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: 28 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
George Town Festival opens with a tribute to Southeast Asian artists, a celebration of the artistic pride in the region, home to our tradition and culture.
Address: Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
One of the largest coffee events in Northern Malaysia, the Penang Coffee & Dessert Festival returns this 28-30 July at Gurney Paragon Mall, featuring over 50 exhibitors.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall, 163-D, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017
A guided night walking tours will introduce George Town's architectural and cultural wonders.
Address: Main Entrance of The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang
Event Date: 21 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
A 10-day prayer ritual that draws many believers from all walks of life. Witness a candlelight procession at Penang's The Church of St. Anne, built in 1957.
Address: St. Anne's Church Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam, 14000, Penang
Event Date: 22 Jun 2017 - 03 Sep 2017
The biggest outdoor Despicable Me3 event in Malaysia.
Address: Padang Dataran Pemuda Merdeka
Event Date: 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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: 27 May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
A sumptuous array of food, local delicacies, festive cookies, clothing and religious items on sale during the Muslim Fasting Month.
Address: Komtar, Pedestrian walk & along many streets of Penang., Penang, MALAYSIA. (5.416710,100.330110)
Event Date: 28 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2017 is the year of the Rooster.
Event Date: 27 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
Catch the annual lighting display at the Kek Lok Si Temple where it showcases more than 10,000 lights and lanterns during Chinese New Year.
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, Ayer Itam, 1500, Penang, MALAYSIA. (5.401245,100.274872)
Event Date: 14 Jan 2017
Witness a Ponggal celebration in Penang.
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA. (5.414712,100.334857)
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