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20 Events You Should Attend in Singapore in August 2019

Music/Dance

#1: 3 & 4 Aug – Music For A Cause 2019

Singapore’s only altruistic music festival, Music for A Cause 2019, will be featuring 13 local bands and supporting 16 social causes this year! These include Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) and The Breathe Movement, a social organisation that aims to increase the mental resiliency of individuals through the practice of yoga. This event provides a platform to create awareness and raise funds for the various featured social causes. Head down and show them some support!

When: 3 – 4 August 2019

Time: 12.30pm – 10.30pm (Saturday), 2.30pm – 9.30 pm (Sunday)

Venue: OCBC Arena Park, Singapore Sports Hub

Nearest Station: Stadium

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#2: 8 Aug – Zouk Singapore Workout presents One Dance

Not sure of how to spend your National Day Weekend? Head down to Zouk and you can look forward to a night filled with fun and dance! One Dance is all about dancing in unison with your friends, fellow music lovers and even strangers. A proper burn on the dance floor is also guaranteed!

When: 10 August 2019

Time: 10.00 pm – 4.00 am

Venue: Zouk Mainroom, Singapore

Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Admission: $30 – $40

For more information: Visit their website

#3: 10 Aug – Singapore Symphonic Orchestra (SSO) National Day Concert

In commemoration of Singapore’s National Day, the Singapore Symphonic Orchestra, together with the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Youth Choir will be bringing us a series of jubilant music. Definitely a unique and heartfelt way to celebrate our country’s independence day!

When: 10 August 2019

Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Nearest Station: Esplanade

Admission: $15 – $48

For more information: Visit their website

#4: 16 & 17 Aug – Masterpiece in Motion 2019

Singapore Dance Theatre is back with their annual performance season of ‘Masterpiece in Motion’! It brings together three works of the finest international choreography. As always, you can look forward to a phenomenal line-up that is set to captivate you. What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now and be ready to get lost in their mesmerizing performances!

When: 16 – 17 August 2019

Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm (Both days)

Venue: Esplanade Theatre

Nearest Station: Esplanade

Admission: $40 – $80

For more information: Visit their website

Fitness

#5: 3 Aug – Spartan Race | Bukit Timah Super/Sprint/Kids

Are you up for the challenge? Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race. It provides a platform for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking for a unique way to test and push their limits. There are 3 main race types that are of different lengths and have varying numbers of obstacles. There is also a segment for kids where they can jump, run and have fun! Bring your friends and family along for a day of fun and challenge!

When: 3 August 2019

Time: 6.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: The Grandstand

Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue

Admission: $68 – $175

For more information: Visit their website

#6: 24 Aug – SMU Skatathon 2019

Have a passion for skating? SMU Skatathon is definitely the event for you! Being the only skating marathon in Singapore, you can be sure that you’re in for a whole lot of fun! You can enjoy a leisure skate by the beach with your friends and family or even better, get motivated by like-minded people and push yourself to achieve distances that you never thought you could achieve. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

When: 24 August 2019

Time: 7.30am – 3.00pm

Venue: Hvper Sport, East Coast Park

Nearest Station: Dakota

Admission: $30 – $50

For more information: Visit their website

#7: 24 & 25 Aug – Sit-A-Thon 2019

An event by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Singapore’s largest kidney foundation, to raise awareness on kidney patient’s plight and the importance of kidney health. Are you ready for a day full of fitness challenges to find out how well you’re treating your kidney? This year’s instalment includes a 50-minute spin session, a one-hand challenge with kidney ambassadors who undergo dialysis thrice weekly and a simple test that assesses your flexibility, balance and muscle strength. So what seat would you choose?

When: 24 – 25 August 2019

Time: 12.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Our Tampines Hub

Nearest Station: Tampines

Admission: $8 – $10

For more information: Visit their website

#8: 25 Aug – SHAPE Run 2019

Back with it’s 14th edition, Shape Run’19 is Singapore’s longest running all-women run! There are 3 categories to choose from, 5KM, 10KM and 1.8KM family run to cater to both competitive runners as well as those who just want to have a fun day out with their friends and family. This run offers an inspiring and empowering environment, attracting women from all walks of life. Definitely an event not to be missed!

When: 25 August 2019

Time: 6.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Kallang Practice Track

Nearest Station: Stadium

Admission: $45 – $116

For more information: Visit their website

Food/Drinks

#9: 2 – 4, 9 – 12 Aug – Sentosa GrillFest 2019

What’s better than being able to enjoy a feast with a stunning sea view? Absolutely nothing! Head down to Sentosa for an evening that you’ll not regret! At Grill Fest, there will be a total of 27 food establishments offering a range of scrumptious delights, you will be spoilt for choice! However, do remember to bring along your own reusable utensils and containers to join Sentosa in doing our part for environmental sustainability. Washing points will be provided so don’t worry!

When: 2 – 4, 9 – 12 August 2019

Time: 4.00pm – 11.00pm

Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#10: 2 – 4, 9 – 12 Aug – The Street Food Festival (Great World Edition)

Join them as they celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday! This year’s edition will bring you back to the late 30s – 70s with old school games and performances. There will also be affordable snacks like bubble tea, waffles, craft beers, satay and many more! The little ones can also get their sculpted balloons and face painted at no cost! A family-friendly event for those looking for something fun to do over the long national day weekend!

When: 2 – 4 (Preview), 9 – 12 (Actual event) August 2019

Time: 3.00pm – 10.00pm (Preview), 11.00am – 10.00pm (Actual Event)

Venue: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok

Nearest Station: Bukit Gombak

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#11: 15 – 18 Aug – TLM Food & Beverage Expo

Who can ever say no to food? Not me! This event is a food haven where you can try out both local and international food – definitely right up my alley! You can look forward to incredible deals, fun activities and exciting programmes, all in one place. Exhibitors across the nation, from gourmet restaurants to large scale manufacturers,  will be there to showcase their best products and services. See you there!

When: 15 – 18 August 2019

Time: 10.00am – 9.00pm (All 4 days)

Venue: Hall 6, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore Expo

Nearest Station: Expo

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#12: 17 Aug – Saturday Beer Club

Want to learn more about craft beers or just want to try out a variety of craft beers? Head down to the highest beer bar in Orchard, Bar MF by Morganfield’s, for their monthly event that features beers from all over the world! At Saturday Beer Club, you can enjoy free flow of 10 different craft beers and a sumptuous spread of food, accompanied by live band performances. Sounds like your kind of Saturday afternoon? Grab your tickets now!

When: 17 August 2019

Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: Bar MF by Morganfield’s, Orchard Central, Level 11

Nearest Station: Somerset

Admission: $55

For more information: Visit their website

Markets/Bazaars

#13: 2 – 4 Aug – Singapasar 2019 Edition

Singapasar, a design-centric pasar malam, is back with its 4th edition! In view of the upcoming National Day celebration, you can definitely expect to find cute, locally designed keepsakes at this event. This event brings together the best and newest collection of Singapore under one roof. Head down to show our local talents some love!

When: 2 – 4 August 2019

Time: 4.00pm – 9.00pm (Friday), 11.00am – 9.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Venue: National Design Centre, Level 1 Atrium and Gallery 1

Nearest Station: Bugis/Bras Basah

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#14: 16 – 18 Aug – Carouselland: Small Dreams, Big Possibilities

I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with ‘Carousell’, the smartphone and web-based marketplace for buying and selling new and secondhand goods. You can now experience this marketplace at a much larger scale (i.e in real life!). You can definitely look forward to over 300 booths to shop from! They include handcrafted goods, jewellery, vintage clothes, home decor and many more! You can also expect games, activities, instagrammable zones to keep you entertained when you get too tired from all the shopping. Save the date so that you don’t miss it!

When: 16 – 18 August 2019

Time: 5.00 pm – 9.00pm (Friday), 12.00pm – 9.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Halls A & B

Nearest Station: Marina Bay

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#15: 17 Aug – Frank Food August Market

The Frank Food Market is back again! Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, this event brings life to the quaint neighbourhood of Dempsey Hill that’s nestled away in the lush greenery. You can expect a wide variety of stalls selling organic vegetables, honey, bread, fashion and wellness products. 

When: 17 August 2019

Time: 9.00 am – 1.00pm

Venue: Loewen Gardens

Nearest Station: Queenstown/Holland village

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#16: 24 Aug – Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market

Head down to this Organic- Friendly Farmer’s Market to bring home some of your favourite organic goods! In collaboration with Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, In Touch Concepts wanted to bring together enthusiastic vendors to share their interests of eating healthy and fresh foods. The market will host over 20 local farmers and vendors! There will even be workshops to help beginners understand how to start growing their own produce!

When: 24 August 2019

Time: 9.30 am – 4.00pm

Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La, Level 10

Nearest Station: Somerset

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

Lifestyle/Culture/Art

#17: 2 – 4 Aug – NATAS Holiday Fair 2019

Trying to plan for your year-end holiday? Singapore’s biggest travel fair is back! NATAS is organising a travel fair that promises to bring visitors great deals with a vast selection of travel choices. You can expect enticing tour packages, customized tours, cruises and many amazing options. You can look forward to cultural stage performances from the various travel agencies like polish folk dance by Polish Airlines, Ten Drum Percussion Art Group by Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Nepal Cultural Dance by Nepal Tourism Board and many more! 

When: 2 – 4 August 2019

Time: 10.00am – 9.30pm

Venue: Singapore Expo Convention Hall 5 & 6

Nearest Station: Expo

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#18: 10 & 11 Aug – AIA Family Fest 2019

At this year’s AIA Family Fest, you can expect over 20 food and merchandise stalls as well as a variety of workshops that your children can try out! You can reminisce the past with games like hopscotch, country flag eraser battles, bouncy castles and more! After a day of fun, you can bring out your picnic mats, chill and enjoy a movie screening under the stars. Register now to receive your AIA goodie bag!

When: 10 – 11 August 2019

Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm (Both days)

Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Nearest Station: Downtown

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#19: 18 Aug – Jazz for Dogs 2019

Do you love dogs as much as I do? If your answer is a loud resounding “YES!”, You have to check this event out! After its success in 2017, Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) is back with its well-received event, Jazz for Dogs 2019! Join them at Singapore Botanic Gardens, with your canine companions, for an evening of music, fun and love to raise funds for the rescue and rehoming efforts of abandoned and stray dogs in Singapore. Definitely an event where you can meet like-minded people who share the same love for your best friend!

When: 18 August 2019

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

#20: 23 – 31 Aug – Singapore Night Festival 2019

For a short 9 days, The Bras Basah-Bugis Precinct will be transformed into an ethereal, breath-taking wonderland. There will be multi-sensory exhibits and light shows that are free for all to enjoy! You can also look forward to a festival village where you can treat your tastebuds to a wide selection of food and drinks, to be accompanied by live performances. Definitely a great way to end a long day at work!

When: 23 – 31 August 2019

Time: 7.30pm – 12.00am

Venue: Bras basah. Bugis District

Nearest Station: Bugis

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

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