There’s always something cool going down in Singapore and August is no exception. If you’re looking for things to do this month, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest events that you won’t want to miss out on including movie screenings under the stars, a fun farmer’s market, National Day shenanigans, a late-night dance sesh with an EDM icon, and much more!
3 August – 19 August 2018
Films at the Fort is back for its 6th edition, and we couldn’t be more stoked. This outdoor film festival takes place in the leafy environs of Fort Canning Park and features a different film screened every night under the stars. Be sure to head there early to grab tasty bites by The Providore and mingle over a few glasses of vino by Casillero del Diablo.
9 August 2018
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is going all out this National Day with a massive backyard cookout featuring a Singaporean twist. Grab a group and head down to the riverside for locally-inspired eats like kai yang roast chicken, sambal stingray, and salted egg chips, as well as signature cocktails infused with unique Singaporean flavours.
Celebrate Singapore’s 53rd birthday with funky tunes, great eats, and amazing views of the fireworks at Ice Cream Sundays. Held at the Gallery & Co bar in the National Gallery, this free-for-all party will kick off at 3pm with groovy tunes by top-rate DJs, locally inspired bites like otak otak tacos, and fab promos on ice cream and drinks.
Watch the Fireworks in Style
Looking for a vibey spot to watch the National Day Parade fireworks? We’ve rounded up some seriously stylish locales offering incredible vantage points for the show along with great food and drink specials, upbeat tunes, and fun activities. From rooftop shindigs to waterfront hangouts, you’re sure to have a blast at any one of these dynamic parties. Read more here
17 August – 18 August 2018
Stock up on fresh, healthy produce while supporting local farmers and artisans at the Loewen Garden Market. The market will take place over two days with a Friday night edition on 17 August from 5:30pm to 9pm followed by a Saturday market from 9am to 2pm. Vendors will be selling everything from organic fruits and veggies to baked goods, eco-friendly products, housewares and more.
10 August – 10 September 2018
Vino lovers won’t want to miss this month-long celebration of everything wine related. Taking place at venues all over the island, Winelust is all about special deals on wine and corkage at restaurants and bottle shops, food and wine pairings in casual and formal settings, and a fun wine and tapas bar hop where you can be in the running to win two tickets to the fab F1 party at 1-Altitude.
17 August – 25 August 2018
If there was ever an excuse to get out and explore Singapore’s streets after dark, the Singapore Night Festival is it. Every night for a full week the city will come to life with brilliant light shows, dance performances, concerts, markets, movie screenings, heritage tours, and more. Bring the whole family and gather your friends because there’ll be something to awe and inspire all ages.
18 August – 19 August
Designed for world travellers and those who simply like to delve deep into their surroundings, Wanderlust is a hands-on workshop where you can create your own travel journal and learn how to travel sketch. The one-day workshop includes all the materials you need for your journal and sketches, a welcome drink and cake, plus a guided walk around Chinatown so you can practice your newfound skills.(All tickets for the 18th are all sold out so book yours for the 19th before it’s too late!)
21 August 2018
Tuesday is the new Friday at Bar Rouge, or at least it will be on 21 August when Sébastien Léger hits the decks. This celebrated DJ and producer has released over 30 albums and is known for his funky house and electro beats. Tickets are on sale now, as well as table packages that include bottles of Belvedere and Möet & Chandon Imperial.
19 – 29 August
In a city as progressive as Singapore, it’s inevitable that we lose some of our historical architecture as we push forward. Artist Darren Soh has been documenting such buildings for over a decade, and Before it All Goes is his exhibition of over 50 images of some of these iconic spaces. The exhibition opens on 19 August at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film and will run until 29 August.
22 August 2018
The Local People have teamed up with the Singapore Land Authority to bring us another unique art market, this time at the abandoned Pasir Panjang power station. This is a great chance to explore a historical building that’s rarely open to the public and get your cultural fix with intriguing artworks and installations, live music by some of Singapore’s best bands and DJs, and tasty eats by local vendors.
30 August – 2 September 2018
Fancy yourself a beer aficionado? Make your way to Beerfest Asia at The Meadows in Gardens by the Bay for the 10th edition of Beerfest Asia. This all-out brewfest will showcase over 200 local and international beers including award-winners and new launches, plus a special limited edition beer designed in collaboration with 10 breweries around the globe just for the festival.
25 August 2018
What better way to celebrate summer than with a banging beach party? Tanjong Beach Club is renowned for their epic beach bashes, and Barefoot Tiki Nights will be no exception. The party kicks off at 6pm with drink specials and sultry rhythms that will only get more hyped up as the night goes on. Grab a tropical bevvy, kick off your shoes and groove out under the stars and on the sand.
26 August 2018
Calling all non-meat eaters—this festival’s for you! Camp Kilo Charcoal Club may be known for their smoky grilled meats, but on 26 August they’re catering to vegetarians and vegans with offerings from some of the best meat-free restaurants in town. Expect tantalizing veggie and vegan bites from innovative eateries like Citizen Farm, Smoocht, and Unpakt, plus great music and vibes.