53 awesome markets, parties, concerts and other events this July in Singapore

An outdoor electro picnic, a festival celebrating street food, a silent disco, a slew of Fourth of July barbecues and lots, lots more.

There's more to this month than fourth of July parties; from silent discos and food festivals to pop-up markets and even karaoke. 

PARTY

Beats From Beneath X The Great Escape is happening again at The Great Escape behind The Projector, with DJs Mr.Assin and Bhayology on the decks to bring you their beats from around the globe. Jul 1

FOOD

Lime at Parkroyal is offering a complimentary buffet lunch or dinner Mon-Thurs when you dine in a group of four and pay with a UOB credit card. From $48. Through Jul 31

FILM

Boo Junfeng’s psychological drama Apprentice which competed in Cannes is now showing at Golden Village—it tells the story of a young correctional officer and a hardened executioner. Now in theatres.

THEATER

The play SI WOOF WOOF by Akulah Bimbo Sakti (I Am The Magic Bimbo), showing at The Substation by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, is a visual and performance art piece about a childless couple and a mysterious dog set in a surreal landscape. Jul 1-2

PARTY

Good Times x Darker Than Wax are getting together for Beats N Beyond at BluJaz Cafe to drop their mix of hip hop, juke, grime music and more. Resident DJs William J, Rah, Daryl C and special guest from Bali, Yadin will be on mixing duties. Entry at $5. Jul 1

FOODGreenwood Fish Market & Bistro’s oyster festival returns for its fourth edition with the lofty title of World Oyster Festival, featuring more than 20 varieties. Prices are expected to start at $4 per oyster. Jul 1-31

PARTY

Join Singapura Dub Club in their first celebration of International Reggae Day at Mariko’s withreggae, dub, dancehall and ska, along with acoustic sets by Yella Sky Sound System (Jakarta)Jul 1

ARTS

Catch Ballet Under The Stars at Fort Canning Green, with performances of Blue Snow by Toru Shimazaki, Shadow's Edge and Incomparable Beauty by Ma Cong, Bournoville Divertissements by the iconic August Bournonville and more. Tickets are at $30. Jul 1-3, 8-10

SHOPPING

Pop by the Mega Raya Bazaar at City Plaza and check out booths showcasing yummy goodies and an array of stylish, discounted Eid outfits. Through Jul 5

SHOPPING

Besides the annual Ramadan bazaar at Geylang Serai, take a different turn with Rilek Di Ramadan for local music performances and home-grown craft items. Through Jul 6

SHOPPING

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is hosting Next Jen Pop-Up : A Superlife Affair, showcasing 15 local start-ups like superfood providers, coffee makers, chemical-free skincare products, printmakers and clothing designers. Jul 1-2

FESTIVAL

The Street Act series, part of the the annual Singapore Street Festival (SSF), sees local yo-yo athletes fight it out on four different battlegrounds at the Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships & Singapore Yo-Yo Championships 2016Jul 1-3

SHOPPING

Singapore's first ever Vintage Swing And Blues Jam is happening at Timbre @ The Arts House, bringing the 30's to 50's era to life with makeover booths, accessory stalls, vintage snack booths, a runway for a showcase of fashion, live band performances and even a vinyl DJ. Jul 2

DRINKS

Winefamily is hosting The 'Old World Wine' Mini Fair at CATO with their selection of 30 hard-to-find wines, which includes new ones in Singapore and from specialist Winefamily merchants. Entry ticket $10 for wine purchase and $5 wine glass top-up token. Jul 2

PARTY

Silent Disco is back for its second run at Kult Kafe. Groove to beats only you can hear, thanks to individual noise-cancelling wireless headsets. Book your tickets in advance at PeatixJul 2

PARTY

Fourth of July parties are taking place with several parties lined up, so check out our list of 9 fun and delicious Fourth of July 2016 parties in SingaporeJul 2-4

WELLNESS

Urban Yogis are having another pop-up yoga session at Haw Par Villa focusing on Hatha Yoga. It's only $5 but you'll have to book beforehand. Jul 3

EXHIBITION

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is having a travelling exhibition, 50 Years of National Day Parades, which chronicles the event from 1966 to the present day with vintage photographs and eyewitness accounts from participants of years past. Through Jul 3

KARAOKE

Instead of the usual night at a bar, switch it up for a shameless karaoke sesh and belt out to the hits of the ‘90s at OverEasy Orchard's Guilty Pleasures. Jul 5

PARTY

Leftbank ft. XHIN (CLR, Token) will be a showcase of electronic and techno music by Xhin (CLR, Tolken) and Gerald Ang (Soulmatters Recordings) at CATO. Jul 8

SHOPPING

MAAD is celebrating its 10th anniversary, MAAD Pyjamas at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore till midnight, promising more than their usual flea, art, design and shopping. Jul 8

SHOPPING

The Wanderer's Market is making its appearance at Wanderlust in Little India for two days with a showcase of artisinal goods, independent designers and more. Jul 8

PARTY

Artistry, after hosting their previous tribute in February for David Bowie, will also host ConTribute Prince, bringing Purple Rain to life with their 1999-themed party. Jul 9

CONCERT

Join Nathan Hartono as he celebrates a decade in music with this show at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Jul 9

PARTY

Sofitel So Singapore will be throwing an all vinyl pool party, Light, hosted by Eyes To The Front with music by DJs Oliver Osborne, Rocky Suave and more with specials on drinks. Cover charge of $10++ with a free drink before 4pm. Jul 9

FESTIVAL

Check out the Atlantis Music Festival by Blackwhite Production at Wave House Sentosa, a pool-side party with guest DJ Borgeous. Tickets from $65, available hereJul 9

PARTY

Sunset Deep Session Summer Heat Edition is a part of the LAZY BEATz Party series at BayWatch of Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway. Chill out to tech house, balearic chill and more by DJs Lazy Beatz (UK) and Sound Forest (Cloud of Silence) as you gorge on BBQ meals and cocktails. Tickets on PeatixJul 9

ARTS

Singapore International of the Arts (SIFA) kicks off with The O.P.E.N., with highlights like Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel, a performance designed amd directed by Olivier Saillard and Club Malam, a nostalgic rave with producers from Singapore, Germany and Indonesia as well as art films at The Projector. Through Jul 9

COMEDY

Laugh Die You - The Karaoke is a stand up comedy standoff between Malaysia’s Joanne Kam and Singapore’s Kumar at the Resorts World Theatre, with celebrity host Gurmit Singh as the moderator. Get your tickets hereJul 9-10

SPORTS

Mikeller's Running Club had its first run early June, but you'll have another chance to join in the fun if you missed the last one with the MRC Singapore #2, a 6-8km run with a special stopover at Druggists for runners to hydrate themselves with beer. Jul 9-10

THEATER

If Becca D’Bus and the rest of the RIOT! crew have given you a taste for drag revues, then you’re going to love this. The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race are coming to Singapore for the very first time as part of RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons: 2016 Extravaganza TourJul 10

THEATER

Broadway Beng returns for its 10th Anniversary Concert at the Esplanade with his Hokkien show tunes that'll have you singing and dancing along. Jul 14-31

FOOD

Singapore’s culinary event, Singapore Food Festival 2016, returns for the 23rd time with the theme, "Savour the Past, Taste the Future", to celebrate the evolution of  local cuisine at various venues around Singapore. It includes a lineup of chef collabs, masterclasses, food trails and more. Jul 15-31

PARTY

The second edition of poolside party Singareta, Poolside Brazilian Carnival & BBQ Party, will be held at Owl Bar. Dance to Brazilian samba, pop and house music, sample Brazilian barbecued bites and drink handcrafted spirits. Tickets at Peatix. Jul 16

ARTS

The Singapore Wind Symphony, along with Kevin Mathews, Robin Goh, Donnie Chan and more, come together for Singapore! A Musical Celebration 5: Listening to the Movies to perform music scores from local films such as Mee Pok Man12 Lotus, I Not Stupid and more. Jul 17

MUSIC

As part of the Clarke Quay Music Jam Series, "Keep on Shuffling with Shuffle" brings you the latest pop and soulful tunes by Stage Crew from Shuffle. Let these youthful individuals blow you away with the latest hits as you knock back a few pints of beer chomp on popular bites like the smoked duck pizza. Jul 20

FOOD

This mash up of wine and local food returns for the third time this year at the Merchants Hawker Wine Safari. Treat your tastebuds to six pairings of hawker food and boutique wines from Australia and New Zealand, at a secret locatione. Jul 21

MUSIC

The Clarke Quay Music Jam Series ends off with "Get High with Highlander", the last edition of the series that'll fill the night with Top 40's and classic rock by their resident bands, Stereofly and Zyncxation. Jul 21

CONCERT

The Sam Willows are bringing their "Take Heart Tour" to The Coliseum of Hard Rock Hotel Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets are at $43++ on SISTIC. Jul 22

PARTY

The CROP HangOVER 2K16 organised by Cuba Libre Singapore is a music festival that celebrates Barbados music, culture and colours to the Central Fountain @ Clarke Quay. Jul 22

PARTY

Audio Translate and Eyes To The Front are throwing their first pool party at Sofitel So Singapore. Pool Party with Amine K, will see the likes of Amber H (Singapore), Jonnyvicious (Malaysia) and more, as well as the founder of Moroko Loko, Amine K. Cover charge of $15 before 4pm comes with a complimentary drink. Jul 23

SHOPPING

Great Singapore Garage Sale #7 is happening at the Tanjong Goodman Sunday Market. Check out the bargain prices at the artisan flea market and farmer's market while you enjoy live performances. Jul 23-24

HORTICULTURE

The Singapore Garden Festival is returning for its sixth installment at Gardens by the Bay, featururing award-winning garden and floral designers. Jul 23-31

SHOPPING

Chill AF (Arts Fest) is a music and art market by Red Baron at Gillman Barracks. Try on the little knick-knacks and accessories, or sit down for a fortune-telling session. Live music will be provided by local bands Disco Hue and more. Craft beers and snacks by Red Baron will also be available. Jul 23

CHARITY

Action for Singapore Dog's is having its A-Dog-tion Drive with over 40 dogs at the Fountain Plaza at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, from 12-4pm. Jul 24

THEATER

This edition of the Wild Rice-led Singapore Theatre Festivalhappening at Lasalle, touches on topics like decolonization, LGBT issues and the lighter side of politics with titles like HotelRiders Know When It's Gonna RainGeylang and more. Through Jul 24

CONCERT

After cancelling on us back in 2014, Selena Gomez will finally perform in Singapore for the first time as part of her "Revival Tour". Jul 27

CONCERT

Noughties indie-pop icons Tegan and Sara are returning to Singapore to promote their eighth studio album, "Love You To Death". Put on your dancing shoes, as the identical twins' interesting blend of synth-pop will bring you to your feet. $68-228. Jul 29

SHOPPING

Singapore’s first design-centric pasar malam, Singapasar, returns for its second run at the National Design Centre with over 35 vendors selling handmade and artisanal goodies from local craftsmen and designers who’ll be joined by tenants Kapok, Keepers, Onemaker Group and Tanuki Raw. Jul 29-31

FOOD

Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove is having its F&B weekday promotion with 10% off food at selected restaurants. Just say "I Love Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove" (preferably with a straight face). Restaurant list hereThrough Jul 29

ARTS

Soak in the traditional vibes of Kampong Glam with contemporary art at the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl. Besides free performances, this themed party will include a batik trail, a flea market by The Local People, and a sunset community yoga session. Jul 30

FESTIVAL

The electronic picnic Garden Beats Festival returns to Fort Canning Park with house music DJ Bakermat, known and other acts like Moodwax on its roster. There'll be food from Marco Marco, Meatliquor and Lime House, and garden games like giant Jenga, social art installations, face painting and Coachella-approved hair. Get your tickets hereJul 30

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