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August Events 2016

Flower displays, concerts, stand-up comedy and – of course – the National Day Parade are all happening this month of August!

Orchid Extravaganza at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s love affair with the beautiful orchid knows no bounds. You may already know the Vanda Miss Joaquim, which is Singapore’s national flower, but did you know there are more species of orchids in the world than the number of bird species or even mammal species? Visit the Flower Dome and see over 12,000 orchid plants arranged in a stunning display.

When: Now to 28 August

Where: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

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Soak Out Water Party at Universal Studios Singapore

It’s the last week of the Soak Out Water Party at Universal Studios Singapore! Don’t miss the chance to take part in this giant water fight – but do remember to bring a change of clothes and waterproof your cameras and phones! There’s even an after party on selected dates where you can expect DJ Inquisitive on the mixer and local band The Good Karma belting out some 90’s tunes.

When: Now to 10 August

Where: Universal Studios Singapore

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Peppa Pig Live! Big Splash

If your little ones are Peppa Pig fans, this is one event they won’t want to miss! This wildly popular procine family is in Singapore live for the first time in an interactive musical. The nursery roof is leaking, and Peppa and her friends need to fix it! Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep as they organise a fete to raise money. They’ll need your to help make sure everything goes smoothly!

When: 6 to 9 August

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

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National Day

Singapore is turning 51! And of course, the annual National Day Parade is here. ‪#‎NDP2016 is being held at the National Stadium instead of The Float @ Marina Bay or the Padang – meaning there’s a whopping 55,000 seat capacity this year. Did you manage to get tickets? No? That’s all right, you can still watch the parade on TV or view the fireworks live! Keep checking back and we’ll let you know where the best places to catch the fireworks so you can head down and chope (reserve) your space on 9 August.‬‬‬

When: 9 August

WhereNational Stadium

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Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Tour 2016

Singer-songwriter Charlie Puth catapulted to fame in 2011 when his cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” went viral, and he was invited to appear on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Since then, he’s released hit after hit such as Marvin Gaye, featuring guest vocals from Meghan Trainor; See You Again, which was used in the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to actor Paul Walker; and One Call Away, his highest charting single as a lead artist to date.

When: 10 August

Where: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa

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Singapore International Festival of Arts

The annual Singapore International Festival of Arts is back with the theme of Potentialities this year. Bringing to our shores performers from Russia, Egypt, Argentina, Indonesia, Morocco, Greece, Japan and more. From durational performances where you’re free to come and go, to performance art where the audience literally gets into bed with the performer, there is an amazing range of art performances for festival goers to choose from.

When: 11 August to 17 September

Where: Various

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Films at the Fort

Enjoy a curated selection of movies under the stars with a relaxed meal and wine. The Providore will be providing a freshly prepared menu of deliciousness! Choose from grass-fed beef burgers, lobster rolls, pizzas, quinoa salads and more. For the full programme, visit!

When: 11 to 21 August

Where: Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park

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Rise & Shine: Asia’s Largest Learn Through Play Festival 2016

Held over 3 days, the festival has a stockpile of activities, entertainment, and contests for children to participate in and amuse themselves throughout the day, while parents can take the opportunity to attend our ever-popular Pamela Lim seminars, or shop at our awesome Toys & Books Fair! Find out more about all the possible academic and enrichment offerings available, and take advantage of the exclusive deals and discounts on offer! Also, there will be 500 free goodie bags given out every day!

When: 12 to 14 August

Where: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Halls 403 to 406

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SuperMom Baby Fair 2016

SuperMom Baby Fair is made for parents-to-be and parents with newborns who want the best deals, expert advice and community support. It is the only baby fair where parents can shop directly with so many brand owners and distributors such as Pigeon, Tollyjoy & Philips Avent for the best deals and discounts! Get ready to be wowed by with the exciting line-up of shopping deals, family entertainment, attractive contests and learning workshops.

When: 12 to 14 August

Where: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Halls 403 to 406

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Singapore Night Festival

For two weekends every year, the Bras Brasah and Bugis heritage precinct transforms from a normal backdrop against which the layman lives their daily lives, to that of a carnivaleque home to art installations, live music, dance performances, light installations and more. With a programme line-up that includes the museums in the area opening late, this is perfect for night owls.

When: 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 August

Where: Bras Brasah & Bugis Heritage Precinct

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Dick Lee Singapop! 60th Birthday Concert

The inaugural edition of The Icon Series, Dick Lee’s Singapop! concert is the first in a new initiative that was put in motion last year to preserve and celebrate our Singapore music heritage by fostering knowledge of and affection for Singapore music among the young and the community. As an iconic local singer and songwriter, it is only fitting that the first edition features Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee.

When: 19 August

Where:The Star Theatre

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Jimmy Carr - Funny Business (R18)

UK funny man Jimmy Carr will be bringing a brand new show in his distinctive style of stand-up to Singapore for the first time this August! Funny Business will be packed with jokes, rude and offensive, and a great night out. Not for under 18s!

When: 26 & 27 August

Where: NUS - University Cultural Centre Hall, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077

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