George Town Lit Fest
Come November, Penang gets ready for the lengthy local school holidays with even more arty, cultural and sporty events. George Town Lit Fest kicks things off with international and local literary acts. The festival gives critics, poets, thinkers and writers a platform to directly converse with their peers and fans as well as encourage a larger literary scene in the country.
Various locations around George Town (www. georgetownlitfest.com).
26 November - 01 January 2017 Pesta Pulau Pinang Outside of George Town, the start of the school holidays is marked with the Penang’s oldest and biggest fair called the Pesta Pulau Pinang held at the Pesta Site in Sungai Nibong, right next to the main bus depot on the island. Running for slightly over a month, the carnival has an energetic vibe with bright lights and a host of activities for the family. Think fun rides, food stalls, concerts, fun houses and much more.
27 Penang Bridge International Marathon
Runners come from all over the world to participate in this international sports event comprising a full marathon, a half marathon, a 10k run as well as a fun run. Register early as spots tend to fill up fast. www.penangmarathon.gov.my
28-30 In-Between Arts Festival (IBAF)
A community event offering an alternative view on the arts, festivities usually include art and photography exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, traditional shows, popup markets and more.