What an exciting week we have ahead, with the Singapore Food Festival (Curry Day & 50 Cent Fest); Read! Fest & National Reading Day; GetActive! Singapore; and another edition of Car-Free Sunday plus an Open House at the Istana.



*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: National Gallery
Children's Festival: Small Big Dreamers 2018
Ends 9 Sep
Cost: Free
Venue: National Gallery
Dreams are powerful. And we want our young to have big dreams. Launching this year, Small Big Dreamers features interactive installations that teach children about values, passion, confidence and creativity. Through experiential art and active play, children will learn about themselves and the world around them.
Source: PAssionArts
PAssionArts Festival
Ends 25 Aug
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
PAssionArts brings you quality arts programmes to the community, by the community! Download a copy of the PAssionArts Festival 2018 Guide at bit.ly/PAF18Guide to view over 500 art activities and programmes.
Source: Singapore Garden Festival
Singapore Garden Festival
Ends 3 Aug
10am - 10pm
Cost: Adult: from $12; Child/Senior from $6
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
The 14-day show will bring together award-winning international designers and well-established local names, community gardeners, and plant enthusiasts, to present the best of tropical horticulture and floral artistry spread across The Meadow, Supertree Grove and Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.
Source: Esplanade
Free Performances: Jazz in July
Ends 31 July
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade
Catch free jazz performances at Jazz in July, and experience the soulful improvisations, swinging rhythms and infectious grooves that jazz offers.
Source: SFF
Singapore Food Festival
Ends 29 July
Venue: Various
The Singapore Food Festival is back in its 25th edition with pop-up food events and workshops with top local chefs in a showcase of the best of Singapore’s cuisine. SFF’s signature event STREAT will be held at Empress Lawn on 13-14 July. Other highlights include LoveSG at Changi Airport, Love Local Campaign by McDonald’s, Sentosa Grillfest, Great Indian Food Affair, and Curry Day 2018.
Source: National Reading Movement
Read! Fest
Ends 28 July
Cost: Free
Venue: National Library
Look out for your favourite author talks, panel discussions, workshops, film screenings and more. Find your happiness through reading, at this fifth edition of Read! Fest.

Upcoming Events

Source: MPA
Mars Opposition and Lunar Eclipse at Singapore Maritime Gallery
27 July
7.30pm - 5am
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Maritime Gallery
Mars will come close to Earth and appear five times brighter than usual on 27th July. This century’s longest Total Lunar Eclipse will also take place from 1.14am onwards. Witness this event at the Singapore Maritime Gallery, where telescopes will be installed at the roof garden for public viewing.
Source: Old Chang Kee Singapore
Curry Day 2018
27 July - 28 July
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Velocity@Novena Square
Held in conjunction with this year’s Singapore Food Festival, Old Chang Kee is proud to be the official organiser of Curry Day 2018. Join the Curry Movement with lots of curry related food and activities.
Source: IGNITE! Music festival
IGNITE! Music festival
27 July - 28 July
5pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Republic Polytechnic Lawn
IGNITE! Music festival is RP’s annual local music festival. Local bands such as The Gentle Bones, The Sam Willows, Tell Lie Vision and Charlie Lim were some of the local bands to perform during IGNITE!.
Source: Keepers
Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness
27 July - 5 Aug
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Design Centre
Shop, eat, and play over 10 days at Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness with experiential pop-ups from over 100 brands, artists and craftsmen that will let your inner child run wild! So come early, and bring the kids.
Source: Aliwal Arts Centre
Aliwal Arts Night Crawl 2018: Basket!
28 July
5pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre
The annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Aliwal Arts Centre is back to pay tribute to the basketry tradition and rattan shops of Arab Street from the 1960s onwards, through a host of interactive performances, workshops and activities for the whole family.
Source: National Reading Movement
National Reading Day
28 July - 29 July
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Into its third year, National Reading Day will be on 28 July, with a slew of exciting reading events taking place island-wide on 28 & 29 July. Highlights include the Big Book Giveaway (Vivocity Outdoor Plaza and the National Library Plaza), Monster Scavenger Hunt, The Cardboard Chase, and a Print Making Workshop.
Source: Chinatown Food Street
The 50 Cents Fest 2018
28 July - 29 July
11am - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street,
The 50 Cents Fest is back in 2018! This year, Chinatown Food Street will take you on a journey back to the Colonial Era. Experience the Colonial Era through iconic 1930s food and performances.
Source: GetActive! Singapore
GetActive! Singapore
28 July - 9 Aug
Cost: Free
Venue: Various locations
GetActive! Singapore, a week-long sporting bash, designed to have us all celebrating National Day together as One Team Singapore – through sport. From Sports Festivals, and the Singapore National Games, to the Active Enabler programmes and events, there's something for everyone!
Source: ActiveSG
Jr. NBA Singapore 2018
28 July - 19 Aug
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub and various Sport Centres
Back in Singapore for its 3rd year, Jr. NBA is free for youths between the age of 5 and 14. At the end of the programme, eight boys and eight girls will be named as 2018 Jr. NBA Singapore All-Stars and travel to Shanghai in October to attend the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.
Source: URA
Car-Free Sunday
29 July
8am onward
Cost: Free
Venue: CBD, Civic District & Telok Ayer Conservation Area
Walk, jog or cycle around some of Singapore’s most picturesque areas. With sports, arts and cultural activities, heritage sites and more, there is definitely something for you to do at the upcoming Car-Free Sunday SG.
Source: Istana
Istana Open House
29 July
8.30am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Istana
In celebration of National Day, there will be an Open House at the Istana. As with all Open House days, there will be a variety of themed performances all along the compound. Admission to the Istana is free for Singaporeans and PRs, and $2 for everyone else. There's an additional fee if you want to enter the Istana Main Building.
Source: Paws N Friends
Paws N Friends
29 July
11am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan Active Park
Event Highlights include an Adoption Drive by Animal Shelters, a free Pet Health Check By AVA, a Dog Agility Demo by Super Nova, Free Rabbit Grooming, and pet contests to win prizes. Purchase a ($2) ticket to redeem an Exclusive Goodie Bag worth more than $10.
SGPY Photography Workshop by Nikon Singapore
29 July
3pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow
The three hour workshop is organised for budding photographers and will be held at the Singapore Garden Festival 2018 on 29 July. Successful registrants will be able to enter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations at the premier flower show in Asia, while learning from Cole Kor the art of photography.
Source: SSO

Symphony In The Gardens - The Straits Times Concert In The Gardens
29 July
6.15pm - 7.15pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Lan Shui for an evening of beautiful and exciting classical tunes including Mussorgsky’s signature Pictures at an Exhibition.

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