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.


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: 14 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
A two-week event bringing you an exciting eating experience in Penang.
Event Date: 16 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
The first wedding expo launched to boost and promote wedding tourism in Penang.
Address: Setia SPICE Convention Centre, 108C Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Sungai Nibong Kecil, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
The only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia, the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns this 24 & 25 February 2018!
Address: Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang
Event Date: 16 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
Celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign, Penang celebrates Chinese New Year on a large scale.
Event Date: 15 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
See Kek Lok Si Temple lit up with over 10,000 lights during Chinese New Year.
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple, 11500, Air Itam Penang
Event Date: 30 Jan 2018 - 01 Feb 2018
A pilgrimage procession to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a golden chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Penang's Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple.
Address: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 17, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang
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