- No weekend this year has encapsulated the saying “Eat, drink, and be merry” quite like this one! From food festivals across the city to music extravaganzas boasting over 100 bands, plus an international Cirque de Soleil show, be ready for 48 hours of absolute feasting of the visual, gastronomic and musical kind.
ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017: Chocolate Wonderland
14-16 July at ION Orchard B4
Forget Willy Wonka, it’s time to get your chocolate fix this weekend at the indulgent Chocolate Wonderland at ION Orchard’s B4 ION Station. Head down for exclusive samplings and demonstrations by popular brands such as LeTAO, The Marmalade Pantry, GODIVA and more! What’s more, treat yourself to chocolate with a local twist from booths by Magnum (think teh tarikinfused macarons!) to even bandung-infused chocolate bars by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Cirque Du Soleil’s Kooza
12 July-20 August at the Big Top at Marina Bay Sands
Cirque Du Soleil is back in Singapore, presenting their latest production, KOOZA. This multi-award winning production house is known for their incredible acrobatic performances, ornate costume and set designs that are set to leave the audiences awe-struck. KOOZA is a story about an innocent young boy stumbling upon a mysterious red chest. Once it’s opened, a whole slew of fantastical characters came out of it, transporting the boy into a magical world filled with wonder and excitement. It’s a journey of self-discovery and a celebration of imagination with an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 19 different countries performing physically astonishing feats that will keep you at the edge of your seat. You will never know what’s around the corner.
14-16 July at the Esplanade
Held across three stages at the Esplanade, Baybeats is back with a genre-bending line-up boasting some of Singapore and Asia’s distinctive voices in the realms of post-rock, indie folk, heavy metal and electronica. Beyond a platform for vocal and instrumental prowess, Baybeats prides itself in gathering and grooming a new generation of gig photographers, video artists and music journalists; as well as in being a purveyor of cool vibes. There will also be a Festival Village housing stalls by local indie crafters and foodie entrepreneurs to keep you enticed and satisfied all day long.
STREAT at the Singapore Food Festival
14-15 July at Clifford Square (next to Fullerton Bay Hotel)
The signature event of the Singapore Food Festival, STREAT is an open-air food fiesta at Clifford Square, where a pop-up restaurant helmed by Candlenut’s Malcolm Lee and Wild Rocket’s Willin Low will be serving up a modern Singaporean and Peranakan three-course menu, communal style. But of course, that’s not all—nine of the nation’s top local restaurants and best loved hawkers will be dishing out mouthwatering specialities of their own, so it’s best to come famished!
15-16, 22-23, 29-30 July at the former Bedok Town Secondary School
It’s name says it all—100 Festival is a 100-band music extravaganza that’s happening on the grounds of the former Bedok Town Secondary School over the next three weeks. From indie rock and electro funk to acoustic balladeers, this harmonious event will showcase some of Singapore’s finest rising and established talents, as well as bring together and connect the community through music and movement.