SABAH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

300 Art Exhibition Chapter II

1 Jan 2018 - 4 Mar 2018

The art exhibition showcases 300 artworks by 30 highly talented artists from all over Sabah. Each artwork will be selling at a price of MYR 300. 300 Chapter II celebrates the success of their first installment organised by Sabah Art Gallery first launc

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



28 KM Mamut Hill Challenge Run

13 Jan 2018

Kick start your new year with this challenging run! Passing through various tourist destination spots, this sporting event  is also held to promote and encourage the public on practicing healthy lifestyle as well as PEMADAM’s role in creatin

ORGANIZER: Ranau District Office

VENUE: Old Airport, Ranau



15th New Talent Exhibition

18 Jan 2018 - 4 Apr 2018

An exhibition of creative works by new talents discovered or introduced to the gallery. This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting more young talents to be actively inv

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



'Fallen Heroes' of Petagas

21 Jan 2018

A memorial service is held annually at the Petagas Memorial Garden to commemorate those who fought and fell during World War II. This memorial park was erected in memory of those who died while defending Sabah against the Japanese during World War II.

ORGANIZER: Kota Kinabalu City Hall

VENUE: Petagas Memorial Monument



Borneo Yoga Mini Festival

21 Jan 2018

Set in the heart and capital of Sabah, where the grandeur of Mount Kinabalu lies and surrounded by crystal blue seas and sandy white beaches, the Borneo Yoga Festival is to create a space for connection, adventure, kids play, relaxation, healing and sp

VENUE: Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa, Papar



300 Art Exhibition Chapter II

1 Jan 2018 - 4 Mar 2018

The art exhibition showcases 300 artworks by 30 highly talented artists from all over Sabah. Each artwork will be selling at a price of MYR 300. 300 Chapter II celebrates the success of their first installment organised by Sabah Art Gallery first launc

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



15th New Talent Exhibition

18 Jan 2018 - 4 Apr 2018

An exhibition of creative works by new talents discovered or introduced to the gallery. This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting more young talents to be actively inv

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



Ruhiang-Kiulu Adventure Challenge 2018

1 Feb 2018

The Ruhiang-Kiulu Adventure Challenge is an annual sporting event since 2011. Known for paragliding and white river rafting activities, this extreme sports challenge is held to promote sports tourism. Witness participations from Kenya, Singapore, Engla

ORGANIZER: Tamparuli Sub-District Office & Casero Events

VENUE: Tamparuli Tamu Ground,Tamparuli Town



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



18th City Day Celebration

2 Feb 2018

Gather at the historical Merdeka Field to join the city folks as they celebrated the 18th Aniversary of Kota Kinabalu as a City. A variety of activities lined up throughout the month!


ORGANIZER: Kota Kinabalu City Hall

VENUE: Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu



19th City Day Open Regatta

3 Feb 2018 - 4 Feb 2018

Held in conjunction with the City Day Celebration, the City Day Open Regatta is held annually to promote sports tourism in Sabah. Join the sail or watch the groups challenge each other!


ORGANIZER: Kinabalu Yacht Club

VENUE: Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru.

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Chinese New Year Assembly of Dragons, Unicorns and Lions

3 Feb 2018

Dragons, unicorns and lions come alive during this annual Chinese New Year Celebration, held at the Multi-Purpose Hall at Likas Sport Complex, Kota Kinabalu. More than 60 dance troupes will put on a dazzling display of agility, grace and choreogra

ORGANIZER: The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu

VENUE: Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu



Chinese New Year Carnival

10 Feb 2018 - 12 Feb 2018

Chinese New Year Carnival is one of the State's most beautiful and colourful festivals! Celebrate the Chinese New Year festive season by taking a stroll along the vibrantly lit Padang Merdeka with your family and friends to enjoy various colourful

ORGANIZER: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS)

VENUE: Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu



Chinese New Year Festival, Pitas

17 Feb 2018

Come and join the local community for another auspicious Chinese New Year Festival in Pitas.


ORGANIZER: Pitas District Office/ Event Organizing Committee

VENUE: Dataran Salimpodon Laut, Pitas



300 Art Exhibition Chapter II

1 Jan 2018 - 4 Mar 2018

The art exhibition showcases 300 artworks by 30 highly talented artists from all over Sabah. Each artwork will be selling at a price of MYR 300. 300 Chapter II celebrates the success of their first installment organised by Sabah Art Gallery first launc

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



15th New Talent Exhibition

18 Jan 2018 - 4 Apr 2018

An exhibition of creative works by new talents discovered or introduced to the gallery. This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting more young talents to be actively inv

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



7th Tawau International Cultural Festival

1 Mar 2018

This event is to take place in March 2018

Take this day to see the colourful side of Tawau! Introducing 27 local ethnic groups originally from Tawau and a showcase of international participations from various destinations, travellers will be

ORGANIZER: Majlis Perbandaran Tawau

VENUE: Dataran Majlis Perbandaran Tawau



12th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival

1 Mar 2018

Tentatively, event is set to take place in March 2018.

A much anticipated jazz musical extravaganza that features a line-up of International and Local artists performing together on the same stage. The Jazz Festival is a fundraising event ben

ORGANIZER: Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK) & Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu (SPArKS)

VENUE: Covered Tennis Court, Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, Kota Kinabalu



28 KM Death March Run

3 Mar 2018

Run (or walk) as you commemorate the Prisoners of Wars of the Sandakan Death Marches from the allied forces of the British and Australians who were captured by the Japanese army after they lost their battle in Singapore in February 1942. Known as the D

ORGANIZER: Ranau District Office



5th Odou Bakanjar

3 Mar 2018

Odou Bakanjar is a festival celebrated by the Tatana Ethnic of Kuala Penyu. It is usually celebrated a day after the 15th Day of Chinese New Year. Experience the unique culture of the Tatana Ethnic, witness the colourful dance and parade, taste the tra

ORGANIZER: Sabah Cultural Board

VENUE: Tamu Ground, Kuala Penyu Town



Chinese Cultural Village Exhibition

3 Mar 2018

During the vibrant Chinese New Year season, a total of fifteen Chinese communities will showcase traditional cuisines and teas of Hokkien, Hakka, Teo Chew, Hainan, Hin Ann, Nam Ann, San Chiang, Northern Chinese, Ann Koai, Kwong Siew, Lung Yen, Sze Yi,

ORGANIZER: The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu

VENUE: Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu



'Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music' Exhibition

10 Mar 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Visit the ‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ exhibition to know more about the music genre and groups during the 1960s and 1970s in Sabah.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon (BUTM) 2018

10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018

A serious introduction to the world of trail running, the BUTM is a challenging ultra-trail marathon with trail runs of over 5 catagories from 12 kilometers to 15 kilometers , designed to cater for beginners to professional trail runners.  Ru

ORGANIZER: Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn. Bhd.

VENUE: Kiulu Village, Tuaran (Start/Finish)



100th Anniversary of Sabah Tourism Board Building

16 Mar 2018

A centennial celebration, Sabah Tourism Board building turns 100 years old today. Built during the colonial times, the Sabah Tourism Board building is one of the three structures in Jesselton (now Kota Kinabalu) that survived the destruction cause

ORGANIZER: Sabah Tourism Board

VENUE: Sabah Tourism Board Building



Borneo Sevens 2018

16 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Borneo Sevens 2018 -The Greenest Sevens In The World rugby tournament is back! More than 20 teams, men's and women's category will be battling it out at the Eagles Rugby Club,Sandakan on this upcoming 16th-18th March 2018. Previous internationa

ORGANIZER: Eagles Rugby Club, Sandakan (ERC)

VENUE: Eagles Rugby Club, Bandar Utama, Mile 6, Jalan Utara, Sandakan.



Sabah Agriculture Park 17th Anniversary Carnival

25 Mar 2018

Home to a myriad of ferns, blooms and all things green, visit the Sabah Agriculture Park in Tenom to celebrate the anniversary of the park. Take part in several activities and games including fishing competition and more.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Agriculture Park

VENUE: Sabah Agriculture Park, Tenom



Tambunan Silat Festival

30 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018

The traditional Malay Seni Silat is fast becoming one of Tambunan’s major martial arts sports. In fact, Tambunan has its very own unique style of silat called Seni Silat Kuntau Babas which

ORGANIZER: Tambunan Silat Association and Tambunan Seni Silat Kuntau Babas Association

VENUE: Tambunan Community Hall



PESRON Fundraising Run 2018

31 Mar 2018

A fundraising run open to public, to raise fund for athlete with disabilities.


ORGANIZER: Persatuan Sukan & Rekreasi Orang Kurang Upaya Negeri Sabah (PESRON)

VENUE: Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu



15th New Talent Exhibition

18 Jan 2018 - 4 Apr 2018

An exhibition of creative works by new talents discovered or introduced to the gallery. This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting more young talents to be actively inv

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



'Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music' Exhibition

10 Mar 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Visit the ‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ exhibition to know more about the music genre and groups during the 1960s and 1970s in Sabah.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



'Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music' Exhibition

10 Mar 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Visit the ‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ exhibition to know more about the music genre and groups during the 1960s and 1970s in Sabah.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Sabah Fest 2018

4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018

This prelude to the statewide Harvest Festival celebration is a superbly entertaining cultural extravanganza that incorporates dance, music, fashion, food and more. Sabah Fest  presents a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage that is ri

ORGANIZER: Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah



Borneo International Marathon (BIM)

6 May 2018

The Borneo International Marathon is held along the scenic coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu with three distances – 10km, 21km (half marathon) and 42km (full marathon). 


ORGANIZER: Kinabalu Running Club

VENUE: Stadium, Likas Sports Complex



Tadau Ka’amatan - Harvest Festival

30 May 2018 - 31 May 2018

The month-long Harvest Festival celebration will culminate at Hongkod Koisaan (the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association Centre in Penampang). This annual celebration attracts some 5,000 visitors each year. Join the merriment as local folks sing, dance, e

ORGANIZER: Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)

VENUE: Hongkod Koisaan Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA), Penampang



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



'Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music' Exhibition

10 Mar 2018 - 10 Jun 2018

Visit the ‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ exhibition to know more about the music genre and groups during the 1960s and 1970s in Sabah.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



32nd Sabah Annual Art Selection Programme

1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

This event is a state wide art selection program to increase the collections of the Sabah Art Gallery as well as to discover and encourage creative individuals to pursue their passion in art. Entry forms are available at t

ORGANIZER: Sabah Art Gallery

VENUE: Sabah Art Gallery, Kota Kinabalu



Kota Kinabalu Bike Week

28 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

Rev it up and share the passion of bikers from Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and other parts of the world as they converge in KK city this weekend for the Kota Kinabalu International Bike Week. Don’t miss the motorcycle e

ORGANIZER: Bikers Garage



Borneo Bird Festival

19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

The Borneo Bird Festival celebrates the feathered beauties of Borneo, creating public awareness in conservation efforts while promoting birdwatching and eco-tourism activities. A total of 688 resident and migratory bird species have been recorded in Bo

ORGANIZER: Sabah Tourism Board /Borneo Bird Club Sandakan

VENUE: To be confirmed



Tamu Besar Kota Belud

27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

The Tamu Besar is the biggest traditional open-air market held in Sabah. Organised annually in Kota Belud, the Tamu Besar is a plethora of smells,sights and sounds as vendors proudly set up their stalls to exhibit and sell a variety of goods, ranging f

ORGANIZER: Kota Belud District Office

VENUE: Weekly Tamu Ground,Kota Belud