Singapore’s Wildest Parade

Singapore’s wildest residents in Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo are in the mood to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday. Commemorate the nation’s birthday month with our wildlife parks and animal icons—Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill. An array of activities await the family!

Date: 1-31 Aug

Venue: Various venues   

Website: www.wrs.com.sg

Singapore Coffee Festival 2017

Caffeine addicts, clear your schedule for the reprise of Singapore Coffee Festival. At the event, you’ll get to sip the world’s top coffee roasts, discover more about local brews, taste some delicious grub, and be entertained by live acts.

Date: 3-6 Aug

Venue: Marina Bay Cruise Centre

Website: www.sgcoffeefestival.com.sg

Nearest MRT: Downtown

National Day Parade 2017

Photo by Andrew Tan

Of course, the biggest highlight of the month is the National Day Parade. Expect to see crowd-pleasers such as the State Flag Flypast and fireworks display as the nation celebrates her 52nd birthday.

Date: 9 Aug

Venue: Promenade

Website: www.ndp.org.sg

Nearest MRT: Promenade

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2017

The pinnacle arts event of Singapore’s annual calendar, SIFA makes its comeback for its fourth rendition with a slew of thoughtfully curated local and international productions that are multidisciplinary, experimental and edgy works affirming Singapore as a lively arts hub in the region with global connections.

Date: 5 Aug-9 Sep

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.sifa.sg

Civic District Outdoor Festival: It’s Time!

An outdoor festival will be organised over two weekends to extend the art experience beyond the walls of the Gallery and into the Civic District precinct, in which the Gallery is situated in. Visit this festival and discover eye-catching outdoor light installations, immersive theatre performances, as well as a slew of interesting F&B pop-ups.

Date: 4-6 & 11-13 Aug

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Civic District

Website: www.nationalgallery.sg

Nearest MRT: City Hall

Epicurean Market 2017

Go on a gastronomical adventure at this annual food and wine fair, which features top international restaurants, wineries and leading brands. Savour signature dishes from award-winning chefs, taste exquisite wines, shop for gourmet foods and take a masterclass from top culinary talents.

Date: 11-13 Aug  

Venue: Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.marinabaysands.com/epicureanmarket

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress

Spend an evening at the Esplanade Theatre to catch Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress, a restaging of the most successful original musical ever to be produced in Singapore. Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, this production takes you into the enigmatic world of the Forbidden City and the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi.

Date: 8-27 Aug 

Venue: Esplanade Theatre

Website: www.esplanade.com

Nearest MRT: Esplanade

BASTILLE Live in Singapore

British indie pop band Bastille is taking on the Singapore stage with hit singles like 'Good Grief' 'Send Them Off!' and 'Wild World' from their sophomore album, Wild World.

Date: 14 Aug

Venue: The Star Performing Arts Centre

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/events/bas0817  

Nearest MRT: Buona Vista

Singapore Night Festival 2017

The tenth edition of this nocturnal extravaganza continues to lure the crowds with its spectacular performances, light art installations and a myriad of activities at the heart of Singapore’s art district for all to enjoy.

Date: 18-26 Aug

Venue: Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

Website: nightfest.sg

Nearest MRT: Bras Basah

Aliwal Arts Night Crawl

Kampong Glam springs back into our local radar yet again as Aliwal Arts Centre brings back its annual night crawl event for the night owls. Go on an explosive journey of arts and heritage at this multi-disciplinary arts festival.

Date: 19 Aug

Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre

Website: www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Nearest MRT: Bugis