21 awesome things to do in April 2024

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024
HAN @ Katong-Joo Chiat

Local theatre productions and thought-provoking exhibitions heat up the month of April, while festivals cool temperatures with boozy drinks and joyful water fights.

 

New and noteworthy:

Ultimate Bruno Mars experience
Apr 1 to 7; Lau Pa Sat

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

The national monument will be hosting an ultimate Bruno Mars experience for fans and foodies, in line with his three-night concert in Singapore. Check out exclusive experiences and promotions, starting with Bruno Mars-themed F&B treats and retail merchandise available throughout the week.

 

Songkran Kids Festival
Apr 1 to 30; Wild Wild Wet

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Kids aged 12 and below and their families can take part in a multitude of activities at Wild Wild Wet’s Songkran Kids Festival throughout the month of April from 12pm to 6pm. Make a splash at water gun stations, or bounce your way across the epic 25-metre-long elephant-themed inflatable obstacle course. 



Goddess
Apr 6 to Aug 11; ArtScience Museum

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Goddess is a glamorous and powerful exhibition curated by ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture. It will traverse 120 years of moving image history to feature surprising stories, costumes, sketches, interactive experiences, and cinematic treasures from silent cinema to contemporary films of today, with a new focus on Asian screen sirens.

 

Taha by Amer Hlehel
Apr 2 to 14; KC Arts Centre

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Be drawn into Arabic poet Taha Muhammad Ali’s resilient narrative, as he creates a tapestry of hope woven through 50 years of loss – a lost home, love, friends, and his shop in Galilee. The play traces his journey from a humble shopkeeper to a celebrated poet with a poignant and humorous voice. It is performed by acclaimed actor Amer Hlehel and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi (Little Amal). 

 

Little Shop of Horrors
Apr 12 to 28; SOTA Drama Theatre

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Sing’theatre presents the iconic musical that will captivate audiences with its blend of humour, horror, and toe-tapping tunes. It tells the tale of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who discovers a peculiar plant with an insatiable appetite for blood. Get ready to groove to hits like “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Feed Me,” and “Suddenly Seymour”.

 

Bark & Brew Pet Day
Apr 13 and 14; Little Island Brewing Co @ The Southern Depot, Gillman Barracks

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Singapore’s first vintage vinyl bar and the latest pet-friendly venue in town will be paying homage to National Pets Day (Apr 11) with a Pets Carnival. Organised in partnership with Lunoji, there will be over 20 different pet vendors offering a variety of goodies and services for your beloved companions. Stalls include Pawspiracy, Wholesome Paws, Boss & Olly, Knineculture, and more. Paw-rents and the little ones can enjoy wood-fired pizzas and an array of complementary snacks, mains, and sides. 

 

CQ Streetfest
Apr 17 to 21; CQ @ Clarke Quay

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

The iconic riverside destination kickstarts an exciting month of April with the street festival, CQ Streetfest. Look forward to five days of electrifying performances and free family-friendly entertainment by world-renowned street artists from Australia, the UK, Mexico, Italy, Japan and Singapore. 

 

The Bermuda Festival
Apr 12 to 14; Tipsy Unicorn

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Tipsy Unicorn presents The Bermuda Festival, the splashiest party for Songkran this summer. Visit four unique zones governed by the legendary King Triton: The Kingdom of Xebel features activities such as Dunk Machines, and Seadog and Bone game; The Kingdom of The Brine will get you dancing to the beats of a mystery DJ; The Kingdom of Trench will soak you in luxury with Moet and Chandon, the official Champagne and Spray sponsor; and The Bermuda Triangle might win you exciting prizes when you spray fellow revellers. Get tickets here

 

Secondary
Apr 19 to 28; Victoria Theatre

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

This original musical presented by Checkpoint Theatre showcases the unique struggles and triumphs of Singapore teachers and students, and questions what happens when life is dictated by a final grade.

 

Sakura: Blossom into the night
Mar 22 to Apr 21; Gardens by the Bay

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

For the first time, Gardens by the Bay’s ninth annual Sakura floral extravaganza at the Flower Dome extends into the night and transforms the area into a landscape inspired by yozakura (night sakura). There are 140 cherry blossom trees of over 40 varieties, light projections, a replica of Kyoto’s Kinkakuji Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and other traditional Japanese elements.

 

Flyway Forage with Mottra Caviar & Masterclass Edition
Apr 20;  Plume, Pan Pacific Singapore

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Plume presents the first-ever Flyway Forage with Mottra Caviar & Masterclass Edition, an exclusive one-day masterclass event led by brand ambassador of Mottra Caviar, Cecilia Wong. Diners ($78++ per person) can immerse in the harmony of Malossol Osetra, a 100-percent sustainable no-kill caviar, with meticulously crafted cocktails. Call 9459 7165 to make a reservation.

 

HAN @ Katong-Joo Chiat
Apr 20 to 21; Katong-Joo Chiat precinct

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

The National Heritage Board’s new Heritage Activation Node (HAN) initiative celebrates and champions the heritage of their neighbourhoods. The launch festival on Apr 20 and 21 marks the first in a series of HANs with an exciting line-up of over 25 programmes co-organised with more than 20 partners, including a new mural at Joo Chiat Community Club, a community heritage art creation activity, a Tok Panjang experience, cultural performances, workshops, guided heritage trails, an interactive HiddenSG @ Katong-Joo Chiat game with attractive prizes, and more.

 

Voilah! France Singapore Festival
Apr 27 to May 26; various locations

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

The annual Voilah! France Singapore Festival will be returning from Apr 25 to May 26, highlighting all things Francophile in the lead-up to the country’s third go-around hosting the Summer Olympics. Sports will be spotlighted at this year’s edition of the festival – aptly themed “Celebrating Passions” – alongside a host of other programmes ranging from the performing and visual arts to gastronomy, music and more.

 

Spritz N’ Beatz Festival
Apr 27; Publico Ristorante

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Iconic Italian aperitivoAperol Spritz launches Spritz N’ Beats, its debut festival series in Singapore. The brand will take over key precincts across 2024, starting with Robertson Quay. In the lead-up to the festival,, there will be Aperol Spritz promotions and sundown-themed happy hours from Apr 24 at participating venues. On festival day on Apr 27, expect a sundown celebration with fun-filled themed games, giveaways, vibrant installations, and a dance floor powered by back-to-back DJ sets. Entry is free; click here to reserve a spot.

 

Naruto: The Gallery
Mar 28 to Jun 30; Universal Studios Singapore

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Enter the world of the shinobi (ninja) as Naruto: The Gallery makes its first-ever international debut at Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Highlights include a diorama of Naruto’s hometown, the Hidden Leaf Village, a collection of iconic and emotional scenes, and a seven-minute screening of the final battle in a 4D theatre. 

 

Ongoing events:

Gemilang Kampong Gelam
Mar 2 to Apr 5; Kampong Gelam

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Get ready to celebrate the rich heritage of the iconic cultural district with a host of events, special collaborations, food, shopping and artiste performances. The Ramadan bazaar will be the largest and longest-running edition yet. beginning a week before Muslim fasting month commences and featuring over 107 local F&B and retail partners with their curated array of food and shopping selections for Hari Raya. 

 

Easter Eggs-travaganza
Mar 9 to Apr 7; Bird Paradise and Mandai Wildlife West

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

There are plenty of Easter-themed activities at Bird Paradise and Mandai Wildlife West to keep the young ones occupied this March school holiday season until the end of the month. 

Go on both physical and digital egg hunts and exchange your finds for treats and surprise; capture Insta-worthy moments in Bird Paradise’s walk-through aviaries and their colourful egg installations; and experience the Wings of the World Presentation with a special segment on eggs. 

 

Plastic: Remaking Our World
Jan 27 to Jun 23; National Museum of Singapore

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Delve into the world of this controversial yet pervasive material, and discover how we can use it more sustainably. The Asian debut of the travelling exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum, V&A Dundee, and Maat, Lisbon, features over 300 artefacts such as Barbie dolls, and an injection machine that repurposes upcycled plastic into household items.

 

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Feb 3 to Apr 21; Coastal Trail, Sentosa 

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

This light trail takes place in the awe-inspiring woods of the Coastal Trail on Sentosa island, and will thrill Harry Potter fans of all ages. Visitors will discover some of their favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest, encounter mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifflers, and practice casting their very own spells. Tickets are available for purchase starting at $51 for adults and $39 for children.

 

Ente Veedu, My Home: Malayalees in Singapore
Nov 25, 2023 to Sep 15, 2024; Indian Heritage Centre

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

This is the first exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on the Malayalees’ heritage, culture, and identity. It features both intangible and tangible aspects of Malayalee history through artefacts and stories as well as a variety of community programmes.

 

Sentosa Sensoryscape
Ongoing; Sentosa

, 21 awesome things to do in April 2024

Sentosa Sensoryscape is an experiential attraction transforming the busy thoroughfare between Resorts World Sentosa and the island’s beaches into a 30,00-square-metre sensorial extravaganza with six distinct zones. It features nature-driven architecture that celebrates Sentosa’s rich biodiversity in the day, before transforming at night into a stunning audiovisual display of digital light art backed up by an immersive soundscape.