This week is Oktoberfest, the inaugural Singapore Dog Festival™, Singapore Jump Fest, FestivalForGood, and It Takes A Village To Protect A Child (Family Carnival). And with Halloween just around the corner, you can expect to find some spooky activities too.



*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: KTPH
Awareness of Macular Diseases (AMD) Week
Ends 19 Oct
2pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Kampung Admiralty
Highlights include an eye screening (nominal fee of $10), functional screening, launch activities, public forums, free workouts, and a health carnival.
Source: Esplanade
da:ns festival 2018
Ends 21 Oct
Various timings
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Esplanade
To all dance lovers and those curious, Esplanade’s da:ns festival presents powerful performances from around the world, exciting new creations and a wide range of opportunities to learn various kinds of dance. Highlights for free programmes include free mass dance sessions, performances, and more.
Source: NAC
Got to Move (GTM) Festival
Ends 28 Oct
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Islandwide
This 2-week festival kicks off with GTM ISLANDWIDE and culminates in GTM SPOTLIGHT, held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday on 28 Oct. Highlights for the 4th edition of GTM include the GTM Dance-Walk, workshops, performances, and family-friendly dance activities.
Source: Malay Heritage Centre
Malay CultureFest 2018
Ends 28 Oct
Various timings
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
This year’s Malay CultureFest will have a myriad of activities including newly commissioned performances, talks and workshops that will focus on artistic expressions of devotion and faith found throughout the Nusantara.
Source: Singpromos
Wildlife Parks: Kids enter FREE to Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park & River Safari
Ends 31 Oct
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park & River Safari
Kids enter free (T&Cs apply) to learn how to be an eco-ranger and fight the deadliest monster! Valid for local residents only. Free admission for one child (Ages 3 to 12 years old) is applicable with each full paying adult.
Source: Singapore River
Singapore River Festival 2018
Ends 11 Nov
3pm - 10.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore River
The Singapore River Festival returns bigger and more exciting this year, with activities lined up for everyone. Main highlights include the LAH Bazaar, the SR Gameshow, the AR Challenge, Sky Aquarium, Walaoween, and more.
Source: Little India Singapore
Deepavali 2018
Ends 25 Nov
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Little India, Serangoon Road & Campbell Lane
The annual Deepavali celebrations will commence with a light-up ceremony on 22 Sept, and the streets will stay lit all the way until 25 Nov. Throughout the festival period, there will be story-telling sessions, traditional folk games, and other activities lined up to celebrate this Hindu festival in its 30th anniversary in Little India.


Upcoming Events

Source: Zak Salaam India Expo
Zak Salaam India Expo 24th Edition, Deepavali Special!
18 Oct - 21 Oct
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B
Zak Salaam India Expo, in its 24th edition, has loads of stunning products and services for this Deepavali. There will be exhibitors from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more, with local exhibitors who are happy to share their masterpiece to make your Deepavali more memorable.
Source: Cineleisure
Horror Haunt: The Curse of Amityville
18 Oct - 28 Oct
Weekdays: 6pm - 10pm | Weekends: 2pm - 10pm
Cost: Free, with a minimum $5 same-day receipt
Venue: Cineleisure Level 3 & The Cathay External Atrium
Escape the infamous Amityville horror house with Hollywood’s most horrifying characters lurking in the darkness. This maze isn’t for the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk at Cineleisure (18 - 21 Oct) and the Cathay (25 - 28 Oct).
Source: Capitaland
Erdinger Oktoberfest 2018
19 Oct - 20 Oct
6.30pm - 11.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Erdinger at Clarke Quay where there will be beer, live music, carnival games and food. You have a chance to win awesome prizes, and be part of the grand lucky draw each night.
Source: ShopBack
ShopFest Showcase by ShopBack
19 Oct - 21 Oct
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: [email protected], Level 1 atrium
ShopFest is the year-end shopping festival in Singapore. At this showcase, there will be over 10,000 sure-win prizes and hourly giveaways by ShopBack partners such as Yole, Grab, Shopee, foodpanda, Hermo and more. The first 500 who flash their Facebook RSVP at the ShopFest redemption booth will get a limited mystery tote bag.
Source: Singapore Dog Festival
Singapore Dog Festival™ 2018: Halloween Howlers
19 Oct - 21 Oct
Fri - Sat: 3pm – 11 pm | Sun: 11am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space
The inaugural Singapore Dog Festival™ is the first ever night market for dogs featuring a Halloween theme. This festival aims to bring dog lovers and the canine community together for fun activities, sharing sessions, educational talks, and more.
Source: Gardens by the Bay
NEON Jungle
19 Oct - 28 Oct
19 Oct - 21 Oct: 4.30pm - 11pm | 22 Oct - 28 Oct: 6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Deforestation puts more than 100 wildlife species at the risk of extinction each day. Step into the Neon Jungle after dark and discover for yourself the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights, featuring some of the most endangered animals native to South East Asia.
Source: Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens
Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens: October Market
20 Oct
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 75E Loewen Road
Loewen Market brings together a great mix of produce and products, including fresh vegetables, honey, olive oils, grains, chocolate, breads and much more.
Source: NParks
Brick Art Workshop
20 Oct
10am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Chinese Gardens - Stone boat 2nd Level
Bring out the inner builder in your child and let his/her creativity flow in this garden-themed Brick Art workshop by Taman Jurong Brick Art Interest Group. This workshop is recommended for children aged 4 to 12.
Source: Jumping Singapore
Singapore Jump Fest: Charity Jump 2018
20 Oct
10am , 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm
Cost: By Donation
Venue: D’Marquee, 1 Pasir Ris Close
The Singapore Jump Fest (SJF) is an annual fundraising fitness event organised by Jumping Singapore and New Hope Community Services, a charity that provides transitional shelters for poor and homeless individuals and families in crisis. Book your slot now by making a donation, and jump to raise funds for displaced families.
Mass Zumba & A Singapore Botanic Gardens Movie: “Mary Poppins”
20 Oct
6pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco Garden
A free mass Zumba session will be from 6pm - 6.30pm (no registration required). At 7.30pm, there will be a free movie screening of 'Mary Poppins'. Free popcorn and candy floss will be available from 7pm to 10pm, while stocks last.
Source: raiSE SG
FestivalForGood 2018
20 Oct - 21 Oct
11am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina One, 7 Straits View
Join FestivalForGood for two days of activities at their Pop Up Market, Experience Capsules and Conversations. Discover a world of possibilities as you engage with the various products and services that social enterprises have to offer - from fashion and lifestyle to technology and fitness.
Source: honestbee
Festival of Fresh
20 Oct - 21 Oct & 27 Oct - 28 Oct
11am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 34 Boon Leat Terrace
For the first time, habitat by honestbee is bringing you the world's first tech-enabled, multi-sensory gastronomical experience where you can see, smell, touch & taste fresh flavours and food items from across the globe.
Source: Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre
It Takes A Village To Protect A Child (Family Carnival)
21 Oct
9.30am - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Take a stand against child abuse at this family carnival, brought to you by Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre. Join them for a day of fun for the whole family, from nostalgic carnival games and a bouncy castle, to live performances and storytelling shows. Find out more about child abuse and what you can do to help.
Source: Global Art Punggol
Global Art Punggol: 15th Anniversary Open House
21 Oct
11am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Global Art Punggol, 168 Punggol Field #02-10
Pre-registration required (via phone call/email). Activities include free face/hand painting, a free trial lesson, free goodie bag, and free refreshments.

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