Annual festivals and events in Singapore

Singapore has many annual events throughout the year. Some of the most popular festivals include

Singapore Art Week is an annual event that celebrates the coming together of arts and cultural institutions, private galleries, non-profit arts organizations, independent artists, and curators to present diverse art events across Singapore. Light to Night Festival and Artwalk were also held around the same time. The 12th edition of the annual arts festival in Singapore and Artwalk Festival 2024 will be held from 19 – 28 January 2024 and Light to Night Festival 2024 from 19 Jan – 8 Feb 2024.

Light to Night Singapore 2024 at National Gallery Singapore, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and The Arts House

2024 Artwalk Festival Murals: Top: The Street Tailor. By Didier ‘Jaba’ Mathieu at 102 Dunlop Street, 209421 and Bottom: Buffalo Road. By Shah Rizzal at 664 Buffalo Road (Block 664 drop off), 210664

The Thaipusam Festival is an annual Hindu festival that takes place in Singapore. It is a celebration of the Hindu god Murugan and is marked by a procession of devotees carrying offerings and kavadis (ornate structures) on their shoulders. The festival usually takes place in January or February. Thaipusam 2024 is on January 25th.

The Lunar New Year Lighting in Chinatown is an annual event in Singapore. Featuring bright colors and exhibits, it has sprung up across Singapore and certainly heralds the imminent arrival of the Chinese Zodiac Year. The event typically runs from early January to February. The lighting event will be held from 19 January to 9 March 2024, 7pm – 12am at Chinatown. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024 takes place from 16 January to 25 February 2024 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. River Hongbao 2024 from 8 to 17 February 2024 at Gardens by the Bay. The Chingay Parade will be held after this on 23 & 24 February 2024 8pm at F1 Pit.

A month leading up to Hari Raya, visitors can drop by Geylang Serai to enjoy the festival light-ups from 15 March – 21 April 2023. The festivities typically take place along Sims Avenue and Changi Road, in between Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations.

The National Day Parade is usually held on August 9 every year to celebrate Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965. The parade is usually held at Marina Bay, with rehearsals taking place in the two months leading up to the parade. Fireworks are often set off during rehearsals.

The Singapore Night Festival is an annual street festival celebrating the arts and Singapore’s rich cultural heritage over the last two weekends in August. It is held annually in the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct at the heart of Singapore’s Museum District and Art Scene. Singapore Night Festival 2023 Is Back From 18th-26th August。

A Global Bugis Phinisi 2023
“Flowing Water Road” Shrine 2023

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated annually in Singapore. It is a time when families come together to celebrate the harvest season and enjoy mooncakes. During this festival, lanterns are lit up all over the island. The Mid-Autumn Lighting up of Chinatown and Jurong Lake Gardens is one of the most popular events during this festive season. Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 29th, 2023 (Friday).

The Deepavali Light-Up is held annually in Little India to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights. The light-up typically takes place over a month-long period from early October to early November.

The Christmas Orchard Road Light Up is an annual event in Singapore. This is a light event that runs from Orchard Road to Marina Bay from early November to early January. The event features a spectacular light show and interactive Christmas-themed displays.


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