Celebrate the new lunar year with Chingay, Huayi, and the Wan Qing Festival of Spring. Or, go on a (free) Valentine’s movie date at Bedok Reservoir Park, and discover the lesser-known stories of our past at TFOOPFest. This Valentine’s Day, let’s all learn to love better.



*Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Source: Toybox by Hasbro‎
Toybox by Hasbro
Ends 17 Feb
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Palawan Green
Have fun on a whole new scale at Hasbro's first ever multi-brand live carnival in Asia. Toybox promises to bring everyone’s favourite childhood toys to life, including Transformers, My Little Pony, NERF, Monopoly, and Cluedo, with activities, roaming mascots, and merchandise stalls spread across the 4,800m2 playground.
Source: National Gallery Singapore
SAW: Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes
Ends 24 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Experience artworks and events inspired by histories and stories across the various indoor and outdoor festival locations.
Source: URA
i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition
Ends 24 Feb
Sun - Thu: 7:30pm - 11pm | Fri - Sat: 7:30pm - 12am
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay, Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning
i Light Marina Bay returns with a special Bicentennial Edition curated to the theme "Bridges of Time". Explore a larger Festival area as Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning will all be illuminated with light art installations. Admission to the festival is free.
Source: NParks
Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore
Ends 24 Feb
6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Come to the second edition of Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore as we celebrate Singapore’s rich heritage at one of the most historical places in Singapore. This year’s Festival focuses on the life and legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles.


Upcoming Events

Source: PAssion Chingay Club
Chingay 2019: Dreams Funtasia - Bicentennial Edition
15 Feb - 16 Feb
8pm - 9pm
Cost: from $28.50 (additional 20% off with PAssion Card);
Carnival admission is free
Venue: F1 Pit Building
This national event is the largest street performance and float parade in Asia with vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and much more. Admission to the Carnival (area behind Singapore flyer) is free.
Source: Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts‎
Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts
15 Feb - 24 Feb
Various timings
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Esplanade
Huayi has become one of the most warmly embraced arts festivals in Singapore. Spread over 10 days, Huayi inspires and touches audiences through a diverse showcase of ticketed and non-ticketed programmes across various art forms including theatre, dance, music, visual arts and more.
Source: Market at Loewen Gardens‎
Frank Food February Market
16 Feb
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Market at Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Road
The February edition of Singapore's favourite family market is here. Browse the fantastic array of stalls while the kids play.
Source: NParks
NParks: Gardeners' Day Out
16 Feb
9am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: HortPark
Gardeners' Day Out is a day of gardening and lifestyle activities for everyone. Highlights include a gardeners' market, food bazaar, free talks and demonstrations, free garden tours of HortPark, and kids' craft activities.
Source: Families for Life
Valentine's Day Movie Nite
16 Feb
6.30pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bedok Reservoir Park
Fancy a unique Valentine's Day weekend evening date with your partner? Catch the latest Hollywood Blockbuster 'Crazy Rich Asians' in an outdoor screening at the scenic Bedok Reservoir Park waterfront. Admission is free and walk-ins are welcomed.
Source: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019
16 Feb - 17 Feb
10am - 9:30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019 presents an exciting line-up of festive offerings suitable for all ages, including auspicious lion and dragon dance performances, a mass lohei, evening concerts, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones.
Source: SAM
Mad for SAM Party: Don't be mad, we'll be back!
16 Feb - 17 Feb
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: SAM at 8Q
Join SAM for a weekend of fun and celebration as their buildings go bare for the SAM revamp. There will be multimedia, immersive and insta-worthy activities on every level of 8Q, and an animated GIF photobooth for your very own Mad for SAM souvenir. Then party into the night with DJ collectives Pushin'On and bands from Middle Class Cigars.
Source: The Future of Our Pasts Festival
The Future of Our Pasts Festival
16 Feb - 17 Mar
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Singapore’s history will come to life in a different way with The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), a month-long festival that explores lesser-known stories of communities and places of the past and present, reimagined through artistic mediums.
Source: Chingay
Chingay 2019 Heartlands Celebrations
17 Feb (+4 other dates)
5pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road
To enable more Singaporeans and tourists to enjoy the parade, Chingay celebrations will continue at the following venues: Chinatown (17 Feb), Marsiling - Yew Tee GRC (23 Feb), Tampines GRC & Our Tampines Hub (24 Feb), Nanyang Division (2 Mar), and Wisma Geylang Serai (16 Mar). Visit their website for more details.

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