events such as the Catholic St Anne’s Feast Day, Penang International Food Festival, Penang Anime Matsuri, Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Japanese Bon Odori Festival, George Town Heritage Celebration, Penang International Bridge Marathon and Dragon Boat Festival are not to be missed in Penang.

Weekend markets abound in Penang. Vendors are an assorted mix of small business owners to passionate hobbyists presenting their wares and services to a curious crowd. Markets like Occupy Beach Street, Artisan Market at The Star Pitt Street and Sunday Pop-Up Market at Hin Bus Depot are great places to buy local, handmade products and meet the individuals producing them face-to-face. There are usually street performances, workshops or activities during these markets that provide opportunities for participants to interact, learn something or simply have fun.

To view Penang Tourism Calendar of Events 2019, click here.


Event Date: 23 Feb 2019
Bagan Festival @ Butterworth Art Walk is inspired through Car Free evening aimed at reducing the use of cars on roads. To bring the community closer to local arts and culture, Bagan Festival celebrates Chinese New Year with a vaiety of Chinese cultural activities.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 01 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (PIHEC) 2019 is an ideal platform and converging point for exhibitors and trade clients across regions of Southeast Asia, West Asia & Europe to promote and market wide array of halal consumable and non-consumable products. 
Address: Setia SPICE Convention Centre, 108C Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Sungai Nibong Kecil, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 09 Mar 2019
"Yocchore Yo! Yocchore Yo!" with wooden Naruko clappers in hand, the Yosakoi dancers perform their original choreography in the heart of Penang's historical centre. Come join in the Matsuri (Japanese festival) food, fun and games.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 09 Mar 2019
The annual St. Patrick's Ball celebrates the very best of Irish culture and traditions, together with the Penang Community and guests from around Malaysia. Joined by the Irish Ambassador, the St. Patrick's Ball is a sold out event in the grand Ballroom of the Eastern & Oriental hotel.
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel Grand Ballroom
Event Date: 16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
A foodie's fest bringing together Malaysian specialty food from every state.
Address: Padang Kawad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang
Event Date: 16 Mar 2019
Jumping Noisy Market will be an event with fun, food, art & craft and exhibitions at a very unique and shelter location using floor or truck.
Address: 4E car park, M Mall@Penang Times Squares, Ivory Tower, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150, George Town, Penang
Event Date: 23 Mar 2019
Bagan Festival @ Butterworth Art Walk is inspired through Car Free evening aimed at reducing the use of cars on roads. To bring the community closer to local arts and culture, Bagan Festival celebrates the heritage of Penang's mainland on this day.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 24 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Happening for the very first time, the Penang Arts Week brings together a showcase of works by local and international artists.
Event Date: 30 Mar 2019
A "Go Green" event to promote a greener and healthier lifestyle. Have some fun while you do your bit for a good cause.
Address: Queensbay Mall
Event Date: 13 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
A two-week event bringing you an exciting eating experience in Penang.
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