The diversity of Penang events tend to be of a very colourful nature and cover every facet of the harmonious multicultural society that so eloquently defines Malaysia.
This is just the tip of the iceberg as the Penang events calendar is one of the most comprehensive in the country offering something that everyone can and should enjoy.
The Dragon Boat Racing is an exciting spectacle to watch while the vibrancy of the Lion Dancing enthralls all and then there are the food, floral and music festivals to enjoy.
Merdeka Day is a very popular event when the whole country celebrates their independence and reflect on what a wonderful country Malaysia really is.
There are many big Penang festivals and events take place throughout the year with everything from Chinese New Year to Hari Raya to Deepavali and Thaipusam being celebrated.
The arena has also hosted many shows including Disney On Ice, Disney's Beauty and The Beast, the Hue Yue Chinese Orchestra and Anita Sarawak in concert.
The Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) was built at the start of the millennium and is home to the largest exhibition space in Penang.
It's not just the festivals that need staging in the Pearl of the Orient as servicing the busy corporate world for their Penang events is also a hectic schedule.
The Equatorial Hotel Penang is situated high on a hill overlooking the Bukit Jambul Country Club and the Bayan Lepas area out to the coast.
The Matahari Ballroom is the largest room available and it can accommodate 1,600 people in a theatre configuration, 1,000 for a cocktail event and 920 for a banquet style.
The excellent Eastin Hotel conference facilities are attracting a lot of interest for Penang events and conferences and leaving a lot of very happy customers.
The Eastin Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 800 in a theatre configuration and 400 for a banquet.
The Sunway Hotel in Georgetown can provide the assistance of their events specialist to ensure your event runs as smooth as silk in their intimate function rooms.
Just north of Georgetown The Gurney Hotel can cater for your event in elegant style while accommodating up to 1,000 people in their grand ballroom.
The Bourgainvillea hall is their largest room with a capacity of 300 for a Theatre configuration or 240 for a banquet or classroom style.
A further three meeting rooms can accommodate up to 440 people depending on the requested configuration.
This majestic location makes it a desirable choice for conferences and seminars and it is home to a multitude of meeting rooms ready to service your every conference or exhibition needs.
Penang Event Hotels
Diverse Penang Events
The Eastern and Oriental hotel in Georgetown offers 2 venues with conference facilities. The Heritage Wing has a 400 capacity ballroom and there are a further 6 function suites that can accommodate from 20 to 150 people.
The Victory Annexe at The E and O Hotel has another 400 capacity ballroom as well as a further 5 function suites that can accommodate between 40 and 150 people.
PISA has a capacity of 10,000 for terrace seating and 3,000 for theatre style seating making it the biggest and best all round event venue of choice.
The PISA arena offers 3,000 sqm of floor space that can easily accommodate 140 3x3m exhibition booths.
Pesta Penang is an annual Penang event that takes place for the whole month of December. Pesta Penang or the festival of Penang (as it is also called) sees grand entertainment with music, theatre, competitions and a multi coloured funfair to enjoy.
There are three further meeting rooms at your disposal for various functions.