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: 14 Oct 2017
The ultimate music-filled fun ride on the bridge!
Address: Penang Second Bridge, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
A well-known event in Penang and throughout Malaysia, the MGS Oktoberfest is a festive opening in a uniquely decorated tent with Bavarian brass music and a wide variety of food and drinks.
Address: Malaysian-German Society (MGS) 250B, Jalan Air Itam (next to Suffolk House)
Event Date: 07 Oct 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
An annual event held by university students showcasing various food and beverage stalls, informative exhibitions, games and performances.
Address: Padang Kawad, USM Main Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang
Event Date: 28 Sep 2017 - 01 Oct 2017
A Mid-Autumn Festival celebration highlighting culture, a fun run and performances by Astro artists.
Address: Padang Taman Berjaya, Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan
Event Date: 24 Sep 2017
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: 24 Sep 2017
Join us for a breezy Sunday morning walk where you’ll not only see and learn, but possibly meet some furry friends!
Address: Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang
Event Date: 23 Sep 2017
Come and discover Acheen Street, Cannon Street and Armenian Street in the multicultural heart of George Town, and witness its extraordinary rich and unique social heritage.
Address: Meeting Point: George Town World Heritage Incorporated 116 & 118 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 09 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Penang International Green Carnival 2017 is fulfilling the commitment towards environment with awareness and protection on 9th and 10th September at SETIA SPICE Arena, from 10am to 6pm with exciting environmental related activities and performance. The annual event is jointly organised by Penang Green Council (PGC) and Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC) Northern Chapter.
Address: Setia SPICE Arena, Penang.
Event Date: 09 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Penang's funniest Animation, Comic and Games event is back! A bite-sized version of Malaysia's largest comic and cosplay event. CF Mini is set to amaze fans for yet another year in Penang, at the Straits Quay Convention Centre.
Address: Straits Quay Convention Centre, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Penang
Event Date: 08 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Eat and play as if you're in Thailand! Treat yourself to the astonishing Thai Festival at the Penang Town Hall and enjoy varieties of authentic Thai food accompanied with lines of cultural performances and activities.
Address: Penang Town Hall, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, 10200 Penang
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