Events in July

July 2024 EVENTS
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George Town Festival (GTF) returns for its 15th edition from 19 to 28 July. With the theme “Here & Now”, GTF will act as a mirror, beckoning visitors to pause and contemplate the interconnectedness of our past, present and future. Festival-goers can expect more than 80 programmes from more than 15 countries spread across more than 30 venues. Visit for details and the full programme listing.

Penang Hill Festival is back for its fifth edition from 19 to 21 July! Aiming to promote and bring about greater awareness of Penang Hill’s nature, history and cultural heritage, PHF 2024 offers visitors and locals a glimpse of Penang Hill’s uniqueness through its signature event, “Music on the Hill—East meets West”, as well as a myriad of fun-filled and educational programmes ranging from insightful talks and interesting walks to hands-on workshops, informative exhibitions and a digital treasure hunt. Visit for more information.

The Penang Bon Odori Festival is an annual cultural event celebrating the rich traditions of Japan with the support of the Penang government, the Consulate General of Japan and Japanese associations. This joyful event offers a taste of Japanese culture with captivating performances, delicious food, a lively atmosphere and plenty more.

Date: 27 July

Time: 5pm–11pm

Venue: Esplanade


Organised by SHANZ Early Intervention & Learning Therapy, the Perfectly Imperfect Charity Campaign is an event aimed at raising awareness about the challenges encountered by individuals with special needs or disabilities. Expect a bazaar, walkathon, children’s drawing and colouring contest and a talent competition.

Dates: 5 & 6 July

Time: 11am–9pm

Venue: Straits Quay

Contact No.: +6011-555 34583



Supported by the Penang state government and organised by Penang Walkabouts in conjunction with George Town World Heritage Day, the Penang Lang Community Day is a celebration of our diverse heritage, culture and community spirit. This family-friendly event features cultural performances, local food vendors, art and crafts, and fun activities for all ages.

Dates: 6 and 7 July

Time: 11am–7pm

Venue: Gurney Paragon Mall


Presented by the GuoGuang Opera Company from Taiwan, Double Bill of Jingju Magic is a traditional opera meets modern theatre that consists of two excerpts, “Avenging Zidu” and “Zhuangzi Tests His Wife”. These pieces examine the many facets of human nature, exploring the paradox of life and death, right and wrong, and cause and effect. Performed in Mandarin with English and Mandarin subtitles, it is recommended for audiences aged seven and above.

Dates: 20 and 21 July

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: Dewan Budaya USM

Ticket: From RM65



Organised by MPKK Pak Abu and KADUN Bagan Dalam in collaboration with Parlimen Bagan, the Butterworth Fun Walk 2024 is a delightful fun walk that promotes health and wellness. Each participant can expect a t-shirt and a finisher medal.

Date: 21 July

Time: 7am

Venue: Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi



St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang Charity Food Carnival aims to raise funds to cover the home’s operating costs and enable the home to run various programmes. This family-friendly event features a wide range of delicious food, live music performances by talented visually impaired individuals and more.

Date: 3 August

Time: 9am–2pm

Venue: St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang (enter via the Persiaran Midlands entrance)