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: 01 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Penang celebrates the Hungry Ghost Festival with staged opera performances and puppet shows at roadsides.
Event Date: 27 Jul 2019
Bagan Festival @ Butterworth Art Walk is inspired through Car Free evening aimed at reducing the use of cars on roads. To bring the community closer to local arts and culture, Bagan Festival brings you the Riverfest.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 20 Jul 2019
A traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dances and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 07 Jul 2019
George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018 is themed POTENTIAL - Of the Past, In the Present, For the Future, which focuses on exploring George Town's potential in moving forward based on its past narratives and current experiences.
Address: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site
Event Date: 29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show 2019 (MMHS) is the 4th annual South East Asia Hobby Show. It is a trade show featuring renowned international Hobby Manufacturers from over 15 countries.
Address: Cititel Penang
Event Date: 05 Jun 2019 - 06 Jun 2019
In Malaysia, the Muslims celebrate the start of the month of Syawal by having open houses for their families and friends.
Event Date: 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
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: 25 May 2019
Bagan Festival @ Butterworth Art Walk is inspired through Car Free evening aimed at reducing the use of cars on roads. To bring the community closer to local arts and culture, Bagan Festival celebrates Ramadan by bringing together festive food and showcase cultural elements.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 18 May 2019
A celebration observed by devotees to celebrate Buddha's birthday, enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana.
Address: Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
The Penang World Hoops 3X3 Challenger is the 2nd highest ranked tournament on the prestigious FIBA 3X3 World Tour circuit. World Hoops is a FIBA endorsed international competition returning for a fourth year to Penang.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall (7th Floor)
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