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: 31 Aug 2019
An annual event organised by KBJ that showcases the creativity of car modification enthusiasts, as well as car modifiers specialising in audio and visual sensations.
Address: Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Event Date: 31 Aug 2019
To commemorate Malaysia's Independence Day, an annual Merdeka Parade will be organised by the Penang State Government where over a hundred contingents representing various government agencies will be taking part in the parade.
Address: Esplanade
Event Date: 31 Aug 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 celebrates Malaysia's Independence Day - Merdeka.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 24 Aug 2019
"KBJ Ratu Kebaya" is a beauty pageant that aims to promote the Baba & Nyonya culture in Penang. The event will also raise funds for selected charity homes in Penang.
Address: Kompleks Bukit Jambul
Event Date: 18 Aug 2019
SCI Peace Run sees 400 physically-challenged children and adults from 12 special schools and homes take part in a 1.5km non-competitive walk. There will also be a 7km competitive run for abled runners, or just to be part of the leisure 1.5km Peace Walk.
Address: Penang City Park
Event Date: 11 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
The Penang Orchid Show 2019 is a festival for orchid lovers and enthusiasts. It is a week-long event focusing on competitions and sales of orchids. Orchid judges from all states of Malaysia and Singapore converged to this grand event, and the event aims to go international in 2020.
Address: Penang Botanic Gardens
Event Date: 01 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Penang celebrates the Hungry Ghost Festival with staged opera performances and puppet shows at roadsides.
Event Date: 27 Jul 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 brings you the Riverfest.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 21 Jul 2019 - 30 Jul 2019
A 10-day prayer ritual that draws many believers from all walks of life. In conjunction with the annual St. Anne's Feast, a candlelight procession is usually conducted at the church grounds during the night.
Address: St Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam
Event Date: 20 Jul 2019
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
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