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.

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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
Event Date: 29 Jul 2018
A tour to The Protestant Cemetery, a resting place of Penang’s European pioneers is a site of great significance within the UNESCO World heritage Site of George Town.
Address: Main Entrance of Protestant Cemetery, Jaln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2018
Come join us and make this bit of green in the heart of Penang your very own adventure!
Address: Meeting Point: Guard House, Penang Botanic Gardens, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Pet Expo Penang 2018 is the pet industry’s first pet expo in the northern region.
Address: Seberang Perai Arena Convention Centre, Lebuhraya Kurau, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang
Event Date: 27 Jul 2018
The guided night trail will introduce George Town’s architectural and cultural wonders.
Address: Main Entrance Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 26 Jul 2018
Discover more about the annual St. Anne's Feast and the historical relics of the church for free with a qualified tour guide.
Address: Meeting Point: Main Entrance of St. Anne's Church, Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam, 14000, Penang
Event Date: 26 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Southeast Asia's most anticipated luxury lifestyle event comes to Penang!
Address: Straits Quay Marina, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Penang
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