FESTIVALS
& EVENTS

BROWSE

 

NEWSLETTER
SIGN UP

TESTIMONIALS

I can say without question that while the scenery was extraordinary, the hotels luxurious, and the food beyond compare, it was the guides who made this trip beyond memorable for us.
A family from the United States

SINGAPORE
FESTIVALS & EVENTS

share

Festivals in Singapore always unite this diverse country with one common goal - to have as much fun as possible! Traditional events such as Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival are celebrated alongside more contemporary affairs, such as the Mosaic Music Festival and the world famous F1 race, which turns into a giant three-day party. 

Date
Location
January/February/March
Singapore

Chinese New Year

February 8-22 2016

Chinese New Year marks the start of the lunar calendar for Singapore’s vast Chinese community. Inevitably, the best place to see the celebrations is in Chinatown, which is lit for 15 days by bright lights and decked with traditional red lanterns. There are also traditional parades, live music, dance shows and cultural exhibitions.

 
 
January/February
Singapore

Thaipusam (Walk of Faith)

February 3 2016

Thaipusam is the most symbolic festival for Singapore’s large Hindu, Tamil community. On the full moon of the tenth Tamil month (usually in mid-January) devotees make a 5-hour procession, or ‘Walk of Faith’ from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple. This is done to offer their own thanks and to receive blessings.

 
 
March
Singapore

Mosaic Music Festival

March annually

From indie to electo, blues to hip-hop, the 10 day Mosaic Music Festival caters for all musical tastes. Set at the stunning Esplanade on Singapore’s Marina Bay, tens of thousands come every year to catch up-and-coming local talent, as well as bigger international names. Be quick to book your ticket - this event sells out fast!

 
 
May
Singapore

Vesak Day

May 21 2016

Vesak Day is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar, marking the birth of the Buddha. It is no surprise, then, that Singapore’s vast Buddhist community drops everything in order to pay their respects at local temples. Other activities include candlelight processions, statue bathing and releasing caged animals back into the wild.

 
 
May/June
Singapore

Singapore Arts Festival

May 16-mid-June 2016

For a whole month, Singaporean theaters become packed, playing host to the country's national arts festival. Expect a mix of local and international acts; some world renowned and some that are just starting out. On the line-up you'll find visual arts, dance, theater and music - all promoting the island’s rich and diverse culture.

 
 
June/July
Singapore

Singapore Food Festival

July 8 - 17 2016

The month-long summertime Singapore Food Festival is really a chance for the country to show off its varied, multicultural and downright delicious cuisine. Comprised of a series of cooking workshops, weekly tasting sessions, competitions, films and exhibitions, this festival is a food lover’s paradise.

 
 
June/July
Singapore

Dragon Boat Festival

June 20 2015

This two-day event welcomes teams from across the world to compete in the ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing. Families, sports fans and anyone craving a good dose of adrenalin flock to Bedok Reservoir to soak up the competitive atmosphere, which is fueled by roaring crowds and the relentless sound of beating drums.

 
 
August
Singapore

Singapore National Day

August 9 annually

This day is a chance for the Lion City to celebrate everything Singapore. Held on the 9th of August each year (to commemorate independence from Malaysia in 1965), the city comes alive with parades, dances and an altogether feel-good atmosphere. The day is capped off with a spectacular fireworks show over Marina Bay in the evening.

 
 
September
Singapore

Singapore F1 Grand Prix

September 29 - October 1 2017

The groundbreaking Singapore Grand Prix was the first ever night race in Formula One. The circuit stretches through downtown Singapore and around Marina Bay, meaning it's considered among the most spectacular and thrilling races on the F1 calendar. Live music also adds to the party atmosphere during the buildup to the September race.

 
 
Meet An Asia Expert
From Travelogues
Our co-founder & CEO Catherine Heald loves Singapore's architectural contrasts, between old Chinese, Indian & British buildings and the city's gleaming new towers.
Contact now See all
 
SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

GOES WELL WITH

Malaysia
Indonesia
India
Papua New Guinea