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: 19 Feb 2019
Celebrated on the 15th night of the Lunar New Year, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea wishing for a good soul mate on this night.
Address: Penang Esplanade, Lebuh Light, 10450 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
The only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia, the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns this 24 & 25 February 2018!
Address: Padang Polo, George Town, 10450 Penang
Event Date: 09 Feb 2019
A traditional ceremony to predict the economy outlook of Penang and also to commemorate the birthday of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Deity of the Snake Temple.
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Event Date: 05 Feb 2019 - 06 Feb 2019
Celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign, Penang celebrates Chinese New Year on a large scale.
Event Date: 04 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
See Kek Lok Si Temple lit up with over 10,000 lights during Chinese New Year.
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple, 11500, Air Itam Penang
Event Date: 20 Jan 2019 - 22 Jan 2019
A pilgrimage procession to bring the statue of Lord Muruga , with a silver and a golden chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Penang's Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple.
Address: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 17, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 15 Jan 2019
Witness a Pongal celebration in Penang.
Address: Kuil Dewi Sree Veerapathra Maha Kaliamman, Bagan Ajam, Butterworth
Event Date: 01 Jan 2019
An annual walk round George Town to celebrate the new year organised by the Penang City Council.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Event Date: 30 Dec 2018
The Protestant Cemetery, a resting place of Penang’s European pioneers and importantly, Captain Francis Light, is a site of great significance within the UNESCO Heritage Site of George Town.
Address: Protestant Cemetery, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10000, Penang
Event Date: 30 Dec 2018
The smallest national park in the world with a total area of about 25 square kilometres, join us for a fun guided walk and have an interesting learning morning about coastal habitat, low land forest and hill forest.
Address: Main Entrance Penang National Park, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 Teluk Bahang, Penang
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