18 - 26 Aug‘23

Singapore Night Festival 2023 (18 to 26 August)

SG Night Festival
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18 – 26 August 2023
7.30pm – midnight daily

The Singapore Night Festival, one of the red dot’s more anticipated art festivals, is back again in August for its 14th edition! Themed Singapore, the Great Port City, this year’s Singapore Night Festival will light up the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct.  There’s an exciting line-up of programmes to look forward to including dynamic projection mappings featuring works by local artists, Night Lights installations and more! Each display will uncover the beauty of Singapore’s growth and evolution over the years since its early role as a port city. In addition to interactive activities, you can also look forward to unique food and retail experiences.

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If last year’s edition serves as a guide of what to expect, then you can probably look forward to live performances by creative and talented artists, musicians and more. We certainly hope that local artists will also host Masterclass workshops like they did last year! But, there isn’t news on this yet, so stay tuned to this page for more details!

Highlights of Singapore Night Festival 2023:

1. Projection Mapping

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Projection mapping is one of our favourite highlights of the annual Singapore Night Festival. It’s so fun to wander around all the buildings and watch the buildings come to life during the Singapore Night Festival. You can search all the different displays on this Festival Map and most of these are free and easy to walk to enjoy at your leisure.

2. Night Lights: 13 Installations

singapore night festival 2023 a stone's throw away
Image Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2023

This year, there will be a total of 13 night light installations that will light up the streets of Singapore and invite us to explore Singapore’s evolution through the years. A Stone’s Throw (Away) pictured above was created based on the legend of the Singapore Stone that was thrown from Fort Canning Hill to the Singapore River. This ‘reconstructed’ relic comes to life when festival-goers stand in front of the panels.

When: 18 – 26 August 2023, 7:30pm – 12am
Where: National Museum Singapore, Stamford Arts Centre, Bugis Street, Raffles City Singapore, National Design Centre Armenian Street, Funan Kinetic Wall
How much: Free! Click here for more info.

3. Experiential Programmes 

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Image Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2023

Apart from the mesmerising projection mapping and light installations, Singapore Night Festival 2023 invites you and the kids to take part in experiential programmes that will allow you to immerse yourself in Singapore’s rich history and see Singapore in a new light. Photographers and film enthusiasts can capture the beauty of Singapore at the NightFest Photo Walk, while little ones can listen to stories of mystical legends and experience the Children’s Museum at night.

4. Eclectic Performances

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Image Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2023

Get ready to dance the night away as talented local artists and musicians take the stage to blow your socks off! From jazz musicians like The Jazz Djogets and RaghaJazz to unique storytelling performances like Waterloo Street Stories, there will be plenty of exciting performances that will entertain the whole family.

5. Festival Village 

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Image Credit: Singapore Night Festival 2023

What’s a party without food? Singapore Night Festival 2023 invites you to indulge in scrumptious food and sip on your favourite drinks at three festival villages in Armenian Street, CHIJMES and SMU Campus Green. Admission is free, so all you have to do is show up and get ready for an unforgettable culinary experience as you soak in the lights and music of the Singapore Night Festival 2023.

Main Festival Village at SMU Campus Green
18 to 26 August 2023, 6pm – 10:30pm (Fridays) and 6pm  –11:30pm (Saturdays)
Where: SMU Campus Green, 81 Victoria St, Singapore 188065
How much: Free!

Festival Village at CHIJMES
When: 18 – 26 August 2023, 7pm – 12am
Where: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
How much: Free!

Festival Village at Armenian Street
When: 18 – 26 August 2023, 7pm – 12am
Where: Armenian Street
How much: Free!

Want to find out more about the various Singapore Night Festival installations? Click here for a detailed list of installations, displays and performances plus all the ticketing information you need!

Lead image by Stanley Chee. All other images courtesy of Singapore Night Festival 

Event Price

Selected events are ticketed. Click the Book Now link for more info!

Event Location

Bras Basah.Bugis
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