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Qixi Fest Grand Finale

Dates: 19 & 20 August (Sat & Sun)
Time: 11:00am - 9:30pm daily
Venue: Smith Street, Chinatown
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Free Admission!

Mark your dates as we celebrate the finale event of Qixi Fest with a mega carnival at Smith Street, Chinatown! Delight in the revived and reimagined traditions of the Qixi Festival, which has disappeared in Singapore for over 50 years and centers on the beautiful custom of wishing upon the stars.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy free performances, demonstrations, and displays, along with workshops and exclusive merchandise and F&B options that we have curated for you!

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Workshop Highlights

Make a Wish Magpie: Customise Your Own Crochet Plushie! (Beginner Workshop)

Customise your own crochet magpie by adding eyes, mouth, bells and stuffing to a pre-made crochet magpie skin. Seal your magpie plushie by writing your wish on coloured paper for your wishes to take flight! Learn more about our signature "Make a Wish Magpie" programme here.


Venue: Smith Street (Qixi Fest Grand Finale workshop area)

Date: 19 August, Saturday & 20 August, Sunday

Timings: 11:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-4:00pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm (daily)

Harmonica 101 (Beginner Workshop w/ Harmonica included!)

Come and learn basic harmonica skills at this beginner workshop conducted by the Harmonica Aficionados Society! Ticket includes a 1-hour workshop and a harmonica.


Venue: Harmonica Aficionados Society (21 Smith St, Singapore 058935)

Date: 19 August, Saturday & 20 August, Sunday

Timings: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (daily)

诗词吟唱示范与学习 (Chinese Poetry Recital Workshop)

Learn about the origins of Chinese poetry and basic poetry recital and singing methods at this workshop by Xin Sheng Poets Society.


Venue: Xin Sheng Poets Society 新声诗社 (13A Smith St, Singapore 058927)

Date: 19 August, Saturday

Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm

Event Highlights

  • "Magpie Bridge" display with hundreds of crochet magpie plushies and wishes, customised by beneficiaries from VWO partners

  • Sale of Qixi Fest limited edition merchandise and Milky Way Milk Tea "Shake", a special blend for Qixi Fest by local heritage tea brand Pek Sin Choon

  • Demonstration and display of Qixi Fest-themed hand-painted Chinese lanterns and Seven Sisters Basin created by artisans Andy Yeo and Jimm Wong

  • Cooking demonstration of lost heritage foods

  • Performances by Harmonica Aficionados Society and Chinese Theatre Circle

  • Martial arts, guzheng, riddle guessing, and live band pop music performances by members of clan associations

  • Pen your wishes under the stars

  • ...and more!

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