Boo! It’s October: Best Saigon Events This Month | Saigon Happenings Saigon Happenings
You blink and it’s October! But not to worry, this month has enough to offer. From spooky Murder Mysteries to sporty Saigon runs, October is filled with exciting events.
The best events in Ho Chi Minh City this month (scroll down for awesome kids events)
October 1: Live concert: Disney Jazz
The New York swing band Professor Cunningham and his Old School band, are touring in Asia and will be bringing a jazz filled evening to Saigon. Enjoy all your favorite Disney movies songs in a groovy and swinging way on this Disney Jazz Live Concert. (District 3)
October 2: Networking night
Fresh Catch Vietnam and IamHCMC are hosting a Saigon Networking night where expats and locals can meet. Tapas and drinks are on the menu and so are some potential great new contacts. (District 1)
October 5: Live music at a secret spot
The 20th edition of Sofar is coming up! This expanding network of artists and music lovers brings live giggs to people all over the world. After signing up, you’re contacted a day before with the time and place of this pop up concert. Music and mystery…we love it! (District unknown yet)
October 12: Flea market
Everyone’s favorite playground is organizing a 90s themed flea market. With vendors, food drinks and activities for young and old. And of course a lot of pre-loved items. One man’s trash is another mans treasure! (District 2)
October 18: Murder in Margaritaland
While most enjoy their vacation at the exclusive resort Margaritaland, for one unfortunate soul, it will mean the end of their travels altogether. Yep, LHerbanyste is hosting a Murder Mystery and you’re all invited. Well…40 of you because of limited seats. Starting at 7pm. (District 2)
October 20: Vietnamese Women’s Day
An important day in Vietnam, Women’s day is celebrated twice! In March, during International Women’s Day and on October 20th. People tend to give flowers and gifts to the women in their lives. Come on, spread your love!
Co-Space is celebrating this day with their Saigon Ladyboss Workshop on October 19th.
October 20: The Lakes Race
The Lakes Race in Saigon is back! A fantastic run to do alone, with friends or together with the kids, as there are Baby Races, Kids races, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km races. Proceeds go to orphanages in HCMC.
October 31: Halloween
And of course, we’re in full anticipation of Halloween! Multiple events are organized this month. On Halloween night, various neighbourhoods have trick or treat walks. Make sure you’re well prepared and check out where to find the spookiest outfits. You’ll find them here!
Awesome kids events this month
October 6: MIS Sunday Funday
Don’t miss this fun morning at Montessori International School! Free for kids up to 10 years old. Entertainment by the Bubble Man, waterslides and lots of games. Pack some dry clothes and a towel, because there will be free splashing! (District 2)
October 14-25: Autumn Camp
Vinspace is offering an autumn camp for all kids who like to get creative this school break. Painting, drawing, sculpting, kids of all ages can see where their imagination will take them. Aprons available. (District 2)
October 26: HOW-oween Charity event
Anne Hill International school is organizing their HOW-oween Charity bazaar on Saturday October 26. It includes Halloween food and drinks, face-painting, games and a raffle for a good cause. And it’s pet-friendly too! Starting at 11am. (District 2)
October 26: Halloween Jump Rave
Let the kids blow off some Halloween steam at Jump Arena, where there is a Neon Halloween Rave on Saturday, October 26. All centers are participating. Best costume competition, games, treats, jumping – this sounds like every kids dream! (District 2, 7, 10)
Best events in Ho Chi Minh City in November
Yep, we’re looking ahead because the spots for these 2 fantastics event are filling up.
November 2-3: River Rituals
La Holista and Chi-Bu Vietnam are organizing their second edition of River Rituals. Two lovely days, filled with yoga, meditation, music, healthy food and bonfires, on the banks of the Ông Kèo river.
November 18: Mandala Retreat in Hue
For everyone who can use a deeper recharge; Mandala Wellness organizes a unique retreat at the Alba Wellness Valley in Hue. Morning mediations, restorative yoga practices, lovely vegetarian meals, energy and sound healing mixed in with the serenity of the healing Alba hot springs, blissss… Options for 3,5 or 7 days.