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: 23 Dec 2018
A cultural and colourful parade, following the Pesta Chingay Parade on the island, which consists of a mix of Chingay groups, Lion and Dragon Dance teams, Lion Dance on stilts, colourful floats, traditional drums, martial arts team and school marching bands.
Address: Starting Point : Bagan Ajam Market and End Point : MPSP Field, Jalan Bagan Luar
Event Date: 16 Dec 2018
The Chingay and Lion Dance troupe members will display their skills in balancing stilt poles during this annual street parade.
Address: Jalan Gurdwara to City Hall, Esplanade, Penang
Event Date: 09 Dec 2018
Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital is organising the ‘I Lung You’ Charity Fun Run 2018 in-conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Address: Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Penang
Event Date: 08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
This Penang International Dragon Boat Festival is held in conjunction with Pesta Pulau Pinang and is a tradition to honour the "spirit of the dragon" and the spirit of unity as the participants work together as a team for one common purpose.
Event Date: 25 Nov 2018
This world renowned running event is the most awaited sporting event in Penang.
Address: Penang Bridge (first bridge), Penang
Event Date: 24 Nov 2018 - 01 Jan 2019
Highlights of the month-long Pesta Pulau Pinang include Boxing, Muay Thai, interesting exhibition of antique keris, International Cat Show and various stalls selling local products.
Address: Tapak Pesta Sungai Nibong Pulau Pinang, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kampung Dua Bukit, 11700 Sungai Nibong, Penang.
Event Date: 22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
George Town Literary Festival highlights the best of literature, music, arts and culture in Penang.
Event Date: 06 Nov 2018
This colourful festival is also known as "The Festival of Lights" and is celebrated by the Hindus.
Event Date: 19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
Two evenings of joyous Bavarian music and food, the Malaysian-German Society's Oktoberfest has been celebrated by the Germans together with locals and tourists in Penang for nearly 5 decades.
Address: Malaysian German Society, 250B, Jalan Air Itam, 10460 Penang
Event Date: 14 Oct 2018
USM Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 themed 'Gratitude: Harvest From The Moon'.
Address: Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang
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