Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese Festival which is held to appease the spirits of deceased relatives who wander freely on earth during...

Hungry Ghost Festival

Singapore Events

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.

2018/2019 Singapore Events, Expo & Festival Dates Calendar

Due to the 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 do see and do in Singapore.

Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
11 August 2018 to 09 September 2018

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, Singapore, Singapore
17 August 2018 to 25 August 2018

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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Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji

All Over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
22 August 2018 to 23 August 2018

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 celebrate this...

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Mid Autumn Festival

Singapore Mid Autumn Festival

Multiple Venues Around Singapore, China Town, Singapore
06 September 2018 to 24 September 2018

Also known as the Lantern Festival or Moon-cake 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 Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore
14 September 2018 to 16 September 2018

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 Biennale

Singapore Art Museum, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - 2018/2019

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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Deepavali

Deepavali

Locations around Little India, Singapore, Singapore
06 November 2018

Deepavali (aka Diwali), which means 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 Deepavali...

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Christmas On A Great Street

Christmas on a Great Street

Orchard Road, Orchard, Singapore
10 November 2018 to 01 January 2019

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 International Film Festival

Singapore International Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - November/ December 2018

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

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Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore
TBA - December 2018

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 Island, Singapore
01 December 2018

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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Singapore Marathon

Singapore Marathon

F1 Pit Building, Singapore, Singapore
08 December 2018 to 09 December 2018

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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Marina Bay Carnival

Marina Bay, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - December 2018

Come and check out Singapore’s largest carnival hosted at Marina Bay! With over 40 games and rides, this is a great family friendly activity to enjoy during your next visit to Singapore! Marina Bay Carnival 2018...

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new years eve

New Years Eve

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
31 December 2018

New Years 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 Years Eve in...

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Pongal Harvest Festival

Pongal Harvest Festival

Little India, Singapore, Singapore
13 January 2019 to 15 January 2019

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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Singapore Art Week

Various venues , Riverside, Singapore
19 January 2019 to 27 January 2019

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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Thaipusam

Thaipusam

Multiple Temples, Singapore, Singapore
21 January 2019

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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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - January 2019

What started as a small indi music event in the laneways of Melbourne, Australia, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has now become one of the most loved music festivals in Singapore. The Laneway Festival started in...

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Chinese New Year Singapore

Chinese New Year

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
04 February 2019 to 06 February 2019

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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River Hongbao

River Hongbao

The Float @ Marina Bay , Singapore, Singapore
TBA - February 2019

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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Chingay Parade Singapore

Chingay Parade

F1 Pit Building, Singapore, Singapore
15 February 2019 to 16 February 2019

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 celebration of the Chinese New...

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Singapore Restaurant Week

Various Restaurants in Singapore, Marina Bay, Singapore
TBC - March 2019

Singapore Restaurant Week is a fantastic opportunity to dine on a 3-course menu at some of Singapore’s top restaurants for an amazing low price! There are a number of participating restaurants each year, with...

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Singapore Festival of Fun

Clarke Quay, River Valley, Singapore
TBA - March 2019

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

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Art Zoo

The Float, Downtown Core, Singapore
TBA - March 2019

Head over to Marina Bay and enjoy something unique! Art Zoo is a huge inflatable park which sits on the Float @ Marina Bay and is a great family friendly activity to enjoy during your stay in Singapore! Art Zoo...

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World Gourmet Summit

Various Restaurants, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - April 2019

The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is a unique annual event that provides an epicurean platform to meet the world’s top chefs and wine experts displaying their best skills. It is one of the oldest events in Singapore but...

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Singapore International Jazz Festival

Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - April 2019

The Singapore International Jazz Festival is a huge event that brings together many local and international artists in one massive festival. For lovers of all things jazz, blues, soul, bluegrass and swing, you will...

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Singapore Arts Festival

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Multiple Venues , Singapore, Singapore
17 May 2019 to 02 June 2019

Singapore, famous for its dynamic and vibrant culture, again showcases its talents as the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returns again in 2019. The Singapore International Festival of Arts...

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Vesak Day

Multiple Temples, Singapore, Singapore
19 May 2019

Vesak Day is a major event on the Buddhist calendar. It is a public holiday in Singapore which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of Buddha. In Singapore this day is celebrated every year with the faithful...

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

All Over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
04 June 2019 to 05 June 2019

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a a festival which celebrates ‘Breaking of the Fast’ and is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims in Singapore. Also known as Eid al-Fitr or Hari Raya Puasa, this festival marks...

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Great Singapore Sale

Great Singapore Sale

Multiple Mall Locations, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - June - August 2019

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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Ultra Singapore

Ultra Park, Singapore, Singapore
TBC - June 2019

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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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
TBC - June 2019

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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Savour

Various venues, Marina Bay, Singapore
TBA - August 2019

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 Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

All over Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
TBA - July 2019

The month 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 portrays Singapore as a country rich with...

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Singapores National Day

Singapore’s National Day

Multiple Venues, Singapore, Singapore
09 August 2019

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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