Celebrate Singapore’s 51st with outdoor bands, bazaars and interactive art installations by the bay
By Pamela Chow; Photos: Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
This year marks the National Day Parade’s return to the National Stadium after 10 years, and to celebrate this homecoming, the Esplanade will be raising its own three-day mini-parade.
Held from 7-9 Aug, the Spirit of the Parade festival will feature various band performances, interactive sculptures and the biggest outdoor bazaar ever held at the Esplanade. The entire event will span the entire outdoor bay area, from the Forecourt Garden to the Waterfront.
Here are some highlights of the festival that you can look forward to:
Esplanade Festival Village
When: 5-9 Aug
Where: Esplanade Waterfront
Starting two days earlier, the Esplanade Festival Village will feature more than 50 stalls selling delicious treats, artisanal products and other specialty goods. Look out for a Paddlepop pudding drink by Perghh, double-fried russets by Katoshka, unique milkshakes by Iceburnz, handmade leather goods from Forest Child and more.