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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN SINGAPORE

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 20 Jun 2022  

 

With an arts and lifestyle scene that’s expanding rapidly, Singapore has no shortage of interesting events for arts aficionados and food connoisseurs. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top Singapore festivals and events to mark in your calendar throughout the year.

 

Heritage Fest

 

Singapore Heritage Fest

A cultural stew of ethnic influences and colonial roots, the island state's legacy is a colourful mix that is heartily celebrated during Singapore Heritage Fest.

Held during the month of May, Singapore Heritage Fest is an opportunity to explore the cultural fabric of Singapore through the stories of its people, food, places, and practices that make it so unique. From exhibitions and guided tours to hands-on workshops and a variety of online activities, Singapore Heritage Fest is a deep dive into the nation's legacy.

Date: 2 - 29 May 2022

 

Singapore International Festival of Arts

 

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Art lovers will appreciate the return of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). After its hiatus, SIFA is ready to ignite imaginations again with renewed vigour. This year’s theme, ‘The Anatomy of a Performance - Ritual’, is supported by a programme lineup that promises a mixture of performances, installations, exhibitions, films, and talks with a coterie of some of the most perceptive and dynamic artists and creators in Singapore and from around the world.

Date: 20 May - 5 June 2022

 

Singapore Food Festival

 

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore’s obsession with food is evident with this dedicated festival. Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is a gourmet gala of the city’s unique flavours and indelible cuisines. The food scene is a gastronomic adventure, blessed with the tantalising traditions of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and a myriad of other cultures.

This year’s event is packed with numerous activities to experience and diverse delights on offer. Whether you’re trying out a cooking master class with a world-renowned chef or making it a family activity to try something new at one of the hawker food centres, there’s something for everyone.

Singapore Food Festival is typically held in July.

 

Singapore Night Festival

 

Singapore Night Festival

To celebrate the city's magic after dark, set your alarm for Singapore Night Festival. Held at the heart of the city's arts and culture scene in the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct, Singapore Night Festival is a kaleidoscope of scenes once the lights go down. Captivate your senses with musical performances, improvisational theatre, film screenings, street performers, light installations, dance performances and more at this lively festival.

Free to attend and a great way to entertain your inner performer, Singapore Night Festival should be your go-to night activity in Singapore.

Singapore Night Festival is typically held from July to August.

 

Singapore Writers Festival

 

Singapore Writers Festival

For book lovers, the Singapore Writers Festival is Singapore’s major literary event of the year. With a long history dating back to 1986, it is one of the few multi-lingual literary festivals in the world, celebrating literary works in Singapore's 4 official languages – English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

The festival brings together local and international authors, emerging writers and publishers in a range of events that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Expect panel discussions, writing workshops, live readings by authors, dinners with writers, publishing symposiums, participatory events, special guest lectures and film screenings.

Singapore Writers Festival is typically held in November.

 

Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF)

 

Singapore Cocktail Festival

Cocktail connoisseurs can look forward to raising a glass at the Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF). Arguably one of the biggest parties you are likely to find in Singapore, this event brings together the best bartenders and mixologists across the globe.

Rock up to any of the participating bars, pubs, and popups and make a toast to the world’s most creative talents as they pour on the style and wow you with their beverages via several intoxicating activities – expect everything from workshops and experiential events to drinks, food pairings and music matchups.

Singapore Cocktail festival is typically held in November – December.

 

Singapore Art Week

 

Singapore Art Week

Aspiring artists and art enthusiasts should lock in the dates for another standout Singapore event, Singapore Art Week 2023. Regarded as one of Singapore’s most anticipated art festivals, it is also one of the most event-packed occasions in the region.

Hundreds of artists, creatives, and innovators will be in attendance, giving you the chance to participate in exciting discussions, boundary-pushing art walks, tours, screenings, workshops, and plenty more engaging experiences in some of the city’s most revered locations and digital spaces. Save the date for a week of epic artistry.

Date: 6 - 15 Jan 2023

 

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

 

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

Created and presented by Singaporean and international artists, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is a tribute to cutting-edge live art. Discover imaginative demonstrations of contemporary theatre, music, dance, visual arts, and mixed media that encourage the exploration of meaningful and provocative art in today’s ever-changing world.

The festival brings together a series of performers, fine artists, musicians, photographers and dancers.

Date: Jan 2023

 

With so many fascinating festivals and events to experience in the city, you’re sure to find something that showcases an interesting side of the island. If you’re unable to attend a festival during your stay, fret not! You can occupy your itinerary with these other weekend activities in Singapore or check out our guide of things to do in Singapore for some inspiration.

After experiencing some of Singapore’s festivals and events, book a stay at Marina Bay Sands to indulge in the best experiences at Singapore’s most iconic hotel – home to the world’s largest Infinity Pool. Lounge in your luxurious room, or explore the integrated resort’s attractions, restaurants, and shops.

As you can see, there are lots of fascinating things to do in Singapore for arts lovers, and you’re sure to find unique, interesting events that show you another side of Singapore and of Asia in general.
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