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About Festival

33 events / 2 days / 1 town • 12 & 13 August

Returning for its 3rd year, the Butterworth Fringe Festival is a vibrant, free, and public street event celebrating the arts, culture, and heritage of this fine town. Held concurrently with the George Town Festival, this weekend will feature exciting, family-friendly, acrobatic, comedy shows, cultural performances and food, open to everyone. BFF is supported by the Municipal Council of Seberang Perai, Think City and National Department for Culture and Arts (Jabatan Kebudayaan Dan Kesenian Negara).

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Become a Sponsor

Align your brand, service or product with the foremost festival event in Butterworth. See your brand grow while contributing towards the development of Butterworth Baharu and be aligned as a responsible corporate citizen. Sponsorship amounts are tax deductible. Please fill out this form if interested. Thank you.

Support the Fringe

Join as a Volunteer

If you have a passion for the arts, or are curious about what goes on behind the scenes at an arts festival, or simply want to meet some interesting people, you might just be the volunteer we want! Meet new friends and enjoy discounts for paid shows.

Volunteer registration will be opening soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

Find the


Get to Butterworth, Penang by ferry, bus or train.

The closest airport to Butterworth is Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. From Penang Island, Butterworth is reachable by the ferry service or by car

Alternatively, there are daily buses and trains to Butterworth station from major cities in Malaysia. Shuttles are provided from Butterworth station to the festival venue.

FREE shuttle service

FREE shuttle service is available from Butterworth KTM station to the festival venue and back.

12 & 13 August
4:00 PM – 12:00 AM

* Seats are available on first come, first serve basis. Visitors are required to wait in line during peak hours.

Main venue

Jalan Jeti Lama


Jalan Jeti Lama, Kampung Gajah, 12200 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


+60 4-261 6308


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