SARAWAK CALENDAR OF EVENTS

4th Plaza Merdeka Lion Dance Competition

5 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019

The competition will be judged by excellent judges that came from all around Malaysia. As teams defy limits and display their skills and talents, spectators will be treated to superb performances and colourful display of lion dance props.


ORGANIZER: Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall

VENUE: Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall



Kuching Heritage Race 2019

16 Feb 2019

Heritage Race is set to take participants on a new route highlighting more of the city’s amazing heritage and supporting new worthy causes. 


ORGANIZER: Sarawak Tourism Federation

VENUE: Kuching



Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

23 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in Miri.


ORGANIZER: La Danza Studio

VENUE: Miri



Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

23 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in Miri.


ORGANIZER: La Danza Studio

VENUE: Miri



Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

23 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in Miri.


ORGANIZER: La Danza Studio

VENUE: Miri



Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

23 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in Miri.


ORGANIZER: La Danza Studio

VENUE: Miri



Kuching Ultra Marathon 2019

2 Mar 2019 - 3 Mar 2019

This running event consists of 30KM, 50KM, 70KM, and 100KM category respectively. 


ORGANIZER: Grit Event Management

VENUE: Kuching



Alta Moda Sarawak

7 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

Sarawak brand platform for local designers to come together to showcase their talents and creations in the field of arts, culture and crafts.


VENUE: Old DUN Building, Kuching



Kabong Kite Festival

8 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

This festival aims to promote the kite heritage and the beautiful beaches, colourful kites will make beautiful scenery which attracts more tourists that want to enjoy beautiful beach and traditional kampung’s life.


ORGANIZER: District Office Kabong

VENUE: Tanjung Kembang Beach, Kabong



Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2019

8 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

The rally is an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts from other countries to see what Borneo has to offer, while also providing a platform for local and international bikers to share in this experience together.


ORGANIZER: Unides Events

VENUE: Sarawak



Sibu Tower Run

10 Mar 2019

The run is limited to 350 participants only, thanks to the final leg of the race where runners will be running up the staircase of Wisma Sanyan, the tallest building in Sarawak. 


ORGANIZER: Sibu Municipal Council

VENUE: Wisma Sanyan



Miri Marathon 2019

17 Mar 2019

The running community in Miri is growing exponentially! Miri has a strategic location to conduct a long distance run with scenic view along the route. The route of 42km will bring participants to pass through the city centre, sea view and villages.


ORGANIZER: Miri Marathon Association

VENUE: miri



Samarahan Bike Challenge

30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

The event consists of five main categories open for both amateur and professional cyclists and is held annually with participation from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland and South Africa.


ORGANIZER: Samarahan District Office

VENUE: Summer Mall



Sarikei Fishing Safari

30 Mar 2019

Let's join the Sarikei Fishing Safari and reel in the fishes and prawns in the river of Sarikei! Blessed with untouched reserved mangrove, the Batang Rajang and Sungai Nyelong still blossom with the beauty of nature. 


ORGANIZER: Sarikei District Office

VENUE: River of Sarikei



Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2019

5 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

Baleh-Kapit raft Safari is a two-day rafting contest organized by Tourism Task Group of Kapit.  The Baleh–Kapit Raft Safari has been a much anticipated event in the area since the inaugural event in 1996.


ORGANIZER: Tourism Task Group (TTG) Kapit & Kapit Residen Office

VENUE: Kapit Town



Danu Lake Festival (Pesta Tasik Danu Serian) 2019

5 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

This event aims to promote the beauty of the lake as well as help enhance the economy of the local community. 


ORGANIZER: Serian Resident Office

VENUE: Tasik Danu, Serian



Association of Southeast Asia Pain Societies Congress

11 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019

The theme “Building Collaborations in Pain Management” highlights the importance of multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals working together to improve the management of acute, chronic and cancer pain.


ORGANIZER: Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain

VENUE: Pullman Kuching



Mukah Kaul Festival 2019

20 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

The festival is a ritual of purification and thanksgiving as well as one of the propitiation for good fortune. It is more of keeping a heritage alive and marks the beginning of the Melanau calender which begins at the end of the Northeast monson.


ORGANIZER: Persatuan Melanau Mukah

VENUE: Tapak Pesta Kaul



AIFFA 2019

25 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

AIFFA 2019 is a 3 days event,  gathering of filmmakers and movie stars from the Asean region will add to the charms of the rustic city of Kuching.  Sanctioned by ASEAN Secretariat as one of the ASEAN joint activities. 


ORGANIZER: Asean International Film Festival & Awards

VENUE: Kuching



Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival

26 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

The Festival is an ethnic festival that is one of the highlights of the Gawai Dayak celebration, the largest in Sarawak in terms of the community involved. It provides the opportunity for the non-Dayaks to understand the cultures.


ORGANIZER: Mr. Zaini Hj. Zainuddin

VENUE: Sarawak Cultural Village



Sarawakiana Carnival

26 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

The carnival aims to showcase the roles of Pustaka as the intellectual centre that provides long-life learning experience through history, cultures and arts.


ORGANIZER: Pustaka Negeri Sarawak

VENUE: Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Miri



8th International Bornean Frog Race 2019

27 Apr 2019

This event draws public attention to the frogs of Borneo, and target children for programmes on nature conservation. Exhibition of frog photographs, talks on amphibian biology and conservation and etc.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak Forestry & Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

VENUE: Samajaya Nature Reserve



Miri May Fest 2019

1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

Various entertainments, programmes, promotion sales, sports, cultural, recreational, social activities will be organised by government agencies, NGOs, social clubs and commercial houses at various locations in Miri.  


ORGANIZER: Miri City Council

VENUE: Miri



Miri City International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament 2019

2 May 2019 - 5 May 2019

The 12th Miri City International Deep Sea fishing Tournament 2019 is an event jointly organized by the Miri Anglers Club and Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture, Youth and Sport, Maritim Malaysia, Jabatan Perikanan Laut Sarawak.


ORGANIZER: Miri Anglers Club

VENUE: Miri



SBC Biodiversity Day

22 May 2019

This event features research and development work that is carried out under the state government initiatives.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre

VENUE: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre



Lun Bawang Festival (Irau Aco)

1 Jun 2019 - 3 Jun 2019

Lun Bawang’s culture including traditional music and dances as well as traditional handicrafts and traditional Lun Bawang’s cuisine.


ORGANIZER: Lun Bawang Association

VENUE: Dataran Bandar Lawas



Pesta Babulang 2019

7 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

The highlight of the festival is the buffalo race involving teams from Limbang, Sabah and Brunei trying to outrace each other, riding on bare buffalo back along with other activities such as cultural performances, cooking contest, etc.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak Bisaya Association

VENUE: Kampung Batu Danau



Kuching Festival 2019

1 Jul 2019 - 1 Aug 2019

Kuching Festival is an annual event organised by Kuching South City Council to commenorate Kuching being elevated to City status on 1st August 1988 and held to boost local tourism and food industry.


ORGANIZER: Kuching South City Council

VENUE: Dewan Masyarakat Compound & Kuching Park



Borneo Cultural Festival 2019

18 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

Borneo Cultural Festival is an annual event organized by Sibu Municipal Council.  It is free for the public. The Sibu Town Square (venue) is within walking distance of major hotels in the town centre.


ORGANIZER: Sibu Municipal Council

VENUE: Sibu Town Square



Borneo Jazz Festival 2019

19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

The 14th Borneo Jazz is an annual international jazz festival, one of the longest running in the region, that takes place in the seaside city of Miri at Coco Cabana, featuring a vast repertoire of Jazz genres.


ORGANIZER: No Black Tie

VENUE: Coco Cabana



Pesta Pusa

19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

Pesta Pusa is a festival to showcase variety of local foods and culture of farmers and fishing community since 2015. 


ORGANIZER: Pusa District Office

VENUE: Dataran Tandang Sari, Pusa



Bintulu 21KM Run

20 Jul 2019

Bintulu 21KM Run is a unique half marathon run. It offers the spectacular view of beach along the Tanjung Kidurong and Bintulu town. 


ORGANIZER: Bintulu

VENUE: Bintulu



Julau Pepper Festival

20 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

Lada, meaning pepper, is one of Julau’s main products, and this festival comprises of a handful of activities that are designed to entertain the visitors while promoting Julau’s pepper.


VENUE: Julau. Lada.



Asia Pacific Orchid Conference

24 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

The objective is to achieve an international cooperation for trend in development and conservation of orchids in the Asia Pacific Region.


ORGANIZER: Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara

VENUE: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)



9th World Para Swimming Championships

29 Jul 2019 - 4 Aug 2019

The event is being held at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre, named after Sarawak’s diving queen, a two-time Olympic medalist with four World Championship medals.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak

VENUE: Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre



Kuching Festival 2019

1 Jul 2019 - 1 Aug 2019

Kuching Festival is an annual event organised by Kuching South City Council to commenorate Kuching being elevated to City status on 1st August 1988 and held to boost local tourism and food industry.


ORGANIZER: Kuching South City Council

VENUE: Dewan Masyarakat Compound & Kuching Park



9th World Para Swimming Championships

29 Jul 2019 - 4 Aug 2019

The event is being held at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre, named after Sarawak’s diving queen, a two-time Olympic medalist with four World Championship medals.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak

VENUE: Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre



Sibu International Dance Festival 2019

13 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019

The Sibu International Dance Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the dance arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite dancer and audiences.


ORGANIZER: HORNLAND DANCE THEATRE

VENUE: Sibu Civic Centre



Kuching Marathon 2019

18 Aug 2019

Kuching Marathon 2019 is a road race competition which consists of full marathon of 42KM (measured to international standard of 42.195KM), half marathon of 21KM, run of 10KM and 5KM respectively. 


ORGANIZER: Kuching Marathon Association (KMA)

VENUE: Padang Merdeka, Kuching



Kanowit Festival

24 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019

Kanowit Festival is a celebration of culture and goodwill. Ttraditional cultural performances, beauty contest, land floats, handicraft promotion and exhibition at Fort Emma.


VENUE: Kanowit Waterfront



Borneo International Kite Festival 2019

25 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Expect 400 kiters from 25 countries to participate at this festival. The huge windy open space of the Old Bintulu Airport that faces the South China Sea means ideal consistent flying condition that kiters love. 


ORGANIZER: Bintulu Development Authority

VENUE: Old Airport Runway, Bintulu.



Betong Fest

25 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Various activities such as water sports, cultural performances, singing, colouring and others will be held during the festival.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak

VENUE: Sarawak



Tasik Biru (Blue Lake) Festival

27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

This festival also aims to strengthen unity in Bau’s multiracial community and also aims to promote Bau town as one of the tourist destination.


ORGANIZER: Bau District Office

VENUE: Blue Lake (Tasik Biru), Bau



Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival

27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

Bands from USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Portugal and of course Malaysia would be performing, with Sarawak-born concert- pianist Jolynn Chin making a return to the festival.


ORGANIZER: Place Borneo Sdn. Bhd.

VENUE: Grand Margherita Hotel



10th Asian Bird Fair 2019

27 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019

The Asian Bird Fair is a network between countries in Asia to promote the various regional bird fairs and the value of ecotourism in each country. 


ORGANIZER: Wild Bird Club of Malaysia

VENUE: The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak



Samarahan International Food Festival

27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Samarahan International Food Festival is a local delicacies, street foods to popular dishes from various ethics, races, traditions and culture.


ORGANIZER: Sarawak

VENUE: Summer Mall



Siniawan Heritage Fiesta

4 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

During the Heritage Fiesta, the place is filled with singing competitions, both of traditional and modern music, and other performances as well.


VENUE: Kuching



Pesta Sadong Jaya

4 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

The festival features activities such as the Bermukun, which is traditional practice of singing, dancing and ‘berpantun’ (rhyming verse) often formed on the spot, culturally significant to the  Malay, Kedayan and Melanau cultures in Sa

ORGANIZER: Sadong Jaya District Office

VENUE: Sadong Jaya



Hari Bukit Mas

5 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

explores the uniqueness and joy of a day on and around the Bukit Mas Lake which has become the centre of the local community’s identity.


ORGANIZER: Limbang District Council

VENUE: Taman Tasik Mas



Sarawak Adventure Challenge

12 Oct 2019

Sarawak Adventure Challenge is a one-day multi-sport adventure race showcasing some of the best rainforests, rivers and caves of Western Borneo.


ORGANIZER: Draco Action Sports

VENUE: Bau



Pesta Limau Bintangor

19 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

The festival also has beauty pageants and strongmen competitions, poster drawing contest and fishing events as well.


ORGANIZER: Majlis Daerah Maradong dan Julau

VENUE: Bintangor



Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Dragon Boat races , local food and handicraft exhibitions are also available. Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta is a significant watersports event in the Sarawak tourism calendar of events. 


ORGANIZER: Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sport Sarawak

VENUE: Kuching Waterfront



Borneo Highlands Padawan Nature Challenge 2019

27 Oct 2019

The Borneo Highlands Padawan Nature Challenge 2019 is a cycling and trekking adventure with competition categories for amateurs and those who loves nature.


ORGANIZER: Padawan Municipal Counci

VENUE: Borneo Highlands Resort



Sarawak Regatta 2019

1 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

The Sarawak Regatta takes place along the Sarawak River.  The 1.3 km Kuching Waterfront provides ample vantage points to watch the action on the water.


ORGANIZER: Resident Office Kuching

VENUE: Kuching Waterfront



Similajau Nature Challenge 2019

2 Nov 2019

The event aims to utilize the Similajau National Park as the centre for sports and outdoor activities.


ORGANIZER: Similajau National Park

VENUE: Similajau National Park



Siol International Mountain Bike Challenge 2019

8 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

SIMBC is the seventh of the nine legs AMS series, which is being held across several Asian countries such as Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei.


ORGANIZER: Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara

VENUE: Bukit Siol



2nd BIMP-EAGA Budayaw Festival of Arts and Culture

19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019

During the festival, participants will witness the iconic markers of the region through interactive exhibition. Lectures and fora are set to discuss the tensions of tradition and modernity embedded in the images of the region.


ORGANIZER: kuching

VENUE: Kuching



Borneo Talent Awards 2019

22 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019

Borneo Talent Awards is a competition to identify the most talented performers from various disciplines. It is open to both Malaysians and foreigners of all ages. 


ORGANIZER: Sibu Municipal Council

VENUE: Sibu Civic Centre



Pesta Telaga Air

22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

The Pesta Telaga Air is a nature challenge which includes cycling, kayaking, athletics, sepak takraw, futsal, cooking competitions etc.


ORGANIZER: Padawan Municipal Council

VENUE: Kampung Telaga Air Waterfront Jetty



Pineapple Festival

23 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019

During the festival, there are various activities taking place such as pineapple display competition, pineapple cooking competition, pineapple fashion show and many more.


ORGANIZER: Sarikei Resident Office

VENUE: Sarikei



8th Miri International Dance Championship

30 Nov 2019

Dancesport athletes from 14 countries. Adjudicator both local and international have been invited to participate in this year’s event.


ORGANIZER: Broadway Dance Studio

VENUE: Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club



Pineapple Festival

23 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019

During the festival, there are various activities taking place such as pineapple display competition, pineapple cooking competition, pineapple fashion show and many more.


ORGANIZER: Sarikei Resident Office

VENUE: Sarikei



21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship

2 Dec 2019 - 6 Dec 2019

The launching ceremony of 21st AMAC 2018 logo took place on Jan 29 in Kuching, officiated by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah.


ORGANIZER: Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia

VENUE: Stadium Sarawak



Sibu Big Bike Week 2019

6 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019

This event would be a gathering of enthusiasts who were into high-powered motorbike as well as cars and automotive-related things, skateboards, BMX bicycles and also paintball.


ORGANIZER: Razz Chopper Motor Club

VENUE: Sibu Town Square