Events & Festivals Happening in Singapore

Pongal (Harvest Festival)

15th January
Pongal is a traditional Indian harvest festival that charms with its colourful intimations of an age gone by.

Singapore Art Week

17th to 25th January
Artistic inclinations. Singapore Art Week celebrates the visual arts with a myriad of quality experiences, from a massive art fair to a one-of-a-kind unveiling, Singapore Art Week has it all.


3rd February
With its colourful traditions, the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam, often brings traffic in Singapore to a standstill – and with good reason.

River Hongbao

17th to 28th February
Auspicious beginnings
Usher in the Chinese New Year at the River Hongbao, a celebration of all things Chinese at Singapore’s iconic Floating Platform @ Marina Bay.

Chinese New Year

19th Feb to 5th Mar
With bright colours, non-stop revelry and sheer exuberance, Chinese New Year is one festival that demands all of your attention – and energy.

Chingay Parade

27th to 28th February
The Chingay Parade is a raucous display of Singapore’s multicultural heritage at its most vibrant.


19th to 22nd March
A culinary adventure
Eat your way around the world at Savour, an annual food festival in Singapore where you can indulge and have a tonne of fun at the same time.

World Street Food Congress

A feasting fiesta. The World Street Food Congress in Singapore celebrates the tastiest cheap eats around, from food trucks to hawker stalls and snack carts to cafés.

World Gourmet Summit

14th to 25th April
Gastronomic parade
Head to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore for a celebration of fine cuisine, excellent wines and wonderful dining experiences.

Asia Fashion Exchange

Singapore’s fashion fiesta. The annual Asia Fashion Exchange is a one-week extravaganza that puts Singapore on the map as Asia’s fashion capital.

The Great Singapore Sale

May to Jul
Deals, steals and more
Unbelievable bargains await you during the Great Singapore Sale – your wallet will thank you for it.

Vesak Day

1st June
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.

Dragon Boat Festival

20th June
Thumping drumbeats and delicious dumplings are the exciting ingredients that make the Dragon Boat Festival a sizzler of a festival in Singapore.

Singapore International Festival of Arts

26th June to 21st September
Art and soul
From street performances to public film screenings, the Singapore International Festival of Arts may well be a celebration of the arts for everyone.

Singapore Food Festival

All about feasting
Put aside your food guide – you’ll find all you need to fill your tummies at the Singapore Food Festival.

Singapore Night Festival

Summer nocturnes
Art and culture spill onto the streets when dusk falls at the Singapore Night Festival.

National Day

9th Aug
Singapore roars to life on National Day, as it remembers its colourful rise to independence and beyond.

Grand Prix Season Singapore

Full speed ahead
Rev up for Grand Prix Season Singapore, as the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX takes off at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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.

Hari Raya Haji

5th October
Muslims in Singapore remember their faith with prayer and reflection during Hari Raya Haji, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.


22nd October
Deepavali dazzles with the most intense of colours – rich saffron and turmeric – illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps.

WTA Finals Singapore

October to November
Game, set, match! Take a swing at the WTA Finals and watch the sport’s top women’s tennis stars vie for the prestigious title.

Christmas On A Great Street

15th November to 1st January
Lights, camera, Christmas!
Capture the magic of the festive season with the spectacular Christmas On A Great Street at Orchard Road.


12th to 13th December
The party of the year! Lose yourself at the mega dance and music festival, ZoukOut, one of Asia’s biggest outdoor beach parties.


25th December
You might not get real snow or reindeers, but Christmas in Singapore is as big as any other celebration during the year.

Marina Bay Singapore Count down

31st December
Countdown to fun. Bid farewell to the old and ring in the New Year at the spectacular Marina Bay Singapore Countdown.