Singapore National Day 2024: Free NDP Fireworks Viewing Guide

We’ve made it halfway through the year, which means Singapore’s birthday is just around the corner! The National Day Parade (NDP) is a yearly highlight, offering both locals and tourists a chance to witness spectacular fireworks displays over the city. These dazzling shows typically take place every weekend leading up to the main National Day Parade on August 9th, starting around 8:15 pm.

  • NDP Previews (rehearsal): 27 July and 3 Aug 2024
  • NDP 2024 (actual celebration): 9 Aug 2024

Singapore National Day Parade 2024: Where and When

This year’s NDP celebration will be bigger than ever, with festivities extending beyond August 9th. The main celebration will be taking place at both The Padang and The Promontory at Marina Bay. Expect some of the largest fireworks displays in NDP history, potentially even at the two rehearsal shows. Heartland celebrations featuring fireworks will also be held across the island, ensuring everyone can enjoy the dazzling spectacle near home.

Fireworks Display in the heartlands

The festivities continue on the next day August 10th, five heartland locations across Singapore will host NDP celebrations with stunning fireworks displays. The five locations will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Looking for the best spots to catch the fireworks without spending a dime? Here are some of our top picks:

  • Marina Barrage: The expansive space at Marina Barrage is perfect for spreading out and enjoying the fireworks show. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy the late afternoon with friends and family before the spectacle begins?
  • The Helix Bridge: This iconic bridge offers stunning views of the fireworks against the city skyline. Arrive early to secure a good spot!
  • The Esplanade: The Esplanade’s waterfront promenade offers a prime spot to catch the National Day fireworks, with unobstructed views of the Marina Bay skyline. Arrive early to secure a good spot and soak in the vibrant atmosphere along the waterfront as you await the dazzling spectacle.
  • Merlion Park: Located at the waterfront of Marina Bay, the Merlion Park is an iconic landmark in Singapore and a popular spot to view the National Day fireworks.
  • The Lawn @ Marina Bay: A sprawling green oasis in the heart of Marina Bay, The Lawn is the ultimate spot to experience the National Day Fireworks up close and personal. With its panoramic views and ample space, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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