Octoburst! - A Children's Festival is Back in 2023

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In conjunction with Children‚Äôs Day in October, Esplanade presents¬†Octoburst!¬†‚Äď A Children‚Äôs Festival¬†‚Äď a festival that encourages artful play and fun for all.

Venue: Esplanade, various locations
Dates: 6 Oct 2023
Admission: Free

To celebrate Children's Day, Esplanade's annual Octoburst! - A Children's Festival is back! Audiences of all ages and abilities can look forward to an array of exciting performances and activities that will charm both children and adults.

Kick off the day at the Esplanade Concourse at 10.30 am with the talented young performers from Bukit View Primary School on the angklung and kulintang followed by an upbeat performance at 1 pm by Junior Rave Harpers. Vibe to familiar tunes, from uplifting renditions of songs about Singapore to Latin-themed songs.

Go on a Roving Experience

Venue: Various locations (Starting point: B2 Carpark Foyer)
Timing: 10 am, 11.15 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm (25 min per session)

Go on a journey through the Esplanade on a musical search for the right job. Job Search celebrates the many ways that people contribute to our community through their professions. Young audience members will join Jun and Nat as they explore what they might like to be when they grow up!  

Participate in a Sing-along Session

Venue: Esplanade Concourse
Timing: 3 pm

Families can join Zip Zap Zoom Collective as they zip through a selection of familiar tunes from classics to Disney that zap at our heartstrings, and zoom into a fun-filled session of song and dance for the entire family!

Join a Musical Storytelling Adventure

Venue: PIP's PLAYbox
Dates and Times: 6, 7 and 8 Oct 2023, 11.45 am, 1.15 pm and 3.15 pm

In this interactive musical storytelling, Singaporean pianist Xiangning Lin weaves animal tales by local authors with musical interludes and accompaniment. Come on this adventure to meet ‚Äúlittle-known tails‚ÄĚ (animals with tails that are not so commonly known) such as the godwit, pangolin and star-nosed mole!

The books include Little Mole’s Awesome Star by Emily Lim-Leh, and Hidden Creatures by Mary-Ruth Low and Eliza Teoh. These stories, witty and aglow with empathy, will be made even more fun through music. Your little ones will also be handed percussion instruments to complete this musical journey!

Celebrate PIP's Birthday with a Jazz Concert

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Timing: 4 pm

*This activity is free with registration. Registration opens 26 Sep 2023 at 10 am. 

End the day with a surprise birthday party for PIP's! Together with the international nursery rhyme superstar, Humpty Dumpty is back to spread joy and jazz with his 'A' team of Singapore cats (that's the cool name for a jazz musician). Get ready to clap, dance and sing along to popular children's songs like Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and more! 

Watch out as PIP joins the concert, and families are invited to sing along to a jazzy birthday song and to present PIP with a surprise birthday cake!


For more information, visit Octoburst! - A Children's Festival. 


 *Photo Credits: https://www.esplanade.com


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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