Looking for a reason to get out and about this June? How about 14? There are tons of enticing events going down in Singapore over the next few weeks including an out-of-this-world music festival with some of the best DJs on the planet, vibrant weekend parties with beats, booze and bites, fab food festivals and cocktail celebrations, and plenty of opportunities to support good causes. Keep your calendar open, because you won’t want to miss out on these awesome experiences.
On June 8, Ice Cream Sundays and Mugic will be hosting a wild and wonderful day of music, art, food and drinks at the eclectic Haw Par Villa. The party starts at 3pm with a stellar lineup of DJs playing everything from funk to disco, boogie and house. When you’re not shaking your booty to the beats, you can help paint the social mural by Mural Lingo and fuel up on Sidecar Sausages and Kona Longboard Lager.
June 8 – 9
ULTRA Singapore is back for its fourth edition, and year is going to be the most insane yet. Think world-class EDM artists, phenomenal sound systems and light shows, an array of global food and drinks at the ULTRA Worldwide Food Street, live dance performances, limited edition merch and fun activities like a beer pong competition. The gates open at 2pm on both days, and we recommend getting there right at the start to get in on some great early-bird promotions.
Step up your sustainability at this fun family-friendly event brought to us by EarthFest Singapore and Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Make you way down to the lush Kallang riverside from 2pm onwards and you can peruse the conscious living market with sustainable vendors selling everything from eco-friendly fashion to cool homewares. There will also be cool tunes playing and great eats on offer including a great selection of vegan meals.
Australia’s favourite craft beer brewery is bringing their Sunday Sessions tradition to Singapore and all are welcome to come and revel in the good vibes, great food and brilliant beer. The party kicks off at 3pm and runs until late with live music by Christo Alexander & Friends and local DJs. Be sure to get in on the homestyle Sunday roast and the Lane Brews on special for $8 all day.
June 15 – 16
If classic Western comfort food is on your crave list, then you won’t want to miss this two-day pop-up collaboration by Rosita’s Deluxe and Butter Sydney at Park Bench Deli. Rosita’s Deluxe will be throwing down cheeseburgers and chilli fries, Butter Sydney will be bringing crispy fried chicken, champagne, cool sneakers and hip hop, and Park Bench Deli will round it all out with the delish sammies you know and love.
Help make Singapore cleaner and greener by joining the Big Beach Clean Up by Seven Clean Seas. The all-ages group will meet at 9am at Constant Wind Sea Sports and Sailing School for a meet and greet and safety briefing, then it’s off to the sand to clean up the coastline. All you need to bring is a pair of safety gloves, and there will be refreshments provided after the clean-up at 11:30am.
In case you haven’t heard, the ArtScience has a fun new exhibition called Wonderland running based on Lewis Carroll’s epic Alice in Wonderland story. This special edition of ArtScience Late adds to the Wonderland experience with an entrancing performance by sub:shaman that explores the subterranean state of sleep and the disorienting nature of dreams. The performance starts at 8pm and is free on a first-come-first-served basis.
June 21 – 28
Get your credit cards ready because the Great Singapore Sale is back with huge discounts on all sorts of amazing goods from fashion to food, furniture and more. This is the sale’s 25th year running and the focus is on the Singapore experience, so the spotlight will be shining on homegrown talents in retail, F&B and arts and design, as well as Singapore’s unique resorts and cultural enclaves.
Party people will be hitting up Tyrwhitt Road on June 22 for a banging block party by Darker Than Wax and Papa Palheta. From 3pm to 10pm the street will be rocking with funky rhythms by UNOS from Belgium, FUNK BSTRD, RAH, Daryl Knows, William J and ERI (Ashley Erianah). There will also be great bites and bevvies by Chye Seng Huat Hardware and cool visual projections by FOURTHREE celebrating the architecture of Jalan Besar.
Sake lovers won’t want to miss the Sake Festival Singapore, Southeast Asia’s biggest celebration of Japanese liquor with over 450 labels on offer including rare and hard-to-find small batch sakes. New this year is the wristband system so you don’t have to fumble for cash and can get straight down to the business of sipping on sake and snacking on delectable Japanese dishes by some of Singapore’s best Japanese restaurants.
June 24 – 30
Brought to us by Imbibe magazine and Campari, Negroni Week takes place in more than 10,000 venues around the world and celebrates the iconic Negroni cocktail while also raising money for charities. Here in Singapore you can sample classic and contemporary versions of Negronis and contribute to a good cause at fine drinking establishments like Neon Pigeon, Employees Only, Tippling Club and Potato Head Singapore to name just a few.
With such a vibrant and ever-progressing culinary scene, it should come as no surprise that Singapore was chosen as the first Asian destination to host The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony. The winners for 2019 will be announced at Marina Bay Sands on June 25, but there will also be gastronomic events like masterclasses and one-off chef collaboration dinners happening in the days leading up to the ceremony.
June 27 – June 30
The 11th edition of Beerfest Asia is back with four fabulous days devoted entirely to suds. Beer lovers can choose from over 600 local and international beers and quaff them while listening to live bands and DJs and perusing the food stalls for delish eats. Be sure not to miss the Beerfest Run where participants can down beers at pit stops, “Ignition”, an extravaganza of music, lasers, lights and video mapping, and the family carnival on Sunday.
Take a stand against discrimination by donning pink and joining the crowds at the 11th Pink Dot rally on June 29 in Hong Lim Park. The event aims to raise awareness about the prejudice that people in Singapore’s LGBT community often face and the fact that everyone has a right to love, regardless of their sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome whether you are gay, straight, young, old, transgender or gender non-conforming.