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.


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.
Event Date: 11 Sep 2018
Awal Muharram or also known as Maal Hijrah marks the first day in the Islamic Calendar (Hijrah Calendar).
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: 31 Aug 2018
Celebrating the independence of Malaya, 59 years ago.
Event Date: 18 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
The Penang Floral Festival 2018 will showcase various flower species and landscaping designs which include various species and hybrids of orchids.
Address: Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
An action packed and exhilarating competition with teams from all over Malaysia, Vietnam, China and more battle it out for the championship title with their most creative and original lion dance performances.
Address: Han Chiang Stadium, Jalan Han Chiang, 11600 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 11 Aug 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
Celebrated on a grand scale in Penang, the Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated with makeshift altars erected at roadsides with giant joss sticks lit and food offered, as well as Chinese opera performances.
Event Date: 04 Aug 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of culture, heritage, art, and community.
Address: Main Entrance of Kapitan Keling Mosque, 14, Jalan Buckingham, 10200 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Pet Expo Penang 2018 is the pet industry’s first pet expo in the northern region.
Address: Seberang Perai Arena Convention Centre, Lebuhraya Kurau, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang
Event Date: 21 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Join Penang Hill this July 2018 as they commemorate 230 years of the discovery of Penang Hill and rekindle memories of its glorious history, cultural heritage and its rich natural habitat with the inaugural Penang Hill Festival which will feature many interesting programmes
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500 Pulau Pinang
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