Fourth of July
Happy birthday, USA!
American Association of Singapore is thrilled to celebrate Fourth of July with you! This year's event is at Bay East Bridge in the Bay East Garden– such an iconic and super cool venue! There is built-in sun and rain protection, a grassy field next door and gorgeous views of the Marina Bay.
We promise you'll have a ton of fun in this special space while you enjoy live Dixieland music, carnival games, bouncy castles and crafts - plus contests such as Best Dressed, Watermelon Eating and a Pie Bakeof!
A huge thank you to our title sponsor, Singapore American School (SAS), for once again working with us to bring this event to life. SAS has been our title sponsor since 1967!
For those of you attending, here's what you need to know. Remember, it's the Fourth of July, but celebrated on Saturday, July 1 because Singapore doesn't give us the 4th off!
This page is updated daily so keep checking in for more exciting additions.
Entry is free, but you'll need tickets to play the games or buy F&B. Cash or PayNow can be used to purchase tickets only. We'd like to get an idea of how many to expect so we strongly encourage people to buy ahead. Plus, for every $50 worth of tickets you buy online, you also get a $50 gift certificate for Lawry's the Prime Rib!
Don't worry! TIckets can be bought at the event, too! But you don't get the Lawry's voucher for spending $50 if you purchase at the event.
10-ticket bundle: $20
Bounce-All-Day Wristband (for 3 to 12 year olds): 1 for $20; 3 for $50
Watermelon Eating contest entry: $5
Cocktail Tickets: $12
(Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Lemonade or Jack Daniels No. 7 & Coke or Jack Daniels Apple Fizz)
Specific Gravity Beer tickets (+65 OG Lager or Classic IPA): $10
ONLINE TICKET SALES END FRIDAY, JUNE 30 AT 12 NOON. YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO BUY TICKETS AT THE EVENT.
The event is at Bay East Bridge in Bay East Garden on July 1 from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
For every $50 worth of tickets you buy online you will receive a $50 Lawry's the Prime Rib voucher (while supplies last)
Tickets are available at the event and can be purchased using PayNow (preferred) or with cash
The first 400 families who buy $50 worth of tickets on the day of the event will receive a foldable carry bag (one per family), perfect for all the day's prizes.
Parking is limited and public transportation is far away so we encourage guests to take taxis.
Traffic can get very busy in the evening so allow enough time to get to the event.
No cash accepted for games or F&B. Everything is done through tickets.
Leashed pets allowed, but owner assumes all responsibility and liability
Toilets are located in the PassionWave building and near the taxi stand. There will also be Porta Potties.
Due to Singapore Armed Forces Day, Singapore is not practicing their National Day fireworks this year. Drat. But we will have lots of light-up toys for the kids. Sparklers are not allowed!
This is a rain or shine event
Photos and videos will be taken at the event and used for AAS marketing
Pickup pre-paid tickets at a special table near the center of the event. Look for the balloon arch.
There will be three tables selling tickets near the balloon arch in the center of the event.
Schedule of Events
Keep an eye out for our Deputy Chief of Mission, Casey Mace. He'll be speaking at the formal ceremony which begins at 7:30 pm. No Color Guard or national anthems this year per the venue's restrictions. Drat!
Buy a "Bounce All Day" wristband for your kids aged between 3 and 12 year old for unlimited entry to our many bouncy castles sponsored by XCL American Academy.
Make sure to show those pearly whites at the photo booth sponsored by Harley-Davidson! You can also enter the Best Dressed competition at this booth. Winner to be announced at the formal ceremony
Visit the Craft Corner sponsored by Whizz Kidz and do some awesome patriotic crafts.
Bring your best pie for our The Great American Bake Off. You know you'd look great in the winning apron and hat! Take home a silver pie server, too!
Take a photo sitting on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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!
$250 gift certificates to Lawry's the Prime Rib
The Great American Bake Off
Do you have a great pie recipe? Then get cooking and join our 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 6:30 pm sharp. Winners will be announced at the formal ceremony which begins at 7:30 pm.
Note: After judging, pies will be sliced and sold to guests.
Judges will include The American Club's very own Dan Durkin, AAS President Ashok Lalwani 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 to enter the competition.
Group Prize: Family four-pack of movie tickets
Individual Prize: $100 Hard Rock Cafe voucher
LEASHED PETS ARE ALLOWED
AAS is not responsible for pets that enter the event. Owner assumes all responsibility.
Eats, Eats and More Eats!
Eat at our picnic tables or spread out a blanket and enjoy a feast! Top price for any one items is $12 or 6 tickets.
225SmokeHouse will offer pulled pork sandwiches, eggplant sandwiches and apple crumble
Brown Forman will be serving up refreshing Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Lemonade, Jack Daniel's Apple Fizz and Jack Daniel's and Coke
Hoe Brothers Catering will offer some yummy hamburgers, mac & cheese, smoothies and chocolate chip cookies
Specific Gravity Beer will quench everybody's thirst with either +65 OG Lager or Classic IPA
The American Club will be on hand with real, beef foot long hotdogs with all the fixin's, penne pasta and brownies
Vatos Urban Tacos will serving up a variety of tacos and burritos
Popcorn and cotton candy sponsored by Allied
Sodas, water, iced tea & lemonade
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 formal ceremony begins at 7:30 pm when Deputy Chief of Mission Casey Mace will be speaking along with Ashok Lalwani, President of American Association of Singapore; and a representative of our title sponsor, Singapore American School. We'll also announce the winners of the Pie Bake-off and Best Dressed competitions. We'll also announce the winners of the Lucky Wheels!
Wheels of Fortune
We'll have two Wheels of Fortune to spin for a chance at all sorts of great prizes, one for adults and one for kids. Land on some segments to win instantly. Landing on other segments enter you into a Lucky Draw to win big prizes! Every spin wins!
A big thank you to all our prize donors for the day! And, of course, a huge shout out to our title sponsor, Singapore American School.
Transport / Access
For those who are not familiar with Bay East Bridge, it might be tricky to reach via mass transit.
We suggest arriving by taxi if possible.
Traffic can get very busy in the evening so allow enough time to get to the event.
Nearest MRT Station: Stadium. It's a lovely 20-minute walk to the bridge (see map).
If driving, go to Bay East Garden via Tanjong Rhu Road. The nearest car park is Bay East Garden Car Park opposite PAssion Wave Building. Note that parking is quite limited with only 234 lots, inclusive of six handicapped lots. It's about a 20-minute walk to the venue from Bay South Garden via Marina Barrage.
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