One of the main highlights in August is our nation’s 58th Birthday where we will be celebrating NDP at the Padang & Heartlands! Other notable events for the month include World Breastfeeding Week.

Check out our list of happenings, products and services in Singapore for August 2023 if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend the day or week or try something new. Stay safe and healthy!


1. ELevate program by LCentral

ELevate program by LCentral

Singapore’s inaugural ELevate program by LCentral uniquely combines coding and STEAM with a strong focus on enhancing English literacy. Through the innovative 360 Teaching Method, it seamlessly integrates language and skills development, employing hands-on coding using “Cubico Kid’s Coding” tools and fostering STEAM curiosity with model craft kits. ELevate cultivates transferrable skills, critical thinking, and computational abilities in young learners at K1, K2, P1, and P2 levels, catering to parents seeking comprehensive educational content encompassing coding, STEAM, English literacy, and integrated learning.

ELevate by LCentral uniquely blends coding, STEAM, and English Literacy, nurturing versatile skills for an AI-driven world.

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2. OETEO Singapore Icons Collection

OETEO Singapore Icons National Day outfits

OETEO (pronounced ee-tay-o) puts the fun back into parenthood by designing fuss-free, incredibly comfortable and quality baby clothes. We create thoughtful designs and experiences, making it accessible to all parents.

Introducing Singapore Icons – Drawing inspiration from our nation’s rich heritage, our designs feature Singaporean icons that evoke a deep sense of patriotism. From Merlion, iconic Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay, to the world’s best airport, these symbols are meticulously added into the garments, creating a wearable celebration of our nation’s achievements.

Experience our gift to Singapore & you – Singapore icons

You can purchase them here.


3. PlayFACTO School

PlayFacto School Open House

We invite all parents to join Singapore’s largest ISLANDWIDE OPEN HOUSE, at any of our 45 centres. With more than 70% of our centres on waiting list, book your open house place today! Register now here!

📅 5 & 19 Aug | 2 Sep 2023

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For more information, visit PlayFACTO School Open House.


4. Adventist Schoolhouse

Adventist Schoolhouse water play

At Adventist Schoolhouse (ASH), we constantly strive to open up doors for our young minds to be curious, to discover and grow through a comprehensive and child-friendly curriculum.

Come join us during our Open House as we take you around our exclusive facilities such as the Butterfly Garden, Wading Pool and our Outdoor Playground!

To enjoy exclusive promotions during our Open house, please register HERE with us!

📅 25 Aug 2023
⏰ 9.30am – 11am
📍 Adventist Schoolhouse, 90 Jurong East Street 13 Singapore 609648

Register Now

For more information, visit Adventist Schoolhouse Open House.


5. Win an Exciting Royal Albatross Voyage

Royal Albatross Giveaway

Embark on a real-life pirate adventure aboard the kid-friendly Royal Albatross, one of the few remaining Tall Ships in the world! 🛳 Win an exciting voyage for 2 adults + 2 kids worth $582.10nett! ‍☠️

For more information, visit Royal Albatross Giveaway.


6. Ichiban Montessori Open House

Ichiban Montessori Infant Care

Looking to enrol your child in a preschool that develops confident, reflective and independent learners, who will make a difference in their community? Head down Ichiban Montessori’s Open House to find out how more about their curriculum! Tours are strictly on appointment basis.

📅 29 Jul & 5 Aug 2023
⏱ 9am – 1pm

Infant care is also available at selected centres for families with little ones from 2 to 17 months.

Register your interest here!

Register Now

For more information, visit Ichiban Montessori Open House.


7. Festival at the Fort 2023

Festival at the Fort Love Grass Light Installation

Mark your calendars for this year’s edition of Festival at the Fort, held in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival. Visit Fort Canning Park for a variety of light installations, exhibitions, and activities!

📅 18 to 26 Aug 2023
⏰ 6pm – 10pm
📍 Fort Canning Park
🏷 Free

For more information, visit Festival at the Fort 2023.


8. Experience Singapore Through Your Senses at All Things Singapore (AT SG)

All Things Singapore AT SG Plaza Party at the Library

Experience Singapore through your senses at our exciting line up of events celebrating All Things Singapore! Kick things off at the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) in August by visiting creative renditions of Singapore’s past and stories through art installations and programmes at the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore.

📅 18 to 26 Aug 2023
🏷 Free

For more information, visit All Things Singapore (AT SG) 2023.


9. CMSG ‘LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister’ Exhibition

LKY100 - The Boy Who Became Prime Minister Quotes Mirror

What were founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s growing up years like, and what did he have to overcome in order to become a man who helped build Singapore into a thriving cosmopolitan city? In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Mr Lee’s birth, Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) has launched its latest exhibition – LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister – which traces the late Mr Lee’s story from his childhood to his career as a statesman, and examines the values he espoused and the legacy he left behind.

📅 19 Aug 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
📍 Children’s Museum Singapore

For more information, visit Children’s Museum Singapore ‘LKY100’ Exhibition.


10. National Day Rally 2023

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver his National Day Rally 2023 speech on Sunday, 20 August 2023 at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Headquarters at Ang Mo Kio.

PM Lee will speak in Malay, Mandarin and English at the following times:

  • 6.45pm – Malay
  • 7.00pm – Mandarin
  • 8.00pm – English

The National Day Rally will be broadcast on local TV channels and radio stations.


11. Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival, rooted in Chinese beliefs, is a significant annual event during the seventh lunar month. It involves honoring ancestors and appeasing wandering spirits by making offerings of food, incense, and symbolic paper items like houses and cars. Festivities include communal dinners, auctions, and performances, creating a cultural tapestry that fosters respect, unity, and understanding among communities.

📅 16 Aug to 14 Sep 2023

For more information, visit Hungry Ghost Festival 2023.


12. Jazz for Dogs 2023

Jazz for Dogs Singapore Botanic Gardens

Jazz for Dogs 2023 is a fundraising evening hosted by one of the most established dog welfare groups in Singapore with 450 registered members and a Facebook following of more than 46,000, Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD). Through the genre of jazz, Jazz for Dogs 2023 hopes to reach out to the masses and raise awareness for stray dogs.

📅 20 Aug 2023, Sunday
⏰ 5pm – 7pm
📍 Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

For more information, visit Jazz for Dogs 2023.


13. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2023

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and learn about Chinese traditions and customs at the 12th edition of SYSNMH’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Mooncake Festival) falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and is one of the most important festivals for Chinese communities around the world.

📅 29 Aug to 1 Oct 2023
📍 Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

For more information, visit Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2023.


14. Singapore Night Festival

Singapore Night Festival SNF 2023 National Museum of Singapore

The Singapore Night Festival returns this year to light up the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct with the theme “Singapore, the Great Port City”. Connecting its rich history of trade and exchange with contemporary experiences, this year’s edition of the festival showcases Singapore’s evolution and growth beyond its early role as a port city into a dynamic modern metropolis where worlds meet.

📅 18 to 26 Aug 2023
📍 Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct

For more information, visit Singapore Night Festival 2023.


15. Free Admission To National Orchid Garden

national orchid garden entrance

Enjoy free admission* to National Orchid Garden from 26 August to 10 September for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders.

📅 26 Aug to 10 Sep 2023
⏱ 8.30am to 6pm (Last entry at 6pm)
📍 National Orchid Garden

For more information visit Free Admission To National Orchid Garden.


16. Perseid Meteor Shower Visible in Singapore This August 2023

Meteor Shower - Pixabay

The best time to observe the Perseids meteor shower would be on 13th August around 4am when the constellation would be high enough above the horizon. That is when you can spot the maximum number of meteors. These can be viewed with the naked eye if there is no light pollution and cloud cover.

📅 13 Aug 2023

For more information, visit Meteor Shower in Singapore 2023.


17. National Day Light-Up 2023

National Museum Singapore National Day Light-upNMS National Day Light-up (Image courtesy of NMS)

Happy National Day, Singapore 🇸🇬! Join us as we celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday with the illumination of six historical and culturally significant landmarks around the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, and watch them light up in the National Flag colours of red and white.

📅 1 to 26 Aug 2023
*National Museum of Singapore light-up: Until 9 August 2023
⏰ 7.30pm – 12am daily
📍 Various arts and cultural landmarks in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct

For more information, visit National Day Light-Up 2023.


18. NDP Celebrations at Marina Barrage 2023

ndp at marina barrage

The Sustainable Singapore Gallery and Marina Barrage invite you to celebrate National Day @ Marina Barrage. Join us for a variety of exciting activities such as the living screening of the National Day Parade, a Green Bazaar, and the Eco Jalan adventure trail.

📅 9 Aug 2023
⏰ 12pm – 6pm
📍 Marina Barrage

For more information, visit NDP Celebrations at Marina Barrage 2023.


19. National Day at Heartlands

F15SGs for NDP

Take part in community activities at five heartland locations across Singapore: Bedok Stadium, Jurong West Stadium, Toa Payoh Stadium, Woodlands Stadium (5 and 6 Aug) and Our Tampines Hub (6 Aug). You can also catch the NDP fireworks display at all five sites on 9 Aug, and catch the island flypast across Singapore.

📅 5 & 6 and 9 Aug 2023

For more information, visit National Day Celebrations @ Heartlands 2023.


20. Celebrate Fashion and Culture at the ACM’s National Day Open House!

National Day Open House ACM

Catch the NDP fireworks and redeem your own barbie as you transform it with extraordinary AGN-inspired paper outfits. For National Day only, receive signature Barbie dolls and special Barbie accessories from Mattel* and complete your experience with an ice cream giveaway, lucky draw for AGN merchandise, and much more.

📅 Wednesday, 9 Aug 2023
⏰ 1pm to 6.30pm
📍 Asian Civilisations Museum
🏷 Free entry to Andrew Gn: Fashioning Singapore and the World special exhibition for Singaporeans and PRs, discounted $10 entry for tourists and foreign residents

For more information, visit Celebrate National Day at ACM.


21. Singapore Sports Hub Majulah Fiesta Finale

Singapore Sports Hub National Day Celebration

It will be a full day of activities and entertainment as we celebrate the nation’s 58th birthday together. There will be a live screening of the National Day Parade (NDP), display of the National Flag on the National Stadium roof and awesome fireworks. There is no better way to spend this jubilant occasion than with your loved ones here at the Singapore Sports Hub!

📅 9 Aug 2023
📍 Singapore Sports Hub

For more information, visit Majulah Fiesta Finale.


22. National Day at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES

SingNation! Largest National Day Outdoor Choir

Highlights happening at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES:

  • Live screening of the National Day Parade on 9 August, at Capitol Singapore
  • A series of exclusive dining deals from restaurants including Hopscotch and Nalan Restaurant at Capitol Singapore, as well as The Winery Tapas Bar, Harry’s and Prive at CHIJMES
    ○ Hopscotch @ Capitol Singapore will be serving its specialty Lion City Tiki cocktail at only $18 (U.P. $24)
  • Indulge in childhood nostalgia with a life-sized game of Snakes & Ladders at CHIJMES

📅 9 Aug 2023
📍 Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES

For more information, visit National Day at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES.


23. Celebrate SG58 at Malls of Frasers Property

Malls of Frasers Property National Day

Include the malls in your celebration plans! Receive an SG58 freebie from the Mama Shop at the main atriums of Causeway Point and Tampines 1 when you dress up in the colours of our national flag! Over at Century Square and Changi City Point, catch the characters of old Singapore in action to receive an SG58 freebie too!

Join the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day Observance Ceremony and Carnival happening at Tiong Bahru Plaza’s outdoor space starting from 8.30 am. Let’s show our Singapore spirit and come together to recite our National Pledge, sing our National Anthem, and take part in exciting carnival games!

📅 9 Aug 2023

For more information, visit Celebrate SG58 at Malls of Frasers Property.


24. 58th National Day 2023 Celebrations at Our Tampines Hub (OTH)

National Day Celebrations Our Tampines Hub 2023

Come dressed in your RED and WHITE outfit, head down to Town Square to catch our star-studded ONWARD TAMPINES LIVE CONCERT by Dick Lee, Aisyah Aziz, Shabir and Mei Gui that promises you well-loved Singaporean songs which are close to your hearts. Affectionately known as ‘Singapore Boy’, the Funnyman Hossan Leong will be hosting the show.

📅 9 Aug 2023
⏰ 4.30pm to 8.30pm
📍 Our Tampines Hub

For more information, visit 58th National Day 2023 Celebrations at Our Tampines Hub (OTH).


25. 17th National Day Sing-along

17th National Day Sing-Along 2023

Come join us as we celebrate Singapore’s 58th year of independence at the 17th National Day Sing-Along. This year’s programme will be carried out under three thematic segments namely the history of Singapore (accompanied by sand painting), xinyao tunes unique to Singapore and lastly, uplifting songs to end on a high note.

📅 5 Aug 2023
⏰ 7pm – 9pm
📍 Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall Square
💰 Free

For more information, visit National Day Sing-along 2023.


26. National Day Celebrations at the National Museum Singapore

National Day Celebrations at National Museum SingaporeNational Day Celebrations at NMS (Image courtesy of NMS)

Celebrate our nation’s 58th birthday with family and friends and participate in the myriad of activities featuring Singapore’s icons, local talents and special exhibitions at the museum. Look out for an exciting performance, drop-in activities, storytelling sessions and scavenger hunt. End the day with a “picnic-under-the-stars” and catch the live outdoor screening of the National Day Parade at the museum’s front lawn.

📅 9 Aug 2023
⏰ 10am – 8.30pm
📍 National Museum of Singapore

For more information, visit National Day Celebrations 2023 at the National Museum Singapore.


27. Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2023

ComChest Heartstrings Walk Community Chest

This year, we celebrate Community Chest’s remarkable 40 years of empowering lives! To commemorate this milestone, we invite you to rally your friends and fellow running buddies to participate in our annual charity walk event, presented by Community Chest Singapore and Marina Bay Sands.

📅 5 Aug 2023
📍 Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza

For more information, visit Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2023.


28. Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert

Gardens by the Bay Mediacorp National Day Concert

The full-scale edition of the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert returns to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday with an electrifying line-up of local stars and an inaugural fireworks display!

📅 5 Aug 2023
⏰ 7.30pm – 9pm
📍 The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay

For more information, visit Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert 2023.


29. Support Local by Buying Local at The Local Farm Weekend

The Local Farm Festival

The Local Farm Weekend market is a fantastic experience with a wide range of enjoyable farm-to-table, artisanal, and eco options to choose from.

Come join us this weekend for our delicious fish burgers, refreshing gelatos, acai bowls, yoghurt, nut butter spreads, and local artisanal beers, just to name a few. Bring home farm-fresh leafy vegetables, mushrooms, seabass and eggs from our local farmers to whip up a hearty meal for the family too.

📅 12 to 13 Aug 2023
⏰ 10am – 4pm
📍 Gardenasia

For more information, visit The Local Farm Weekend 2023.


Note: All details are correct as of the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective owners or organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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