weekend events singapore august 2019

What to Do in Singapore: 15 WEEKEND EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION (24 – 25 August 2019)

Wondering what to do in Singapore this weekend? Well, the SG Lifestyle Team has you covered every weekend! This week – we managed to round up 15 EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION to check out THIS weekend of 24 – 25 August 2019 and HERE they are! 🙂


1) Weekend Farmer’s Market at Jalan Besar

Treat your eyes to a feast of colours at the Weekend Farmer’s Market, happening on 24 & 25 August at Chye Seng Huat Hardware! Bring along your grocery bag as Avo & Co. returns with their delightful seasonal produce – from sweet juicy fruits like the yellow dragonfruit and Spanish plums, to cool veggies such as the purple kohlrabi and pearl onions.

The people from Alentasia will also be back with their specially-sourced produce from Portugal. Think awesome wine, tasty canned fish. Come grab a sample if you haven’t seen them around the block! Searching for healthy snacks? Look out for Dukkah King Singapore’s wow-tasting Dukkah, and Bunny Trading House Pte Ltd – “The House of Healthy Living”‘s sprouted cereals and healthy chips.

Renew Singapore, the feted local gourmet snacks maker will be at the market as well with their local themed TV snacks and healthy nut butter. Grab a bunch and watch them be gobbled up the family before the weekend’s over! Don’t forget to check out the market’s debutante, Teru-Teru bozu yakiniku! If you are suspecting that they have something to do with the traditional Japanese dolls, you are right.

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Event: Weekend Farmer’s Market at Jalan Besar
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Location: Chye Seng Huat Hardware 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
Admission Fee: FREE!


2) The Pursuit of Better Beer Experience (Carlsberg)

Enjoy what’s probably the best beer in the world on us! Experience our next phase in our “Pursuit of Better” and embark on a one-of-a-kind immersive experience where you can discover the past, present and future of Carlsberg. One free glass per person.

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Event: The Pursuit of Better Beer Experience
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 12.00pm – 9.30pm
Location: Plaza Singapura Outdoor Atrium, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Admission Fee: FREE!


3) WORLD SNACK FAIR 15

15 000 COUNTRIES SNACKS SHOWCASE: 3800 TOP SNACK BRANDS estimated!

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Event: WORLD SNACK FAIR 15
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm (Saturday) / 10.00am – 8.00pm (Sunday)
Location: SINGAPORE SUNTEC CONVENTION LEVEL 3
Admission Fee: FREE!


4) Tiong Bahru Takeover – A Reusable Cup Sharing Event

Borrow a reusable cup with revolv and get 1$ discount from any chosen drink from our participating cafés in Tiong Bahru, Singapore, available only during the weekend of 24-25 August.

How this works: Come to any of the Tiong Bahru outlets of Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee, Forty Hands, Merci Marcel, Plain Vanilla Bakery above on 24-25 August at specific timings. We will have revolv stands outside each of those cafés. Pick up a coffee cup from your friendly revolv station, and leave a 8$ refundable deposit. We accept PayNow or cash. Order your preferred drink to-go as usual with a $1 discount, and perhaps take a saunter around the Tiong Bahru area taking in the sights while you enjoy your latte!  When you’re finished, bring your cup back to any of our stations, where your deposit will be fully refunded. We commercially clean and sanitise all our cups at the end of each day.

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Event: Tiong Bahru Takeover – A Reusable Cup Sharing Event
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Forty Hands / Creamier: 7.30AM – 7PM, Plain Vanilla: 8AM-7PM SAT / 9AM-6PM SUN, Merci Marcel: 8AM-6PM
Location: Tiong Bahru outlets of Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee, Forty Hands, Merci Marcel, Plain Vanilla Bakery
Admission Fee: FREE!


5) Incandescent Art Exhibition

The INCANDESCENT Art Exhibition presented by Little Artists Art Studio showcases Volume II of a IV-Part INCANDESCENT Art Series at The Substation from 24th-25th August 2019. The Substation was founded in 1990 by Cultural Medallion winner, the late Kuo Pao Kun. It was the first independent arts center in Singapore, known for its pioneering and experimental arts programming.

Little Artists is joining that distinguished history by exhibiting nearly 200 specially selected young emerging artists over two days. Showcasing a multitude of mediums, including paintings, sketches, sculptures, photographs, and digital media artworks, it will be a vast ode to Visual Arts.

The exhibition is free to enter – though we request participation is a $5 Raffle where partial proceeds go to Charity Partner, Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme for autistic children. Three winners will be given amazing prizes, including: free Art Camp, free adult classes for a month, free children’s classes for half a month. Tickets available at the registration counter of the exhibition. Only those who enter can win – winners will be announced on August 25th and do not need to be present to win. Enjoy the show!

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Event: Incandescent Art Exhibition
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm
Location: The Substation 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Admission Fee: FREE!


6) Baybeats Festival 2019

Baybeats is Singapore’s own annual alternative music festival presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Since 2002, it has sought to showcase local, regional and international alternative bands. Baybeats is an opportunity for musicians to meet and exchange ideas; as well as for audiences to celebrate free live alternative music over three fun-filled days!

Now Baybeats is one of the most anticipated music festivals in Singapore and the region—drawing large audiences to a variety of alternative sounds such as post-rock, shoe-gazing, grunge, punk, metal, emo, glam rock, electro, electronica, indie, folk, power pop, and twee! Best of all—it’s FREE!!

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Event: Baybeats Festival 2019
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 6.00pm – 11.30pm
Location: Esplanade Singapore (Concourse, Forecourt, Outdoor Theatre & Annex Studio)
Admission Fee: FREE!


7) Waterloo Treasure Hunt & Rubber Stamping Activity

As Singapore Night Festival returns this August, wheniwasfour celebrates the local arts scene with the return of our fan-favourite Rubber Stamping activity! Along with a Treasure Hunt around Waterloo Centre and a special giveaway contest, participants can explore and experience the Singapore night scene while enjoying fun and exciting activities.

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Event: Waterloo Treasure Hunt & Rubber Stamping
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 31 August 2019)
Time: Treasure Hunt (6-10pm) / Rubber Stamping Activity (7-10pm)
Location: Wheniwasfour 261 Waterloo Street #02-18 Singapore 180261
Admission Fee: FREE!


8) DHOBY GHAUT GREEN FESTIVAL VILLAGE

List of F&B stalls include Bao Makers | Beer | The Asian Affairs | Martel | Citizen’s Food | Soicoco | Craft’ B | The Juicy Bites | Ikan1986 | Encik Rizal & Co. | Sofnade | Fooditude | JOLLY KITCHEN | Whatthefish! | Uncle G’s Handmade | The Swag Social | Shan’s Kitchen

There are also festival stage performances held on both days as well.

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Event: DHOBY GHAUT GREEN FESTIVAL VILLAGE
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 31 August 2019)
Time: 6.00pm – 12.00am
Location: Wheniwasfour 261 Waterloo Street #02-18 Singapore 180261
Admission Fee: FREE!


9) Singapore Night Festival 2019: ‘Detour Pavilion’

The ‘Detour Pavilion’ is an installation that weaves together references from lesser known stories and images of the Bras Basah-Bugis area. Slip into this uncanny portal constructed with hand-painted panels designed in collaboration with traditional sign-painters, and featuring natural, cultural and historical motifs. Take a detour through its passageway, to experience abstracted visualisations of the Bras Basah precinct generated by an artificial neural network from descriptions about its neighbourhood, its past lives and present.

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Event: Singapore Night Festival 2019: ‘Detour Pavilion’
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 7.30pm – 12.00am
Location: SMU Campus Green
Admission Fee: FREE!


10) ARMENIAN STREET PARK FESTIVAL VILLAGE

F&B stalls include: Alley | Dengdeng Gua Pauer | 25 Degrees Singapore | Like a Shiok | Loco Loco | JP Kitchen | The Munch Munch Co | Lobster & Burger | FYR | GIF. There will also be festival stage performances on both days.

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Event: ARMENIAN STREET PARK FESTIVAL VILLAGE
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 6.00pm – 12.00am
Location: Armenian Street
Admission Fee: FREE!


11) After Dark: National Archives of Singapore

Join us for an open house of the newly revamped National Archives Building.

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Event: After Dark: National Archives of Singapore
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: A Night @ The National Archives Display (7-9pm)
Location: National Archives of Singapore @ 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868
Admission Fee: FREE!


12) Home Living Lifestyle Bazaar at Viva Business Park

Enjoy a specially curated range of household products, fashion accessories, plants and antiques at the Home Living Lifestyle Bazaar this August at Viva Business Park! Happening from 5th – 11th August and 19th – 25th August!

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Event: Home Living Lifestyle Bazaar at Viva Business Park
Date: 24 & 24 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Location: Viva Business Park 750 Chai Chee Road Level 1 Singapore, 469000
Admission Fee: FREE!


13) The World’s Loneliest Bookstore

The World’s Loneliest Bookstore explores the implications of a post-apocalyptic world. If the world was reduced to its minimum viable population, would there still be a need for books? Would anyone want to visit a bookstore while facing the issue of just surviving? Would this make it the world’s loneliest bookstore in existence? We will be selling Second Hand Books and there will be Art Installations all around! Come for a unique experience!

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Event: The World’s Loneliest Bookstore
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)(Recurring till 31 August 2019)
Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Location: The Library at Centre 42 (42 Waterloo St, Level 1 of the Main Building, Singapore 187951)
Admission Fee: FREE!


14) Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations at Takashimaya

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the perfect reason to gather with friends and family over delicious mooncakes and hot tea! Come celebrate with us at Singapore’s largest mooncake fair happening from Thu 8 Aug to Fri 13 Sep 2019, at Takashimaya Square, B2! Sample a wide variety of mooncakes from over 60 vendors, featuring notable names like Goodwood Park, Home’s Favourite, Shangri-La, and more! Redeem Early Bird Specials, vouchers, and get rewarded with Double Bonus Points! See you there!

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Event: Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations at Takashimaya
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 13 September 2019)
Time: 10.00am – 9.30pm
Location: Takashimaya Square B2 @ 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Admission Fee: FREE!


15) Pop-Up Market at Bayfront Plaza – August Edition

Mark your calendar to visit Bayfront Pop-up Market, a marketplace for local businesses and social enterprises at the new Bayfront Plaza which showcases a wide variety of unique wares, artisanal products and knick-knacks.!

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Event: Pop-Up Market at Bayfront Plaza – August Edition 
Date: 24 & 25 August 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring weekly)
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Location: Bayfront Plaza (next to Bayfront MRT Exit B)
Admission Fee: FREE!


With so many exciting events happening every weekend, you can’t say that Singapore is boring with nothing to do now, can youIt’s not, you just have to keep your eyes and ears peeled but we’ve done some of the work for you in this post here for events that span over the ENTIRE weekend (both days)! Best of all – they are ALL FREE ADMISSION!

P.s These events are just a tip of an iceberg of what Singapore has to offer every single weekend! 

More importantly – don’t say we NEVER share! 😎

Enjoy the weekend ahead!

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