Keep up the festive cheer from our nation’s birthday with these fun-filled activities. From great international performances to local-centric markets, see what our little red dot has to offer this August.
Now to 8 AUG – A Little Red Dot Exhibition
Having wrapped up the Snapshots of A Little Red Dot Photography Competition where entries were called to capture the very essence of what it means to be Singapore, you can now admire the submitted works at the Capitol Theatre. There will also be a series of photographic workshops happening on the 5 Aug.
Visit Our Shutter Journey for more information.
Now to 28 AUG – Cirque du Soleil KOOZA
This world-famous circus is now back in Singapore with a brand new story, featuring stunning acrobatic performances with hilarious clowning tricks that will sure to entertain you and your family.
Tickets from $68.50, visit Sistic.
Now to 3 SEP – Piece of Peace World Tour
We’ve all grew up with LEGO, so we already know the importance of these little building blocks when it comes to fostering imagination and creativity. Now, come witness what these blocks can do in helping raise awareness for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore the wonders of the world right here in our backyard.
Tickets from $13, visit APACtix.
Now to 9 SEP – Singapore International Festival of Arts
This year’s edition of the Singapore International Festival of Arts will boast a strong Singaporean lineup – of which 15 out of the 23 curated productions are done by Singaporean, or Singapore-based artists. With things already in full-swing, head over to their website for more information about the various shows and when they are being screened.
3 to 20 AUG – Films At The Fort
Forget conventional cinemas – what better way to watch your favourite flicks than lounging under the stars amidst the beautiful amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park? With blockbuster season soon upon us, film buffs can take their pick from an eclectic selection of cult classics and recent hits ranging from Grease to Moonlight to Baywatch. Tickets from $27.80, visit Films At The Fort for more information.
4 to 5 AUG, 11 to 12 AUG – Civic District Outdoor Festival
Celebrating the best of our Civic District, which stretches from Empress Place to St Andrew’s Road, watch the place come aglow with festivities, performances, art projections on the many historic buildings, and even giant bunny sculptures. Visit National Gallery for more information.
4 to 6 AUG – Singapasar
There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday, than to learn more about the local brands. Known as a “design-centric pasar malam“, expect locally-created knick knacks and exclusively launched items that help tell the Singapore story. Come immerse yourself with some patriotic spirit and get right in the mood for National Day.
For more information, visit The Farm Store.
4 to 6 AUG – Singapore Coffee Festival
Those who cannot live without their cup of joe might want to check out this year’s installment of the Singapore Coffee Festival. Explore the very best of our local coffee scene, with your favourite cafes and coming together to bring you the finest brew. Come for the coffee, but stay for the local acts that will complement that drink perfectly.
Tickets from $18, from Singapore Coffee Festival.
4 to 20 AUG – Army Daze 2
Who would’ve ever thought our former recruits of Hotel Company Platoon 4 1987 would grow up to become an SAF regular, an entrepreneur, an interior designer, an architect and the boss of a fast food chain? 30 years after bidding farewell to these ‘real blur’ 18-year-olds, Malcolm and friends gather once again in this long-awaited sequel featuring Hossan Leong, Saiful Amir, Oon Shu An and more. Expect hilarious surprises, romantic melodrama and music mayhem as we fittingly mark the 50th anniversary of National Service. Tickets from $43, from sistic.
5 AUG – Sundown Festival Singapore
Back for its eighth edition, this year’s Sundown Festival will shine the spotlight on local acts, which includes Derrick Hoh, Jack & Rai, Ling Kai, The Summer State, Jason Chung, and FARRAGO. Listen to the best of our local talent amidst a backdrop of lush greenery at the City beach Resort, Labrador Park. Tickets from $15, visit Sistic.
5 AUG – The ONE Star Search & Music Festival
Party the night away at one of Asia’s first lifestyle festival, featuring 30 local and international talents with names that include DJ Mag Top 100 WolfPack, UK House Artist Marc Vedo and more – great for EDM lovers. Tickets from $78, visit The One Asia.
10 AUG – LANY Live in Singapore
Hot on the heels of their first full-length album, alt-pop sensation LANY is set to bring their infectious blend of new-wave electronica to Singapore. Tickets are completely sold out two months prior to the show, which certainly proves this indie trio’s rising popularity. While you’re busy memorising lyrics to ‘ILYSB’, be sure to also check out Teenage for more LANY goodness!
11 to 13 AUG – Epicurean Market
Serious foodies will not want to miss this year’s edition of Epicurean Market, which will feature over three days of culinary adventure – from world-class food, exciting masterclasses, and a farmer’s market that will bring in the best from around the world. Tickets from $39, visit Marina Bay Sands.
12 AUGUST – G.E.M Live in Singapore
Make way for the queen – Hong Kong’s reigning pop diva G.E.M is back to get everybody moving with her Queen of Hearts show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Did you know the songstress wrote and composed all the tracks in her latest album Heartbeat? Get ready to rock out to G.E.M’s explosive bangers in what promises to be a bigger and better concert than before! Tickets from $128, from sporthubtix.
12 to 20 AUG – RWS Street Eats
If local street food is your thing, then you won’t want to miss the inaugural RWS Street Eats, which brings together the very best of hawker delights from around the region. Dig into the famous Jalan Alor Star KL Hokkien Mee, Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice and Penang Lim Brothers’ Char Koay Teow, among many other shiok dishes. Pre-book the food vouchers from Resorts World Sentosa.
14 AUGUST – Bastille Live in Singapore
Good grief! Indie pop act Bastille will be returning to our shores for an astounding third year in a row and we sure aren’t complaining. Boasting an unstoppable slew of chart-toppers off their latest record Wild World, we expect nothing less than another show-stopping performance. Tickets from $68, from sistic.
15 AUG – DNCE Live in Singapore
Get ready to rock those body moves as DNCE makes their way to our shores. This one night only performance will see this quartet delivering some high-energy performances of their many chart-topping hits, which includes ‘Cake By The Ocean’ and their latest single, ‘Kissing Strangers ft. Nicki Minaj’. Tickets from $128, from APACtix.
18 to 27 AUG – Singapore Night Festival
Back for its 10th anniversary this year, be razzled and dazzled at this annual nocturnal bonanza where spectacular light art installations takes centre stage. In celebration of ‘10 Magical Years’, immerse yourself in the galore of illuminated landmarks, cultural institutions and street parties set to come alive in the heart of the city. Visit nightfest for more information.
26 AUGUST – Foo Fighters Live in Singapore
Fans of Foo Fighters were left dismayed when the American rock band called off their 2012 gig, but the wait was not in vain as they will be back to rock the National Stadium come August. Be prepared to be blown away as star man Dave Grohl and his band members perform their 23-year catalog of legendary smashes such as ‘Walk’ and ‘Something from Nothing’ along with their most recent earworm ‘Run’. Tickets from $128, from sporthubtix.
28 AUG – Human Library SG #3: The Heartland Edition
For the uninitiated, a human library allow users to come and “borrow” stories from real people instead of books. Come listen to the captivating stories and engage in a conversation with the people around. After all, the best stories are meant to be shared. Visit Human Library Singapore’s Facebook page for more information.
What will you be up to this August? Tell us in the comment section!
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