Discover the Latest Events in Singapore for 2024

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Singapore, the Lion City, is always buzzing with activity. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist on holiday, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From vibrant cultural celebrations to world-class art exhibitions and delightful food festivals, get ready to immerse yourself in the energy of this dynamic city. Here’s our guide to some of the latest happenings in Singapore that you won’t want to miss:

Art & Culture Extravaganza:

Jewel Blooms 2024 (24 May – 11 August) 

Be transported to a world of wonder at Jewel Changi Airport with the “JEWEL BLOOMS: What A Feelin5” exhibition. This multi-sensory experience features larger-than-life floral installations, whimsical arrangements, and interactive displays spread across five distinct zones. Weave your way through Singapore’s largest Hedge Maze, marvel at the hanging floral arrangements in the Mirror Maze, or be captivated by the grand floral artwork made from fresh and preserved flowers at the Petal Garden. This is a visual treat for all ages.

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey (10 May – 22 September)  

Art enthusiasts, rejoice! The Singapore Art Museum is hosting the first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia dedicated to the work of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. “Your curious journey” showcases a wide range of Eliasson’s thought-provoking works that explore themes like embodiment, perception, and climate action. Using light, wind, fog, water, and other ephemeral materials, Eliasson creates installations that evoke emotions and challenge our understanding of the world around us.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience art in a completely new way.

Pink Fest (Until 30 June)

June is Pride Month, and Singapore is celebrating in style with Pink Fest, a mega celebration of love and inclusivity. This festival encompasses a wide range of events, from film screenings at Pink Screen (focusing on LGBTQ+ narratives) to vibrant parties and social gatherings. Whether you’re looking to catch a drag show, attend a financial planning workshop for LGBTQ+ individuals, or simply connect with the community, Pink Fest has something for everyone.  A highlight is the groundbreaking play “trans:mission” by Wild Rice, Singapore’s first theatre production entirely directed, written, and performed by transgender individuals. This powerful piece sheds light on the challenges faced by the trans community and opens up important conversations about gender and sexuality.

Sake Festival Singapore 2024 (Dates to be confirmed)

Calling all sake aficionados! This annual festival is a must-attend for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of this revered Japanese beverage. Sample over 300 different sake labels from across Japan, meet renowned brewers and toji (master sake makers), and learn about the intricate process of sake brewing. Enjoy specially curated dishes prepared by Japanese chefs and restaurants, perfectly paired with different sake varieties. Certified sake sommeliers will also be on hand to offer recommendations and guide you through your sake exploration.

Family Fun & Entertainment

The Lilypad Tour (14 June)

Calling all music lovers! Catch three talented Singaporean indie artists – lewloh, Marian Carmel, and RENE – on The Lilypad Tour. This exciting concert brings together their unique styles, promising a joyful explosion of good vibes. Sing along to lewloh’s heartfelt tunes, lose yourself in Marian Carmel’s uplifting melodies, and rock out to RENE’s energetic beats. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vibrant local music scene in Singapore.

Bluey’s Big Play (13 – 23 June)

If you have little ones in tow, then Bluey’s Big Play is a must-see! This Emmy award-winning children’s show is making its Asian debut at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay.  Join Bluey, Bingo, Mum, and Dad on a live adventure filled with music, laughter, and everyone’s favourite Heeler family antics. Witness impressive set designs and a brand new original story written specifically for the stage show. Get ready for a fun-filled experience that will leave both children and adults entertained.

Peppa Pig’s Adventure (16 June)

Another beloved children’s character is taking the stage in Singapore! Peppa Pig’s Adventure is a musical featuring everyone’s favourite little pig, Peppa, alongside her brother George.  Join them on an exciting camping adventure filled with life-sized puppets, catchy songs, and plenty of laughs. This charming production is perfect for a fun day out with the family.

Foodie Delights & Nightlife

GastroBeats 2024 (Until 23 June)

Calling all foodies! Singapore’s largest food and music festival, GastroBeats, returns this year, offering a vibrant culinary experience under the stars. Held at the Bayfront Event Space, GastroBeats features over 50 homegrown food vendors serving up a delightful array of local and international cuisines. From succulent satays and flavourful curries to gourmet burgers and international delights, there’s something to tantalise every taste bud.  Don’t miss the first-ever Indonesian Zone, a collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy, showcasing the best food, retail, and cultural offerings from the archipelago.

Live music performances by talented local artists like CTRL Chaos and Curren the Basil add to the festive atmosphere.  In addition to the culinary delights, there are carnival games, lifestyle booths featuring popular brands, and even a bouncy castle area for the little ones.  This year’s edition is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the fun.

Night Safari’s 30th Anniversary (16 May – 8 September)

Celebrate 30 years of wonder at the world’s first night safari! Embark on a magical journey through the park, learning about its fascinating history and exploring the new additions along the safari trails. Participate in exciting activities and special deals throughout the anniversary period. This is a unique opportunity to experience the nocturnal wonders of the animal kingdom and learn about conservation efforts.

Beyond the City Lights:

i Light Singapore 2024 (Until 23 June)

Light up your evenings with a visit to i Light Singapore, a dazzling display of light installations and interactive artworks. This year’s edition, themed “Cyclical Nature,” features works that explore themes of sustainability and the interconnectedness of life.  Stroll through Marina Bay, South Beach, Millenia Walk, and even the new district of Tanjong Pagar, marvelling at the creative and thought-provoking light sculptures.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to GastroBeats at Bayfront Event Space for a delicious meal and live music performances.  This year, i Light Singapore has partnered with The Conscious Festival, offering a sustainable shopping experience, wellness workshops, and insightful talks.

Rose Romance (Until 30 July)

Step into a world of fragrant blooms at the Rose Romance exhibition at Gardens by the Bay.  This year’s display showcases nearly 70 varieties of roses, highlighting their diverse beauty alongside the unique culture and architecture of Türkiye. Witness the “black” roses of Türkiye alongside stunning varieties like the Rosa ‘Sunshine Babylon Eye’.  The Flower Dome has been transformed to reflect the influence of Greece and Rome on Turkish architecture, featuring a recreation of the spa town of Hierapolis and the travertine terraces of Pamukkale.  Learn about the long-standing tradition of rose cultivation in Türkiye and even visit a traditional rose distillery and perfume storefront.

Planning Your Singapore Adventure

With so many exciting events happening in Singapore, you’re sure to have a memorable time.  Remember to check the official websites and social media pages of each event for specific dates, timings, and ticketing information.  For a truly immersive experience, consider purchasing a Singapore Tourist Pass, which grants you free entry to many popular attractions, including museums and gardens.

Singapore is a city that caters to all interests and budgets. So, pack your bags, get ready to explore, and experience the magic of Singapore!

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