Festivals & Events

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is the only hot air balloon festival organised on an island in Malaysia, held annually in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

George Town Festival

George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community which is celebrated in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Penang International Food Festival

The Penang International Food Festival celebrates the wondrous delicacies found in Malaysia’s food capital, showcasing the humble authenticity of its world-famous food.

Penang Anime Matsuri

The Penang Anime Matsuri is the biggest outdoor anisong party in Malaysia that takes place right in the heart of Penang.

Penang Bridge International Marathon

The Penang Bridge International Marathon is an annual run organised on the Penang Bridge and is the largest mass-participation sporting event held in Penang.

Penang Island Jazz Festival

The Penang Island Jazz Festival began in 2004, starting off as a two-day event with 12 groups from 6 countries to 4 days with over 100 groups from over 25 countries.

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