Singapore River Festival Returns With More Exciting Family Experiences!

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Singapore River Festival returns for the seventh year with a celebration of local heritage, culture and innovation.

Venue: Singapore River Precinct
Dates: 7 Sep - 1 Oct 2023
Admission: Free with paid activities

Back for its seventh edition and marking its first physical comeback since 2019, the annual Singapore River Festival will see an even more interactive and engaging event for all. This year’s Singapore River Festival will also, for the first time ever, see the introduction of cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) activities!  

Light up on Bridges

Dates: 7 Sep - 1 Oct 2023

Witness Singapore’s three iconic quays, Cavenagh Bridge, Read Bridge, and Alkaff Bridge, light up and transform into a mesmerizing canvas of colours with stunning light art installations. Each bridge represents a different dream: Future Progression, Lively Ensemble, and Garden City. The illumination on the bridges showcases these dreams through mesmerizing light displays, creating a captivating and enchanting ambience along the Singapore River during the festival.

Rhythm of the River

Date: 7 ‚Äď 8 Sep 2023,¬†7pm ‚Äď 10.15pm
Location: Read Bridge, River Promenade in front of Clarke Quay Central and Riverside Point

Kickstarting the Singapore River Festival 2023 is a captivating line-up of performances featuring home-grown live music performers, Flame of the Forest, Caroline in the Sun, Samba Masala, and Born Fire, all set to dazzle the audience at Read Bridge, River Promenade in front of Clarke Quay Central and Riverside Point.

Street Beats @ Circular Road

Date: 8 Sep, 8pm to late | 9 Sep, 4pm to late
Location: Circular Road

Embrace the diversity of Singapore's cultural heritage through¬†a vibrant street party. Immerse yourself in an eclectic blend of music, thoughtfully curated by¬†the music-centric bar Offtrack and skilful DJs at spinning booths. Expect exciting arcade games¬†for a sense of nostalgia and Tamiya racing ‚Äď all in line with the spirit of the Singapore Grand¬†Prix Season.

Don’t forget to fill your stomachs with the communal dining experiences, bringing everyone together for a festive celebration.

Wellness Fest

Date: 9 Sep, 3pm to 7.45pm | 10 Sep 10am to 3.45pm
Location: Clarke Quay Central

In collaboration with Health Promotion Board, engage your mind with an exciting Word Hunt race, spanning various checkpoints along the river. Next, amp up the energy with Trampoline workout class, for a well-rounded cardio workout. Round off your day by settling down for our Serenity Sketching sessions, allowing you to artistically express your emotions and feelings.

Moonlight Fiesta

Date: 16 ‚Äď 17 Sep,¬†4pm to 8.30pm
Location: Robertson Walk

Celebrate this year's Mid-Autumn Festival by immersing yourself in curated family workshops like Bear Pour Keychain workshops to create your own bear figurines, Window Art workshops and even have a go at making your own lanterns at our Lantern Making workshop. 

As the evening unfolds, be captivated by the mesmerizing lantern displays and step into the enchanting lantern festival walk alongside the Singapore River. Gather your family, including the little ones, and join in the joyous stroll along the scenic Singapore River, carrying beautiful lit lanterns.

First 100 customers who sign up for the lantern walk at a registration fee will receive a goodie bag.

Purrfect Day to Night Out

Date: 23 ‚Äď 24 Sep,¬†12pm to 10pm
Location: CQ @ Clarke Quay

Get ready for a tail-wagging Purrfect Day to Night Out. Dedicated to the furry companions of our lives, join the much-anticipated Best Dressed Competition, where pets don their most adorable and creative costumes to compete for the title of Best Dressed Pet.

Immerse yourself in a diverse selection of pet products, ranging from trendy apparel and stylish accessories to delectable gourmet treats such as mocktails and ice creams. Furthermore, ensure your pet’s well-being with the complimentary pet health checks and expand your knowledge through informative talks by experts in the field of pet care.

WORLD X FEST 2023 JAPAN EDITION @ Clarke Quay Central

Date: 29 Sep ‚Äď 1 Oct,¬†2pm to 10pm
Location: Clarke Quay Central

A grand finale on the final¬†weekend ‚Äď introducing a never-done-before matsuri (festival) celebrating Japanese¬†gastronomy, anime and pop music.

Explore different festival game stalls with some helm by guest cosplayers, or support local¬†artists as they showcase their talents and creations at special mascot gijinka Cosplay¬†competition, and win attractive prizes ‚Äď all of that while revelling in J-Pop music performances¬†by Japanese artists.

Singapore River Signatures

Indulge in an extraordinary culinary journey along the river as the much-awaited Singapore River Signatures returns. Celebrating stellar F&B establishments along the iconic Singapore River, this annual event promises a curated selection of the city's best eateries and food vendors.

Mixed Reality Adventure

Step into the enchanting world of AR as historical landmarks come to life with interactive storytelling. Discover the untold tales of Singapore's rich heritage as AR brings to life an experience through Saba’s Time Quest. From the founding of Singapore to its evolution into a global metropolis, this AR adventure promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.


For more on the latest updates and event details, visit and be sure to mark¬†your calendars to join us in celebrating the Singapore River Festival 2023 ‚Äď


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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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