Events and festivals in Singapore
Breeze into the second half of 2018 with this weekend’s lineup of chill events that are perfect for indulging yourself – there’s a world burger tour, movie screenings in cosy hole-in-the-walls, and a whiskey festival for spirit aficionados. Of course, for those of you who prefer some fun in the sun, we’ve got you covered as well with a list of new vendors to check out at Artbox, and a brand new attraction at USS!
1. Artbox Singapore 2018
If you enjoyed yourself thoroughly at Artbox last weekend, head down once more this week because there are plenty of new vendors joining! Keep your eyes peeled for sweet and creamy butterscotch soda by Saiko Butter Brew and IRVINS Salted Egg, temporary Jagua tattoos by Henn Drawn, and enchanting storm glass necklaces by Dotted Collective Singapore that doubles as a weather-forecasting barometer!
Personalised handwritten calligraphy by Prinks Design Studio will also be available at Stage Metro on 2nd June only, with opportunities for you to try your hand at the craft.
Address: Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay Sands
Date & Time: 1st – 3rd June | 3PM – 11PM
2. World Burger Tour
Burger connoisseurs, Hard Rock Cafe is bringing back their World Burger Tour once more and you’ll be able to dig into local-inspired burgers from all around the world, including Australia, Aruba, England, Germany, India, Vietnam, and the US!
Each Hard Rock Local Legendary Burger is served with a side of Hard Rock’s signature Savoury Artisan French Fries, and their international beverage menu will be available as well – sip on refreshing cocktails that are specially crafted and inspired by places like Australia, South Pacific, and the UAE.
Check here for the list of outlets in Singapore!
Date: 2nd May – 29th June
3. Soul Vibe Sundays
Source: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
Afternoon teas are great for a catch-up session with your friends and loved ones, but if you’re looking for somewhere with a more laid back vibe, make your way to Camp Kilo’s Soul Vibe Sundays instead. There, you’ll find an outdoor courtyard filled with scrumptious BBQ roasts, feel-good music, and creative market vendors selling one-of-a-kind apparels and trinkets!
Source: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
Groove to a mixture of slow rock, reggae, and dub music by DJs Justo, Maksibs, Darren Dubwise, and Durio, and enjoy a performance by Irie Bash as you unwind! Tables for dine-in guests are only available on a walk-in basis, so head down early if you want to avoid waiting!
For updates on the market vendors, check here.
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, #01-01, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987
Date & Time: 3rd June | 2PM – 10.30PM
4. Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema
Fight Club – an intense psychological thriller. Source: Funzing Singapore
Movie buffs, ditch the conventional cinema and kick back and relax at Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema, a collaborative effort by Funzing and Popcorn! Classics Fight Club and The Breakfast Club will be screening at the Hood Bar & Cafe and Blu Jaz Cafe respectively, and both boast a cosy interior, great food, and best of all, alcoholic drinks.
The Breakfast Club – a feel-good comedy. Source: Funzing Singapore
Plus, each ticket for Fight Club’s movie screening entitles you to a complimentary beer, house pour spirit, or soft drink of your choice!
There are limited seats available, so make sure to book your tickets for Fight Club and The Breakfast Club ASAP.
Address: Hood Bar & Cafe, #05-07, BUGIS+, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
Date & Time: 3rd June | 6.45PM
Ticket Pricing: $18
The Breakfast Club
Address: Blu Jaz Cafe, Historic Kampong Glam, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848
Date & Time: 3rd June | 7PM
Ticket Pricing: $9
5. The Whiskey Festival
If you’re arriving in Singapore this weekend and have an appreciation for spirits, you’re in luck. The 3rd edition of The Whiskey Festival is happening at Changi Airport, where you’ll be able to sample and purchase over 300 whiskeys from all around the world! Hosted by the DFS Group, the selection of whiskeys include some of the world’s finest, such as the Glenfiddich Winter Storm, which is aged 21 years before it is finished in Ice Wine Casks from Canada and made only in small batches.
Masterclasses by whiskey experts and brand ambassadors will also take place, where you’ll learn how to handpick whiskies. Catch Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, the Regional Ambassador of Glenfiddich, as he holds a guided tasting of The Glenfiddich Experimental Series on 1st and 2nd June!
Check here for the full programme schedule.
The Whiskey Festival
Address: DFS, Singapore Changi Airport
Date: 4th May – 30th June
Address: The Whiskey House, Terminal 2 and 4, Singapore Changi Airport
Time: T2 Duplex: 7PM – 9PM | T4 Central: 4PM – 6PM
6. La Fiesta
Source: El Tardeo
Foodies, this one’s for you – El Tardeo, a Spanish restaurant specialising in innovative cocktails and tapas and pinxos platters, is organising La Fiesta, where they’ll be cooking up the biggest paella ever in Singapore.
Patatas Bravas and Croquetas will also be served alongside the rice dish, and all food and drinks will be going at just $5 nett each, so feast away! Plus, there’ll be live music performances too by Latin American singer Martin Reyes and band.
Address: #01-01, Craig Place, 20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692
Date & Time: 3rd June | 3PM
7. Jurassic World: Explore & Roar
Source: Resorts World Sentosa
For those of you who can’t wait for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to be released, book yourself a ticket to Universal Studios Singapore from 2nd June – 22nd August! Jurassic World: Explore & Roar is their latest theme, and there’s a brand new live action show to catch where Velociraptors, Pteranodons, and even a T-Rex escape containment and cause massive chaos on Earth.
Source: Resorts World Sentosa
What’s more, you’ll be able to watch baby dinosaurs hatch in an incubator, and take part in an interactive raptor training programme! Here’s the ultimate highlight – the streets will be taken over by life-sized dinosaurs too.
Note: There’s an ongoing promotion for 1 Universal Studios Singapore Adult One-Day Ticket + 10% Off Jurassic Merchandise Voucher at $68 (U.P. $76) from 18th May – 31st July for a selected date of park visit between 2nd June – 31st July 2018.
Address: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date & Time: 2nd June – 22nd August
Ticket Pricing: $72 (Adult) | $53 (Child)
8. Cartoon Network Animate Your Life Festival
For those of you who are young at heart, head down to Singapore’s very first 16-day Cartoon Network-themed festival! Featuring the adorable characters from We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and Ben 10, the Cartoon Network Animate Your Life Festival will have carnival games, a giant maze, bouncy inflatables, and first dibs on the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed cruise.
For more details on the festival, read our article here! Tickets can be purchased here.
Address: Bayfront Plaza, Gardens by the Bay
Date & Time: 26th May – 10th June | Mon – Thurs: 3PM – 9PM, Fri – Sun: 3PM – 11PM
Ticket Pricing: $18 (Adult) | $15 (Student) | $12.50 (2 – 12 years old)