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.

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Event Date: 10 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
For 9 days, devotees pray to the Goddess Thurga, Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswathy in hopes of power, wealth and education. Chariot processions also take place during the festival.
Event Date: 09 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
The Nine Emperor Gods' Festival (Kew Ong Yeah) is celebrated on the 1st till the 9th day of the ninth month in the lunar calendar. Throughout this festival, many rituals such as skewering and fire walking ceremonies are carried out.
Address: Tow Boo Kong Temple, 894 & 896, MK14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang
Event Date: 30 Sep 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: 29 Sep 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: 28 Sep 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
Event Date: 26 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Seberang Perai Fiesta 2018 bring you activities from 3 categories; namely Agrofest, Food Festival and Artwave.
Address: Tapak Ekspo Seberang Jaya, Jalan Jelawat, Seberang Jaya Industrial Park, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang
Event Date: 24 Sep 2018
Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated widely in Penang. It is a time when family and friends gather to admire the full moon while savouring Moon Cakes, Chinese tea and parading around with colourful Chinese Lanterns.
Event Date: 15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Comic Fiesta Mini is a satellite event to build up the ACG (Animation, Comics and Games-centric) scene nationwide.
Address: Straits Quay Convention Centre, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Penang
Event Date: 13 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
The Moscow Circus is coming to Penang! It is a strictly animal-free 8-month tour of some of the world’s greatest circus acts flown in specially from Moscow, Russia.
Address: Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park & Auto City Prai
Event Date: 11 Sep 2018
Awal Muharram or also known as Maal Hijrah marks the first day in the Islamic Calendar (Hijrah Calendar).
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