Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our list of top things to do in Singapore this August!
We’re leaving July behind and entering the most happening month of the year! Can we expect any less from the nation’s own birthday month? From grand fireworks displays to fun festivals to decadent buffets, here are all the best things to do in Singapore this August. Read on for exciting deets on upcoming events…
Fun things to do this August in Singapore
1. Entertainment: Catch the National Day fireworks
It’s not a celebration without some fireworks! If you’re planning to watch the sky light up on National Day, we’ve rounded up the best spots to stop by. We’re talking everything from public spaces like the Helix Bridge and Merlion Park, to cool rooftop bars and swanky alfresco restaurants. You’ll want to go as early as possible because we’re certain it’ll be packed to the brim with eager observers wielding smartphones and cameras.
2. Entertainment: Cosentino: Decennium – The Greatest Live Magic Show
From 24 August
Do you believe in magic? Maybe after this show, you will. Be mesmerised by the tricks and illusions of international magician of the year, Cosentino. This show celebrates his 10 years of global success as a world-famous entertainer and illusionist. A trailblazer in the industry, he was the first Australian magician to ever get his own TV show that was seen by over 750 million people across the globe. His 90-minute performance will have you amazed and your mind boggled.
Cosentino: Decennium – The Greatest Live Magic Show, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
3. Dine: House of Suntory’s centennial celebrations
From 23 August
As part of its centennial celebration, the House of Suntory has a whole slew of exciting events lined up. Look out for the limited release of Yamazaki 18-year-old Mizunara, the classic Yamazaki 12-year-old in a limited edition 100-anniversary packaging, and two limited edition Hakushu bottlings. And the best way to enjoy these fine Suntory spirits? With fine menus created by eight esteemed chefs who embody similar visions of quality, ingenuity, and expressiveness as Suntory. Enter renowned restaurants like Sushi Sato, Takayama, and La D’Oro that offer distinct cuisines and curated menus that pair perfectly with the spirits.
House of Suntory’s centennial celebrations, multiple locations
4. Nightlife: Lion Brewery Co’s ladies’ night
The nights just got sweeter with Lion Brewery Co’s latest weekly ladies’ night offerings. On Wednesdays from 6pm for an hour, ladies can treat themselves to two complimentary glasses of Lion Brewery Co’s curated cocktail list. Afterwards, soak in with two hours of bottomless lion beers, house wines, prosecco, and signature G&Ts are just $25++ a person. All you gotta do is step into the secret room hidden behind a fridge door that’ll keep your shenanigans tucked neatly away. Be sure to pad your stomach with the free flowing tapas!
Lion Brewery Co’s Ladies’ Night, 36 Club Street, Singapore 069469
5. Festival: Brewnanza Fest 2023
3 – 6 August
Beer lovers gather, because we’ve found the event of the year for you! Brewlander has assembled the largest beer craft festival in Singapore to celebrate over 20 of the most innovative local and international craft breweries. Expect a carefully selected mix of over 100 unique and never-before-seen brews coming from overseas breweries – a veritable treat considering we’d never be able to see these beers otherwise! So whether you’re a hophead or a malt maven, pop by and soak in the festivities.
Brewnanza Fest 2023, Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
6. Event: Singapore Night Festival 2023
18 – 26 August
The Singapore Night Festival is back with new exhibitions and experiences for all ages. Wondering what’s in store? The 14th edition of the Singapore Night Festival follows the theme “Singapore, the Great Port City”. Be prepared for the Bras Basah and Bugis precincts to come alive. Over 50 experiences have been curated, spanning across projection mappings, experiential programmes, festival villages, and more! There’s even a dedicated family zone with fun features around Fort Canning Rise that are kid-friendly so the whole fam can get in on the festivities.
Singapore Night Festival 2023, multiple locations around the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct
7. Eat: Sentosa Food Fest 2023
If you missed out on July’s Grillfest at Sentosa, fret not. Because this August, Sentosa’s Restaurant Trail will take your feasting adventures to the next level. Restaurants across the island will be presenting curated menus with scrumptious dishes that’ll have your tastebuds tickled. Take yourself up to Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and tuck into mains like pasta or a wagyu beef burger. Or hit up Good Old Days for an Asian dinner buffet.
Sentosa Food Fest 2023, multiple locations within Sentosa
8. Nightlife: Tanjong Beach Club’s Smack My Beach Up! presents Poolside Parade
If you won’t be at the National Day Parade this year, you can still have a grand old time. Tanjong Beach Club is preparing a day of fun with music, food, and ice cold drinks. DJs Toppings and Bongomann from party collective Ice Cream Sundays will be hitting the decks to get you grooving. And no day at the beach is complete without ice cream. The team from Birds of Paradise will be slinging scoops of gelato to cool you off while you wait for the sun to set.
Tanjong Beach Club’s Smack My Beach Up! presents Poolside Parade, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
9. Drink: Extended happy hours at Gibson, Live Twice, and Humpback
Until 20 August
Summertime madness is ramping up and we’ve got even more offers to share with you! Jigger & Pony Group’s sweetened up our weekday nights with extended happy hours. That means more time to unwind with colleagues and friends, soaking in the nightlife with even more delectable drinks. For the first time ever, snag yourself a mini version of Gibson’s signature martini-style cocktail for $10. At Live Twice, grab cocktails at just $16 while lounging in a Japanese-inspired speakeasy.
Extended happy hours at Gibson, Live Twice, and Humpback, multiple locations
10. Things to do: A Cat Cruise on the Royal Albatross
We love our friendly furry puppy pals, but they’ll have to take a step back for this event. After consultations with vets, SPCA, The Cat People, and Cat Welfare Society, this tall ship is now one of the most cat-friendly places in Singapore. The Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Royal Albatross welcomes beloved felines on board for one night only. Your furbabies will be in the lap of luxury with their very own designer private cabin while you dine away. Plus enjoy a cat food trial pack from PetCubes, and get tips and skills from cat experts and masterclasses.
A Cat Cruise on the Royal Albatross, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Now, go forth and have fun with our list of things to do this August in Singapore!