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: 29 Apr 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: 14 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
An annual event that brings Penang's fashion industry into the limelight.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang
Event Date: 13 Apr 2018
A traditional festival celebrated by Thai and Burmese devotees to wash away bad luck by liberally splashing water on each other.
Address: Wat Chayamangkalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, Lorong Burma
Event Date: 29 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
On A Starry Night is a tale of two shepherds on an unlikely adventure in 0 A.D, a Christmas story for all ages.
Address: Black Kettle Penang, 105, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 24 Mar 2018
This Earth Hour, #connect2earth and join the Earth Hour Night Walk 2018 in Penang.
Address: 1st Avenue Mall, 128, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, 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: 09 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
Erica’s Room is a letter to a grandmother from the eyes of two granddaughters. Told in monologue fashion and from the viewpoint of Erica with her feisty cousin Felicia beside her, we follow a story of generations, family, responsibility, and consequence. Erica has learned many lessons from her Popo and she’s ready to finally face them. (Erica's Room is a bilingual show, in Cantonese and mainly in English!)
Address: Black Kettle Penang, 105, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 25 Feb 2018
A street event jointly organised by Penangites in conjunction with Chinese New Year.
Address: Lebuh Cannon, Lebuh Armenian, Lebuh Ah Quee, Lorong Soo Hong, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh King, Lebuh Bishop, Lebuh Penang
Event Date: 18 Feb 2018
A street celebration by the Penang State Government in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Food, cultural performances, lion dance, arts, craft, fireworks display and more, be sure not to miss out on one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebration in Penang! 
Address: Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 02 Feb 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
The sundown Festival is a huge line up of music, food, art and craftsmanship all happening at the Macallum Connoisseurs over three days.
Address: Macallum Connoisseurs, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town
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