“There’s nothing to do in Singapore,” is something we hear far too often. However, contrary to popular belief, she isn’t that boring and has a slew of events hiding under her belt. You have to look for the exciting things in the right place. From vibrant festivals to immersive exhibitions, there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities to fill your weekend. Check out this guide to know more.

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Photo Credits: Gardens by the Bay

1. Gardens by the Bay Children’s Festival

Are you a fan of Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2? If so, this will be a treat for you (and the kids, of course)! Bask in the 10th edition of the Gardens by the Bay Children’s Festival, where everyone can immerse themselves in the world of wonder. The festival includes an outdoor carnival with large-scale installations, interactive activities, and themed play areas. That’s not all, your inner moody self can hang out at the Mood Swings – an area to swing the moodiness away and transition to a joy(ous) self, and hop over to the doodle wall after. This is the perfect way to have fun and learn at the same time! 

When: Until 22 June 2024
More information here.

image of Iwagumi Air Scape at I light Singapore 2024
Photo Credits: i Light Singapore

2. i Light Singapore 2024

You don’t have to be a fan of lights to head on over to i Lights Singapore 2024. This year’s festival includes innovative installations made from eco-friendly materials, creating a stunning visual spectacle around the Marina Bay area. Don’t miss the i Light Forum at Millenia Walk, where you can engage with artists and learn about the concepts behind their out-of-this-world creations too. 

When: Until 23 June 2024
More information here.

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Photo Credits: GastroBeats

3. GastroBeats 2024

Is your tummy always rumblin’ and eardrums always beatin’? Check out GastroBeats 2024 for a culinary and musical extravaganza. This lively festival features an eclectic mix of food stalls, live music, and engaging activities. Enjoy a variety of delectable dishes from local and international vendors whilst grooving to stage performances by talented artists. If you’re a foodie and a music lover, this one’s definitely for you! 

When: 15 – 16 June 2024
More information here.

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4. Sake Festival Singapore 2024

Kanpai! If you love all things Japanese or alcohol, make your way down to Sake Festival Singapore 2024. An event that offers a wide selection of sakes from various regions of Japan, provides an excellent opportunity for both novices and connoisseurs to explore and appreciate. Enjoy sake tastings, sumptuous food pairings, and insightful talks from sake experts. 

When: 15 June 2024
More information here.

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Photo Credits: VivoCity

5. Celebrate Donald Duck’s 90th Birthday at VivoCity

Have a quackin’ good time at Donald Duck’s 90th birthday at a Mickey and Friends-themed event at Vivocity this weekend. The event includes interactive games, photo opportunities with life-sized installations, and exclusive Disney merchandise. It’s definitely made for Disney fans of all ages.

When: Until 23 June 2024
More information here.

Final Thoughts

Still think Singapore’s boring? Offering a plethora of events and activities, Singapore definitely aims to please. Especially for the weekend. So whether you’re (not) getting blinded by the lights or reliving your childhood, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned for the next weekend guide to help you plan your weekend right!