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Malaysia boasts an exciting year-round calendar of world class and unique local events, ensuring visitors have endless opportunities to enjoy nature-based adventures, enriching cultural experiences or fabulous shopping sprees. For the latest updates on events and festivals in Malaysia, visit the Tourism Malaysia website. Listed below are a selection you don't want to miss.

Art & Food Festivals

Fabulous Food 1Malaysia

Nationwide
Savour a diverse range of delicious cuisine! First organised in 2009, this programme showcases the diversity of Malaysia cuisine for a period of three months. It is divided into the following segments: Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, Asian Food Heritage Trail, Street Food Festival and Restaurant Food Festival. Selected hotels will feature specialties, cultural shows and handcrafts from the various states in Malaysia and around the world.

01/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

Malaysian Dance Festival

Auditorium DBKL
The Malaysian Dance Festival is a programme that showcases local dances with interactive features to inculcate the interest of tourists and the public.

01/06/2015 - 07/06/2015

MyFest 2015

Nationwide
The follow up major event after Visit Malaysia Year 2014. The Year of Festival 2015 back to back major events highlighting on the various festivals and cultures found around diverse Malaysia. This include the many unique cultures found in Peninsular Malaysia and also in Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia Borneo.

01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

MyFEST 2015 Grand Launch

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Delight your senses with the MyFEST Grand Launching as kick-off for the year of 2015 showcasing Citrawarna to bring back the amazing and reinventing the celebration of the various colours and feel of Malaysia’s diverse culture and natural attractions via colourful performances that surely will astound you.

10/01/2015

Skyride Festival Park @Putrajaya

Lake Putrajaya
Enjoy a magnificent view of Putrajaya from 150m above ground! Held for the first time ever, this festival offers the opportunity for visitors to ride on a giant helium balloon with a gondola measuring 13m. It can accommodate a total of 30 passengers per ride.

01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Fabulous Food 1Malaysia

Nationwide
Savour a diverse range of delicious cuisine! First organised in 2009, this programme showcases the diversity of Malaysia cuisine for a period of three months. It is divided into the following segments: Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, Asian Food Heritage Trail, Street Food Festival and Restaurant Food Festival. Selected hotels will feature specialties, cultural shows and handcrafts from the various states in Malaysia and around the world.

01/10/2015 - 31/10/2015

Malaysia International Shoe Festival 2015

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
41 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
From glamorous stilettos to stylish sandals, classic pumps and trendy boots, the festival takes visitors on a fascinating journey into the world of designer footwear. Experience the shoe shopping with Jimmy Choo and enjoy a greeat discount for your shoes with vast of latest fashion by local and international shoe designers. This 56h festival will bring you a variety of shoes, fashion show, shoe making demonstration and shoe designing competition.

03/04/2015 - 05/04/2015

Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya

Monumen Alaf Baru, Presint 2
Putrajaya
The organising of Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya to be implemented in Malaysia for a period of 3 years, beginning in 2014 (in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014) to 2015. 2014 saw the event bringing in about 964 international athletes from around the world and 496 local athletes. In 2015, the event is targeting a total of 1,500 international athletes.

05/04/2015

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2015

Selected hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Food, glorious food. Savour delicious and diverse range of local cuisine while dining with the family. This programme showcases the diversity of Malaysian cuisine at its best at Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. Specific hotels will feature delicacies, cultural shows and handicraft from the specific states in the country.

01/10/2015 - 30/10/2015

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Festival

Nationwide
The Malaysia Contemporary Art Festival is a visual feast showcasing a variety of exhibitions and activities. Featured will be the works of local artistes presented in various media with techniques illustrating Malaysia’s colourful culture.

01/09/2015 - 30/11/2015

Culture & Heritage

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Menara Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer, from breathtaking views to top-class facilities, activities and events.

Lantern Tourism Festival 2015

Petaling Street
BB KLCC
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
The Lantern Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival, traditionally signifies the end of the harvest season. Malaysian Chinese homes celebrate with family get-togethers, prayers, and mooncakes, while kids show off their latest lantern designs. Malls and landmarks in the city like Petaling Street will be gaily decorated with thousands of lit lanterns, while various other activities all add up to a festive atmosphere.

19/09/2015

Putrajaya Floria 2015

Tapak Floria, Presint 4
Putrajaya
FLORIA Putrajaya is an annual floral event where a wide variety of flower species from different regions displayed within beautiful gardens. Some of the countries taking part include Brunei, China, Denmark, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Netherlands, Philiphines, USA, Russia, Kenya, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.

01/06/2015 - 30/06/2015

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Exhibition & Parade

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

Nationwide
Shopaholic alert! One of the three major shopping seasons in the country is back with mega shopping excitement, dining options, endless entertainment and fun-filled activities! Shop, eat and celebrate!

15/06/2015 - 31/08/2015

KL Light Festival

Unit Pelancongan DBKL, Kuala Lumpur
This festival will have a dazzling showcase of the largest light installation, dancing fountains, water screen, pyrotechnics and multimedia lasers displays, video mapping - projecting advertisements and branding on Suria KLCC. This festival will also bring together international and local musicians creating music on a single platform, whilst at the same time, promoting the theme.

11/01/2015 - 17/11/2015

"Magic of the Night” 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade

The 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade is here again to promote the tourism attractions of Malaysia as well as international tourist destinations! Witness a procession of beautifully lighted and decorated boats that cruise across the Putrajaya Lake every night. Main activities of the event include night floral boats photography contest, fireworks display, and also cultural group performances. Venue : Putrajaya Lake, Presint 2, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

13/06/2015 - 21/06/2015

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Religion & Cultural Events

PIIACUF 2015

Dataran Putrajaya,
Presint 3, Putrajaya
Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Culture Festival (PIIACUF) NGOs and Associations taking part incude the Malaysian Board of Books for Young People (MBBY), National Association of Calligraphy and National Visual Arts Gallery.Among the countries that have taken part include Morocco, Egypt, China, Yemen, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Oman, Spain, Iran, Indonesia and several other countries, including Malaysia. The International Islamic Forum speakers were invited from UK, Australia, Japan, USA, Oman, UAE, Indonesia, Turkey and Kuwait, and is broadcast with live streaming over the internet.

29/10/2015 - 01/11/2015

Deepavali Festival of Lights

Nationwide
Deepavali or the 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities. Open houses are held where family and friends visit each other and enjoy delicious traditional goodies. Check out the festivites at Little India in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

10/11/2015

Christmas Open House Celebration

Portugese Settlement, Melaka
Celebrate Christmas in the Tropics! Experience the festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country's various festivals in line with the spirit of 1Malaysia. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies.

26/12/2015

Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

Teluk Intan, Perak
The Chinese usher in the Lunar New Year with lion dances and mandarin oranges. Experience the festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country's various festivals in line with the spirit of 1Malaysia. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies.

28/02/2015

Festival Ramadan

Kuala Lumpur
This program is a tribute to the month of Ramadan as a month of worship and caring among human beings through welfare practices. It also helps to foster closer ties through participation in various community programs and festival activities; while promoting Islamic arts and culture to both local and international tourists.

18/06/2015 - 17/07/2015

Malaysia Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House

Rembau
Negeri Sembilan

Hari Raya Aiditlfitri is the biggest Muslim festival in the country. Experience the festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country's various festivals in line with the spirit of 1Malaysia. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies.

01/08/2015

Sports Events

1 Malaysia GP Sale 2013

The F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix is preceeded by the Malaysia Grnad Prix (MGP) Sale, beginning March to April 2013. A remarkable choice of goods at prices that will excite visiting F1 enthusiasts, as well as local shoppers

15/03/2014 - 30/04/2015

2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit
Selangor.
Catch the blazing action at one of the most challenging tracks in the world. With its extreme hot and wet conditions, the Sepang International Circuit tests the skills of the world's finest racers to the limit. Be there to witness the action, live!

27/03/2015 - 29/03/2015

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Formula One Festival

KLCC
Kuala Lumpur
Festival poised for extreme pizzazz with spectacular and glamorous events as Kuala Lumpur City Hall continues to welcome a wide range of visitors to fully enjoy their KL experience as the festival revs into full gear. According to the Mayor, the Formula One will reflects not only Malaysia’s vast experience in hosting the hottest race on earth but also a mirror to what an exciting and stylish city Kuala Lumpur is and can be.

27/03/2015 - 30/03/2015

Malaysian Open ATP 250 World Tour

Putra Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur
The ATP World Tour’s Asian swing begins in Southeast Asia at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, welcoming the best men's tennis players. The ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament, officially launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak in 2009, is held indoors at the 7,000-seat Putra Stadium.

26/09/2015 - 04/10/2015

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
This is the premier event of motorcycle racing catch the action of the world’s top racers in this exciting event. Held at one of the most challenging circuits in the world, the race is a must-watch for those who love full throttle action.

23/10/2015 - 25/10/2015