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: 21 Jul 2018
A traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dances and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 20 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
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: 07 Jul 2018
George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018 is themed POTENTIAL - Of the Past, In the Present, For the Future, which focuses on exploring George Town's potential in moving forward based on its past narratives and current experiences.
Address: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site
Event Date: 07 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
Penang Anime Matsuri 2018 is back! Dive in the Anime Summer Paradise this coming 7 & 8 July at the Spice Convention Centre & Spice Roof Garden!
Address: Setia SPICE Convention Centre, 108C Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Sungai Nibong Kecil, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 30 Jun 2018
Penang celebrates Hari Raya with a sumptuous feast this festive season featuring a variety of stalls of traditional Penang Malay food, where everyone is welcomed to join the celebration and indulge for free.
Address: Butterworth Artwalk, Lorong Bagan Luar 1, 12000 Butterworth, Penang
Event Date: 24 Jun 2018
The Protestant Cemetery, a resting place of Penang’s European pioneers and importantly, Captain Francis Light, is a site of great significance within the UNESCO Heritage Site of George Town.
Address: Protestant Cemetery, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10000, Penang
Event Date: 24 Jun 2018
Discover “the other side of Penang Island” through this short trip, where you’ll experience the countryside and enjoy local must-eats.
Address: Bank Simpanan Nasional Balik Pulau, 42, Jalan Balik Pulau, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang
Event Date: 24 Jun 2018
Join us for a fun guided walk and have an interesting learning morning about coastal habitat, low land forest and hill forest.
Address: Penang National Park, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 Penang.
Event Date: 23 Jun 2018
A music gallery that celebrates the rich and diversified musical heritage of Penang. Discover the stories, sights and sounds of Penang’s music and musicians, their many contributions to the heart and soul of the state, and the nation.
Address: Main Entrance of Maybank KOMTAR, Jalan Ria, 10000 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 23 Jun 2018
An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi is when lights at the Khoo Kongsi are turned on at its courtyard to showcase interesting Chinese arts and cultural performances once a month.
Address: Khoo Kongsi, Lebuh Cannon, 10450 George Town, Penang.
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