EVENTS
ALL EVENTS

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.

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


Event Date: 15 Dec 2019
An annual parade, the Chingay and Lion Dance troupes take to the streets of Penang.
Address: Starting Point: Jalan Dato Keramat
Event Date: 07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
The event is held in conjunction with Pesta Pulau Pinang and is a tradition to honour the "spirit of the dragon" and the spirit of unity as the participants work together as a team for one common purpose.
Address: Teluk Bahang Dam, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Event Date: 24 Nov 2019
An international running event catered to all from young to old and leisure to serious runners.
Address: Penang Bridge, Penang
Event Date: 27 Oct 2019
"The Festival of Lights" celebrated by the Hindus in Penang.
Event Date: 29 Sep 2019 - 08 Oct 2019
A Hindu religious festival similar to the famous Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Celebration.
Event Date: 28 Sep 2019 - 07 Oct 2019
Penang celebrates the Nine Emperor Gods Festival with skewering and fire walking rituals and an extensive procession on the last day.
Address: Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong, 894 & 896, MK14, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300, Penang
Event Date: 16 Sep 2019
A significant date in the history of Malaysia as it marks the joining together of Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia in 1963.
Event Date: 14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
An action packed and exhilarating competition with teams from all over Malaysia, Vietnam, China and more battle it out for the championship title with their most creative and original lion dance performances.
Event Date: 13 Sep 2019
The Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated widely by the Chinese community in Penang and is a time when family and friends gather together to admire the full moon while savouring Moon Cakes, Chinese Tea and parading around with colourful Chinese lanterns.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 01 Sep 2019
Awal Muharram marks a very significant event in Islamic hitory Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) emigration from Mecca to Medina.
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