July – September 2019
What's Happening in JULY
Singapore Food Festival
12–28 Jul 2019
An annual celebration of the island’s rich culinary traditions, proudly organised by the Singapore Tourism Board, the festival kicks off with STREAT, which showcases both traditional and modern iterations of local flavours, and the incredible talents of our homegrown chefs. Another popular event, The 50 Cents Fest in Chinatown Food Street, invites one and all to savour iconic Singaporean dishes from as little as 50 cents.
International Champions Cup Singapore
20 & 21 Jul 2019
The world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring the top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia brings world-class soccer to the masses by organising marquee matches that attract record-breaking crowds. Not only will visitors be able to join fans from around the world to cheer on their favourite clubs and players, they might even catch a glimpse of the stars out and about in the city. Aside from the tournament, there will be soccer-themed games and activities where visitors can practice their moves and soak in the excitement of the event.
What's Happening in AUGUST
9 Aug 2019
The Float@Marina Bay /
Marina Bay Area
Singapore certainly knows how to host a birthday party–especially its own! Since Singapore gained its independence in 1965, The Float@Marina Bay has played host to the National Day Parade (NDP) seven times. With the platform’s unobstructed view of the sky and water, visitors can expect the NDP to be a grand affair. Crowd favourites include the Red Lions skydivers and spectacular fireworks. Visitors can catch the festivities on television or watch the parade and fireworks at various locations such as Gardens by the Bay.
Hari Raya Haji
11 Aug 2019
Also called the Festival of Sacrifice, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) complete obedience and faith in God when he was asked to sacrifice his son, Ismail. On this day, Muslims all over the world attend sermons at mosques and offer prayers. To commemorate the sacrifice, Muslims observe the korban, or the ritual slaughter of lambs, goats and sheep. According to tradition, the meat is then distributed to the person who contributed the animal, his family and friends, with a third going to the poor and needy.
Singapore Night Festival
23–31 Aug 2019
Various venues around the Bras Basah & Bugis precinct
Every August, Singapore’s city centre flourishes with outdoor performances, popup art installations and interactive light installations titled Night Lights on historic buildings. Night owls will enjoy the many events held late into the night brought together by partners and stakeholders in the district, and and they will be entertained by the various street performances by local and international artists.
What's Happening in September
13 Sep 2019
The period leading up to this day is a good time for visitors to experience Malay culture. A stretch of Geylang Serai is filled with lights, and it comes alive with a huge pasar malam (night market) selling everything from traditional ethnic wear and home decor to a wide variety of snacks and drinks. Markets are also set up in Kampong Glam, and visitors can try delicacies such as putu piring (steamed rice cake served with coconut shavings) and ondeh-ondeh (glutinous rice balls with palm sugar fillings and desiccated coconut).
Formula 1™ Singapore Grand Prix
20–22 Sep 2019
Marina Bay Street Circuit
For one weekend in September every year, downtown Singapore is transformed into a magnificently illuminated racetrack for the Grand Prix Season. This year is the 12th edition of the night race, with a line-up that is bound to excite. Prior to the races, visitors can look forward to local and international entertainment acts. Past performers include the likes of Dua Lipa, Jay Chou and The Killers. Aside from the races, visitors can also participate in the Grand Prix Season Singapore and enjoy exciting off-track activities all across the city in the weeks leading up to the F1 race.