10 things to look forward to in August: art festivals, food festivals, Army Daze 2 and more!


We created this list for you to refer to when planning outings with your loved ones this August. The month of August sees an exciting jam-packed month full of activities! Read on to find out more.

1. Singapore Coffee Festival

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Singapore Coffee Festival is back with a second edition at Marina Bay Cruise Centre this 4 to 6 August! Expect the smell of freshly ground coffee from well known and underground local coffee roasters. Daily workshops and live art performances are also available.

Address: Marina Bay Cruise Centre
Date: 4 to 6 August 2017
Time: Various timings according to tickets
Admission: From S$18
Website: http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg

2. Films At The Fort

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Missed the screening of Baywatch in cinemas? Fret not, Films At The Forts is back with another edition of open-air movie screening under the stars. Catch movies like Baywatch, or Get Out. To get your parents on the wagon, Grease will be screened too. Perfect for all ages.

Address: Fort Canning Park
Date: 3 to 20 August 2017
Time: From 5pm
Admission: From S$27.80
Website: https://www.filmsatthefort.com.sg/

3. Civic District Outdoor Festival

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The National Gallery will be transforming the civic district into an outdoor festival, one not to be missed! The festival will feature over 50 projection shows and art installations. The Padang will be open for you to lay your mats out and hang out with the giant lit up bunnies.

Address: National Gallery Singapore, The Padang
Date: 4 to 5 August, 11 to 12 August 2017
Time: 5pm to 11pm
Admission: Free

4. Army Daze 2

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We all love the original hit play written by Michael Chiang in 1987 that turned into a film featuring Sheikh Haikal, Deanna Yusoff, Kevin Mark Marghese and more in 1996. This August, the long awaited sequel (after 30 years!) will debut on stage featuring Chua Enlai, Hossan Leong and more.

Address: Drama Centre, 100 Victoria St, #05-01, National Library, Singapore 188064
Date: 4 to 20 August 2017
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Admission: From S$43

5. Open Homes (Singapore International Festival of The Arts)

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Ever wonder how are the lives of other fellow Singaporeans surrounding us? Open Homes allows you to use this platform to learn about the lives of other people as families and individuals open their homes to the public and tell their stories. What will you discover?

Address: Various
Date: Saturdays and Sundays in August
Time: Various
Admission: S$15

6. Ultimate Drummers Weekend


Drummers, rejoice! Get together on the 5 to 6 August weekend and witness your favourite drummers in action. The Singapore Drum Fest will witness local and foreign artists at the MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO for two days of musicianship and showmanship.

Address: MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO
Date: 5 & 6 August 2017
Time: From 10am
Admission: From S$50

7. Beerfest Asia

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Beerfest Asia will be held at Marina Bay Cruise Centre for the first time in years! You are sure to not end up in a sweaty mess (or you might, who knows) in the air-conditioned hall. Expect over 500 exhibitors like Starker Singapore, The 1925 Brewing Co. Restaurant and Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.

Address: Marina Bay Cruise Centre
Date: 17 to 20 August 2017
Admission: From S$30

8. Singapore Night Festival

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This year, the festival will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. This year's edition will feature the beauty of night lights as well as crowd favourites. You'll find pop-up installations as well as roving artists, literally changing the Bras Basah.Bugis district into a huge outdoor performing arts festival.

Address: Bras Basah.Bugis district
Date: 18 - 26 August 2017
Time: 7pm - 12am
Website: nightfestival.sg

9. Swapaholic


One man's trash is another man's treasure, they say. Save all the clothes you don't want anymore and bring them over to Liang Court to swap with someone else! If you're lucky, you might even bring home a gem or two.

Address: Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd, SG 179030
Date: 19 August 2017
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Admission: S$26
Website: http://www.swapaholicevents.com

10. Singapore MX Beach Race

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Look no further if you're looking for a thrilling event to go to! This August, Sentosa will be hosting the Singapore MX Beach Race, a two-day adrenaline-charged event. Save the date!

Address: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
Date: 26 - 27 August 2017
Time: 10am - 6pm
Admission: From S$20

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