Festivals and events in Singapore
The World Cup has officially ended after weeks of late nights and intense cheering, but there’s still more to hurrah for! Those with green fingers would love the upcoming Singapore Garden Festival, partygoers will be pumped to know that Party Favour is going to be spinning at Zouk, and there’s still plenty of food events for foodies to feast at, whether it’s all about grilled meats or sugary cakes.
1. Buns ‘N’ Roses
Relieve your old-school rock ‘n’ roll days at retro American diner OverEasy’s Buns ‘N’ Roses – a weekly party kicked off recently that’ll feature your favourite indie, alternate, hard, and psychedelic rock songs!
Expect classics from Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, and more!
While you’re rocking it out, challenge your friends to a game of beer pong, or even better – get inked by professionals from Sailor Jerry if you’re game enough. The tattoos are free-of-charge and only available on a first-come-first-serve basis!
The tattoo designs available. Source: OverEasy
Address: #01-06, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
Date & Time: 20th July l 9PM
2. Control CTRL Presents Party Favor, with LeNERD and Nash D
Let loose and party away the week’s stress at Zouk this Friday! Brought to us by Crowd CTRL, fast-rising EDM DJ and producer Party Favor will be spinning here in Singapore once more and fans can expect popular hits like Bap U, WAWA, and Booty Loose, amongst other head-banging bass and trap tunes.
Note: Email [email protected] or drop a text to 9006 8793 for table reservations. Otherwise, tickets will be sold at the door.
Address: Phuture, #01-06, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Date & Time: 20th July | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $35 (Ladies) / $45 (Men) (Non-Member)
3. Tuesdays With Morrie
Heartwarming with valuable life lessons, most of us are no strangers to the tear-jerking Tuesdays With Morrie. Now, we get to enjoy the literary gem in the form of a Chinese play by Godot Theatre Company, which will feature Golden Horse Award-winner Jin Shi Jie as Morrie and popular host Pu Xueliang as Mitch.
The play will only be in theatres for 2 days and English subtitles will be provided, so book your tickets here to live through Mitch’s memoir as he recollects his Tuesday meetings with his terminally-ill colleague, Professor Morrie Schwartz, during his last days.
Address: Esplanade Theatres, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Date & Time: 20th – 22nd July | Fri: 8PM, Sat: 2.30PM & 8PM, Sun: 2.30PM
Ticket Pricing: $38, $58, $88, $118
4. Singapore Garden Festival 2018
A Gold award-winning entry in the Singapore Garden Festival 2016. Source: Singapore Garden Festival
Plant lovers, make your way down to the Singapore Garden Festival 2018 to gain some new inspirations on how to decorate your house with plants! Aptly held at Gardens by the Bay, the event will showcase horticulture, floral creations, and garden and balcony designs, as well as an orchid extravaganza.
Source: Singapore Garden Festival
Budding and seasoned gardeners alike can also shop away at the pop-up marketplace, which will feature over 100 vendors that include not just nurseries and gardening suppliers, but also F&B stalls!
Source: Singapore Garden Festival
Check out the list of vendors here, and purchase your tickets here.
Note: Standard tickets include admission to the Flower Dome.
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
Date: 21st July – 3rd August | 10AM – 10PM Daily
Ticket Pricing: $6 – $33
5. The Love Ball: Pink Dot Is Burning
If you’re an active supporter of the LGBT community, this one’s for you – The Love Ball is a queer fiesta for everyone to celebrate themselves, and will be hosted by dragstar Pangina Heels, the “RuPaul of Thailand”.
Look forward to plenty of fiery sass and amazing transformations during the drag performance lip sync, the “LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL” fashion competition, and a dance battle between voguing and waacking featuring Japanese vogue master Koppi Mizrahi!
Cover charge is only just $10, and a portion of the door proceeds will go towards Pink Dot SG.
Address: Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, Singapore 249724
Date & Time: 21st July | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $8 (online), $10 (at door)
6. Feel Fab Fest 2018
Source: Feel Fab Fest
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness junkie or someone who just started working out – drop by the Feel Fab Fest at Suntec City, a sports and fitness festival with free introductory workout classes, health seminars, an urban farming workshop, and live music performances!
Source: Feel Fab Fest
These include basic muay thai, bodycombat, callisthenics, and Red-X classes by Superfit, which is essentially a circuit training workout. Plus, there’s even a silent disco dance-off, where the most creative dancer gets to walk away with up to $1,000 worth of prizes from Beyerdynamic, who are known for their sleek earphones.
The best part? Admission is completely free! Registration for most of the activities has already closed though, so sign up fast for the remaining activities and seminars!
Address: Suntec Singapore Hall 405 – 406, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Date & Time: 21st – 22nd July | 10AM – 8PM
7. Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
We’ve never had the chance to see the sunset 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 will feature over 10 interactive zones with various light installations and projections such as the Luminous Pathway, Shimmering Islands, and Lantern Passage.
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)
8. Sentosa GrillFest 2018
The 2nd edition of Singapore’s only 1km-long food street by the beach is still ongoing, and as usual, the Sentosa GrillFest boasts over hundreds of dishes by more than 20 restaurants, cafes, and 2nd-generation hawkers.
Some of the vendors to look out for this year includes Kinsa Sushi and their signature Wagyu Beef Bowl, Fat Belly, who will be serving their popular medium-rare Mayura Signature Wagyu Tri-tip Steak, and Co+Nut+ink with their refreshing coconut ice cream!
Said medium-rare Mayura Signature Wagyu Tri-tip Steak! Source: @fatbellysg
Plus, besides sizzling meats and seafood, you can feast on local favourites with a twist as well like Lobster Hokkien Mee, Laksa Mentai Soft Shell Crab Tacos, and Otah Fries. You can also create your own meal at the Gourmet Discovery Market – there’ll be a wide range of fresh ingredients for you to choose from, and chefs to grill your dinner for you!
Here’s an added bonus – admission is free-of-charge!
Click here for a map of the venue.
Note: Island admission and car park charges apply.
Address: Siloso Beach
Date & Time: 13th – 15th, 20th – 22nd & 27th – 29th July | 6PM – 11PM
9. Singapore Food Festival 2018
Source: Chinatown Food Street
It’s the time for $0.50 hawker favourites again! Back for its 25th edition, the 17-day Singapore Food Festival 2018 is split into 4 categories – Modernity, Arts, Culture, and Tradition.
A spread from last year’s 50 Cents Fest! Source: Chinatown Food Street
There’ll be a total of 20 events happening under these categories, including the usual highlights like the 50 Cents Fest and STREAT, where you can expect both traditional and reinvented hawker fare by local culinary talents.
Source: District 1 Yoga
New events consist of Park Bench Deli Collaborations, where you can expect creations like char siew banh mi and premium char siew bossam, Beer Yoga & Citylights, which combines an hour of yoga with a bottle of limited-edition beer from craft brewery Trouble Brewing, as well as McDonald’s Love Local Campaign, where a specially-crafted, local-inspired menu will be made available during this period!
Check here for more details on these events.
Date: 13th – 29th July
10. Happy Ever Laughter
Source: Dream Academy
They say that laughter is the best medicine, so reinvigorate yourself at Happy Ever Laughter, the biggest live stand-up comedy event in Singapore! A showdown between 12 of our best local comedians like Kumar, Preetipls, and Fakkah Fuzz, prepare to watch hilariously painful jabs fly across the stage as they roast and burn each other.
Tickets are selling fast, so purchase yours here ASAP!
Address: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Date: 11th – 29th July
Ticket Pricing: $60 – $160
11. Cake Club by Marina Square
Source: Marina Square
For those of you who absolutely love cake, 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, including ones by Bloomsbury Bakers, Inthebrickyard, Milk Moons, and My Sister Bakes.
Source: My Sister Bakes
Pair them with freshly brewed tea served by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., and try your hand at cake decorating, cookie painting, and piping of buttercream flowers at their exclusive workshops if you’re interested in baking!
Note: The pop-up event is only on weekends.
Address: #03-03, Marina Square Glasshouse
Date & Time: 14th July – 26th August | 12PM – 9PM