Singapore has a huge line up of events throughout the year. From our annual cultural festivals to our international performances and exhibitions, there is always something to see or do during your holiday in Singapore. Here are some of the popular events for both locals and visitors:
Singapore Art Week – Singapore’s signature visual arts season in January, Singapore Art Week (SAW) represents the unity and pride of a diverse and vibrant arts community in Singapore. With an exciting line-up of art experiences, SAW invites all to discover endless creativity across the island.
Chinese New Year - This festival is traditionally celebrated on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. The lively atmosphere in Chinatown is accompanied by stunning street light ups, night markets and decorations, with lion dancers, fire eaters and dance performances.
Chingay Parade Singapore - A traditional Chinese New Year procession that has grown in recent years, it has now become a massive street parade, with approximately 2000 performers from clubs, schools and institutions gyrating to Samba music, giving the parade a growing reputation as the Mardi Gras of the East.
World Gourmet Summit - This annual gourmet food and wine festival in April, promises gourmands everywhere the chance to immerse themselves in the finest haute cuisine from around the world. With line up events such as dinners by celebrity chefs, personal sessions from world renowned Michelin star chefs and culinary workshops, this is one culinary event you do not want to miss.
Hari Raya - Celebrated after Ramadan, the streets of Kampong Gelam are filled with light ups and traditional decorations, with street stalls open from early afternoon till late at night, selling a range of traditional food, fashion, textile and handicrafts.
Wellness Festival Singapore – Meditate, exercise and explore new ways of wellness through multi-sensory installations and engaging masterclasses.
Mid-Autumn Festival - Also known as Mooncake Festival, it is celebrated in August or early September and is an occasion spent with family members. You will see the streets lined with beautiful giant lantern displays and stalls selling paper lanterns and mooncake delicacies.
Singapore Food Festival- To celebrate Singapore's love of food and vibrant dining scene, the food festival showcases home-grown culinary talents with modern reinterpretations of local favourites, where you can take part in workshops or just enjoy the range of food with the whole family.
Grand Prix Season Singapore - The only night, street race in the F1 calendar, Singapore buzzes with excitement on the last weekend of September, with not only the race, but concerts, after-parties, exclusive showcases and much much more.
Deepavali - Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is celebrated by Hindus across the world and traditionally falls in the last quarter of the year. Little India will be decorated and lit up in festive colours, with numerous bazaars, cultural activities, street parades and street concerts.
Christmas On A Great Street - Be enchanted by bright lights, sparkling decorations and festive fun as Orchard Road’s buzzing atmosphere amps up for Christmas.
Zoukout - One of Asia's biggest outdoor beach parties held on Sentosa Island, Singapore plays hosts to world famous DJ's where you can party all night in your casual Sunday beachwear.