It’s official, “Top 10 Events” is now a monthly thing on Penang Foodie. If you’ve missed out the fun and activities last month, don’t worry just save this article down. Locals might think everyday is the same old boring day in Penang, we’re here to tell you NO. You can find events at every little corner, so sit back as we bring you the “Top 10 Events in July Penang 2018.” Don’t say we didn’t tell you because this month’s events are pretty lit!
Top 10 Events in July Penang 2018:
#1 [ 25/6-15/7] Bola-Bola at Gudang Lebuh Cecil
The whole world knows it’s the World Cup season, unless you come from a cave. You can hear people cheering for their favourite team here and there, most of them in their homes. Why not celebrate the winning team together with a bunch of other people? More people, more fun. Here at Gudang Lebuh Cecil, you get to catch World Cup LIVE. It’s the largest screening of FIFA World Cup 2018 in the Northern Region with stadium atmosphere. FREE ENTRANCE people, so jio your bola kaki now and “Goal!” together.
Address: 8, 10, 12 Gat Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Time: 6 p.m.-4 a.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/480834539038570/
#2 [11/6-27/7] George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018
First held in 2009 as a weekend showcase of culture to celebrate the inscription of George Town and Melaka as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. A theme is then generated each year for this celebration since 2014. This year, the theme is POTENTIAL: Of the Past, In the Present, For the Future. With different activities such as workshops, exhibitions, cultural shows and more, it aims to enlighten the locals and outsiders with our rich culture and history. Experience what is it like to be a true local and explore what makes this island, Penang today. One of the largest events in July Penang 2018, also the most significant one. It is truly a bliss to explore different parts of the heritage.
Address: Georgetown Heritage Sites
More Info: http://gtwhi.com.my/gt10/gthc2018/
#3 [5-8/7] Switch World 2018
Tech geek, you mustn’t miss this! In conjunction with Switch’s 10th Anniversary, Switch is throwing a roadshow. This is Malaysia’s Largest Apple Roadshow and is coming to you at Gurney Plaza. Pamper your Iphones with flattering and protective cases such as Spigen and Switcheasy. You could also grab other accessories like Harman Kardon, Artershokz and more. Be sure to head there for amazing deals and discounts! Switch World is one of the very exciting events in July Penang 2018.
Address: Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Malaysia.
Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/201668283995224/
#4 [6/7] Godspeed Grand Opening
A new addition to the bars in Penang, bar hoppers might be thinking “Isn’t Godspeed opened for business for some time now?” Yes they’re but that is sort of like a soft launch, now this is the real deal. One of the not-your-typical events in July Penang 2018 we’re featuring, we thought why not chill out and have some fun? Everyone is invited to the grand opening, you just gotta call to reserve.
#5 [7-8/7] Penang Anime Matsuri – Summer Paradise 2018
Otakus, get ready because there’s another anime events in July Penang 2018. Hosted by Wacom Southeast Asia, Penang Anime Matsuri is an indoor and outdoor anime event. There are two sections in one venue. One is the Roof Garden where there’ll be live band performances, merchandise booth, anime screenings and entrance is free. The other is in the ballroom, the more exciting one. You’ll get to catch celebrity cosplayers like Heyleydia, Angie, Lay and more! Plus there’s exhibition, main stage activities, I Love Anisong Concert and other exciting activities. Ticket starts from RM20, you can get more information on their website.
Address: Spice Convention Centre. 108C, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
More Info: http://pamsummer.asia/
#6 [14/7] Glo-Walk 2018
Of course we have to include one or two events in July Penang 2018 that are health-related. Let’s be honest, Penang has so many runs that most of them are boring. Glo-Walk, on the other hand, is something really excited to talk about. Instead of getting healthy during the day, this is during the night. What’s best you get to shine and glow in the dark! There’s also a photography contest in between that you could win up to RM500 cold dark cash. Just remember to pose, snap and walk.
Address: Penang Municipal Walk. Persiaran Kuari, 10450 George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791776034229619/
#7 [20-29/7] St. Anne’s Festival
The church of St. Anne in Bukit Mertajam is a significant part of Penang’s rich history. The 10-day festival draws believers from all walks of life. This includes novena, a nine-day prayer. In conjunction with the annual St. Anne’s Feast which falls on the 26th, there’ll be a candlelight procession during that night. This festival is one of the most significant events in July Penang 2018, especially for the believers. St. Anne has beautiful historical structures that could be found at the corners of the church, just pay close attention to it.
Address: Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
More Info: http://penangmonthly.com/article.aspx?pageid=7350&name=st_annes_festival
#8 [21/7] Bon Odori Festival
The annual Bon Odori Festival is coming up at Esplanade, Penang. Bon Odori is a Buddhist festival that honours the spirits of departed ancestors. It is celebrated in Japan for the past five centuries, and has now become a family reunion holiday. Bon Odori is now popular in Penang, a colourful celebration of Japanese culture and tradition. Lively dances, drum performances, and stalls selling different local and Japanese food makes the celebration merrier. If you have yet to experience Bon Odori, one of the largest events in July Penang 2018, please do so now. We promise it’ll be fun.
Address: Esplanade. 1, Light St, Georgetown, 10450 George Town, Penang.
Time: 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
#9 [22/7] KPOP Dance Challenge 2018
Any KPOP lovers here? Because there’s an upcoming KPOP dance challenge and anyone could join! To those practicing KPOP dance moves day and night, now it’s the time to shine. Cover the hottest KPOP group like BTS and Black Pink dance moves, add your own creativity and you could walk away with amazing cash prizes. If you’re not interested in participating, come over to watch and show some support. There are T&C though for those who wish to participate, just click on the link below to find out more.
Address: 33, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Time: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/165993314067036/
#10 [28-29/7] Pet Expo Penang
The first pet expo in Penang, furry lovers you’ll love this. Not just cats and dogs, Pet Expo showcases all kinds of animals. From reptiles to exotic and smaller animals, you name it. There’s even a petting zoo! How exciting is that? You can to play with all the soft fluffs. Besides that, they also have an international cat competitions so bring your cat to win the spotlight. Also, pamper your pet with snacks, toys and cute accessories. They have more than 150 brands exhibiting.
Address: SP Arena, seberang Jaya, Penang.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/197339077516827/
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