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Penang Events

Our PARKROYAL people are always ready to help you with recommendations on the most exciting events in Penang, to make the most of your stay.

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May 2016

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

With Penang organising this international event for last 30 years, here is your chance again to watch the Dragon Boat race that has been around since the 1950s. Teams from all over the world will be participating in this stamina-testing race to win the championship.

28 to 29 May 2016
Teluk Bahang Dam

Penang Floral Festival

Every year, flower enthusiasts flock to Penang Botanical Gardens for the Penang Floral Festival. Workshops, exhibitions, contests and classes on related floral topic are organised during this event. Good opportunity to purchase or capture beautiful shots of unique plants and trees.

Penang Botanical Gardens
28 May to 5 June 2016

June 2016

Penang Durian Festival

Best time of the year to sample Penang durians of different varieties like Musang King, Hor Lor, Red Prawn, Kun Poh, Ang Bak, Ochee and many more.

1 June to 31 July 2016
Nibong Tebal & Markets in Penang

Penang International Lion Dance on Stilts Championship

More than 20 local and international lion dance teams will be battling for the championship title. This event aims to promote lion dance as a healthy and multi-racial sport.

11 to 12 June 2016
Han Chiang Stadium

Ramadhan Bazaar

During the holy month of fasting, Muslims flock to evening Ramadhan Bazaar starting from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, to purchase food and local delicacies to break fast. Aside from the sumptuous array of food, clothings, festive cookies and religious ornaments are also sold at Ramadhan Bazaar.

7 June to 5 July 2016
Komtar Pedestrian Walk and along streets of Penang

July 2016

Penang Bon Odori

Penang Bon Odori is celebrated annually with lively drum performances and dance to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. This event is celebrated by Japanese Buddhists in a carnival-like atmosphere with stalls selling a variety of local and Japanese products, fireworks display and games.

16 July 2016

St Anne's Festival

Every year, many believers from all walks of life will visit The Church of St. Anne. A 10-day prayer ritual will take place at the church. There will also be a candlelight procession on the night of 26 July 2016.

22 to 31 July 2016
St. Anne’s Church Bukit Mertajam

George Town Festival 2016

George Town Festival (GTF) is a month-long celebration of arts, music, culture, heritage and community. Since its inception in 2010, GTF transforms George Town into an international showcase of world class performances, installations and collaborations of local and international artists.

29 July to 28 August 2016
George Town

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August 2016

Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival is widely celebrated in Penang by the Chinese community. It is believed that the Gates of Hell are opened on the fifteenth night of the seventh lunar month for the ghosts and spirits to roam freely in search for food. Operas and puppet shows are conducted on the streets of Penang to keep the these spirits entertained.

3 to 31 August 2016
Around Penang

October 2016

Nine Emperor Gods Festival

The Taoist community in Penang celebrates The Nine Emperor Gods Festival from the first to ninth day of the ninth lunar month. Throughout these nine days, Taoists go on a vegetarian diet to cleanse their body and soul. Traditional rituals like fire walking are performed during this period.

1 to 9 October 2016
Various location in Penang

November 2016

Penang Bridge International Marathon

Listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Largest Marathon in Malaysia, the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon is the most awaited sports event of the year. The run is divided into four categories - full marathon, half marathon, 10km marathon and fun run.

20 November 2016
Penang Bridge (first bridge)

December 2016

Pesta Pulau Pinang

Pesta Pulau Pinang is an annual event held every year-end. This event features interesting activities like Boxing, Muay Thai, Cat Show and antique keris exhibition. There will also be stalls selling local food and souvenirs from Malaysia and other parts of the world.

26 November 2016 to 1 January 2017
Pesta Sungai Nibong

Penang Island Jazz Festival

Penang Island Jazz Festival is back again for the twelfth edition, featuring local and international performers from United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Indonesia and Brazil.

1 to 4 December 2016
Batu Ferringhi area

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