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NParks’ Parks Festival to run Sep 23-24; features sculptural displays, concerts, sports and wellness activities

There will also be a marketplace with more than 100 vendors at the event.

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Published: 24 August 2023, 11:14 AM

The annual run of Parks Festival is set to take place at West Coast Park this year from Sep 23 to 24.

The event has been organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) since 2016. This year’s lineup of activities include sculptural displays, concerts, sports and wellness activities, guided tours, a pet adoption drive and a marketplace.

Art-related activities at the event include a wood cookie ornament painting activity that will be held on both days of the event from 10am to 6pm at the Arts & Culture Zone.

Artworks by nature artist Tham Pui San and wood sculptures by the wood-sculpting symposium will also be on display throughout the event period.

From 10am to 6pm on Sep 23, wildlife enthusiasts can head to the Pets & Wildlife zone to speak to nature ambassadors. The AVS Animal Welfare Groups Adoption Drive will also be open for those looking to adopt or microchip their furry friends.

On the same day, the Cubbies mascots from the Singapore Kindness Movement will perform their Kindness Dance from 6pm to 6.30pm. Visitors can also attend a concert after at the NParks Rockestra Stage and dance to top 1999 hits.

The Sports & Wellness Zone will also feature multiple activities on Sep 23, including NPark’s Explore A Route to bring visitors on different trails at West Coast Park.

A retail stretch featuring over 100 vendors will be open at the event. Arts, gardening, pets and lifestyle products will be up for sale.

Satellite activities will also be available at multiple locations like the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning Park, Jurong Lake Gardens and more throughout Sep 23 and 24.

A few include guided tours and a concert by the Australian Youth Band on Sep 23 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Visitors can also attend the Galleries and Trees of the Fort guided tours on Sep 24 at Fort Canning Park.

Jurong Lake Gardens will host a Singapore Chinese Orchestra concert from 6pm to 8pm on Sep 23, as well as its Lights by the Lake showcase on the same day.

More information and a full line-up of activities can be found via NParks’ website.

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