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

Melaka World Heritage City Celebration by UNESCO

Melaka City, Melaka
Melaka was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage City in July 2008. The anniversary of this historic occasion is celebrated with a host of cultural activities and an array of delectable traditional cuisine that is unique to the state. As the celebration takes place, the well-preserved heritage buildings, cultural enclaves and local attraction spots will be swarming with tourists from all over the world.


Colours of 1Malaysia

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Delight your senses with Malaysia’s diverse cultures and natural attractions through an array of colourful performances. The signature tourism event of Malaysia, with a fresh brand and concept, Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur, is back to enthrall audiences in a whole new way! Mark the date on your calendar and join us for a spectacular night of lights & sound, dance and culture with over 600 performers and firework display that celebrates Malaysia truly Asia!

15/05/2016 - 15/06/2016

Culture & Heritage

Putrajaya Floria 2015

Tapak Floria, Presint 4
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.

27/05/2016 - 04/06/2016

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Wesak Day

Celebrated to commemorate and honor the Lord Buddha, marking the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.


S.P.B Yang Dipertuan Agong Birthday

Malaysians celebrate His Majesty the King of Malaysia's birthday with a series of events and ceremonies in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. Events include a ceremonial Trooping of the Colours and a rousing performance by a military band. This ceremony symbolises the Malaysian Armed Forces' pledge of loyalty to the His Majesty the King of Malaysia


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.

05/06/2016 - 05/07/2016

59th Independence Day

Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) commemorates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957. It is celebrated on August 31 each year. Celebration starts from 31 August 2016 and ends on 16 September 2016 marking "Malaysia Day"

31/08/2016 - 16/09/2016

Exhibition & Parade

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

Putrajaya Lake, Presint 2,
Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

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.

27/05/2016 - 04/06/2016

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1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

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!

01/07/2016 - 31/08/2016

Religion & Cultural Events

Hari Raya Aidiladha

Also known as Hari Raya Haji, this festival marks the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca which is performed by millions of Muslims annually. It is also known as Hari Raya Qurban. Muslims in the country celebrate the festival with prayers and the sacrifice of cattle of which the meat is donated to the needy.


Hari Raya Aidilfitri

After fasting from dawn to dusk for a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day that signifies victory for Muslims everywhere. On this special day, Muslims attend special morning prayers in mosques and visit the cemeteries of their loved ones. Decked in their traditional finery, friends and family from near and far come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. There will be lots of tasty delicacies to make the celebration memorable!

06/07/2016 - 05/08/2016

Chinese New Year 2016 Celebration

Chinese New Year is a time for celebration and merrymaking. Family reunion feasts and open houses are a common feature and children receive 'ang pows' or little red money packets from the elders. Don't miss the exciting lion and dragon dance performances at shopping malls and homes!

08/02/2016 - 09/02/2016

Deepavali Festival of Lights

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.

29/10/2016 - 29/10/2016

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Monumen Alaf Baru, Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Come and watch hot air balloons float the skies of Putrajaya and leave you in awe. Up to 20 balloons for show from all over the world, the star of the show will be inflated twice daily at 7am and 6pm. The Fiesta has tethered balloon rides as well as cold inflation where visitors can get up close and explore inside the balloons. There are activities such as the Extreme Zone for sports enthusiasts while for the shopaholics an area filled with bazaars as well as food and beverages stalls to curb your appetite! Have lots of fun with our family friendly attractions, where everybody can relax, unwind and have a picnic throughout the day.

11/03/2016 - 13/03/2016

Sports Events

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.

28/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

2016 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit
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!

30/09/2016 - 02/10/2016

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Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya

Floria, Presint 4
Once again held in Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia and a dynamic celebration of an intelligent new city flanked by a breathtaking homage to new world and traditional architecture. The swim takes place in the centerpiece of the city, a 650-hectare, man-made lake that stretches across the urban area. Dotted with botanical gardens and smooth, wide, fast-rolling roads on the perimeter, the run and bike courses have already become a popular training ground for many of Malaysia’s local triathletes.