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.

Event Date: 29 Nov 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
The Penang Island Jazz Festival features local and international performers at its main and fringe stages throughout the island.
Event Date: 26 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
The In-between Arts Festival (IbAF) aims to showcase words, food, music, culture ad everything in between.
Event Date: 22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
George Town Literary Festival highlights the best of literature, music, arts and culture in Penang.
Event Date: 07 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
The first Asia Pacific Masters Games held in Penang, the first-ever masters multi-sport event in Asia.
Event Date: 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
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: 14 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
A two-week event bringing you an exciting eating experience in 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: 02 Mar 2018
Celebrated on the 15th night of the Lunar New Year, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea wishing for a good soul mate on this night.
Address: Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 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: 24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
The only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia, the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns this 24 & 25 February 2018!
Address: Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang
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