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: 17 Nov 2019
The Komtar Tower is known as Penang’s tallest skyscraper, offering a stunning view of George Town. The Top Penang Tower Run is held with the objective of fostering a healthy lifestyle regardless of the city’s hectic pace. Participants will be climbing in the most significant building that has a height of 249m from the ground.
Address: The Top @ KOMTAR 1, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 10 Nov 2019
A sports event open to all ages, Seberang Perai Half Marathon is a marathon that has a route that covers both nature and township. The Fun Run in this event is suitable for all ages and families. The marathon route promotes heritage sites and tourism of Bukit Tambun.
Address: Starting point: Pusat Khidmat Adun Bukit Tambun 32, Ground Floor, Jalan Perniagaan Seri Tambun, Pusat Perniagaan Seri Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, S.P.(S). Penang
Event Date: 09 Nov 2019 - 09 Feb 2020
A cultural exhibition on Hokkien dialect, The Death and Life of Hokkien highlights the history of this dialect, and the factors that are driving it into endangerment. Here, you will see rare scripts written in Hokkien and other non-Mandarin Chinese languages on display for the first time in Malaysia.
Address: Cheah Kongsi
Event Date: 27 Oct 2019
"The Festival of Lights" celebrated by the Hindus in Penang.
Event Date: 26 Oct 2019
Dare yourselves to the freakiest Halloween at the tallest building in Penang! The Top Penang celebrates Halloween with decorations, parties, candies, costumes and trick-or-treating. A series of performances and activities will make your Halloween night a memorable one.
Address: The Top @ KOMTAR 1, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.
Event Date: 26 Oct 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 Festival of Lights - Deepavali.
Address: Butterworth Art Walk, Lorong Bagan Luar 2
Event Date: 19 Oct 2019
Fiesta Pulau Aman will feature a Fishing Contest for both locals and tourists. Other activities include "Boling Kelapa" (Coconut Bowling) and "Lari Dalam Guni" (Gunny Sack Race), exhibitions, community service programs, as well as fire simulation and rescue of drowning victims.
Address: Various locations in Pulau Aman
Event Date: 12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
Where coffee lovers meet; where coffee amateurs grow. The Penang Coffee + Art Weekend brings together coffee lovers, and provides a platform for all things coffee. Coffee lovers can enjoy, indulge and experience the different flavours and possibilities of coffee, as well as witness a showcase of coffee art by various renown baristas.
Event Date: 04 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
The Penang RendezVous offers you a luxury lifestyle experience in a marine environment encompassing cars, art, fashion, entertainment and food with an interactive approach. Visitors can expect one-of-a-kind experiences – from yachts, classic cars and supercars to high-end properties, art, fine wines and gastronomy.
Address: Straits Quay Marina
Event Date: 29 Sep 2019 - 08 Oct 2019
A Hindu religious festival similar to the famous Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Celebration.
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