Things to do in September: Epic experiences to treat your eyes, ears and tastebuds!

If you thought August was filled with lit events, make way for September. We’re talking international food fairs, illuminated festivals, epic themed runs and the Formula 1 Grand Prix itself. It’s also an exciting month for the young with the much-needed September holidays just around the corner. Forget about school and exams as you kickback with your children with the youth-friendly events we’ve highlighted.

Read on for Avenue One‘s picks of exhilarating events and unforgettable experiences that are sure to present you with a memorable September 2019.

F&B

1. Bites & Vibes

It’s the ultimate foodie block party! Foodpanda’s Bites and Vibes is back for its second edition after last year’s smashing success with over 7,000 attendees revelling in a day of festivities. Be spoilt for choices at the huge spread of food and beverages available from Chico Loco, Sarnies, Asia Pacific Brewery, Ginett Singapore and more!

And what’s a party without music? Jam to the beats of local indie bands and R&B hits by international DJ Heffny, KiDG, and Bari Rumbles Brass amongst other cool acts. Participate in the free fitness classes, free walking tours, face-painting station, or kid-friendly activities such as Giant Jenga!

This event will also have minimal waste, as all food packaging will be biodegradable and only water dispensers will be available to fill your reusable water bottles. Put on your eating pants and dancing shoes and you’re all set.

When: 1 September 2019
Where: Amoy Street
Time: 12pm to 10pm
Admission: Free

2. World Food Fair 2019

Indulge yourself in four days of glorious gastronomic heaven in the largest world food fair with over 200 local and international food and beverage establishments. From popular homegrown brands to new products fresh from overseas, there’s something for everyone with the wide selection of grocery products, organic and healthy food, ready to cook meals, cooking appliances and more. Sample brand new product launches directly from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Europe in a comfortable seating area ready for a generous crowd of over 700 diners.

When: 12-15 September 2019
Where: Singapore Expo Hall 6
Time: 11am to 10pm daily
Admission: Free

3. Sake Matsuri

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Singapore’s largest craft sake festival is back! Sake Matsuri aims to raise the awareness and appreciation for beautiful craft sake in Singapore. Taste over 200 sakes, including rare sakes that will be available in Singapore for the first time – free flow.

There are great savings to be made here as well with up to 30% off retail prices on sake and a free tasting glass worth $20. With a range of masterclasses conducted by sake sommeliers and brewers, this event is perfect for sake enthusiasts. Attendees will need to purchase separate masterclass tickets as slots are limited.

When: 28 September 2019
Where: UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Skylight Atrium, Singapore, 239917
Time: 2 to 8pm
Admission: Early Bird $35 (on sale till 14 Sep), Regular $45. Masterclass tickets to be purchased separately.

Festivals and Events

1. Mid-Autumn Festival

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It’s mooncake season and that can only mean one thing – the Mid-Autumn Festival. The second most important traditional festival celebrated by the Chinese, it’s a day where friends and families get together to light lanterns. This is complemented by the beautiful set up at Gardens by the Bay – we’re talking about 14 lantern sets on show throughout the gardens with the highlight being the immersive Giant Revolving Lantern – 30m long and wrapped around a Supertree. You can also expect the longest lantern installation in the Gardens to date spanning over 120 metres on water at the Dragonfly Lake.

Source: https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

Don’t miss the Mass Lantern Walk led by a magnificent LED dragon and stilt walkers on 14 September 2019 at Bayfront Plaza. Visitors can also claim a free lantern, while stocks last. With captivating cultural performances by 11 homegrown arts groups, illuminated displays created by the community, and the popular yearly food street, this two-week long festival will definitely be a treat for people of all ages.

When: 30 August to15 September 2019
Where:18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Time: 7 to 11pm
Admission: Free

2. Music Matters Live

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50 top emerging artists performing their hearts out across six nights in over 100 shows? Count us in. Music Matters Live is returning for its ninth year in Singapore.

At Asia’s premiere independent music festival, expect to see promising artists such as J-Idol group DEAR KISS, Israeli artist Totemo, Taiwanese band Amazing show, and more participating in popular venues such as Clarke Quay and Timbre Music outlets. The Made in Singapore Showcase will also be taking centre stage on the second day of the festival on 14 September 2019. Immerse yourself in the music by top local artists such as Shigga Shay, Estelle Fly, THELIONCITYBOY, Aisyah Aziz, and more.

When: 13 to 18 September 2019
Where: Varies
Time: Varies
Admission: Free

3. F1 Grand Prix

When we think September, a staple event comes to mind – The Formula 1 Grand Prix. In its 11th run this year, the excitement returns, going far beyond thrilling in-circuit activities.

Get ready for a slew of after-parties at the most happening locations such as Clarke Quay, Orchard Road, Kampong Glam and even Jewel Changi Airport. There are also race-themed festivities and a line up of incredible international performances by world renowned artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Gwen Stefani, Hans Zimmer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more. Indulge in this exhilarating and electrifying event that will definitely be a night to remember.

When: 20 to 22 September 2019
Where: Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit
Time: Varies
Admission: Ticket prices vary

Exhibitions and Shows

1. Floating Utopias

If you’re yet to catch this popular poetic exhibition, September is your last chance to do so. Floating Utopias is a playful and dazzling showcase that explores the social history of inflatable objects and how they have been used in art, architecture, and activism over the decades.
Amongst 40 artworks created by over 15 international and local artists is a giant moon. One of the highlights, this piece is a 120dpi detailed NASA image that’s accurate to the scale of 1:500,000. In fact, you might already have seen this very Instagrammable display all over your social media feed. Explore other inventions using inflatable objects such as the hot air balloon and more, and marvel at the technological possibilities that have been established throughout history.

When:
 25 May to 29 September 2019
Where: ArtScience Museum Singapore
Time: All day
Admission: SGD 18
2. Legends of the Internet
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Internet phenomenon, The Try Guys are here in Singapore! You know they’re the real deal when they have over 6.2 million subscribers on their Youtube channel. This comedy show will see them proving their status as legends of the internet by delivering their specialty – trying everything and anything on stage. Remember when they tried women’s underwear, prostate examination and even simulated labour pain? Unedited and unfiltered, catch them reimagining the viral content you love in this interactive show. This show will definitely be nothing short of entertainment, comedy and friendship.

When: 28 September 2019
Where: The Star Theatre, Buona Vista
Time: 8pm
Admission: Starts from SGD 98

3. Vivocity’s Curious Adventures in Wonderland

A dazzling spectacle of lanterns await at Vivocity’s Curious Adventures in Wonderland. A modern twist to traditional Mid-Autumn displays, the large-scale, handcrafted lanterns are inspired by the tales of Alice in Wonderland. Measuring up to 10m tall, it’ll be a perfect backdrop for a memorable Mid-Autumn reunion.

You can even engage with animated characters in an augmented reality hunt, with a chance to win prizes. The five whimsical zones based on Alice’s Adventures feature large-scale luminaires that use over 6,500 electric lamps and 5,500m of fairy lights. This is one enchanting rabbit hole we’re definitely willing to tumble into.

When: 23 August to 23 September
Where: Skypark at Vivocity
Time: All day
Admission: Free

Runs

1. Batman Run Series

Source: https://www.batmanrun.com.sg

Batman fans will be mobilised in this heroic journey. Celebrate The Dark Knight’s epic journey from the 1930s with other Batman fans from the country. You can also expect exclusive Batman-themed merchandise such as a cape and mask alongside running apparel.

Bring along your tiny tots if they’re a fan of the Bat as well in a 4km fun run for children aged three years old and above. For the more competitive, there’s a 8km run to show off your prowess. Indulge in this legendary night race with the evergreen hero himself!

When: 21 September 2019
Where: Marina Barrage
Time: 6pm
Admission: SGD 70 for 8km and SGD 60 for 4km

2. Hello Kitty Run Moon Walk Edition

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The delectable mooncake season comes with yet another cause for celebration – it’s Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary! For its fourth edition in Singapore, celebrate Mid-Autumn festival in this massive Hello Kitty Run Moon Walk Edition that’s more than just a walk.

Visit the pop-up carnival ‘Hello Kitty Moon Town’ with interactive activities involving an LED lion and dragon dance, as well as the ‘Tea Appreciation Session’ complete with more mooncakes, including exclusive Hello Kitty ones while stocks last. Prepare your kawaii poses for your Instagram at the Hello Kitty Photo Points as you experience this adorable lunar appreciation.

When: 7 September 2019
Where: The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay
Time: 7pm
Admission: SGD 60 till 25 August 2019

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