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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)

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Saigon Outcast goes hippie style. 

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. 

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Run Forrest run!

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)

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Have a splashing time at the MIS Funday

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)

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Let’s scare and care!

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)

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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.

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