15 Date Night Picks for July That Don't Cost a Dime!

Date Nights Singapore

We are lucky to have so many wonderful gardens and parks right in our backyard for us to explore and the experiences, be it concerts, open-air movies or art in the park, are worth it. For those rainy days, we have some recommendations as well.   

Fireworks at Marina Bay

Sunday, 2nd July and Saturday, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of July.  

Singapore skyline with fireworks… absolutely stunning! This month brings us enough opportunities to enjoy the night sky at its best. Pick a spot that allows a clear shot of the Marina Bay - Helix Bridge, Marina Barrage, Gardens By The Bay (East) are just a few. 

Child-friendly, depends on weather.

LandArts @ Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park

Saturday, 1st July, 4:30pm – 8:00pm

This event includes artwork displays, theatre, dance, music and sing-alongs. 

Child-friendly, depends on weather.

Movies

Bring along your picnic mat and something to munch on for the outdoor events and movies.

The Good Old Days - Picnic & Movie

Sat, 1st July, 7:30pm – 11pm (movies & stargazing), Science Center.

This event held at the open field behind Snow City and Kidstop, at Science Centre, also includes a variety of activities and street food, that takes you back to the Good Old Days. Starts at 5pm onwards, with movie screening at 7:30pm.  

Child-friendly, depends on weather.
 

Film Screening: Hockney (2016)

Sat, 1st July, 3pm – 5pm, STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay.

David Hockney is Britain’s most celebrated living artist pushing the boundaries of art.  Catch a free screening of a film based on his inspiring life and personal archives at the STPI Gallery.  

Picnic & Movie Under the Stars

Sat, 8th July, 7:30pm, Chijmes.

This pet-friendly event will play the movie, Marley & Me, at 7:30pm, after a pet-adoption drive and pet obedience drive in the lawns at Chijmes.

Child-friendly, pet-friendly, depends on weather.

Anime Season – The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

3rd July to 16th July. Multiple shows on selected days from the 3rd of July to 16th of July. See the website for the schedule.
ArtScience Museum, Expression Gallery, Level 4.

This award-winning, animated classic is based on Japan’s folklore, The Take of the Bamboo Clutter. 

Child-friendly.

Singapore half-day walking tour:

Every Saturday, 1:15pm to 6:00pm. Register to reserve your spot. The comprehensive half-day walking tour brings you from the shores of the Singapore River, through gleaming skyscrapers of the CBD, past exquisite shophouses in Chinatown, and down toward the public housing estate of Tanjong Pagar. There will be stops along the way for you to try the recommended eateries. 

Depends on weather.

Art Tours

Transcend - 50 Years of Singapore Modern Art

1st July – 11th July, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green.

Transcend is an art exhibition by twelve eminent second-generation artists who were responsible for defining, initiating and propelling the development of modern art in Singapore, between the early 1960s to 1980s.

Self-Guided Art Tour at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia

Home to one of the finest corporate modern art collections in Singapore and Southeast Asia, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia allows the public to tour the 30-key art installations by Frank Stella, Dale Chihuly, David Hockney and Henry Moore, just to name a few. Head to the concierge and request for your iPad/brochure. 

Light & Sound Shows

Wonder Full at Marina Bay Sands

Expect water fountains, projected images, emotive music and even bubble machines. 

Performance Hours: Sun - Thu 8:00pm & 9:30pm, Fri - Sat 8:00pm, 9:30pm and 11:00pm.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. Outside the Shoppes @ MBS.

OCBC Garden Rhapsody

The supertrees light up in all possible hues, to the sound of music with a surround sound experience for almost 15 minutes.  

Performance Hours: Daily 7:45pm & 8:45pm. 

Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive

Jazz in July

The 10th edition of Jazz in July takes you on an exploration of jazz that reaches deep into its roots to discover new horizons. Throughout July at the Café 21 Living Room (Concourse) and Outdoor Theatre, be dazzled by the soulful improvisations, swinging rhythms and infectious grooves of our featured artists.

Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival

Garden tours, concerts, food stalls, cooking demos and more... 

Singapore Botanic Gardens
Friday, 30 Jun - Sun, 9 July, 7.30am to 9pm.

The Straits Times’ Concert in the Gardens

Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as they serenade you with classics that you’re bound to find familiar. 

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Saturday, 22 July, 6pm - 7pm.