There is a major National Day celebration happening at the Marina Bay waterfront

The National Day Parade may be happening at the National Stadium this year, but also getting in on the action is a series of festivities happening at The Esplanade. From Aug 7-9, there will be a slew of events along the CBD waterfront, including a mini parade featuring the Singapore Women Police Pipes and Drums at the Esplanade courtyard.

The event’s main highlight is a Festival Village held along the Esplanade waterfront, and it touts itself as the biggest outdoor bazaar by The Esplanade, with over 50 stalls selling homegrown products by independent vendors, and (of course) street grub. There are also free performances, such as A Migrant Worker Showcase, comprising a collaboration between a group of Indonesian singers, a Bangladeshi band, and some local artists. For a more laid-back National Day eve, head to the Esplanade concourse where you can catch screenings of iconic local films such as Glen Goei’s Forever Fever

Other key events include visual arts exhibtitions, free arts and crafts workshops, and talks by Supermama’s founder Edwin Low, food blogger Miss Tam Chiak and photographer Aik Beng Chia at library@Esplanade.

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