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: 22 Aug 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
Penang celebrates the Hungry Ghost Festival with staged opera performances and puppet shows at roadsides.
Event Date: 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
What is it that makes us dance? Jérôme Bel brings together dance professionals and amateurs of diverse backgrounds in this collective art form.
Address: Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 18 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Powerful choreography of a human’s existence and condition between dreams and reality.
Address: Loft 29, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 18 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Bridging Eastern and Western sounds in a contemporary blend, this show revisits music of the past and reimagines them in the present.
Address: The Star Pitt St., 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
The Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) this year puts together a one-of-a-kind local and international showcase.
Address: Jalan Jeti Lama, Kampung Gajah, Butterworth, 12200, Penang
Event Date: 11 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve. You can feel the rushing heat and palpitating intensity!
Address: Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 05 Aug 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
This charming puppetry
 and inventive physical theatre tells the story of one man’s nal journey alongside his pet fish.
Address: Loft 29, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 05 Aug 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
A reminiscent of the good old school days with these 35 students as young as eight, as they relive tales and folk songs of the Manganiyar community.
Address: Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 04 Aug 2017 - 07 Aug 2017
A weekend celebration of Tango with performances, Milango, workshops and private lessons.
Address: Centre Stage of Performing Arts 3rd Floor, Island Plaza 118, Jalan Tanjung Tokong Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang
Event Date: 30 Jul 2017
Discover “the other side of Penang Island” through this short trip, where you’ll experience the countryside and enjoy local must-eats.
Address: Meeting point: Bank Simpanan Nasional, 42, Jalan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang
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