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: 23 Jun 2018
Penang Philharmonic presents a Piano Recital with Elaine Yap Sin Yee.
Address: Penang Philharmonic Auditorium, 2nd floor, The Star @ Pitt Street
Event Date: 23 Jun 2018
Penang celebrates Hari Raya with a sumptuous feast this festive season featuring a variety of stalls of traditional Penang Malay food, where everyone is welcomed to join the celebration and indulge for free.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, 10200 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 16 Jun 2018
The recital will feature former Deputy Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral London, Vocal Soloist and Conductor of Christus Cantores Singapore, Joanna Paul.
Address: St. George's Church Penang. 1, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town
Event Date: 11 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
The George Town: Beautiful and Irregular Exhibition is held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Address: Bangunan UAB, No. 21-35 Gat Lebuh China, George Town
Event Date: 09 Jun 2018
A leisurely and educational walk into two significant mosques in George Town.
Address: Main Entrance of Kapitan Keling Mosque, 14, Jalan Buckingham, 10200 George Town, Penang
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
Event Date: 27 May 2018
Discover “the other side of Penang Island” through this short trip, where you’ll experience the countryside and enjoy local must-eats.
Address: Meeting point: Bank Simpanan Nasional, 42, Jalan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang.
Event Date: 26 May 2018
Come join us and make this bit of green in the heart of Penang your very own adventure!
Address: Guard House Penang Botanic Gardens, 673 A, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 20 May 2018
Join us for a Rice Dumpling Workshop at Cintra Food Corner and learn the process of making your own rice dumpling.
Address: Cintra Food Corner, 56J Pengkalan Weld, 10100 Penang (Opposite Lee Jetty)
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