Local Events in Singapore

Let Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay show you the very best of Singapore. No matter what time of year you visit this vibrant region, our downtown hotel in the heart of the Clarke Quay shopping, dining and entertainment district, near the CBD, Marina Bay and Orchard Road, means the city’s best events are just steps away.

When planning what to do during your stay in Singapore, we’ll keep you up-to-date on what’s on and what’s just around the corner.

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  • 04 Nov

    AccorHotels Singapore Food & Wine Festival

    AccorHotels launches Singapore Food Festival – largest in-hotel celebration of taste 40 restaurants and bars, 15 hotels, 100 chefs – one passport to flavour.

    AccorHotels, the largest and most prestigious hotel operator in Singapore, will present a nine-day celebration of taste across its 40 restaurants and bars from 4 – 12 November 2017. In a city where food is a national obsession, the AccorHotels Singapore Food & Wine Festival promises to deliver exciting culinary creations, masterclasses and delicious drinks that will highlight the diverse flavours of Asia’s #1 foodie destination.

    Festival highlights will include a pool party across several different hotels to launch the event, masterclasses from cocktail shaking to world-class baking, foodie influencer meet-ups and more to entice both locals and visitors to Singapore to experience the very best flavours of the city. It will culminate in a Super Sunday brunch at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa where each of the group’s restaurants and bars will come together to showcase their signature dishes and drinks along with entertainment and fun for all the family. More details of festival highlights will be released closer to the date but this is definitely an event to put in your diary now.

    As part of the festival celebrations, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay has introduced specially curated menus at The Square Restaurant. Learn more: http://www.novotelclarkequay.com/en/special-offers/accorhotels-food-wine-festival.html

    AccorHotels network includes some of Singapore’s most esteemed hotel dining rooms across the city’s most impressive collection of properties including Raffles, Fairmont Singapore, So Sofitel Singapore, Sofitel Singapore City Centre (opening Oct), Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Swissôtel Stamford Singapore, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Novotel & Mercure Stevens Road (opening Oct), Mercure Singapore Bugis, ibis Styles Macpherson, ibis on Bencoolen and ibis Novena.

    The AccorHotels Singapore Food & Wine Festival is proudly sponsored by Mastercard and British Airways. Attendees will be able to collect stamps in a Foodie Passport that will not only open up a world of flavours but give them the chance to win trips to other foodie destinations within the global AccorHotels network.

    Check out the festival program, learn about the participating chefs and bartisans and book your festival tickets at www.accorhotelsfoodfestival.com

  • 07 Jul


    Sample Singapore local delicacies such as ‘Muah Chee’, (a glutinous rice flour mixed with peanuts and sugar) and more at Singapore Visitor Centre. Don’t miss out their ‘Kacang Puteh’, (mixed nuts wrapped in cone shaped paper) stand which once scattered the streets of Singapore.

    When:  7th - 9th July, 14th - 16th July, 21st - 23rd July and 28th - 30th July 

    Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm

    Where: Singapore Visitor Centre at 216 Orchard Road Singapore 238898 (opposite Somerset MRT)

  • 04 Nov

    Exhibition: Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission - Danh Vo

    Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo presents a series of compelling new sculptures as part of his first outdoor installation in Singapore. A continuation of his existing practice, this installation explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values.

    Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery

    When: 4 Nov 2016 – 31 Aug 2017

    Time: All day

    For more information, please visit www.nationalgallery.sg

  • 07 Jan

    Chinese New Year

    Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important event in the Chinese calendar.  For 3 weeks prior to the start of Chinese New Year, you'll be able to soak in the festive mood throughout the island with celebrations in the form of colorful processions, seasonal markets, riotous lion dances and overlaying it all, the excited chatter and laughter of people meeting up, exchanging mandarin oranges for good luck and feasting on special dishes. 

    Enjoy a myriad of fringe activities, ranging from the official Street Light-Up, Festive Street Bazaar, Chingay 2017 Night Fiesta @ Chinatown, Chinatown CNY Countdown Party and more!

    When: 7 January - 25 February 2017

    Venue: Various venues

    For more information, please visit chinatownfestivals.sg

  • 11 Jan

    Singapore Art Week 2017

    Whether you’re an art aficionado or just a casual gallery browser, head to Singapore Art Week for myriad quality art experiences. Taking place over twelve days, Singapore Art Week 2017 promises an unparalleled experience of the best of local, regional and international art. Expect blockbuster art fairs, gallery openings, art tours and more.

    When: 11 - 22 January 2017

    Venue: Various venues

    For more information, please visit www.artweek.sg

  • 12 Jan

    Art Walk Little India

    Journey along the ARTWALK trail and be transported to a world of Hindu gods and goddesses, as legends come to life through stories told within the walls of one of Singapore’s historic monuments. Discover an eclectic mix of captivating artworks and music performances as you walk along paths less travelled around Little India. 

    When: 12 - 17 January 2017

    Venue: Little India

    Website: www.artweek.sg

  • 12 Jan

    Art Stage Singapore 2017

    A four-day celebration of the visual arts, held across a variety of venues in Singapore, including museums, art precincts and non-profit spaces. Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore represents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region.

    When: 12  - 15 January 2017

    Venue: Various venues

    For more information, please visit www.artstagesingapore.com

  • 13 Jan

    Art After Dark

    Gillman Barracks’ signature programme Art After Dark is back for its flagship edition on Friday 13 January 2017 during Singapore Art Week. Art After Dark is a highlight event of Singapore Art Week 2017, a twelve-day celebration of the visual arts held across Singapore.

    Art lovers can look forward to enjoy an unforgettable evening at Gillman Barracks—Singapore’s visual arts cluster, where our galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and other visual art tenants will premiere their new exhibitions and open their doors till late in celebration of Singapore Art Week. There will also be the launch of Gillman Barracks public art project, outdoor F&B pop-ups, and a showcase of live music acts throughout the night.

    So come down for an unforgettable evening of live music, food, and of course, contemporary art.

    For more information, please visit www.gillmanbarracks.com

  • 21 Jan

    St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore

    Kick start the new year with a bang at one of the hottest indie music festivals in the world — the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, right here in Singapore. A highlight on the Southeast Asian music festival calendar, this annual extravaganza is definitely not to be missed.

    Hipsters or not, put on your festival togs and ready yourself for up to 14 hours of terrific tunes, amazing food and eclectic vibes.

    When: 21 January 2017

    Venue: Gardens by the Bay

    For more information, please visit singapore.lanewayfestival.com

  • 26 Jan

    River Hongbao 2017

    Usher in the Chinese New Year at the River Hongbao, a celebration of all things Chinese at Singapore’s iconic Floating Platform @ Marina Bay. Be astounded by the larger-than life lanterns depicting figures of Chinese myth and legend, handcrafted onsite by craftsmen from China. Enjoy a myriad of fringe activities, ranging from amusement rides to carnival games, operas and exotic delicacies sto round up this colourful 

    Love fireworks? Then you’ll love the River Hongbao Opening Night and the Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Party – each has its own pyrotechnics display, welcoming the new year in bright, auspicious style.

    Fireworks can be seen through our hotel rooms and Premier Lounge on Level 24 as well!

    For more information, please visit riverhongbao.sg

    When: 26 January - 4 February 2017

    Venue: Floating Platform @ Marina Bay

  • 03 Feb

    Esplanade Presents: Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2017

    Huayi showcases the works of outstanding Chinese artists of all genres, be they traditional or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, by providing them with a platform on which they can present their works to international audiences in Singapore. Huayi provides audiences with a taste of some of the most dynamic forms of Chinese artistic expression. It introduces our audiences to works that Open to Public reveal the unique individual voices of Chinese artists and allows audiences to reflect on different perspectives and interpretations of what it means to be Chinese.

    Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Waterfront, Forecourt Garden

    When: 3 - 12 Feb 2017

    Time: Various timings

    For more information, please visit www.esplanade.com

  • 09 Feb


    With its colourful traditions, the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam, often brings traffic in Singapore to a standstill – and with good reason. Join thousands of Hindu devotees as they embark on an annual procession seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks to Lord Subramaniam.

    When: 9 February 2017

    Venue: Between Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road and Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road

    For more information, please visit thaipusam.sg

  • 10 Feb

    Chingay Parade 2017

    This National Event is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore's vibrant and multicultural society. Enjoy a myriad of exclusive performances, ranging from the Vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and more.

    When: 10 - 11 February 2017

    Venue: F1 Pit Building and Promenade

    For more information, please visit chingay.org.sg

  • 19 Feb

    Guided Tour: Sculpture Tour

    The Fort Canning Sculpture Tour will take you through the charming sculptures found around Fort Canning Park. Join us as we explore and discover the stories behind some of these sculptures and appreciate these beautiful works of art.

    Venue: Fort Canning Park

    When: 19 Feb 2017

    Time: 4pm-6pm

    FREE with registration. Register here.

    For more information, please visit www.nparks.gov.sg

  • 25 Feb

    Music@Empress 2017

    Music@Empress is a monthly music concert series held at the Empress Lawn. This is part of NAC’s efforts to energize the Civic District through programming at outdoor spaces. The concert will be held on every last Saturday of the month and will feature established arts groups and local community based arts groups.

    Venue: Empress Lawn

    When: 25 Feb 2017 (Every last Saturday of the month)

    Time: 6pm

    For more information, please visit: www.nac.gov.sg

  • 25 Feb

    Guided Tour: Building Highlights, Special Edition

    Join us for a morning docent-led tour and discover the rich history and architecture of the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings.

    Venue: National Gallery Singapore (Padang Atrium entrance)

    When: 25 Feb 2017

    Time: English 9.30am & 9.45am, Mandarin 10am

    For more information, please visit: www.nationalgallery.sg

  • 25 Feb

    Guided Tour: Fort Canning Spice Garden Tour

    You may have tasted nutmeg and clove in various cuisines, but have you ever seen their trees? Join us as we guide you through the Spice Garden, which was once the site of Singapore’s first Botanical and Experimental Garden started by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822!

    Venue: Fort Canning Park 

    When: 25 Feb 2017

    Time: 9am- 10.30am

    FREE with registration. Register here.

    For more information, please visit www.nparks.gov.sg

  • 26 Feb

    Car Free Sunday SG

    If you want an active outing with your family and friends, join us for a fun-filled day in the Civic District where the area is transformed into a walkable, cyclistfriendly, and activity-filled precinct on every last Sunday of the month. The weekend will be filled with good food, good music and good fun for the young and old.

    Venue: Connaught Drive, Empress Lawn, Esplanade Park

    When: 26 Feb (Every last Sunday of the month)

    Time: 8am – 12pm

    For more information, visit www.ura.gov.sg

  • 02 Mar

    Cafe Asia 2017

    The two expositions are held concurrently to offer the ideal one-stop convenient hub for professionals to source for supplies and explore business opportunities with both regional and international counterparts. They are the most dedicated events on the region’s café, coffee and tea industries in Singapore.

    As the only trade and consumer exhibitions in Southeast Asia catering to the café, coffee and tea communities, Café Asia & ICT Industry Expo will bring together café owners and managers, coffee and tea exporters and importers as well as distributors and suppliers of café-related machinery and equipment in a dynamic marketplace. 

    Want to run a café business? Visit Café Asia 2017!

    Venue: Marina Bay Sands

    When: 2 - 4  March 2017

    For more information, please visit www.cafeasia.com.sg

  • 03 Mar

    i Light Marina Bay 2017

    Through the use of intelligent lighting, the Marina Bay waterfront will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic display of light, colour, shadows and play for people of all ages to enjoy. Beyond its spectacular showcase of visual art and urban space, the festival also offers a dynamic line-up of events and programmes over four weekends. With eclectic performances, delectable outdoor dining options, engaging workshops and more, i Light Marina Bay 2017 presents a multi-sensory experience with something for all.

    Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront

    When: 3 - 26 March 2017

    For more information, please visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg

  • 31 Mar

    Sing Jazz 2017

    Get ready for a weekend of exhilarating entertainment under the stars! Returning to Marina Bay Sands for the 4th year, from 31 March - 2 April 2017, Sing Jazz features extraordinary music from multiple Grammy Award winners, featuring Corinne Bailey Rae,  Nik West, Incognito, Hitman David Foster & Friends and more. 

    Venue: Marina Bay Sands

    When: 31 March - 2 April 2017

    For more information, please visit www.sing-jazz.com

  • 19 Mar

    St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2017 (TBC)

    Put on something green and grab a pint of Guinness at the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival and celebrate the rich culture, arts, community and all things fun and Irish! Soak up the festive atmosphere of all things Irish, and come partake in the celebrations. 

    St. Patrick’s Street Festival Details
    Date: 17 March 2017 (TBC)
    Venue: Singapore River - Circular Road
    Cost: Free admission

    Website: www.singapore-river.com

    Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay

  • Christmas on a Great Street

    immerse yourself in a magical, surreal world along Singapore’s Great Street of fun, food and fashion. Feast your eyes on our colourful display of kaleidoscopic decor and designs. 

    As you relax and indulge in the many shopping delights and experiences on Orchard Road, bask in the shimmering sensations and enjoy the lights and beauty of this wonderful time of the year. A time for loving, giving and celebrating all that is good and great.

    When: Nov - Dec 2016

    Where: Orchard Road

    Website: orchardroad.org/christmas

  • 18 Oct


    Deepavali dazzles with the most intense of colours - rich saffron and turmeric - illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps. Celebrated by Hindus across the world to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, the symbolism of Deepavali is aptly summed up in the simple act of lighting an oil lamp.

    When:18 October 2017

    Venue: Various venues

    Website: yoursingapore.com

  • 04 Oct

    Mid-Autumn Festival

    One of the loveliest Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore is about celebration with the family, lantern processions and oh-so-sweet mooncakes.

    When: 4 October 2017

    Website: chinatownfestivals.sg

  • 01 Sep

    Hari Raya Haji

    Muslims in Singapore remember their faith with prayer and reflection during Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

    Venue: Various Venues

    When: 1 September 2017

    Website: www.yoursingapore.com

  • Singapore Night Festival

    Experience free spectacular performances, light installations and a multitude of activities for all to enjoy. Visitors can look forward to an exciting line-up that will transform the festival grounds into a constellation of glittering local and international acts against the night sky.

    When: TBC

    Venue: Various venues

    For more information, please visit brasbasahbugis.sg/singapore-night-festival

  • 09 Aug

    National Day

    Singapore roars to life on National Day, as it remembers its colourful rise to independence and beyond. Sit back and enjoy various programme of stunning spectacle of military parades, multicultural song-and-dance performances, pyrotechnics  and fireworks extravaganza set against the stunning cityscape framed by the Marina Waterfront.

    When: 9 August 2016

    Website: www.yoursingapore.com

  • 05 Sep

    Hungry Ghost Festival

    The Hungry Ghost Festival is one of the best times of the year to soak in the local culture and observe traditional rites in hyper-modern Singapore. 

    Unlike Halloween in Europe, the Hungry Ghost Festival is linked to the Chinese practice of ancestor worship. For the visitor, it’s a perfect opportunity to see some of the city’s living culture in action, with many people tending roadside fires, burning faux money and other offerings for ghosts and ancestors to use in the afterlife. Food is also left out to satisfy the appetite of the hungry ghosts.  

    When: 5 September 2017

    For more information, please visit yoursingapore.com

  • 25 Jun

    Hari Raya Aidilfitri

    On Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims in Singapore end their time of fasting with a joyous celebration of forgiveness, fellowship and food. Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, with approximately 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Adherents of the faith also devote much of the month to worship, charitable deeds and acts of compassion.

    When: 25 June 2017

    Website: yoursingapore.com

  • 30 May

    Dragon Boat Festival

    Don't miss the thumping drumbeats and delicious dumplings - the exciting ingredients that make the Dragon Boat Festival a sizzler of a festival in Singapore! Get your adrenaline pumping by a festive atmosphere rules as participants pull furiously on their oars, leaders beat their drums, flags are waved and spectators cheer on their favourite teams. It is vigorous action, tragic history and thrilling camaraderie, blended into one compelling and exciting spectacle.

    When: 30 May 2017

    Website: www.yoursingapore.com

  • Singapore Food Festival

    The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is an annual celebration of Singapore’s best local food and culinary talents with events offering a variety of interesting and immersive experiences.

    When: July 2016 (TBC)

    Website: www.yoursingapore.com

  • 01 Jun

    The Great Singapore Sale

    Bask in the eight weeks of fabulous shopping and enjoy great deals on just about everything, everywhere – from fashion to watches, jewelry, electronics, toys and more, all over Singapore!

    When: 3 June - 14 August (TBC)

    Venue: Various venues

    Website: www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg

  • 10 May

    Vesak Day

    Buddhists in Singapore and the world over celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on Vesak Day, a time of joy, peace and reflection.

    When: 10 May 2017

    Venue: Various venues

    For more information, please visit www.yoursingapore.com

  • 15 Sep

    Singapore Grand Prix Formula One

    Held from 15 - 17 September, the annual racing season welcomed scores of partygoers and visitors to the 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, alongside an eclectic range of off-track entertainment. Expect high-speed racing, blockbuster concerts, star-studded parties, pop-up stores and more highlights during the Grand Prix Season Singapore.

    When: 15 - 17 September 2017 

    Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit 

    Website: www.singaporegp.sg

  • 23 May

    Communic Asia 2017

    Watch the future take shape at Asia’s representative event, CommunicAsia2017. As devices become increasingly connected, the Internet-of-Things is expected to expand exponentially with the number of internet-connected devices predicted to exceed 40 million by the year 2020. Revolutionary innovations will also abound as crowdfunding empowers the masses to turn their ideas into reality.

    When: 23 - 25 May 2017

    Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    For more information, please visit www.communicasia.com

  • 21 Feb

    Aviation Festival Asia

    This event showcases products and services like consultancy and training services, passenger, ramp and cargo handling services, aircraft galleys, lavatories, closets, overhead bins, crew rests, and other monuments and many more related products and services etc. in the Railway, Shipping & Aviation Products industry.

    When: 21 - 22 February 2017

    Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Website: www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/aviation-festival-asia

  • 06 Apr

    Singapore Yacht Show

    The Singapore Yacht Show is your opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest.  

    When: 6 - 9 April 2017

    Venue: One15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove Singapore

    Website: www.singaporeyachtshow.com

  • 06 Feb

    Singapore Airshow 2018

    Singapore Airshow is Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. A truly global exhibition where the latest state-of-the-art systems and equipment, together with their related technologies and developments, are displayed by top aerospace companies around the world.

    When: 6 - 11 February 2018

    Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre

    Website: www.singaporeairshow.com

    MRT: Expo Station. Take Airshow Shuttle Bus from the train station.