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10 Things to Do in Singapore: August 2023

Have you been bored recently? Want a little spontaneous excitement? Then, peek at our list of Try What Now’s — a series dedicated to showing what you (and your family and friends) can experience in Singapore for the coming month!

We meet again in another fun guide filled with all the newest, hottest and coolest happenings – this time for August 2023. This month is a treat to us all with the incredible festivals gracing our little red dot and the celebration of arts this month. But most importantly, it’s Singapore’s birthday month! Happy National Day, Singapore! Go crazy this month and celebrate like it’s your birthday (it almost kind of is).

Singapore Night Festival 2023

Things to Do in August 2023: Singapore Night Festival 2023
Immerse yourself in a whole new world where landmarks come alive

The Singapore Night Festival is back this year to illuminate the Bras Basah-Bugis (BBB) district. Explore its magical streets like never before through street performances, cultural showcases and luminous installations in conjunction with this year’s theme; “Singapore, the Great Port City”.

Discover over 50 exciting experiences at Singapore Night Festival 2023! Visitors stand a chance to win exciting prizes through the NightWalk web app as they experience all that the festival has to offer, such as Time is a Black Circle by local artist Dawn Ng, the festival’s highlight act which features a roller skating rink in the National Museum of Singapore! 

Date: 18 to 26 August 2023
Location: Bras Basah/Bugis
Time: 7.30 pm to 12am

Check out the Festival Map for a more straightforward overview of where the various experiences will be held. Head on over to the Singapore Night Festival website to find out more.

Sundown Festival

Things to Do in August 2023: Sundown Festival 2023
Dance to your heart’s content at the Sundown Festival

The Sundown Festival, Asia’s music wonderland, is back with a bang and all set to shake things up. Bust out your hidden dance moves and move to the beat with Mandopop star Jam Hsiao who will be joined by an exciting lineup of talented musicians consisting of Bling Empire’s DJ Kim Lee, Glenn Yong, international DJs R3HAB, and many more. 

Date: 12 to 13 August 2023
Location: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 117537

  • 2-Day Sundown Festival Pass: S$228
  • Advance Ticket: S$138

Grab your tickets now for that fun night out!  More information about the festival can be found on the Sundown Festival website

Majulah Fiesta 2023

Things to Do in August 2023: Majulah Fiesta 2023
Experience an unforgettable festival filled with activities, programmes and endless excitement!

Gear up for a celebration of sports, culture, and national pride all at once at Majulah Fiesta 2023. Join the fun with the best of GetActive! Singapore events, such as the Singapore Festival of Football for three exciting, action-packed matches and the live telecast of the National Day Parade alongside a spectacular fireworks display.

Have fun while staying fit with the Majulah Fiesta Fitness Party. Choose from a variety of fitness activities to get that form of exercise you surely need. One of the unique activities includes KpopX Fitness, where you can sweat it out while grooving to your favourite K-pop hits as it combines K-pop moves with cardio exercises.

You can also get a full-body workout with not one but two forms of exercise, Boxing and Pilates with Piloxing. Experience the unique blends of the power, speed and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. Step it up now and start a healthy-living lifestyle with the Majulah Fitness Party, where working out is made fun and merrier! 

Date: 29 July to 9 August 2023
Location: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629

Run over to the Singapore Sports Hub website for more information on the Majulah Fiesta 2023. 

Asia Comics Expo 001

Things to Do in August 2023: Asia Comics Expo 001
Meet the hundreds of amazing artists, cosplayers and toy booths!

The Asia Comics Expo 001 debuts for the first time in Singapore with a fantastic list of artists, cosplayers and toy booths. The expo is an exhibition and marketplace for comics, animation, movies and games. Meet amazing local and international artists, cosplayers and toy collectors all gathered in one place! Interact with fan artists and fans in cosplay, and support artists and collectors with the same passion and interests. 

So if you also share the love of comics, animation, movies and games, this is the ultimate safe space for you! 

Date: 19 and 20 August 2023
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Price: S$10 (1 day) and  S$18.50 (2 days)
Time: 11 am to 7.30 pm

Hurry and grab your tickets via Eventbrite, Peatix or the Singapore Cosplay Club now! More information on the expo can be found at the Singapore Cosplay Club website

Glenfiddich Films at the Fort 2023

Spend a magical evening under the stars at Singapore’s premier open-air cinema with Films at the Fort 2023. This year’s programme has been specially curated to ensure each film is worth your night. Kick back and embrace the special nights with cocktails, gourmet picnics and award-winning films with your loved ones at the historic Fort Canning Green. 

Date: 3 to 20 August 2023
Location: Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park River Valley Road, Singapore 179618
Price: S$42.80 per film

As high demand is expected, quickly get tapping to secure your tickets! Each ticket also includes a refreshing Glenfiddich cocktail (worth S$14) or two non-alcoholic drinks. Visit the Films at the Fort website to find out more. 

Sands for Singapore Charity Festival 2023

Things to Do in August 2023: Sands For Singapore Charity Festival 2023
Experience good times for a good cause with your loved ones!

Head over to Marina Bay Sands for a good time with a good cause. Sensational live performances, gourmet pop-ups and the bustling Giving Marketplace are all here for the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival 2023, with the theme of Where Hearts Come Together. A good time is surely guaranteed! 

This year, one of the most anticipated highlights is not one but three gourmet pop-ups by Marina Bay Sands’ signature restaurants – Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, RISE and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar! And the best part is the food will be specially priced, with all proceeds being donated to the local Community Chest.

Throughout the Festival, guests can also look forward to Heartwork: A Community Weaving Studio, an all-new community-driven tapestry weaving initiative. Bust out your hidden artistic skills and weave fabrics using upcycled linens and fabrics sourced from Marina Bay Sands to form colourful tapestries. 

Don’t forget to drop by the Giving Marketplace, where 16 non-profit organisations and social enterprises will offer a range of lifestyle items, baked goods and handcrafted products for eye-catching prices!

And last but not least, get jumping with electrifying performances by talented local musicians such as Glenn Yong, Iman Fandi and Sezairi, alongside other talented homegrown artists! There’s something for everyone to join in the fun for a good cause. So mark your calendars now to save the dates! 

Date: 4 to 6 August 2023
Location: Marina Bay Sands Singapore,10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

If you’re curious to know more, head over to the Marina Bay Sands website for more information. 

My Community Festival 2023

Do you say hello to your neighbours? Do you know about their culture and religion? My Community Festival 2023, organised by the non-profit organisation My Community – with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth – returns for a fourth edition, celebrating the true essence of our neighbourhoods.

This event is about rejoicing in the ordinary yet extraordinary people and places that make our neighbourhoods so unique. The festival features an exciting line-up of co-curated tours, experiences and a festival village at Chinatown thoughtfully curated around the theme ‘Love My Neighbour’.

The programme series include ‘My Lepak Corner’, ‘What’s for My Dinner’, and ‘MY – SG’, which takes you on a trip to Malaysia to uncover the heartfelt stories behind the farmers, fishermen, drivers and distributors who work to ensure every Singaporean is well-fed and more! Select the program series, then the program that has your heart, book the ticket, and you’re set! 

Date: 4 to 20 August 2023
Location: Various locations around Singapore
My Lepak Corner – S$5 per pax 
Decorate My Hood – S$5 per pax
My Prayers and Practices – S$10 per pax
What’s for My Dinner – S$25 per pax
MY – SG – S$30 per pax
After Hours @ My Community – S$20 – S$50 per pax

For more details on this magnificent event and to book your tickets, check out My Community Festival’s official website.

National Day Parade 2023

Things to Do in August 2023: National Day Parade 2023
The 5 jets symbolising the 5 stars on the Singapore Flag – ah, the sights at the National Day Parade!

We simply can’t talk about things to do in August without mentioning the most important, most exciting of them all – Singapore turns 58 this month! Happy National Day, everyone!

This year’s theme is ‘Onward As One’, honouring our great promise to build a beautiful shared future for all of us in Singapore, together as one. Held at the Padang this year, the parade, ceremony, and the total defence display segment have been combined. Catch goosebump-raising favourites like the state flag flypast, the ‘Salute-to-the-Nation’ bomb burst flown by fighter aircraft, and an enhanced RSAF55 aerial display. 

Along with the display at the main parade at Marina Bay, you can catch them at any of these five heartland locations: Jurong West Stadium, Woodlands Stadium, Bedok Stadium, Our Tampines Hub and Toa Payoh Stadium.

Date: 9 August 2023
Time: 5.35 pm to 8.30 pm

While all tickets have been snatched up, you can always catch the NDP Show 2023 live on your TVs or on YouTube and Facebook in HD!

Jazz For Dogs 2023

Things to Do in August 2023: Jazz For Dogs
Spend a beautiful evening out with your pets and make a difference at this fundraising event spreading awareness about stray dogs!

Jazz for Dogs 2023 is a fundraising evening hosted by one of the most established dog welfare groups in Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD). Enjoy the marvellous melodies of jazz with your furry best friend under the open sky, surrounded by beautiful lush greenery at Singapore Botanic Gardens. 

To show your support for the cause, you can get a Picnic Pack for 2 (S$128), which includes beer, wine, and other drinks, sandwiches, other scrumptious finger food, a “Jazz for Dogs” picnic mat and a limited edition bandana for your doggo! You can also order delicious human-grade cooked meals for them lovingly prepared by Furry’s Kitchen for only $10 per portion.

Date: 20 August 2023
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage (1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569)
Price: Free Entry, but to show your support, S$128 for the Picnic Pack for 2
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Head to Action for Singapore Dogs’ official website for more information, and to support this precious cause, get your Picnic Pack for 2!

COMEX 2023

Tech lovers, you really don’t want to miss this! Singapore’s largest consumer tech show is here, and the deals and gadgets they’ve got for you are out of the world! Over 120 exhibitors and over 500 brands, all under one roof. Ladies and gentlemen, COMEX 2023 hath returned!

You can look forward to new tech gadgets and devices launched in the second half of the year as well as the best deals on personal computers, notebooks, smartphones, gaming accessories, and so much more. This four-day IT fair will be every tech-lover’s heaven with the sheer amount of promotions, discounts and freebies you can expect! 

Date: 31 August to 3 September 2023 
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Levels 3 & 4, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm

Head to COMEX’s official website for every hot deet you’re aching to know!

Like any of the selections we have for you this month, or should we include others in this list or the next? Let us know at [email protected], or slide into our DMs on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. See you next month!

Photo of fireworks by Brandon Neo of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Singapore Night Festival, Sundown Festival, Singapore Sports Hub, Marina Bay Sands, My Community Festival 2023, and Action for Singapore Dogs.


Brought to you by The DANAMIC Editorial Team!

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