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Due to its rich multicultural heritage, Singapore events are many and wide-ranging. From religious celebrations to music and film festivals Singapore has it all.

Most events in Singapore focus on family, tradition, myths or religion. At these times, Marina Bay and the ethnic temples and quarters of Chinatown, Little India and Geylang come alive.

2020/2021 Singapore Events, Expo & Festival Dates Calendar




Due to a large number of Chinese people living in Singapore, there are a number of Chinese celebrations held in Singapore. The Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations on the event calendar. Generally celebrated in January or February each year (the date fluctuates), this event marks the transition from summer to winter. If you are in Singapore during the Chinese New Year, make sure to check out some of the events planned during this time as you will learn so much about the rich Chinese culture that continues to influence Singapore today.

The Dragon Boat Festival represents the culture of the people and the Chinese influence over Singapore’s past. As over seventy percent of the population in Singapore is Chinese, it is small wonder then that most Chinese festivals are celebrated with much fervour in this country.

Singapore’s National Day is held each year on the 9th of August in memory of Singapore’s freedom from Malaysia in 1965. During this day, there is a National Parade, a speech from the Prime Minister of Singapore and a huge fireworks display.

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual street festival held over two weekends celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. The festival is a massive street party centred around an artistic extravaganza of fun and entertainment. There is heaps to see and do including musical performances, improvisational theatre, film screenings, roving street performers, colourful building-sized light installations, dance, aerial performances, demonstrations of magic and illusion and cultural exhibitions.

With fashion shows, the Singapore Grand Prix and many outdoor festivals, there is always something to see and do in Singapore.



Vesak Day

Vesak Day

Multiple Temples, All Over Singapore, Singapore
07 May 2020

Please note that due to government announcements around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery & Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple have been closed to the public until further notice and other...

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

All Over Singapore, All Over Singapore, Singapore
24 May 2020

Given the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation globally and in the region, as well as a heightened risk of community transmission, all mosques in Singapore have been closed until further notice and Friday prayers have...

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Great Singapore Sale

Great Singapore Sale

Multiple Mall Locations, All Over Singapore, Singapore
01 June 2020 to 31 July 2020

Running over nearly two months, the Great Singapore Sale is an event where shopaholics worldwide can buy high-quality major brands at discounted prices. This event is special because there is no other country in the...

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Star Wars Virtual Run

Star Wars Virtual Run

Anywhere You Want, All Locations, Singapore
15 June 2020 to 30 September 2020

The Star Wars Virtual Run is one of Singapore’s best-loved theme runs that runners and fans alike look forward to. With over 15,000 people participating in the event, it has grown to be a prominent race in the...

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Bedok Reservoir, Bedok, Singapore
25 June 2020

Singapore may be the place for business trips, shopping and modern entertainment, but there are certain ceremonial and traditional festivals, such as the Dragon Boat Festival, that should not be missed. Dragon Boat...

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Japanese Film Festival

Japanese Film Festival

Shaw Theatres LIDO, Orchard, Singapore
TBA - 2nd Half of 2020

The Japanese Film Festival 2020 will be postponed to later this year. All talks and screenings will be postponed. The Japanese Film Festival of Singapore is held annually, dedicated entirely to Japanese cinema...

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2xu Compression Run

2XU Compression Run

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - 2nd Half of 2020

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, 2XU Compression Run Singapore 2020 will be postponed to the second half of 2020. The 2XU Compression Run is an annual one-day event that takes runners through many of...

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Ocbc Cycle Singapore

OCBC Cycle Singapore

Singapore Sports Hub, Kallang, Singapore
TBA - 2nd Half of 2020

With Singapore implementing stricter measures to reduce transmission of Covid-19, OCBC Cycle 2020 will be postponed to the later part of the year The OCBC Cycle Singapore is an annual 2-day mass cycling event in...

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Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

All over Singapore, All Over Singapore, Singapore
17 July 2020 to 24 July 2020

The week-long Singapore Food Festival started back in 1994 and it is organised annually by the Singapore Tourism Board. The famous festival aims at celebrating local foods that portray Singapore as a country rich with...

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World Gourmet Summit

World Gourmet Summit

Various Restaurants, All Over Singapore, Singapore
TBA - August/September 2020

With the new measures implemented by the Singapore government due to the CoVid-19, the World Gourmet Summit has postponed its main events originally scheduled for the month of April 2020 to August/September 2020. The...

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Savour

Savour

Various venues, Marina Bay, Singapore
TBA - August 2020

Come along to Savour, a massive food festival held in the beautiful Marina Bay area of Singapore. Come and taste some delicious and creative food as well as meet celebrity chefs, taste amazing wines and have a great...

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Singapore’s National Day

Singapore’s National Day

Multiple Venues, All Over Singapore, Singapore
09 August 2020

Singapore’s National Day is held each year on the 9th of August in memory of Singapore’s freedom from Malaysia in 1965. During this day, there is a National Parade, a speech from the Prime Minister of...

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Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji

All Over Singapore, All Over Singapore, Singapore
11 August 2020 to 12 August 2020

Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a Muslim celebration which commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to be obedient to Allah and to sacrifice his own son, Ishmael. People in Singapore...

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Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

Chinatown, All Over Singapore, Singapore
15 August 2020

Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese Festival which is held to appease the spirits of deceased relatives who wander freely on earth during the seventh lunar month. The Festival is carried out at various places...

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Night Festival

Night Festival

Bras Basah and Bugis Precincts, All Over Singapore, Singapore
23 August 2020 to 30 August 2020

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual street festival held over two weekends celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. It is held every year in the Bras Basah and Bugis Precinct at the heart...

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Festival For Good

Festival For Good

[email protected], Museum, Singapore
TBA- September 2020

The Festival For Good is a one-off event held in Singapore which promotes the world of Social Enterprises. From health and wellness, fashion, homewares, tech, coffee, food bites and more, you’ll dive into a world...

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Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore
18 September 2020 to 20 September 2020

Of all of the events held in Singapore, the Singapore Grand Prix is one of the largest and most popular. People from all over the world come here to watch the Singapore Grand Prix, with this event increasing visitors to...

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Singapore Mid Autumn Festival

Singapore Mid Autumn Festival

Multiple Venues Around Singapore, China Town, Singapore
01 October 2020

Also known as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival, the Singapore Mid Autumn Festival is one of the most popular events celebrated by the Singaporean Chinese community. It takes place annually on the 15th day of...

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Singapore Rugby Sevens

Singapore Rugby Sevens

Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
10 October 2020 to 11 October 2020

The Singapore Rugby Sevens is an exciting rugby event taking place each April (in 2020 it has been rescheduled to October). Sixteen of the best men’s rugby players battle it out on the field, but the event is...

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Singapore Cocktail Festival

Singapore Cocktail Festival

Bayfront Event Space, Downtown Core, Singapore
23 October 2020 to 30 October 2020

The Singapore Cocktail Festival is the largest cocktail event in Asia. It brings together a world-class fusion of mixology experiences and bar tours combined with renowned drink makers and bartenders to a cocktail...

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Singapore Improv Festival

Singapore Improv Festival

Stamford Arts Centre, Rochor, Singapore
05 November 2020 to 08 November 2020

The Singapore Improv Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring the most talented improv actors from the city and abroad. Sparked by diverse suggestions from the audience, the unscripted stories created by the...

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Deepavali

Deepavali

Locations around Little India, Rochor, Singapore
14 November 2020

Deepavali (aka Diwali), which means the festival of lights, is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in Singapore. It is a celebration of hope over despair, good over evil, light over darkness. The...

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Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
20 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

The Affordable Art Fair is the world’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art; All set to turn the city pink and celebrate its 10th year in Singapore, this year’s edition will offer a fresh...

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Singapore International Film Festival

Singapore International Film Festival

Multiple Venues, All Over Singapore, Singapore
TBA - November 2020

Filmmakers, lovers, critics and students have a reason to celebrate with the onset of the iconic Singapore International Film Festival. This film festival is the most prominent and longest-running film festivals in...

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Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore
TBA - November 2020

Christmas Wonderland is a huge festival held at the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, and is known as Singapore’s biggest Christmas celebration. Christmas Wonderland offers heaps of live entertainment, sculptures, ice...

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Zoukout

ZoukOut

Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Singapore
TBA - Dec 2020

ZoukOut is an international dance and music festival held annually in Singapore and is held over two days at Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that it is an outdoor music and dance party with...

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Christmas On A Great Street

Christmas on a Great Street

Orchard Road, Orchard, Singapore
01 December 2020 to 02 December 2020

Every year, Orchard Road is transformed into a land of wonder known as “Christmas on a Great Street”, with Christmas lights, decorations and entertainment to celebrate this special holiday. The festival runs...

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Singapore Marathon

Singapore Marathon

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
05 December 2020 to 06 December 2020

The Singapore Marathon is a staple on the Singapore running calendar and is usually held on the first Sunday of December each year. Each year, the race takes runners past some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks...

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Multiple Venues, All Over Singapore, Singapore
TBA - December 2020

New Year’s Eve in Singapore is a massive celebration, with the biggest and most exciting festivities centred around the Marina Bay area. With music, entertainment and of course… fireworks, New Year’s...

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Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

Marina Bay Area, Downtown Core, Singapore
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is the most exciting way to ring in the new year in the Lion City. Weeks before December 31, Marina Bay already lights up with dazzling attractions for the entire family. Marina Bay...

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Singapore Art Week

Singapore Art Week

Various venues , Riverside, Singapore
TBA - January 2021

Singapore Art Week (also known as SAW) is a fantastic 12-day visual art event hosted by the National Arts Council and the Singapore Tourism Board. The festival takes place in venues all over Singapore and reinforces...

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Pongal Harvest Festival

Pongal Harvest Festival

Little India, All Over Singapore, Singapore
13 January 2021 to 16 January 2021

The Pongal Harvest Festival is a traditional Indian festival that gives thanks to the sun god for a bountiful harvest. Mostly celebrated in India, Pongal is also celebrated in Singapore because of the large number of...

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Thaipusam

Thaipusam

Multiple Temples, All Over Singapore, Singapore
28 January 2021

There are many Indians living in Singapore and therefore, you will find the Thaipusam Festival celebrated here every year. Thaipusam has become a major celebration, in fact it is one of the biggest celebrations amongst...

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Chingay Parade

Chingay Parade

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - January 2021

The Chingay Parade is without doubt one of the most important events in Singapore, and it’s when street floats, clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers and many other performers can be seen in the celebration of the...

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River Hongbao

River Hongbao

The Float @ Marina Bay, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - February 2021

River Hongbao is an annual Lunar Chinese New Year event that is held in Marina Bay in Singapore. The celebration was founded in 1986 and, through the collaboration of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Multiple Venues, All Around Singapore, Singapore
12 February 2021 to 13 February 2021

Chinese New Year Singapore is one of the biggest celebrations on the event calendar. Generally celebrated in January or February each year (the date fluctuates), this event marks the transition from summer to winter. If...

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Singapore Design Week

Singapore Design Week

National Design Centre, Rochor, Singapore
TBA - Mar 2021

Singapore Design Week is a yearly design expo that showcases local and international design initiatives. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the event is open to the general public, design community, design...

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I Light Singapore

i Light Singapore

Marina Bay, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - Mar 2021

i Light Singapore is the leading sustainable light art festival of Asia. This unique light art festival displays many different kinds of innovative and creative installations, many of which utilise recycled materials...

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Singapore Festival Of Fun

Singapore Festival of Fun

Clarke Quay, River Valley, Singapore
TBA - March 2021

The Singapore Festival of Fun is a fabulous family-friendly event held in Clarke Quay. The event has heaps of fun things for kids to enjoy including a comedy festival, a street festival, live performances and photo...

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Disney On Ice

Disney on Ice

Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
TBA - March 2021

Disney on Ice is an annual family ice show featuring 50 of Disney’s most famous characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck. Performances from other well-loved characters are sure to...

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Ultra Singapore

Ultra Singapore

Ultra Park, Downtown Core, Singapore
26 March 2021 to 28 March 2021

Ultra Singapore is a huge outdoor electronic music festival that is run in over 20 countries around the world. Ultra Singapore consists of a two-day music festival hosted at Ultra Park near Marina Bay Sands and attracts...

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Income Eco Run

Income Eco Run

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - April 2021

The Income Eco Run in Singapore is the premier eco-run in Southeast Asia. It was launched as an initiative to raise awareness about environmental issues; specifically reducing one’s carbon footprint, zero waste...

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Singapore International Festival Of Arts

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Multiple Venues , Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - May 2021

In light of the recent measures announced by the Singapore government to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Arts House Limited (AHL), together with festival commissioner National Arts Council (NAC)...

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Fitnessfest

FitnessFest

Marina Bay Sands, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - May 2021

FitnessFest is one of Singapore’s largest health and fitness events. Whether you’ve already met your fitness goals or not, this event will give you the motivation you need to get moving. FitnessFest 2021...

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Sundown Marathon

Sundown Marathon

F1 Pit Building, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - May 2021

The Sundown Marathon is the largest mass night run in Singapore. With around 25,000 people competing in the run every year, it’s certainly nothing short of exciting. Runners can choose from several running...

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Singapore Biennale

Singapore Biennale

Multiple Venues, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - November/ March 2023

The Singapore Biennale is a massive contemporary art exhibition held at various venues all over Singapore. Established in 2006, the festival aims to cultivate public engagement with visual arts through a 4-month long...

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