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: 27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
A first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the finest and most glamorous items in terms of products and services ranging from vintage automotive, exquisite jewellery, fine arts, genuine antiques, expensive watches, hotels, fashion to restaurants whilst connecting beautiful people and showcasing quality collections.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang
Event Date: 27 Oct 2017
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: 20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Penang celebrates the Nine Emperor Gods Festival with skewering and fire walking rituals and an extensive procession on the last day.
Address: Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong, 894 & 896, MK14, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300, Penang
Event Date: 18 Oct 2017
"The Festival of Lights" celebrated by the Hindus in Penang.
Event Date: 15 Oct 2017
An international private school fair providing an opportunity for parents to speak to representatives from respective international schools in Malaysia in finding a suitable school for their children.
Address: 76, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Sunway Tunas, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 14 Oct 2017
The ultimate music-filled fun ride on the bridge!
Address: Penang Second Bridge, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
A well-known event in Penang and throughout Malaysia, the MGS Oktoberfest is a festive opening in a uniquely decorated tent with Bavarian brass music and a wide variety of food and drinks.
Address: Malaysian-German Society (MGS) 250B, Jalan Air Itam (next to Suffolk House)
Event Date: 07 Oct 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
An annual event held by university students showcasing various food and beverage stalls, informative exhibitions, games and performances.
Address: Padang Kawad, USM Main Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang
Event Date: 07 Oct 2017
A Mid-Autumn Festival celebration highlight a traditional lantern parade, performances and food.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 04 Oct 2017
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.
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