13 incredible food festivals in Singapore this 2016

From fine dining and cocktails to beer and local cuisine, here are 13 awesome foodie events in Singapore to look out for

Savour
Savour
17 Feb 2016

Savour

A dining playground for all food enthusiasts, Savour can lay claim to being one of the most complete and diversified food fairs in Singapore. Celebrity chefs, wine tastings, food samplings, expert masterclasses and a gourmet market are just some of the reasons why thousands of hardcore foodies flock to their festival grounds on a yearly basis, and visitors can expect more of the same when Savour returns for its 2016 edition.

Savour 2016 is expected to happen in May.

Singapore Coffee Festival
Singapore Coffee Festival
17 Feb 2016

Singapore Coffee Festival

Caffeine heads listen up. Singapore’s first ever coffee-centric festival will be making its debut at the F1 Pit Building this year, with the presence of over 100 exhibitors from the coffee and café industry. Guests can look forward to sampling specialty brews and delish café grub from eateries across Singapore, while educational talks, barista displays and a local kopi spectacle will complete this fledgling showcase.

Singapore Coffee Festival is happening from Thursday, 9 June to Sunday, 12 June 2016 at the F1 Pit Building. 

Singapore Cocktail Week
Singapore Cocktail Week
17 Feb 2016

Singapore Cocktail Week

Singapore Cocktail Week has undoubtedly helped propel our local bar industry to the ranks of the world’s elite. Complete with Singapore’s very own bar awards, the best drinking festival in Singapore will be bringing back its signature drink-till-you-drop events, including bar pop-ups, cocktail parties, supper clubs, cocktail-making workshops and trade exhibitions.

Singapore Cocktail Week is happening from Saturday, 12 March to Saturday, 19 March 2016 at various locations.
 

Beerfest Asia 2016
Beerfest Asia 2016
17 Feb 2016

Beerfest Asia 2016

Whether you’re a connoisseur who takes his brews seriously, or you just love a good ol’ pint of ale, Beerfest Asia is an oldie when it comes to celebrating the best of commercial and craft beer. Back for its eight edition in 2016, this massive drinking festival will have more than 400 different kinds of brews in its locker, along with a whole host of spirits and ciders for non-beer drinkers.

Beerfest Asia 2016 is happening from Thursday, 16 June to Sunday, 19 June at Marina Promenade. 

World Gourmet Summit
World Gourmet Summit
17 Feb 2016

World Gourmet Summit

Organised by in conjunction with Singapore Tourism Board, World Gourmet Summit is recognised as one of the most prestigious culinary awards in Singapore. 2016 will see this long-established festival celebrate its much anticipated 20th anniversary, so festival-goers can definitely expect the same high-quality range of expert masterclasses and gastronomic dinners from celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs.

World Gourmet Summit is expected to happen some time in April.

Singapore Food Festival
Singapore Food Festival
17 Feb 2016

Singapore Food Festival

Despite an influx of foreign restaurants and chefs in Singapore, the Singapore Food Festival is the beacon of local cuisine, highlighting the best of hawker food year after year. Last year saw a reconstruction of the defunct Ellenborough Market, while heritage dishes got contemporary makeovers from local celebrity chef Justin Quek. Details are pretty hush-hush at the moment, but if there’s anything we’re certain of, it’s that there’ll be no shortage of delicious Singaporean food at this mega foodie fair.

Dates for Singapore Food Festival have yet to be released.  

CRAFT Singapore 2016
CRAFT Singapore 2016
17 Feb 2016

CRAFT Singapore 2016

Every beer geek’s dream come true, CRAFT Singapore 2016 will be making its debut as Singapore’s first ever craft beer festival later this year. Held alongside iLight Marina Bay 2016, the boozy carnival will feature a total of 25 drink booths, with imported beers coming from the likes of Eastern Craft Trading, TSA Wines and MSBEV. Those feeling peckish can also help themselves to a medley of comfort food from vendors.

CRAFT Singapore 2016 is happening from Friday, 4 March to Sunday, 6 March 2016 at the Marina Bay Waterfront.
 

Epicurean Market
Epicurean Market
17 Feb 2016

Epicurean Market

Marina Bay Sands’ premier food event has been nothing short of amazing since its inception in 2013. Masterclasses conducted by some of the best chefs in the world, food sampling booths from celebrated restaurants, and a magical gourmet market are just some of the many reasons why we love one of Singapore’s most famous gastronomic extravaganzas. We can’t wait to see what 2016’s version will have in store for us.

Dates for Epicurean Market have yet to be released.

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
17 Feb 2016

Oktoberfest

A whole lot of beer is what you’re gonna get at one of the world’s most popular drinking festivals. Traditionally a 16-day folk festival and known locally in Munich as Wiesn, Oktoberfest has always been a vital component of Bavarian culture. Thanks to modern-day globalisation, these customs have indubitably found a new home in the tropical climes of Singapore, where many restaurants and bars celebrate this beloved fiesta.

Dates for Oktoberfest have yet to be released.

Wine Fiesta
Wine Fiesta
17 Feb 2016

Wine Fiesta

Bubbly, rosé, red, or white – there’s no denying that Wine Fiesta is the best festival to celebrate the intricacies of good wine, whatever your poison. Brought to you by The Straits Wine Company, this multi-day event consists of masterclasses conducted by international wine experts, face-to-face sessions with specialist wine makers, and the tasting of over 300 unique wine labels from across the globe.

Dates for Wine Fiesta have yet to be released. 

Oishii Japan
Oishii Japan
17 Feb 2016

Oishii Japan

The ultimate Japanese culinary exhibition in Southeast Asia, Oishii Japan will once again be parading fantabulous goodies from the land of the rising sun in 2016. Visitors can look forward to checking out authentic Japanese ingredients and food at this massive foodie spectacular, as well as participate in classes that’ll showcase the finest culinary techniques and equipment from Japan.

Oishii Japan is happening from Thursday, 27 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
 

Whisky Live
Whisky Live
17 Feb 2016

Whisky Live

Brought to you by the folks behind La Maison Du Whisky – a specialty whisky bar and distributor at Robertson Quay – Whisky Live has progressed to become one of the main events in Singapore’s food calendar and a leading authority on spirits in the region. Last year’s edition saw international spirit collectors share their passion for whisky, in addition to a host of pop-up bars and masterclasses.

Dates for Whisky Live have yet to be released. 

Singapore Restaurant Week
Singapore Restaurant Week
17 Feb 2016

Singapore Restaurant Week

Singapore’s favourite foodie promotional week is back for its 12th edition this 2016, and diners can look forward to this year’s theme of “Feast of The Ocean”. Participating restaurants will be incorporating seasonal and oceanic produce in their stipulated three-course set menus (from $28++). Some establishments to look out for this year include Sky On 57,Long Chim, Adrift by David Myers, Garibaldi, Absinthe and The Song of India.

Singapore Restaurant Week is happening from Saturday, 19 March to Saturday, 26 March 2016. Bookings for the public start from Friday, 26 February 2016. 

This story first appeared on City Nomads.

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