What to Do in Singapore: 14 WEEKEND EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION (26 – 27 October 2019) + 28 October 2019 [A DEEPAVALI SPECIAL]

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 14 EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION to check out THIS weekend of 26 – 27 October 2019 (including some that fall on 28 October during the extended long weekend thanks to Deepavali) and HERE they are!


1) IHC Deepavali Open House 2019

This Deepavali, feel right at home as you celebrate the Festival of Lights with us at Indian Heritage Centre. This year we bring you a host of craft activities, free snacks and tea, heritage trails and guided tours, cooking demos, fashion talks, live performances, exclusive money packets up for grabs, and many more programmes! Join us – free admission for all!

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Event: Deepavali Programmes 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Saturday) / 11.00am – 3.00pm (Sunday)
Location: Indian Heritage Centre 5, Campbell Lane, Singapore 209899
Admission Fee: FREE!


2) Deepavali Programmes 2019

Gardens by the Bay celebrates Deepavali this year with a mix of tradition and experimentation at the Colonnade. Enjoy informative and fun activities including an exhibition on Indian traditions in Singapore, and Rangoli art reimagined with reused bottles!

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Event: Deepavali Programmes 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) + 28 October (Monday – Deepavali)
Time: 5.00am – 2.00am
Location: Colonnade (Supertree Grove) @ Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Admission Fee: FREE!


3) Youth Celebrate! 2019 – Neon Jungle

Step into an illuminated playground at the Supertree Grove and have some outdoor fun with neon lights, as 14 neon installations depicting plants found in Gardens by the Bay will be on display. Among them are three giant neon sculptures of the cactus, venus fly trap, and daisy, each standing at 10 metres tall. Don’t forget to snap a photo with the roving LED stilt walkers if you spot them! There is also a Neon Night Market which you can check out!

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Event: Youth Celebrate! 2019 – Neon Jungle
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: Supertree Grove @ Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Admission Fee: FREE!


4) Moonlight Cinema 2019

The inaugural Moonlight Cinema kicked off to an exceptional reception last year! Running from 25 – 27 October 2019, Moonlight Cinema returns with three films that promise to delight: American comedy-drama Empire Records (1995), French drama film The Chorus (2004), and award-winning Indian musical drama Secret Superstar (2017). Join us for a night-out under the stars with these stories of dreams-chasing journeys and musical treats in anticipation of the 30th SGIFF end-November. Free admission!

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Event: Moonlight Cinema 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Admission Fee: FREE!


5) Bayfront Pop-Up Market: Youth Bonaza – October Edition

This October, we invite everyone to come visit our all-inclusive market to Singapore’s youth in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Our youth entrepreneurs come from all walks of life from students wanting to make some additional pocket money, to young adults who love participating in pop-up markets as a passion!

From hand-made soaps, bespoke jewellery, hand sewn quilts, bags, pouches, to curated vintage fashion, gadgets, Knick knacks, Gifts, Tidbits, home-made slime, dough, ladies’, gentlemen’s children’s fashion to services such as henna painting, there is a wide range of products, with something for everyone. Make your way down to Youth Bonanza at the Bayfront Pop-up Market!

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Event: Pop-Up Market at Bayfront Plaza – October Edition 
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring weekly)
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Location: Bayfront Plaza (next to Bayfront MRT Exit B)
Admission Fee: FREE!


6) Parks Festival 2019

It’s time again for Parks Festival! Held in conjunction with Pets’ Day Out (PDO) and Car-Free Weekend, the Festival returns to Esplanade Park and Empress Lawn this year. Come and learn about our green spaces and rich biodiversity. There will be various art, nature, pet, and lifestyle products at the retail stretch with more than a hundred booths! Children can also make a splash at the Kids Zone ball pit. Cap off the day by partying at our ever-popular NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®!

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Event: Parks Festival 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 10.30pm (Saturday) / 8.00am – 12.00pm (Sunday)
Location: Esplanade Park @ Along Connaught Drive, 179682
Admission Fee: FREE!


7) Flea Party

There will be a flea party held every single day in October over at Lucky Plaza!

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Event: Flea Party
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) + 28 October (Monday – Deepavali) (Recurring till end Oct)
Time: 1.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Lucky Plaza Level 6 @ 304 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238863
Admission Fee: FREE!


8) World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: Singapore

Visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 on its world-wide tour showcasing the stories that matter with photography from the 2019 World Press Photo Contest. The 2019 exhibition features the World Press Photo of the Year, and for the first time, the World Press Photo Story of the Year. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 78,801 photographs entered by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries.

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Event: World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: Singapore
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm
Location: National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Admission Fee: FREE!


9) Coffee Meets Novel

Visit us at the roadshow to learn about the NLB Mobile app – thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for you to enjoy right at your fingertips! Plus, redeem a free coffee when you borrow an eBook or audiobook! Enjoy music and spoken word performances by Natalie and George, Jay Yeo, Stephanie Dogfoot, Jocelyn Suarez and more! See you on 26 & 27 October outside Mandarin Gallery from 11am – 9pm.

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Event: Coffee Meets Novel
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Location: Outside Mandarin Gallery @ 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
Admission Fee: FREE!


10) The Wonders of Orchids

The Singapore Garden Festival makes its return! This year, experience a floral wonderland of orchids at Takashimaya Square, B2, from Thu 24 Oct to Mon 28 Oct 2019! Be enchanted by an exquisite showcase of rich and diverse orchid species, and learn more about them through an exciting line-up of talks and demonstrations. Aspiring gardeners can also bring home a wide variety of gardening-related lifestyle products at the one-stop marketplace, exclusively available at the event! Mark your calendar today!

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Event: The Wonders of Orchids
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) + 28 October (Monday – Deepavali)
Time: 10.00am – 9.30pm
Location: Takashimaya Square, B2 @ Takashimaya Department Store 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Admission Fee: FREE!


11) Maker’s Market October 2019

Visit us at the roadshow to learn about the NLB Mobile app – thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for you to enjoy right at your fingertips! Plus, redeem a free coffee when you borrow an eBook or audiobook! Enjoy music and spoken word performances by Natalie and George, Jay Yeo, Stephanie Dogfoot, Jocelyn Suarez and more! See you on 26 & 27 October outside Mandarin Gallery from 11am – 9pm.

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Event: Maker’s Market October 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 1.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: SOTA Level 1 Along Bras Basah Road @ 1 Zubir Said Drive, S227968
Admission Fee: FREE!


12) Alter Ego Cosplay 2019

#AlterEgo19 Let your Alter Ego loose this halloween at the highly grammable Jewel! Be proud and bring out a different side of you as we parade around this gorgeous venue on 26 & 27 October. Meet and greet guest cosplayers and vocal talents, watch stage performers, join the cosplay mascot parade, have a photowalk at canopy park and check out the cosplay competition!

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Event: Alter Ego Cosplay 2019
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 8.00pm
Location: South Gateway Garden @ Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Admission Fee: FREE!


13) Tampines MRT Trade Fair

Expect nice foods & drinks, special snacks & desserts, fruits, household products, fashion accessories, phone accessories, flowers & plants, toys, claw machines and more and more all can be found in our fair (64 stores and more!)! Uncle Ringo will also be joining us this time! Don’t miss out all their fun game stalls and exciting rides!🎪🤹🏻‍♀️🎡🎢🎠

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Event: Tampines MRT Trade Fair
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) + 28 October (Monday – Deepavali)
Time: 11.00am – 11.00pm
Location: Open Field in front of Tampines Mall
Admission Fee: FREE!


14) Late-Night #CashDrop

Over three days from 25 to 27 October 2019, a glow-in-the-dark token will be dropped at a random location in Sentosa every hour between 7pm to 11pm. Simply be the first to pick up the token and receive $1,000 in instant cash! To kick-off the event, here’s the first hint: Tokens can be found around Fort Siloso, Siloso Beach, Imbiah Area and Palawan Beach. More details HERE!

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Event: Late-Night #CashDrop
Date: 26 & 27 October 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Location: Fort Siloso, Siloso Beach, Imbiah Area and Palawan Beach @ Sentosa Island
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 you? It’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 long weekend ahead and here’s wishing a HAPPY DEEPAVALI to all our readers to celebrate this Festival Of Lights!

Psst.. need more ideas on what to do this long weekend? Here are some ideas below!

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