Preview Guide

August Fairs and Festivals

By Ninart LuiEvents - 29 July 2011 2:48 PM | Updated 05 August 2011

August Fairs and Festivals

As we enter into our 47th birthday as a nation, August will also leave you gasping for breath with so many fairs and festivals going on!

Whether you’re in the mood for music, museums, soaring light extravaganzas or desperately in need for a getaway, we’ve got it covered. Read on for the best things to do in Singapore in August!


Singapore’s biggest outdoor indie music festival Baybeats  (Aug 19-21) is back yet again for its 10th anniversary! With over 50 free performances by 35 acts, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love. Popular acts include indie darling Noughts and Exes (HK), Caracal (SG), Furniture (MY), Wolfgang (PH) and more.

Noughts and Exes

Across the water, Dick Lee and Anita Sarawak serenade with their hits at Singapop  (Aug 20), in celebration of the EDB’s 50th anniversary.

If your tastes run to the Mando-pop scene, it’s time to rejoice. Under the Stars (Aug 30)

brings together indie singer-songwriters from all over Asia for the first time in Singapore for a magical music experience. The star-studded lineup includes Crowd Lu (盧廣仲), Lala Hsu (徐佳瑩), hocc (何韻詩) and more! Check out our feature for more highlights.

Night owls, you’ll have reason to stay out even later this month. The Voyage Night Festival 2011 (Aug 26-Sept 3) returns for a period of 2 weekends with a theme of exploration and travel across worlds and cultures. Check out our Night Out preview for our pick of the highlights!


Theatre TOL @ Voyage Night Festival

Yearning for a getaway? Snap up some really great deals at the NATAS Holidays Fair 2011 (Aug 26-28), but get there early to beat the crowds! Lastly, indulge your inner geek at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (Aug 20-21) which all but brings out the inner child in you. Check out our preview of the highlights, and find out how to WIN! a pair of 1-day passes!

For more things to do in Singapore, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar.