Festivals and events in Singapore
Round up the month with a bang with this weekend’s lineup of events! We’ve got the 2018 International Champions Cup for soccer fanatics who have yet to get over the World Cup, another great throwback party at HopHeads, and a flea market with over 100 local designers, chefs, and mixologists!
1. 2018 International Champions Cup
Source: International Champions Cup
Diehard soccer fans, the 6th edition of the International Champions Cup is finally happening right here in Singapore from 26th July – 30th July! Our sunny island is the only Asian pit stop on the International Champions Cup Tour, and will be playing host to some of the biggest names in European football.
Book your tickets ASAP here to catch Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain battle it out live at the National Stadium!
Address: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive
Date & Time: 26th, 28th, 30th July | 7.30PM
Ticket Pricing: $28 – $513.40
2. EATMEPOPTART x HopHeads present: The Kids Are Alright
For a night of groovy nostalgia, head underground to HopHeads Bar and dance away at The Kids Are Alright! Held in collaboration with EATMEPOPTART, one of the longest-lasting parties in Singapore, the event will have DJs weelikeme and KiDG spin a mixture of adrenaline-pumping hits and chart toppers from the 80’s to the present-day. Plus, there’ll even be exclusive popsicles on sale!
Purchase your tickets here.
Note: Tickets include 1 complimentary house pour or beer.
Address: #B1-00, Haw Par Glass Tower, 178 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239926
Date & Time: 28th July | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $16 (Advance sale), $20 (Door sale)
3. Quayside’s Sunday Floral Market
Source: HELLO FLOWERS
If you can’t get enough of pretty blooms, drop by Quayside’s Sunday Floral Market – a pop-up florist by Hello Flowers available every last Sunday of the month! Bespoke floral arrangements made with a range of seasonal blooms like lilies, peonies, tulips, and lavenders will be on sale from $25 onwards, and you can customise your own bouquet if you’re feeling creative.
There’ll be a DIY potpourri station as well with an assortment of dried petals and organic essential oils, and workshops will be conducted by Hello Flowers for those of you who wish to learn some tips for floral arrangement!
For updates on the pop-up, follow #FlowersatQuayside on Instagram.
Address: The Quayside, 1 Nanson Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Date & Time: 29th July | 11AM – 4PM
4. Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness
Artsy folks, mark your calendars for Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness, a 10-day bazaar with interactive art installations and over 100 designers, craftsmen, chefs, and mixologists as vendors!
Textile heritage prints by Matter Prints. Source: @matterprints
Spanning across the entire 5 stories of the National Design Centre, vendors participating in this massive event includes local menswear brand Kevin Seah’s new Black Label, Matter Prints, and The Farm Store and its quirky Singapore-themed trinkets.
Food from Tanuki Raw, Old Seng Choong, and more will also be available in case you get peckish, and additional retail pop-ups will be around on weekends, with this weekend’s focusing on fashion, and the next highlighting Singapore-designed products and goods!
Address: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Date & Time: 27th July – 5th August | 11AM – 9PM
5. 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
6. Transfix presents Solarstone, with Aaron Sim & Hong
Paint the town red at Zouk with Solarstone, the revered DJ and veteran of trance music who has been producing tracks for over 20 years. Having performed his Pure Trance show at various international music festivals and clubs before, this is a golden opportunity to dance away to this bigwig’s club bangers – expect classics like The Calling (1997), Seven Cities (1999), and Solarcoaster (2003), and more recent hits like Electronic Architecture (2009, 2011 and 2014) and A State of Mind (2017)!
Note: Super Early Bird Tickets ($30) are now available and limited to just 100 tickets, so purchase them here before they run out.
Address: #02-05, The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Date & Time: 28th July | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $40 (Ladies), $50 (Men) (Non-Member)
7. Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore 2018
Source: Canon Singapore
Shutterbugs, this one’s for you – sign up for the Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore 2018 and stand a chance to win a pair of Lufthansa tickets to Munich, Germany!
Winner of the Student Category (TILT) of Canon PhotoMarathon XV Singapore 2017. Source: Canon
As usual, the 3 themes for each photo submission will be revealed on the day of the event itself, but this year’s competition will include an all-new “dusk” challenge which will only be unveiled at 5PM.
Pre-register here and read more about their FAQs here!
Address: Suntec City Convention Hall 401 – 402, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Date & Time: 28th July | 9AM – 10PM
8. 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 Old Chang Kee’s Curry Day 2018, where you can expect a curry-themed menu and curry puff crimping sessions!
Check here for more details on these events.
Date: 13th – 29th July
9. 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
10. Cake Club by 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.
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
11. 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)