Malaysia Events 2024

Look at the Malaysia Events 2024 that you can participate wherever you are in Malaysia. Events such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Chrismas celebration are open to the public to join.


15-20 Jan 2024 : 20th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Get to know the famous yachtsmen from more than 10 countries competing in Langkawi Island. Location is Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.


20 Jan 2024:  Viper King of the Mountain 2024 @Genting Highlands

See participants go through obstacles over a 7km + 12 obstacles at Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, Genting Highlands. Starting time is 7am.

Cable car at Genting Highlands

21 Jan 2024 : Petagas Fallen Heroes

This memorial service is to remember the fallen heroes of Petagas during the World War II. It will be held at Petagas Memorial Monument, Sabah.

Tel: +60 88 521 800

25 Jan 2024 : Thaipusam

Held annually at Batu Caves, this religious festival for the Hindus attracts many visitors to this cave.

Tel: +603 6189 6284

27 Jan 2024: Kangar City Duathlon 2024

Join this event which starts with running, cycling and ends with running at Kangar, Perlis. Three groups of bike will be in use here i.e. Road Bike, Mountain Bike and Folding Bike.

Venue: Denai Larian Pengkalan Asam Kangar, Perlis.


Feb 2024 : A Radiant Red Celebration

This event is held to mark the beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year. It will be held at Central Market, KL. Various selections of cheongsams and other souvenirs can be bought here.

Tel: +603 2031 0399

10 - 11 Feb 2024 : Chinese New Year Celebration

Visit Petaling Stree, Kuala Lumpur and Jonker Street, Melaka during this time and see the colourful decorations and cultural activities that will be held during this time of the year in conjunction with Chinese New Year festival.

10 Feb - 7 Mar 2024: Kek Lok Si Display Of Lights

During this time, the Kek Lok Si Temple at Air Itam, Penang will be lighted up with more than 10,000 lights from 7pm-12am.

Tel: +604 8283 317


March 2024: Raptor Watch 

Organized by Malaysia Nature Society, this annual event at Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan is a good time for family outing.

Venue: Tanjung Tuan, Melaka

Tel: +603 2287 9422 


Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rachado Lighthouse

2-3 Mar 2024 : Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon

This outdoor marathon will go through the Kiulu Valley, Sabah with categories of 9km, 30km, 50km and 100km race to choose from. As this is a strenuous race, only those who are healthy are allowed to join.


3 March 2024: Miri Marathon 2024

The 5km, 10km, 21km(half marathon) and 42km(full marathon) will be held at Jalan Merpati, Miri, Sarawak. Contact +6017 8956 966 for more details.

22-24 Mar 2024 : MATTA Fair Kuala Lumpur

Head to MITEC, Kuala Lumpur and get great offers.


April 2024 : Squid Jigging Terengganu

Known as "Candat Sotong", this is the season where you can get some squids off around Pulau PerhentianPulau Redang and Pulau Kapas in Terengganu. The venue will be held at Marang & Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

10-11 April 2024 : Hari Raya Celebration

Join the celebration as Malaysian Muslim end their fasting month. Relatives and friends are invited to many open houses where they will be treated with various traditional food and delicacies. 

15 April 2024: Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

Head for Melaka during this time of the year and enjoy the many events such as cultural and music shows, crafts and exhibits about the history of Melaka.

Venue: Banda Hilir, Melaka

Tel: +606 285 9700pen

Holiday Inn Melaka


4-5 May 2024 : Borneo International Marathon 2024

If you are into running, join the 10km, 21km or 42km that will traverse the coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu. The venue will be at Stadium, Likas Sports Complex. Contact +6016 8275599 for enquiries.

22 May 2024 : Wesak Day

This religious event is celebrated by the Buddhists in temples throughout Malaysia.

24-26 May 2024 : Cherating Tenggara Wind Challenge

Join the kite surfing, wind surfing and stand-up paddle board on the popular Cherating beach in Kuantan, Pahang. This event is organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC).

Tel: +609 517 1111

30-31 May 2024: Tadau Keamatan Celebration 2024

This harvest festival is celebrated by the Kadazan Dusun in Sabah. This annual festival will showcase the traditional costumes and games schedule to be held in Penampang, Sabah.

Tel: +6088 713 696 


7-9 June 2024 : Malaysia International Dive Expo

This diving show will feature diving equipment for sale, courses as well as dive holidays. The venue is at MITEC, Kuala Lumpur. Website:

7-9 June 2024: Fraser's Hill International Bird Race

This annual event held at Frasers Hill attracts bird watchers from around the globe. Teams are divided into groups to identify the birds here, many of them migratory birds from Siberia and Japan.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +609 568 1623

8-9 June 2024 : Powerman Malaysia 2024

This international event is a run-bike-run race and will be held at Dataran Putrajaya, Precinct 3, Putrajaya. Contact +60 8887 7736 for enquiries.

28-30 June 2024: Rainforest World Music Festival 2024

Visit Sarawak on the island of Borneo go to see the living museum known as Sarawak Cultural Village. Musicians from around the world will gather here to celebrate a fusion of nature, culture and ethnic music. If you have the time, head for Bako National Park near Kuching and you will not regret it.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6082 423600

June - July 2024 : Fiesta San Pedro

See the Portuguese Settlement, Melaka for a time of fun, food and decorated boat festival. Tel: 06-2328 402 for more information.


8 July 2024: Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

Head for Penang during this time of the year and enjoy the many events such as cultural and music shows, crafts and exhibits about the history of Penang.

Venue: Esplanade, Penang

Tel: +604 261 6606


25 Aug 2024 : Sandakan Memorial Day

This event is held to honour the 2,400 heroes who died when they were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau, a distance of 240km.

Tel: +6089 273 753

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31 August 2024 : Merdeka Celebration

This day commemorates Malaysia's 67th year of independence or 'Merdeka' in Malay Language. See the open air concert on the eve of Merdeka day on 30 August. The colourful parade will be held on the morning of the Merdeka Day. The Merdeka day celebration is held in every major city in Malaysia.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 


Sept 2024 : Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

Anglers will be competing for the biggest fish in this tropical rain forest of Rompin, Johor. This "catch and release" fishing event will have many international participants with attractive cash prizes to be won.

Venue: Pantai Bernas, Rompin, Pahang

Tel: +609 517 1111


16 Sept 2024 : Malaysia Day Celebration

This day commemorates Sabah and Sarawak joining Peninsular Malaysia as a nation of Malaysia. Malaysia Day will be celebrated in full scale and this day has been declared a public holiday throughout Malaysia.


Oct 2024 : Tamu Besar Kota Belud

This open-air market at Tamu Ground, Kota Belud will feature many products for sale. Bajau delicacies, handicraft, buffalo race and Bajau horsemen are some of the products and activities you will see here.

25-26 Oct 2024 : Boom+ Kangar City Half Marathon 2024

If you are into running, join the 1km, 5km, 10km or 21km that will be held at Kompleks Sukan Tuanku Syed Putra. Take note that the starting time of the 42km is 12:01am.

Oct 2024 : Borneo Bird Festival

If you are into bird watching, this festival is a must as over 600 species of bird have been recorded in Borneo. There will be a Bird Race competition where a team of three must identify and record as many bird species as possible within 24 hours.

Venue is at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah. Contact +6017 8987069 for more details.


15-23 Nov 2024 : The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2024

This yachting race will start at Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Selangor and is held over 9 days. 

Tel: +603 5513 2000

Nov 2024 : Penang Bridge(First Bridge) International Marathon

Join Penang marathon run of the year. Both amateur and professional runners are welcome to join this event. Register early as over 30,000 runners are expected to be here.


Nov 2024-Jan 2025 : Malaysia Year End Sale

The Malaysia Year End Sale offers great discounts and bargains on a wide variety of merchandise. This is the time for the ultimate shopping indulgence. Head for the many shopping complexes in the city and you will not regret it.


Dec 2024 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 

This annual event is another tourist attraction event that you should not miss. This event will be held at Teluk Bahang Dam from 9am-5pm.

Tel: +604 650 5133

Dec 2024 : Pesta Chingay, Lion & Dragon Dance Parade

See the display of skills balancing stilt poles and lion dance in Georgetown as the parade starts at Jalan Gurdwara and ends at the Esplanade. Event is from 7pm-11pm.

25 Dec 2024 : Christmas Celebration and Open House

Join the Malaysian Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Dec 2024 : Light & Motion Putrajaya LAMPU

Organized by PPJ, see the latest lighting technologies on the buildings at Dataran Putrajaya, Putrajaya Precinct 3.

Tel: +603-8887 7165

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