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: 30 Jul 2017
Join us for a breezy Sunday morning walk where you’ll not only see and learn, but possibly meet some furry friends!
Address: Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang
Event Date: 29 Jul 2017
Come and discover Acheen Street, Cannon Street and Armenian Street in the multicultural heart of George Town, and witness its extraordinary rich and unique social heritage.
Address: George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 116 & 118 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
Penang's most anticipated cultural festival, George Town Festival celebrates George Town's 2008 inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as Penang's strong passion for local arts and entertainment.
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017
Celdran’s one-act presentation on Philippines and its former rst lady Imelda Marcos, is a gleeful edutainment, not usually found in history books.
Address: Loft 29, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
George Town Festival opens with a tribute to Southeast Asian artists, a celebration of the artistic pride in the region, home to our tradition and culture.
Address: Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang
Event Date: 28 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
One of the largest coffee events in Northern Malaysia, the Penang Coffee & Dessert Festival returns this 28-30 July at Gurney Paragon Mall, featuring over 50 exhibitors.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall, 163-D, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang
Event Date: 22 Jun 2017 - 03 Sep 2017
The biggest outdoor Despicable Me3 event in Malaysia.
Address: Padang Dataran Pemuda Merdeka
Event Date: 28 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2017 is the year of the Rooster.
Event Date: 27 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
Catch the annual lighting display at the Kek Lok Si Temple where it showcases more than 10,000 lights and lanterns during Chinese New Year.
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, Ayer Itam, 1500, Penang, MALAYSIA. (5.401245,100.274872)
Event Date: 14 Jan 2017
Witness a Ponggal celebration in Penang.
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA. (5.414712,100.334857)
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