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.

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 on 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.

Ever think sports event are for professionals only? The Asia Pacific Masters Games may sound intimidating but is really an event that has a variety of sports for a wide age group. Participants get to choose the nature of the event they get involve in, whether it is competitive, recreational or social. Elsewhere, don’t miss out on Penang’s annual Dragon Boat Festival which is as much a display of physical strength as it is a cultural spectacle.

Penang Institute, the state government’s policy think tank frequently holds forums, panels and the occasional book launch for those that crave intellectual stimulation from discussions that range of inclusive politics to Southeast Asian photography.

Event Date: 29 Nov 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
The Penang Island Jazz Festival features local and international performers at its main and fringe stages throughout the island.
Event Date: 26 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
The In-between Arts Festival (IbAF) aims to showcase words, food, music, culture ad everything in between.
Event Date: 22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
George Town Literary Festival highlights the best of literature, music, arts and culture in Penang.
Event Date: 07 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
The first Asia Pacific Masters Games held in Penang, the first-ever masters multi-sport event in Asia.
Event Date: 04 Aug 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of culture, heritage, art, and community.
Event Date: 21 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Join Penang Hill as they commemorate 230 years of the discovery of Penang Hill and rekindle memories of its glorious history, cultural heritage and its rich natural habitat with the inaugural Penang Hill Festival.
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang
Event Date: 20 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
A 10-day Novena with a candlelight procession at The Church of St. Anne, Bukit Martajam
Address: St. Anne's Church, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Event Date: 07 Jul 2018
George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018 is themed POTENTIAL - Of the Past, In the Present, For the Future, which focuses on exploring George Town's potential in moving forward based on its past narratives and current experiences.
Address: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site
Event Date: 02 Jun 2018
A national-level celebration called the Nuzul Al-Quran helf to commemorate the day Prophet Muhammad S.A.W first received the revelation from Heaven.
Event Date: 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
The season for one of the most popular fruit in Penang arrives. A must-try for all visitors.
Address: Jalan Burma, Jalan Macalister, Jalan Anson, Anjung Indah Balik Pulau, Bao Sheng Durian Farm
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