SABAH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Chinese New Year Special & Cultural Village Exhibition

19 Jan 2019

To celebrate this bustling festival, lions dance troupes will put on a dazzling display of agility, grace, and choreography as we welcome the Lunar New Year. Chinese communities traditional cuisines will also be held simultaneously.


ORGANIZER: The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu

VENUE: Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu



Feng Shui & Astrology Festival 2019

19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019

Main Speaker Ms. Jessie Lee will be sharing about the general outlook for the year 2019 in relation to Feng Shui. The first day will be commenced in Cantonese, whilst the second day will be in English. Limited seats available!


ORGANIZER: The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu

VENUE: Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu



'Fallen Heroes' of Petagas

21 Jan 2019

A memorial service is held annually 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



2ND BORNEO YOGA FESTIVAL

26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

Borneo Yoga Festival is to create a space for connection, adventure, kids play, relaxation, healing and spiritual gathering. Yoga community also get to share their experiences and culture. 


VENUE: Suria Sabah Shopping Mall



Ruhiang-Kiulu Adventure Challenge 2019

1 Feb 2019

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.


ORGANIZER: Tamparuli Sub-District Office & Casero Event

VENUE: Tamparuli Tamu Ground,Tamparuli Town



19th City Day Celebration

2 Feb 2019

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



Chinese New Year Festival, Pitas

4 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019

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



Chinese New Year Open House

5 Feb 2019

Let's come and celebrate the Lunar New Year together! Celebration include performances such as lion dance, Chinese traditional dances, singing performances and food trucks. 


ORGANIZER: Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah

VENUE: Hakka Hall, Tanjung Lipat



'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition

12 Feb 2019 - 20 Apr 2019

Visit 'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition will present a continuing cultural Chinese tradition that remains in Sabah. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



20th City Day Open Regatta

23 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019

The main objective to promote sports tourism in Sabah. Sport such as sailing can build up a person discipline and a sense of challenge in the field of sports.


ORGANIZER: Kinabalu Yacht Club

VENUE: Kinabalu Yacht Club



'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition

12 Feb 2019 - 20 Apr 2019

Visit 'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition will present a continuing cultural Chinese tradition that remains in Sabah. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Borneo Ultra-Trail Marathon (BUTM) 2019

9 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

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 100 kilometers , designed to cater for beginners to professional trail.


ORGANIZER: Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn. Bhd.

VENUE: Kiulu Village, Tuaran (Start/Finish)



'Explore The Heritage' Tour

13 Mar 2019 - 14 Apr 2019

The aim of ‘Explore the Heritage’ Tour programme is to provide an exposure and awareness to district administrators and indigenous leaders on the importance of conserving and preserving the cultural heritage.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition

12 Feb 2019 - 20 Apr 2019

Visit 'The History Of Sabah Chinese Culture' Exhibition will present a continuing cultural Chinese tradition that remains in Sabah. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



'Explore The Heritage' Tour

13 Mar 2019 - 14 Apr 2019

The aim of ‘Explore the Heritage’ Tour programme is to provide an exposure and awareness to district administrators and indigenous leaders on the importance of conserving and preserving the cultural heritage.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Semarak Budaya Kraf Masyarakat Semporna

22 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019

Participate in all the activities that have been scheduled for all and works of the Semporna community including the Lepa-Lepa. 


VENUE: Semporna



Regatta Lepa Semporna

23 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

Lepa is a traditional single-masted sailing boat of the Bajau of Semporna. Various cultural performances such as the Lepa Beauty Pageant, traditional and contemporary sports and games.


ORGANIZER: Semporna District Office

VENUE: Regatta Lepa Square



'Lest We Forget' Run

24 Apr 2019

Join a short distance run around KK City and ends in front of Kota Kinabalu City Hall. 


ORGANIZER: Kota Kinabalu City Hall

VENUE: ANZAC Monument Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu



Sabah Jazz 2019

27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019

Sabah Jazz event line-up of talented Jazz bands from all around Malaysia and coincides with UNESCO's International Jazz Day. 


ORGANIZER: Ingenio

VENUE: TBA



Borneo International Marathon (BIM)

28 Apr 2019

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: Likas Sport Complex



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Sabah Fest 2019

1 May 2019

Sabah Fest presents a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage that is richly embedded in folklore and is one of Sabah’s premiere events.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah



13th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival

3 May 2019 - 4 May 2019

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.


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

VENUE: Sutera Harbour Resort



Rock Exhibition

9 May 2019 - 8 Jul 2019

Find out more about the information and evidence of rock artefacts that are part of the tool or media that greatly affect the life and development of the culture and the patterns of the community’s past and present life.


VENUE: Pogunon Community Museum



Tadau Ka’amatan - Harvest Festival, Kota Belud

12 May 2019

The district of Kota Belud celebrates the Harvest Festival with their own line-up of exciting events such as cultural performances, handicrafts exhibitions, traditional delicacies and the crowning of the Unduk Ngadau.


ORGANIZER: Kota Belud District Office

VENUE: Dewan Masyarakat Tun Said



Harvest Festival - Pitas

13 May 2019 - 15 May 2019

The district of Pitas enjoy traditional performances, the Sugandoi singing competition and the crowning of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Festival Queen) for the district.


ORGANIZER: Pitas District Office

VENUE: Bengkoka Square



Tadau Ka’amatan - Harvest Festival

30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

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.


ORGANIZER: Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)

VENUE: Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Rock Exhibition

9 May 2019 - 8 Jul 2019

Find out more about the information and evidence of rock artefacts that are part of the tool or media that greatly affect the life and development of the culture and the patterns of the community’s past and present life.


VENUE: Pogunon Community Museum



33rd Harvest Festival & Sabah Fest Regatta

8 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

The main objective to promote sports tourism in Sabah such as sailing is a sport that builds up self-discipline and a sense of challenge in the field of sports.


ORGANIZER: Kinabalu Yacht Club

VENUE: Kinabalu Yacht Club



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Rock Exhibition

9 May 2019 - 8 Jul 2019

Find out more about the information and evidence of rock artefacts that are part of the tool or media that greatly affect the life and development of the culture and the patterns of the community’s past and present life.


VENUE: Pogunon Community Museum



International Youth Folk Dance Festival

6 Jul 2019

International Youth Folk Dance Festival is a platform for the youth to showcase their talents and displaying their dazzling folk dance.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Cultural Board

VENUE: Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang



International Youth Folk Dance Festival

6 Jul 2019

International Youth Folk Dance Festival is a platform for the youth to showcase their talents and displaying their dazzling folk dance.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Cultural Board

VENUE: Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang



International museum day

21 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

There will be activities such as traditional games, seminar, fun run, and other community programme.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival

1 Aug 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival runs for six weeks and includes a number of events such as theatre, musical and dance events.   


ORGANIZER: Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah

VENUE: TBA



Tamu Besar Kota Belud

15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019

Tamu Batu Taginambur 10 is a weekly open-air market on every Friday. Located 16 kilometres from Kota Belud Town, the tamu is situation next to the Eko Pelancongan Taginambur River Park. 


ORGANIZER: Persatuan Eko-Pelancongan Taginambur River Park

VENUE: Kota Belud



National Day

31 Aug 2019

This day is known as ‘Hari Merdeka’ or Independence Day. At the Sabah state level, a colourful parade will be held in downtown Kota Kinabalu City to celebrate the National Day.


ORGANIZER: Kota Kinabalu City Hall

VENUE: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens



Islamic Medical Exhibition

15 Apr 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The islamic method of treatment by natural plants mentioned in the Quran used for medical purposes. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Islamic Civilisation Museum



Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival

1 Aug 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival runs for six weeks and includes a number of events such as theatre, musical and dance events.   


ORGANIZER: Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah

VENUE: TBA



TMBT Ultra Trail Marathon

14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

Malaysia’s original Ultra-Trail Marathon set around the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu. Includes short to long distances to cater for runners of all levels.


ORGANIZER: Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn Bhd

VENUE: Kota Belud and Ranau Districts



Night in the Museum

15 Sep 2019 - 16 Sep 2019

Held in conjunction with Independence Day for all to have an opportunity to spend a night at the Museum and to inculcate the spirit of patriotism and love the country among teenagers, especially the participants of the youth.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum Complex, Kota Kinabalu

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Craft Exotica

19 Sep 2019 - 25 Sep 2019

Highlighting the cultural heritage of Sabah through handicraft-making clinics and workshops as well as a showcase of traditional games for public, especially students. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Sabah Museum



Flora and Fauna Exhibition

24 Sep 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

The event is held to educate the importance of flora and fauna in the life of the Sabah communities through exhibition of preserved specimens.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Heritage Museum, Keningau



Rafting Festival - Penampang

29 Sep 2019

Witness the competitions Decorated Traditional Challenge, Student Bamboo Raft Handicraft Competition, Singing Competition in the Voice of River, Colouring Competition for primary school students and many more.


ORGANIZER: Pejabat Daerah Penampang

VENUE: LOCATION Jeti Terawi, Penampang



Flora and Fauna Exhibition

24 Sep 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

The event is held to educate the importance of flora and fauna in the life of the Sabah communities through exhibition of preserved specimens.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Heritage Museum, Keningau



Tanjung Aru Beach Festival

26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Catch live performances by local singers and band, as well as indulge your taste buds at various delicious food trucks and to appreciate the amazing sunset view available all year-round. 


ORGANIZER: Sabah Tourism Board/ Sri Pelancongan Sabah

VENUE: Prince Philip Park



Flora and Fauna Exhibition

24 Sep 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

The event is held to educate the importance of flora and fauna in the life of the Sabah communities through exhibition of preserved specimens.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Heritage Museum, Keningau



Flora and Fauna Exhibition

24 Sep 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

The event is held to educate the importance of flora and fauna in the life of the Sabah communities through exhibition of preserved specimens.


ORGANIZER: Sabah Museum

VENUE: Heritage Museum, Keningau