Fourth of July
Happy birthday, USA!
This event is SOLD OUT and no tickets can be sold at the door! So sorry for those of you who wanted to attend. the government is being very strict with our numbers. Thank you for understanding!
American Association of Singapore and Singapore American School are thrilled to celebrate Fourth of July with you! Because of renovations at Singapore American School's campus, we are holding this event at Marina Barrage this year – such an iconic and super cool venue!
We promise you'll have a ton of fun basking in the wide open green space while you enjoy live Dixieland music, a roving magician, and lots of contests such as watermelon eating and a pie bakeoff plus law games like tug-of-war and sack races for the kids. Eat yummy food, play old-fashioned lawn games galore and try your hand at some crafts.
This event is sponsored by Singapore American School. Thank you for working with us to give the American community this wonderful event.
For those of you attending, here's what you need to know. Remember, it's the Fourth of July, but celebrated on Saturday, July 2 because Singapore doesn't give us the 4th off!
The event is on Rooftop C of Marina Barrage on July 2, from 4-9 pm.
Everyone receives a picnic blanket (one per family), so no need to pack one!
There will be no chairs or tables, but you may bring your own chairs.
Parking is very limited so we encourage guests to take public transport or taxis.
Traffic can get very busy in the evening so allow enough time to get to the event.
Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray!
Bring cash or PayNow to pay for food and drinks.
No pets allowed.
There are no kites allowed on the day of the event due to air restrictions in place for National Day rehearsal.
Toilets are located downstairs one level below the roof. We also have our own porta-potties at the end of the ramp behind Solar Park.
Due to air space restrictions for National Day rehearsal, we will not have fireworks this year. But hey, we should get a few flyovers instead!
Open flames are also not allowed which means no sparklers. But don't fret! We will have lots of light-up toys for the kids. These will be handed out just as it gets dark.
This is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather with lightning, the event will be canceled. Please check this website for updates on the day.
Keep an eye out for our acting Deputing Chief of Mission, Brian Himmelsteib. He'll be speaking at the formal ceremony which begins at 7:30 pm.
Make sure to show those pearly whites at the photo booth sponsored by Expat Dental! You can also enter the Best Dressed competition at this booth. Winner to be announced at the formal ceremony.
Bring your best pie for our Pie Bake-Off. You know you'd look great in the winning apron and hat!
Enter the Watermelon Eating contest for a chance at some great prizes.
Watch for Eli the Eagle, the official and absolutely adorable mascot of The American Club.
Sign up for a paid AAS or AAS/CareerSource membership and be entered to win one of three vacations. Details below.
There will be on-going lawn games the whole day as well as a few big event contests for kids to try: Sack Race, Egg & Spoon Race, Three-Legged Race and Tug-of-War. Make sure your kids are on time for these events! No prizes... just bragging rights.
Schedule of Events
Watermelon Eating Contest
The Watermelon Eating Contest promises to be a fun competition! We'll have three categories by age. And there are prizes, too! The video will give you an idea of what to expect. The slices get bigger and the challenge gets tougher as you get older. Good luck!.
Child (age 10 and below): Goodie bag of toys plus four tickets to SEA Aquarium!
Tween/Teen (10-17): Four tickets to SEA Aquarium
Adult (18+): $250 gift certificates to Lawry's the Prime Rib
Do you have a great pie recipe? Then get cooking and join our first-ever pie bake-off! The winner will take home a special, snazzy apron, an engraved silver pie slicer, $200 worth of Lawry's the Prime Rib vouchers – and bragging rights!
Our judges will make their decisions based on the presentation and how tasty the pie is! Pre-registration is not required. Rather, just bring your pie to the designated table when you arrive and be sure to register your pie. Pies must be submitted by 5:30 pm sharp Winners will be announced at the formal ceremony which begins at 7:30 pm.
Judges will include The American Club's very own Dan Durkin, AAS President Blair Hall and one lucky attendee who volunteers to eat a lot of pie!
Good luck to all the bakers!
Best Dressed Competition
Show off that good ol' American patriotism and come sporting your best red, white & blue combo. We'll have two categories of winners: group and individual.
Stop by the photo booth sponsored by Expat Dental to enter the competition.
Group: Each member of the group will take home an Expat Dental water bottle, AAS dry bag and a $50 Lawry's the Prime Rib voucher (children receive SEA aquarium tickets instead of food voucher)
Individual: Electric toothbrush valued at more than $300 sponsored by Expat Dental plus $20 movie vouchers
NOTE: NO PETS ALLOWED
(but this photo is just too stinking cute not to use!)
Eats, Eats and More Eats!
Pack your own picnic or sample the yummy food from our vendors. Water and sodas will also be available for purchase. Please bring cash or use PayNow to buy your treats.
Variety of Gyros
Baby Back Ribs
The American Club
Footlong beef hotdogs
But wait, there's more!
Be sure to enjoy the free-flow popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.
Soft drinks and water will be sold at the event.
Unfortunately, alcohol cannot be openly consumed and will not be sold.
Please bring cash or use PayNow to make food and drink purchases.
Don't forget about our live entertainment!
New Stream Brass Band
Dixieland music and old town Fourth of July parades go hand in hand. So this year we have found a Singapore-based, New Orleans-style brass band, a first on the Little Red Dot! They will surely get you moving and shaking to the beat as they roam the event! Listen to the band now!
The Charming Conjurer
Keep your eyes peeled for our roving mentalist and magician who will have you mesmerized by his sleight of hand! Adults and kids alike will be absolutely amazed as he wanders the crowd the day of our event. Witness this charming conjurer in action! Check him out here.
The formal ceremony begins at 7:30 pm. SAS student, Chynna Abergas, will be singing national anthems of Singapore and the United States when the official ceremony begins. And how cool is this? A Navy Color Guard will be presenting the flags!
We'll hear from Jonathan Kaplan, US Ambassador to Singapore; Blair Hall, President of American Association of Singapore; and Kyle Aldous, Director of Strategic Communication at Singapore American School. We'll also announce the winners of the Pie Bake-off and Best Dressed competitions.
A huge thank you to all of you who signed up to help on the day itself. All the volunteer slots are full! Yay! Pulling together an event like this takes a small army and we are so grateful for your help. Be sure to be on time so the event runs smoothly for all who attend. Keep your eye on your inbox as instructions for your individual volunteer job will be sent to your email. Please check your spam if you didn't get it. And if you can't come to the event, please find somebody to take your volunteer spot and let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are the key to everything! Thank you again!
Join AAS Now and Be Entered to Win
Not a member of the American Association, the heart of American culture in Singapore? No worries! Sign up for a paid AAS or AAS/CareerSource membership by July 10 and be entered to win one of three vacations! Current members can be entered to win by renewing your membership.
First prize is a 3D/2N stay at the very fancy The Residence Bintan ($3000 value).
Second prize is a stay in Bali, courtesy Four on Drupadi.
Third prize is 3D/2N staycation at Concorde Hotel Singapore.
Fourth & Fifth Prizes
Insider Membership good for one year to National Gallery Singapore
Come be a part of the fun and get discounts to our events. And no - you don't have to be American to join. We welcome everybody!
Join online any time by July 10 or sign up at the event to be eligible. Good luck!
Click here or scan the QR code below.
Winners will be selected randomly and notified via email after July 10. Winners will also be posted on social media and on our website.
A big thank you to all our prize donors for the day: Concorde Hotel Singapore, Expat Dental, Four on Drupadi, Lawry's the Prime Rib, National Galleryand The Residence Bintan. And, of course, a huge shout out to our title sponsor, Singapore American School.