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: 24 Aug 2018
The guided night trail will introduce George Town’s architectural and cultural wonders. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is just as photogenic at night as it is in the day.
Address: Main Entrance of The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Eat and play as if you're in Thailand! Treat yourself to the astonishing Thai Festival at the Penang Gurney Paragon Mall (Kelawai Valet Parking) and enjoy varieties of authentic Thai food accompanied with lines of cultural performances and activities.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang
Event Date: 24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Rakan BM puts together the first BM art & cultural festival.
Address: 1st Floor of Bukit Mertajam Pasar, Jalan Pasar, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Event Date: 19 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
The Penang Orchid Show 2018 will showcase various flower species and landscaping designs which include various species and hybrids of orchids.
Address: Penang Botanic Gardens, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 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: 18 Aug 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
A series of contemporary bonsai by the artist Trestan Tan tells exceptional stories of plant growth and development. Inspired from the Japanese aesthetic notion “mono no aware”, the artworks present the concept that things cannot be seemed as what it is but as a reflection on oneself.
Address: M'atural, 72, Lorong Carnarvon, 10300 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: 03 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
The Penang Green Carnival 2018 will focus on the simple ways that you can contribute daily for the green society. Be a part of this event and save mother Earth!
Address: Smart Hall, Auto City, 1688-F8, Jalan Perusahaan, Highway Auto-city, 13600 Seberang Perai, Penang
Event Date: 03 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
A launching ceremony and Malaysia's Independence Month celebration takes place in Penang.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
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