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.

To view Penang Tourism Calendar of Events 2019, click here.


Event Date: 28 Sep 2019 - 07 Oct 2019
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: 28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
The first mini petting zoo in a mall. A great way to spend quality time with your kids, bring your family along to the KBJ Petting Zoo in the Mall where there'll be rabbit, chicks, goats, cats and more. There'll also be kids creative workshops, interactive games and other activities.
Address: Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Event Date: 28 Sep 2019
Bagan Festival @ Butterworth Art Walk is inspired through Car Free evening aimed at reducing the use of cars on roads. To bring the community closer to local arts and culture, Bagan Festival highlight and showcase arts of Butterworth in this Arts Festival.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 16 Sep 2019
A significant date in the history of Malaysia as it marks the joining together of Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form Malaysia in 1963.
Event Date: 14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
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.
Event Date: 13 Sep 2019
The Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated widely by the Chinese community in Penang and is a time when family and friends gather together to admire the full moon while savouring Moon Cakes, Chinese Tea and parading around with colourful Chinese lanterns.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 08 Sep 2019
A Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Penang's Bukit Mertajam where traditional Chinese lanterns of all shapes are beautifully lit and paraded by young children. There will also be competitions and street performance.
Event Date: 07 Sep 2019
Let your creativity take you to the moon and beyond. Parade with pride showcasing your very own creation. The evening is yours!
Address: Queensbay Mall
Event Date: 07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
A large scale esports festival organised for the first time in Penang with the mission to establish the state as a gaming and esports hub in Malaysia and beyond. The festival will bring you gaming showcases, top esports championships and many more gaming related activities!
Address: SPICE Arena
Event Date: 31 Aug 2019
Awal Muharram marks a very significant event in Islamic hitory Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) emigration from Mecca to Medina.
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