Festivals and events in Singapore
Besides it being the last weekend to catch Cake Club and the Singapore Night Festival, there’s something for everyone to look forward to, whether you’re an artsy soul, health enthusiast, or partygoer – there are lively art bazaars, a farmers market, and adrenaline-pumping concerts and dance parties all lined up!
1. Singapore Night Festival
Last year’s visual spectacle. Source: @brendontng
Grab your last chance to see the lights and shows at the Singapore Night Festival before it ends this weekend! Held at the Bugis-Bras Basah district, the 9-day long extravaganza boasts a total of 5 zones, each with different programmes and night lights planned.
A performance at the Singapore Night Festival 2017! Source: @saneej_ms
These include interactive light installations, music jamming sessions, live acts by both local and international street performers, as well as exclusive F&B promotions!
This year’s performers include UK’s Lords of Lightning, which uses electricity and Tesla coils! Source: Lords of Lightning
In fact, there’s a free movie screening with any drinks purchase at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, and an Eat@Festival Village filled with plenty of Instagrammable snacks like mentaiko beef cubes and raclette cheese!
Check out the festival map and programme schedule here!
Address: Bras Basah, Bugis
Date & Time: 17th – 25th August | 7.30PM – 12AM
2. Singapore Night Art Festival Market 2018
If light displays aren’t your thing, check out the Singapore Night Art Festival Market instead! Held at the Singapore Art Museum, a total of 100 local art and retail vendors will be featured, along with movie screenings and live music performances.
Keep your eyes peeled for daringly tongue-in-cheek fashion pieces from The Toxic Friends, beautiful hand-painted shirts and denim jackets from PLAY HOOD, and mysteriously wrapped-up books from The Novel Encounter!
Every book is specially curated and will come with a single sentence as a teaser! Source: @thenovelencounter
Address: Singapore Art Museum, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Date & Time: 25th August | 7PM – 12AM
3. Silent Disco Asia’s 2nd Birthday Party
Source: Silent Disco Asia
Switch up your usual night out at a club at Silent Disco Asia’s 2nd Birthday Party! Don a set of noise-cancelling headphones and switch between 3 different live DJ channels any time you want, with disco tunes playing on the green channel, electronic dance hits on the blue channel, and head-banging rock music on the red channel.
You have full control of the volume of the music too – no more painful eardrums! Source: Silent Disco Asia
What’s more, this special edition will be held 57-floors above the ground at the MBS Observation Deck, so you can enjoy a great view while grooving away to your beat of choice!
Tickets include 1 complimentary drink worth $20 and are selling fast so purchase yours ASAP here!
Address: Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck
Date & Time: 25th August | 10PM – 2AM
Ticket Pricing: $45
4. Chance The Rapper – Live in Singapore
If you’re a fan of Chance The Rapper, you’re in luck because he’ll be performing live in Singapore for the first time this Saturday! Having already won 3 Grammys with his mixtape, Colouring Book, you can be sure to be in for a night of good music and expect hits like Juke Jam, All Night, and even songs from Acid Rap.
Colouring Book. Source: Chance The Rapper
Better yet, the concert is a free standing event, so just start queueing early and you might be able to see him up close on stage! If you’d like, you can even get priority entry by topping up $20 when purchasing your ticket here. Better hurry, because limited tickets are left!
Address: Zepp@Big Box Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Date & Time: 25th August | 8PM
Ticket Pricing: $158 – $168
5. Kilo Lounge presents: After dark with Mano Le Tough
Source: Kilo Lounge
Fans of techno and underground house music, make your way down to Kilo Lounge to hear Mano Le Tough spinning live in Singapore for the very first time. Often performing in various music festivals in Europe, the acclaimed DJ is a household name there, and will be working his signature eclectic style with all sorts of techno, house, disco, electronic dance, and new wave beats weaved into one!
Mano Le Tough at DGLT Festival. Source: Mano Le Tough
Address: #01-02/04, Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444
Date & Time: 24th August
6. Urban Farm and Feast Market
Source: The Hive Singapore
If you’re embarking on a journey to eat clean, this one’s for you – learn all about healthy living and where to get sustainable food here in Singapore at the Urban Farm and Feast Market!
Wraps by Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe. Source: The Hive Singapore
Conveniently held just a 3-minute walk away from Bendemeer MRT station, you’ll be able to try your hand at interactive urban farming workshops such as making your own cold-pressed juice and growing your own herbs held by vendors like Healing Food = Food that heals and Farmily 家和农.
Rose gold stainless steel straws that will be retailing from The Sustainability Project. Source: @ohnaturalnz
Dig into farm-to-table produce and shop for fresh and organic local goods from the ‘Urban Farm & Feast’ Marketplace too! Expect delicious plant-based meals from Well Dressed Salad Bar & Cafe, mini DIY terrariums from The Green Co., and gorgeous environmentally-friendly lifestyle products from The Sustainability Project.
Book a slot for the various workshops here!
Address: The Hive Lavender, 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263
Date & Time: 25th August | 12PM – 5PM
7. Wine Lust 2018
Wine aficionados, you’re in luck because we’re well into Wine Lust 2018, a month-long, islandwide celebration of all things wine! Organised by the folks behind 1-Altitude and Monti, the festival boasts a range of promotions, activities, and special events, and everyone is invited, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or beginner.
Participating restaurants like Monti, Pollen, The Summerhouse, and even The Grand Hyatt Singapore will hold masterclasses, wine dinners, champagne barbecues, and exclusive chef collaborations, and 3 month-long programmes will also be ongoing – Wine Then Dine, BYOWine, and Wine & Tapas Passport.
The former will allow diners to pre-purchase special Wine Lust menus and enjoy exclusive discounts via Chope, BYOWine will entitle you to free corkage and discounted prices when you make your wine purchase at selected retailers, and the latter lets passport holders drink 2 complimentary glasses of Jean Leon and 1 tapas for just $40 – book your passport here!
Date: 10th August – 10th September
8. Cake Club by Marina Square
For those of you who absolutely love cake, make haste and head down to Cake Club at Marina Square, where there’ll be all sorts of bakes and sugary delights on sale at the pop-up Cake Bar!
These include ones by Bloomsbury Bakers, Inthebrickyard, Milk Moons, and My Sister Bakes, and pair them with freshly brewed tea served by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.! If you’re interested in baking, try your hand at cake decorating, cookie painting, and piping of buttercream flowers at their exclusive workshops too.
Note: The pop-up event is only on weekends.
Address: #03-03, Marina Square Glasshouse
Date & Time: 14th July – 26th August | 12PM – 9PM
9. Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
We’ve never had the chance to see the sun setting at the Singapore Zoo, but in celebration of its 45th birthday, we can now do so with their brand new attraction, Rainforest Lumina! It’s the first multi-sensory night walk in Asia, and the 1km light trail features over 10 interactive zones with various light installations and projections such as the Luminous Pathway, Shimmering Islands, and Lantern Passage.
Source: Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
A total of 7 time slots are available every night, so book yours here!
Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Date: From 1st July 2018
Ticket Pricing: $22 (Adult), $16 (Child 3 – 12 years old)