Events In Singapore August 2017

There’s always something new to do in Singapore but August brings about an additional flurry of National Day-related events.

Including festivities which commemorate our nation’s independence, here’s a list of 40 events happening in the month of August you wouldn’t want to miss.

Parties

1. Haji Lane Latin Fiesta (Street Party)

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Put on your dancing shoes and party at the first Haji Lane Latin Fiesta. With a live band, DJ and free shots for the first 100 party goers, this street party is gonna be mucho caliente.

Date: 19 August
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Haji Lane

2. Lemonade (Pool Party)

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Returning with a splash, Lemonade brings you a pool party right in the heart of Orchard Road. Lemonade will definitely add a ‘refreshing twist’ to your weekend!

Date: 12 August
Event Time: 3.00pm till late
Admission: S$15 (Early bird tickets), S$20 (Standard), tickets available here
Address: Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard

3. GET REAL

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Happening every second Friday of the month, GET REAL celebrates old-school Hip Hop, Reggaeton and R&B. Featuring special guest DJ NASH D, head on down for a night that’s hyped AF. Check out the Blu Jaz Cafe page for more monthly event updates.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 9.30pm to 3.00am
Admission: S$10 (At the door)
Address: Blu Jaz Cafe

Music Events/Festivals

4. Civic District Outdoor Festival

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The inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival will transform Singapore’s Civic District into a festival extravaganza. Festivities include multimedia and art installations, stage and music performances, art markets and food streets.

Date: 4 August to 12 August
Event Time: 5.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Civic District Precinct (Area around National Gallery Singapore)

5. Beerfest Asia 2017

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With 500 different beer varieties, beer workshops and more than 30 live music acts, Beerfest Asia 2017 promises to be one hell of a good time.

Date: 17 August to 20 August
Event Time: 17 August 6.00pm to 1.00am, 18 August 6.00pm to 2.00am, 19 August 3.00pm to 2.00am, 20 August 2.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$28, tickets available here
Address: Marina Bay Cruise Centre

6. Singapore Night Festival

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The 10th Singapore Night Festival returns to transform the streets of Bugis and Bras Basah with dazzling light installations and performances you’d surely want to Instagram.

Date: 18 August to 26 August
Event Time: 7.30pm to 12.00am
Admission: Free
Address: Area around Bras Basah and Bugis

7. Bastille Live In Singapore

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For the third time, British act Bastille is set to bring their glossy 80’s indie-pop sound to Singaporean shores.

Date: 14 August
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: S$148, S$128, S$108, S$88, S$68, tickets available here
Address: The Star Theatre

8. Foo Fighters Live In Singapore

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After more than two decades, the 11-time Grammy Award winners are finally returning to play in Singapore. Hopefully, it’d be less than twenty years before they return again.

Date: 26 August
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: S$238, S$198, S$168, S$128, tickets available here
Address: National Stadium

9. Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)

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The fourth edition of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) will showcase international performance acts under the theme ‘Enchantment’. Check out the programmes here.

Date: 28 June to 9 September
Event Time: Varies by programme
Admission: Varies by programme, tickets available here
Address: Varies by programme

10. Sundown Festival

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Instead of the usual repertoire of Asian artistes, the eighth Sundown Festival will prominently feature local music artistes such as Derrick Hoh, FARRAGO, Jack & Rai, and The Summer State to support the growth of homegrown talents.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 4.00pm till late
Admission: S$15, tickets available here
Address: City Beach Resort, Labrador Park

11. The One Music Festival

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For electronic and house music lovers, the One Music Festival is the party for you. Dance the night away to tracks played by top international acts like Wolfpack and Marc Veda.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 6.00pm to late
Admission: Starting from S$78, tickets available here
Address: Wavehouse, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa

12. One Dance With Jonas Blue

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If you’re constantly looking for new dance music, you should check out Jonas Blue. With his pop/dance hits, the London-bred MTV EMA and BRIT Award nominee has taken the music world by storm.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 9.00pm to 3.00am
Admission: S$35 (Ladies), S$45 (Men)
Address: Zouk Singapore

Weekend Markets/Fairs

13. Sunday Social Market

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Sunday Social has returned for a day of ‘music, market and makan’. Grab your friends for the perfect casual weekend hanging out.

Date: 6 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to late
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, #01-01, 66 Kampong Bugis

14. Festival For Good

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Festival For Good features a pop-up market, live performances, food bites and more. The festival promotes local social enterprises, so when you shop, it’s for a good cause.

Date: 19 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free, register here for a free tote bag
Address: MPH Building, 71 to 77 Stamford Road

15. Epicurean Market 2017

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Back for the fifth time, the Epicurean Market is the annual food and wine festival. Guaranteed to thrill your tastebuds, the market is a must for every foodie.

Date: 11 August to 13 August
Event Time: 11 August 12.00pm to 2.00am, 12 August 12.00pm to 2.00am, 13 August 12.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$38 (3-day pass), tickets available here
Address: Hall A to C, Sands Expo And Convention Centre

16. Singapore Coffee Festival

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If you love coffee, head down to Singapore’s only coffee-centric festival and meet other like-minded java junkies. Aside from being able to browse through a wide range of brews, you can meet and talk to Singapore’s top cafes and global coffee players.

Date: 4 August to 6 August
Event Time: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Free for children under 12 (With proof of valid ID), $22 (Adults), tickets available here
Address: Marina Bay Cruise Centre

17. Supermom Baby Fair

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Score premium baby products for your child at a bargain. At the Supermom Baby fair, you’ll be spoiled for choice with items sourced from Singapore and imported from multiple overseas markets.

Date: 25 August to 27 August
Event Time: 11.00am to 8.00pm
Admission: Free, register here for more promotions
Address: Suntec Convention Centre Hall 401 to 404

18. Swapaholic At Liang Court

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Instead of donating your old clothes, get a whole new wardrobe at Swapholic when you trade with other swappers. Declutter your closet and gain new clothes through an environmentally sustainable method!

Date: 19 August
Event Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Varies according to number of items swapped, S$4 (For 1 to 6 items), S$24 (For 7 to 13 items), S$26 (For 14 to 20 items)
Address: Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road

Fitness

19. Be.Live Yoga & Breakfast

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For fitness junkies or those who just want to treat your body right, enjoy an amazing breakfast spread, freshly prepared by The Fabulous Baker Boy after a yoga workout.

Date: 12 August
Event Time: 8.30am to 10.30am
Admission: S$25, tickets available here
Address: The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road

20. Tantra And You: Unveiling The Mask

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Maintaining our mental health is as important as maintaining our physical health. Balance the spirit and body through this tantra workshop.

Date: 24 August to 25 August
Event Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: S$599 (Inclusive of lunch and 2 coffee/tea breaks every day), register here
Address: 121 Upper East Coast Road

Films/Talks

21. Open Air Cinema Club: Lion

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Singapore Open Air Cinema Club aims to bring Singaporeans the best open-air cinema experience. On 11 August, the cinema club will screen Garth Davis’ feature film debut, Lion. The film follows Saroo, a five-year-old boy who gets lost and ends up stranded in Kolkata thousands of miles away from home. Adopted by an Australian couple, Saroo tries to find his way home 25 years later.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$19 (includes 1 soft drink & 1 snack), tickets available here
Address: The Hive Rooftop

22. Films At The Fort

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Brought to you by Casillero del Diablo, Films At The Fort is Singapore’s premier open-air cinema. Feast on gourmet food and wine while watching award-winning films for a truly indulgent experience.

Date: 3 August to 20 August
Event Time: 7.30pm till late (Gates open at 5.00pm)
Admission: S$27.80, tickets available here
Address: Fort Canning Park Ampitheatre

23. Film Screening: “’He Named Me Malala”

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Back for a second run, the film screening seeks to celebrate the right for girls to be educated. “He Named Me Malala” follows the young Nobel-prize winner Malala who was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists because she insisted on going to school.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 7.00pm (Registration starts at 6.30pm)
Admission: S$5 (Members), S$10 (Non-members), tickets available here
Address: Essec Business School Asia-Pacific, 5 Nepal Park

24. Finding Her Voice

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Led by industry insiders, “Finding Her Voice” discusses and considers the inclusion of the female voices in leadership roles. A good talk for women who work in the 21st-century arts and media scene.

Date: 23 August
Event Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$5, tickets available here
Address: Grand Amphitheatre, Essec Business School Asia-Pacific, 5 Nepal Park

25. IndigNation

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An annual month long event, IndigNation includes talks, film screenings, art exhibitions and flash mob picnics for LGBTIQ+ individuals and their allies. Click here for a look at all the events happening.

Date: 4  August to 28 August
Event Time: Varies by programme
Admission: Varies by programme
Address: Varies by programme

Performances/Theatre

26. Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza

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Coming back to Singapore with their latest production Kooza, Cirque Du Soleil aims to take spectators on a journey of self-discovery. Marvel at the international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors as they flip effortlessly through the air.

Date: 12 July to 27 August
Event Time: Varies by showtime
Admission: Starting from S$98, tickets available here
Address: Under the Big Top Tent next to Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue

27. Monster Jam

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Combining spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition, the death-defying performances in Monster Jam will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat.

Date: 19 August
Event Time: 7.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$25, tickets available here
Address: National Stadium

28. Comedy at Canvas with Kumar

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There’s a saying that laughter is the best medicine. With his quirky racial and sexual observations, Kumar will leave you in stitches.

Date: 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 29 August
Event Time: 8.30pm till late
Admission: S$25 (Standing), S$38 (Seated)
Address: Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Road

29. Mad About Comedy

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Featuring an all-American set of comedians this August, Mad About Comedy’s show is bound to be a jolly good time.

Date: 17 August to 19 August
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$20, buy tickets here
Address: Hero’s, Vagabond Hotel & Fullerton Hotel

30. Mother I (2)

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Covering stories on the joys and pains of motherhood, Mother I (2) is the continuation of the Mother I series. Ultimately, it seeks to answer: what is the life of mothers in today’s world?

Date: 10 August to 13 August
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$30, buy tickets here
Address: Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

31. Forbidden City

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Following three sold-out runs and over 100,000 tickets sold, Singapore’s most successful original musical ever is being restaged. Catch Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress and be mesmerised as you step into the world of legendary Empress Dowager Cixi.

Date: 8 August to 27 August
Event Time: Varies by show time
Admission: Starting from S$58, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Theatre

Workshops

32. Art Workshops By ItchyFingers

Brush Floral Illustration Workshop

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Spend a lovely weekend afternoon with your loved ones while learning the techniques of brush lettering and floral illustration. At the end of the class, you get to bring home a lovely water colour keepsake.

Date: 5 August
Event Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: S$130, buy tickets here
Address: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar

Terrarium Making

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Learn about plant care and responsibilities when you attend this terrarium-making workshop. Due to its self-sustaining nature, the low maintenance terrariums make for the perfect gift for those who don’t have green fingers.

Date: 12 August
Event Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Admission: S$49, buy tickets here
Address: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar

Make A Miniature Toast Set

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Test how steady your hands are when you create your own tiny kaya toast set. Using polymer clay, you’ll be guided by Juliana and Marcus of Miniature Asian Chef,  a duo who craft and sell a variety of these local food accessories.

Date: 19 August
Event Time: 10.00am to 2.30pm
Admission: S$140, buy tickets here
Address: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar

Exhibitions

33. Singawhore

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Touted as a ‘deliciously profane art exhibition by a good citizen’, Singawhore presents a psychedelic, wholehearted, unabashed view of Singaporean culture and identity.

Date: 11 August to 3 September
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: 195 Pearls Hill Terrace, #03-05

34. Snapshots Of A Little Red Dot

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Through photography, the Snapshots of A Little Red Dot celebrates Singapore via narrating the stories of individuals from all walks of life. Come and view Singapore through another’s lens—what you learn may surprise you.

Date: 30 July to 8 August
Event Time: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Capitol Theatre

National Day Related Events

35. Majulah National Day Fiesta 2017

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Celebrate National Day atop the city at CÉ LA VI Singapore. On the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, get front row seats to the firework display without having to squeeze through the crowd.

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$28 (Pre-sale), S$38 (At-the-door, subject to availability)
Address: CÉ LA VI Singapore

36. Singapasar

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Returning for its third installment, design-centric Singapasar brings in only the best local merchandise. If you’re looking for a statement piece, the uniquely Singaporean offerings aref the answer to your needs.

Date: 4 August to 6 August
Event Time: 4 August 4.00pm to 9.00pm, 5 August and 6 August 11.00am to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: National Design Centre

37. National Day Potluck & Games At DAX

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If adulting gets too hard, indulge in childhood nostalgia with a day of food, games and dress-up at the National Day Potluck & Games event.

Date: 11 August
Event Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: DBS Asia X, Sandcrawler, #07-03, 1 Fusionopolis View

38. Beats, BBQ And Booze: National Day Special

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Joining forces with Artichoke Singapore, Beats, BBQ & Booze returns to celebrate National day. With barbeque food and specially-created Singapore-inspired drinks, what more can you ask for?

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 1.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1

39. Sports Hub National Day Fiesta

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At the Sports Hub National Day Fiesta, sweat it out and get sporty with friends and family. Cap off the day with a lovely picnic while watching the live screening of the parade.

Date: 9 August
Event Time: 9.00am to 9.00pm
Admission: Free, register for activities here
Address: National Stadium

40. So Singapore At Sentosa

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From movies by the beach to an artisan bazaar, So Singapore at Sentosa promises an exciting slew of events which celebrates all things Singaporean. Take advantage of the available National Day promotions to get the best bang for your buck.

Date: 14 July to 27 August
Event Time: Check programme timings here
Admission: Free
Address: Sentosa

Events In August

With the wide variety of events happening in August, you’ll always be able to find something to do. Time to grab your girlfriends and head out for the weekend!

 

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