Excite Your August 2017 with These 10 Events in Singapore

  • Excite Your August 2017 with These 10 Events in Singapore

August is always an exciting month in Singapore. It is the month when Singaporeans celebrate National Day on the 9th of August. Visitors and locals alike look forward to the annual parade that highlights the national holiday.

Aside from this historic date, there are many other exciting events to look forward to in Singapore this August 2017. Check out the list below that includes fun activities for people of all ages and various interests.

1.
Films at the Fort
Art & Culture
Films at the Fort Image: Mathew H
  • Date
    August 03, 2017 - August 20, 2017
  • Time
    19:30 (Gates open at 17:00)
  • Location
    Fort Canning Park Ampitheatre
  • Admission
    $27.80

Films at the Fort is presented by Chile’s top wine brand, Casillero del Diablo. Film enthusiasts can enjoy award-winning masterpieces in an open-air cinema setting with gourmet food and wine. Film lineup includes classics like “Grease”, “Thelma & Louise”, and “Life is Beautiful”. Catch this year’s Oscar Best Picture Winner, “Moonlight”, on August 1, 2017.

2.
Singapore Coffee Festival 2017
Food & Beverage
Recommended for coffee lovers
Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 Image: Common Man Coffee Roasters
  • Date
    August 04, 2017 - August 06, 2017
  • Time
    Brunch (10:00 - 15:30)
    Sundown (16:30 - 22:00)
  • Location
    Marina Bay Cruise Centre
  • Admission
    • Straits Times Subscribers, DB/PDSB Exclusive, Group Discount - $18
    • Standard - $22

This Singapore’s most anticipated coffee event is organized by Straits Times and DBS Bank. The festival showcases creations by Singapore’s top cafes and foreign coffee producers.

Different coffee products and gadgets by over 100 exhibitors will be on display. You can also learn more about coffee through the lab sessions. Local music artists will set the mood while you enjoy a fresh brew at the waterfront.

3.
Sundown Festival 2017
Concert
Recommended for local music supporters
Sundown Festival 2017 Image: Sundown Festival
  • Date
    August 05, 2017
  • Time
    16:00
  • Location
    City Beach Resort, Labrador Park
  • Admission
    $15

Sundown Festival is an annual Asian entertainment event that is organized by Red Spade Entertainment. It showcases Asian music and culture, promoting upcoming Asian talents. This year’s performers include Derrick Hoh, Jack & Rai, Ling Kai, Jason Chung, Farrago, and The Summer State.

4.
Epicurean Market 2017
Food & Beverage
Recommended for food and wine lovers
Epicurean Market 2017
  • Date
    August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
  • Time
    12:00
  • Location
    Hall A - C, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
  • Admission
    $38

Epicurean Market is now on its 5th year of showcasing a food and wine extravaganza in Singapore. This year’s event will feature signature dishes from award-winning restaurants: Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, among others.

You also get to meet celebrity chefs like Tetsuya Wakuda (Waku Ghin), David Myers (Adrift) and Nancy Silverton (Mozza). Shop for fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market or sample wine of various labels at the Wine Walk and get the best wine deals!

5.
Singapore Night Festival 2017
Art & Culture
Recommended for those enjoy dance and music in the street settings
Singapore Night Festival 2017 Image: Singapore Night Festival
  • Date
    August 18, 2017 - August 26, 2017
  • Time
    19:30 – 24:00
  • Location
    Bugis - Bras Basah
  • Admission
    Free

Singapore Night Festival is now celebrating its 10th year of bringing together the best in music, culture, and art in the heart of Singapore’s art and museum district. Choose from a variety of performances which include music, dance, improv theatre, and magic, among others. This annual festival is presented by the National Heritage Board.

6.
Monster Jam
Family Entertainment
Recommended for families seeking a dose of adrenaline
Monster Jam Image: Monster Jam
  • Date
    August 19, 2017
  • Time
    Pit Party – 14:00
    Main Event - 19:00
  • Location
    National Stadium
  • Admission
    Adults: $25 - $120
    Children: $30 - $70
    Pit Party: $10

Monster Jam is the biggest monster truck tour in the world and it is coming to Singapore for the first time! It promises loads of fun and excitement for the whole family as competitors perform amazing stunts and gravity-defying maneuvers.

Singapore Monster Jam brings past world champions like Grave Digger®, Max-D™, and El Toro Loco® to local audience. The Monster Jam Pit Party will precede the main event where fans can meet and greet the drivers and take photos with the monster trucks.

7.
Foo Fighters Concert
Concert
Recommended for rock fans
Foo Fighters Concert Image: Foo Fighters
  • Date
    August 26, 2017
  • Time
    20:00
  • Location
    National Stadium
  • Admission
    S$128 - S$238

Grammy award winner, Foo Fighters, returns to Singapore after more than two decades with a one-night only concert at the National Stadium. Catch Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear perform their smashing rock hits like “This is a Call”, “Best of You”, “Everlong”, and many more!

8.
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Orchestra
Recommended for fans of Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
  • Date
    August 26, 2017
  • Time
    19:30
  • Location
    Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
  • Admission
    S$65 - S$215

Thirty years of video game history will unfold in the Legend of Zelda – Symphony of the Goddesses. Simply put, the show features a full orchestra and choir, performing classic themes from the hit video game, while Zelda game footages play in the background. This updated orchestral performance will introduce a new movement from Skyward Sword and a much-anticipated Breath of the Wild arrangement.

9.
Singapore MX Beach Race 2017
Sports and Fitness
For those want to embark on a race
Singapore MX Beach Race 2017
  • Date
    August 26, 2017 - August 27, 2017
  • Time
    10:00
  • Location
    Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
  • Admission
    $20

Catch thrilling motocross action at the Singapore MX Beach Race 2017! Riders from all ages will compete in their respective categories at the sandy shores of Tanjong Beach. This year’s race course is designed by world renowned course designer and former Dominican Republic National Champion, Pablo Toribio. The event is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa.

10.
Japan Beautiful Life – Japanese Lifestyle Expo
Expo
For something Japanese in Singapore
Japan Beautiful Life – Japanese Lifestyle Expo
  • Date
    August 26, 2017 - August 27, 2017
  • Time
    10:00 – 19:00
  • Location
    Sands Expo Hall B, Marina Bay Sands
  • Admission
    Free

Japan Beautiful Life is Singapore’s first Japanese Lifestyle Expo. The two-day event showcases the best of Japanese lifestyle products and services. Highlights include a cooking demo by Hitachi Home Electronics Asia, Makeover Magic Fashion Show by Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio and Shiseido Professional, and artistic dance and cultural performances by Japanese artists. Discover and experience the Japanese way of “living beautifully”!

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