This year’s March school holidays are about to get a lot more fun, with the inaugural Singapore Festival of Fun at Clarke Quay running from 11 to 19 March 2017. Not just for the kids, the festival will also feature the Clarke Quay StreetFest as well as the return of the Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore. Of course the kids will get a treat as well in the form of the Nickelodeon Fiesta. A week-long festival for all ages.
Nickelodeon Fiesta: 11 – 12 March 2017
Kicking off Singapore Festival of Fun, is the Southeast Asia debut of a two-day Nickelodeon Fiesta weekend. Inspired by Clarke Quay’s rich Singapore history, the free-entry event will see Clarke Quay transform into a carnival-like playground. Kids and their families can participate in a thematic family scavenger hunt around Clarke Quay with built-in historical and edutainment elements that will bring stories of Singapore River to life for participants.
In line with the festivities, the carnival will feature re-imagined nostalgic local childhood games with a Nickelodeon-twist and limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles to be won after. Not to be missed are stage games and meet-and-greet sessions with family favourite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Leonardo and Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chase and Marshall from one of the hottest preschool shows, PAW Patrol.
Clarke Quay StreetFest 14 – 19 March 2017
The first Clarke Quay StreetFest follows Nickelodeon Fiesta, which will feature one of the world’s most famous clowns, – Pepe the Clown, who will captivate and entertain the crowd with his inimitable style of tomfoolery. On Wednesday 15 March 2017, he will be joined by World Champion Unicyclist Jamey Mossengren who will perform daring and death-defying tricks while involving the audience such as leaping over a volunteer on his 12-foot high unicycle – the world’s tallest unicycle act whilst juggling a sword, a club and a torch.
Not to be outdone, don’t miss the chance to watch The Kamikaze Fireflies comprising Rob Williams and Casey Martin who received a standing ovation when they performed on America’s Got Talent, in action. Live entertainment at its very best, The Kamikaze Fireflies combines circus and comedy in an exhilarating 40-minute show involving juggling, whip-cracking, German wheel and more.
The fun at Clarke Quay StreetFest continues with Bruce Airhead – a unique street theatre comedy show featuring the metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon in a surreal, fast-paced and insane performance involving an inflatable balloon.
What is a street festival without an escape artist? Meet Rob Roy Collins – Europe’s top street performer and Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest upside-down escape from a soaking wet straight jacket while being suspended 20m high from a crane overlooking Niagara Falls.
Through his street performance, Rob Roy has enthralled audiences around the world with his signature handcuffs and chains escape, earning him the moniker – The Houdini of the 21st century. Watch him escape from chains, ropes and handcuffs at Clarke Quay’s fountain stage.
A roaming magician, one of the world’s most renowned, Ryan Shadow street magician and illusionist will also be bedazzling onlookers in Clarke Quay.
Return of the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore 16-19 March 2017
Comedy lovers are not to be left out at the Singapore Festival of Fun with a diverse line-up of 12 international comedians hailing from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and America touring the comedy circuit in Asia. Venues such as Warehouse, Maziga, Paulaner Clarke Quay, Crazy Elephant, The Pump Room and McGettigan’s will play host to these international stand up comedians; together with comedy sponsor Magners Cider ensuring audiences have a rollicking good laugh.
Irish jokes anyone? This year, the 4th edition Magners International Comedy Festival Singapore will feature a special Irish comedy presentation on Saturday 18 March, in conjunction with St Patrick’s Day at Irish pub McGettigan’s. Featuring a triple bill of Irishmen Aiden Killian, Martin Mor and comedy circuit favourite Matthew Giffen (half-Irish), the St Patrick’s Day Celtic showcase promises to tickle and delight even the greatest of detractors.
Celebrating cultural diversity in the form of comedy, Maziga will be the venue host to a trio of Malaysia’s top comedians on 17 and 18 March. Back by popular demand, from across the causeway are Kavin Jay, Andrew Netto and Sunanda Sachatrakul with their hilarious brand of local comedy everyone can identify with.
Notably, the Singapore International Magners Comedy Festival is ticketed, while entry is free for both the Nickelodeon Fiesta and Clarke Quay StreetFest.
Tickets are vailable at SGD$20 (early bird) and SGD$30 at the door. A SGD$98 option is available for 4 days and all shows. If you’re just turning up over the weekend, a weekend passport at SGD$30 (early bird) and SGD$40 at the door for all Friday and Saturday shows only.