Padang Melang Festival is the biggest tourism event in Anambas Islands Regency. The festival is held in Jemaja Sub-district every summer holiday. The theme of the festival is “Helat Budaya Melayu Pesisir” (Coast Malay Cultural Celebration) which is present the local culture and tradition combine with races, exhibitions from all sub-districts in Anambas Island Regency and Local Culinary Fair.
Padang Melang Festival have been held 3 (Three) times which is in 2014, 2017 and 2018 with different themes. Last year, Padang Melang Festival presented special cultural shows from the sub-districts around Anambas Island, Canoe Race, Gong-gong Dive Race, Kites Competition and Clean Village Competition. In the other hand, this festival also presented the stage of stars from capital of Indonesia.
The Padang Melang Festival will be back for the fourth time in 17, 18, 19 and 20 of July 2019.