Events 2018

Events Calendar 2018

Check out what’s happening in Langkawi throughout the year!

16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2018
8-13 Jan 2018

Since its inception in 2003 this International Regatta draws foreign and local professional sailors to the tropical island of Langkawi. This event attracts 30 entries namely from Singapore, Thailand, UK, Hong Kong, USA, Russian Federation, Denmark and Australia as a new entry. They will be competing in 8 racing classes and the champion will be awarded The Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award.

KFC Langkawi International Regatta Perdana & ASAF Sailing Cup 2018

31 Jan - 4 Feb 2018

Aimed to nurture new and young talents in sailing. This year’s event will be held from 13th -4th February. These young sailors were exposed to a lot of valuable experiences as they have sailed in numerous sailing conditions in Langkawi. The valuable experience and important lesson will help them excel at the international youth competition.

Langkawi Tourism Awards
23 March 2018

The Annual Langkawi Tourism Award is a recognition from the Government to leaders in the tourism industry. The awards encourage tourism players to meet and strive to achieving greater standards in 6 categories and 24 sub categories. The awards play an integral role in rewarding business excellence, innovation, industry professionalism, collaborations and initiatives. The awards are announced at a Gala Ceremony, where industry players gather to celebrate their achievements.

Langkawi Chinese New Year Special
3 March 2018

Malaysia as a multiracial country provides an opportunity for other races to celebrate harmoniously as Chinese usher to their new year. The celebration marks another year of  a prosperous life. It is a must-attend event to strengthen unity among Malaysians. This year’s zodiac was the dog, one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

Langkawi International Dragon Boat Regatta 2018
31 March - 1 April 2018

Dragon Boat Racing continued to be an important event on the tourism calendar of countries involved in the dragon boat sport across the world. Most events have traditionally been held in globally prominent cities, recognizing the sports’ growing global appeal. Since its inception many hundred years ago, dragon boat race had traditionally drawn huge crowds in the thousands comprising rowers, supporters, foreign tourists, curious onlookers and local people.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
6 - 8 April 2018

Malaysia will be hosting its second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by the beach. With 32 top male and female beach volleyball players from over 16 countries competing for the country’s first title. Langkawi will be the only ASEAN nation to host the tournament and it is sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball.

3rd Tuba Trail Run 2018
21 April 2018

Due to an overwhelming respond from the local and international participants, The Tuba Trail Run is back for more with a new set of difficult challenging courses and trails. Set in a less explored wilderness of Tuba and Dayang Bunting Island, contestants are to pass through some of Langkawi natural wonders and amazing landscape while challenging their strength and stamina. The 2018 edition includes three categories namely, 4 kilometers, 15 kilometers and 30 kilometers routes.

Langkawi International Jazz Festival
27 - 29 April 2018

The International Jazz Festival is a public event offers a high-end Jazz music with the participating bands/artiste from various countries. Apart from the stage performance, we also have exhibitions and Malaysian traditional snack/ bars as the additional attractions. Activities such as hub competition, music clinic and pocket shows are the colors to the music festival.

Langkawi Aidilfitri Special
28 June 2018

Aidilfitri marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and the beginning of Syawal, where it is time to celebrate, to ask for forgiveness, reconcile and renew relationships with others. Various foods, cakes, sweets, biscuits and other delicacies will be served on the day. Delicacies such as ketupat, lemang and rendang are among the most famous cuisines that can be found at Langkawi Aidilfitri Special to be held in June.

Lawn Bowls Mahsuri International Mixed Pair Competition
25 - 30 June 2018

The Lawn Bowls Mahsuri International Mixed Pair Competition will be held in Langkawi, as one of the sports events. Langkawi will host this 6 days of epic lawn bowls game to international and local teams and is expected to attract spectators from inside and outside of Langkawi.

Langkawi Food & Culture Festival
11 August 2018

The Langkawi Food & Culture Festival 2018 will be held in Langkawi, as one of the cultural and community engagement events. Langkawi will host this 1 days of festival to highlights of the cultural as well as exotic foods available in Langkawi.

Langkawi Fest 2018
11 August 2018

The festival will feature the multicultural society and ethnic tradition of the island. The Pantai Chenang Street Parade will be the highlight of the festival in conjunction with Kedah Art and Cultural month and the celebration of 60th independence day.Langkawi Fest is set to transform this typical tranquil island into a vibrant hub filled with live music, cultural performances, food markets and colorful decorations.

Geopark Day 2018
26 - 27 Oktober 2018

Langkawi’s Geopark is noteworthy in its array of impressive rock formations surrounded by ancient jungle, vast caves with stalactites and stalagmites, winding mangrove reveries, sea caves and tunnels, wildlife and waterfalls. Over 90 geo-sites have been found in the region but there are three distinct areas that form the Langkawi Geopark, each with its own unique geological significance.

Langkawi Deepavali Special
17 November 2018

Deepavali or Diwali is a celebration that spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes lighting of lights shining on housetops, outside doors, around temples and other buildings in the communities. The Indians will dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, then gather to a family feast and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends.

IRONMAN Langkawi
17 November 2018

This event will be the 5th Ironman Malaysia in Langkawi to be organized since 2011. About 1,200 athletes will compete in the enduring of 3.8km swimming, 42km running and 182km cycling. Winners to be crowned a world a true Ironman and qualify among 40 athletes for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. This is among the toughest event on earth!

Oceanman Langkawi 2018
24 November 2018

OCEANMAN represents the first open water swimming events series on international scale and the premium swimming event brand.

Langkawi Island Music Festival
21 - 22 December 2018

The highlights of the festival are the performances from the islands like Fiji, Guam and Papa New Guinea. The festival aims to promote Langkawi through music as an eco-friendly holiday destination and to encourage the local community to keep the island clean and green at all times. Activities focused on protecting the environment will be organized throughout the day. There is a need to convince the local islanders that their survival and prosperity depend upon keeping the island clean and that the island’s development must be sustainable.

Langkawi International Blues Roots Aseana - LIBRA
28 - 31 December 2018

The music festival is a public event in conjunction with 2019 countdown. It offers a high-end Blues music with the participating bands/artiste from various countries i.e. Australia, Iran, Philippines, England, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore along with our Blues legend, Blues Gang and many other local bands/artiste.
Apart from the stage performance, we also have exhibitions and Malaysian traditional snack/ bars as the additional attractions. Activities such as hub competition, music clinic and pocket shows are the colors to the music festival.