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: 20 Jan 2019 - 22 Jan 2019
A pilgrimage procession to bring the statue of Lord Muruga, with a silver and 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
Event Date: 15 Jan 2019
Witness a Pongal celebration in Penang.
Address: Kuil Dewi Sree Veerapathra Maha Kaliamman, Bagan Ajam, Butterworth
Event Date: 05 Jan 2019
Proudly presented by Kompleks Bukit Jambul, spectators can expect a showcase of the most talented and creative lion dance troupes from different states of Malaysia, showcasing amazing feats of agility of the lion dance.
Address: Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Event Date: 01 Jan 2019
An annual walk round George Town to celebrate the new year organised by the Penang City Council.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 30 Dec 2018
The Protestant Cemetery, a resting place of Penang’s European pioneers and importantly, Captain Francis Light, is a site of great significance within the UNESCO Heritage Site of George Town.
Address: Protestant Cemetery, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10000, Penang
Event Date: 30 Dec 2018
The smallest national park in the world with a total area of about 25 square kilometres, join us for a fun guided walk and have an interesting learning morning about coastal habitat, low land forest and hill forest.
Address: Main Entrance Penang National Park, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 Teluk Bahang, Penang
Event Date: 29 Dec 2018
Come join us and make this bit of green in the heart of Penang your very own adventure!
Address: Meeting Point: Guard House, Penang Botanic Gardens, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang
Event Date: 29 Dec 2018
A music gallery that celebrates the rich and diversified musical heritage of Penang. Discover the stories, sights and sounds of Penang’s music and musicians, their many contributions to the heart and soul of the state, and the nation.
Address: Main Entrance of Maybank KOMTAR, Jalan Ria, 10000 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 29 Dec 2018
An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi is when lights at the Khoo Kongsi are turned on at its courtyard to showcase interesting Chinese arts and cultural performances once a month.
Address: Khoo Kongsi, Lebuh Cannon, 10450 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 28 Dec 2018
A guided night walking tours will introduce George Town's architectural and cultural wonders.
Address: Meeting Point: Main Entrance of Whiteaways Arcade Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang
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