Festivals in Singapore

Festivals in Singapore

The lion city is an important landmark in the cultural scene in South East Asia, many celebrations are held throughout the year, from local events to international hits like the Chingay Parade or the F1 Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore is the home of an impressive diversity of cultures that reflect themselves in the different festivals. Indians will be delighted by the Thaipusam, Vesak Day or the Deepavali festivities. Muslim feel welcome for the celebrations of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Haji and the important Chinese community illuminates Singapore during the numerous events of their calendar: Chinese New Year, Hungry Ghost Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinatown Festival...

Sports is also an important element of the local life, from the roaring cars of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix to the impressive feat of finishing the sundown ultra-marathon.

The health of the art and music local scene is impressive, Singapore is the home of numerous Art festivals : light animations and nocturnal street performances for the Singapore Night Festival, local and international modern artists for the Singapore Art Festival, fun and family events during the Flipside festival... and of course music festivals and impressive concerts, Singapore is an important stop for international gigs!


Coming soon in Singapore

Future Music Festival Asia 2015 logo

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Music

One of the not-to-be missed music event of the year, the Future Music Festival Asia turns the Changi Exhibhition Centre into a huge dance floor with world reknowned music performers - including Macklemore

Singapore Airlines International Cup 2015 logo

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Sports

A S$3,000,000 Prize race attracting the best international contender to the Singapore Racecource. Three-year-olds and upwards race over 2,000 metres/ten furlongs, with a possible 16 starters.

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2015 logo

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Sports

The human powered boats with dragon head will compete against each other to win the race. Crews from all over the world come to compete in this famous event in a carnival like atmosphere.

Sundown Marathon 2015 logo

Sports

42km of running in one go around the Singapore Marina Barrage for "Singapore’s Toughest Race"

Singapore National Day Parade 2015 logo

National Day

The celebration of the birth of the recent Nation with an impressive state-of-the-art parade and show followed by amazing fireworks.

Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival 2015 logo

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Culture Traditional

This Chinese festival celebrating the moon and the harvests is a not-to-be-missed event in Singapore’s cultural calendar. Chinatown will be flooded by thousand of colorful lanterns, a festive bazaar and some street performances.

F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2015 logo

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Sports

The Famous F1 race running through the streets of Singapore at nighttime on the Marina Bay Street Circuit!

Deepavali Singapore 2015 logo

Traditional

One of the main Hindu festival is celebrated in the multi-ethnic Singapore. Traditional and culture activities, street parade, concerts and impressive bazaars will take place during the festive week end in Little India, completely transformed by colorful lights decorations.

Past festivals in Singapore

Flipside 2013 logo

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Culture Dance Music Theatre

A 10 days festival aiming to present a lighter side of arts with quirky theatre, mine, puppetry and comedy for the whole family.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2013 logo

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Arts Culture Dance

The Singapore Heritage Fest is a platform for Singaporeans to share their personal and collective memories together even as they are of many races and cultures. Trhoughout 10 venues, Singapore heritage will be shared in a fun, educational and interactive way.

Ignite! Music Festival 2013 logo

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Music

A Free Music Festival organized by the students of the Republic Polytechnic Singapore on the theme Passion and Compassion, showcasting talented local artists.

Singapore Night Festival 2013 logo

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Arts Culture Dance Music

A nocturnal extravaganza of spectacular aerial performances, music, dance and installation artworks at the heart of Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, Singapore’s arts and heritage district.

MoonFest - Mid Autumn Festival logo

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Culture Music

A three-day festival celebrating Chinese traditional arts and culture : shows, opera, recital... and some fun for the kids: lantern making workshop, initiation to chinese opera.

Singapore River Festival 2013 logo

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Culture

Along the Singapore River, the Singapore River Festival is a multi-faceted event with concerts, outdoor parties, street performances and impressive water and land spectacles.

1 World Music Festival 2013 logo

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Music

The 1 World Music Festival is a huge music festival slated for the Singapore Grand Prix showcasting international celebrity talent.

Retrolicious Reunion! 2013 logo

Music

Singapore's biggest retro Festival held for the fourth year in Fort Canning Park

Singapore Biennale 2013 logo

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Arts

Fourth Edition of Singapore's premier comtemporary art exhibition titled "If The World Changed"

Singapore Marathon 2013 logo

Sports

The only Gold label Marathon race in South East Asia and the most important running event in Singapore

Zoukout 2013 logo

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Music

The biggest music festival and the biggest beach party in Singapore for a night long of music and fun

Siloso Beach Party 2013 logo

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Music

Asia's largest beach countdown party for New Year in Singapore

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 logo

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Arts Culture Dance Music Theatre

An eclectic line up of theatre, dance and visual arts events from Singapore and international artists.

Laneway Festival 2014 logo

Music

The Singapore 2014 edition of the Australasia's most forward-thinking festival in Garden by the Bay

Mosaic Music Festival 2014 logo

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Music

An eclectic range of music genres including jazz, soul, pop, electronic, and rock over ten days