What’s On in August: The Best Siem Reap Events in August 2018

Siem Reap Events Round-up - August 2018

Welcome to the August edition of our monthly events roundup. Every month, we gather Siem Reap’s upcoming events into one handy listing, making it easy to keep up with all the latest happenings in the city. Subscribe to our Facebook page for up to date information and new event announcements.

Things to do in Siem Reap this August - Siemreap.netNurture your creative side this August with Khmer Ceramics‘ special offer! Learn how to throw the clay onto the wheel to make your very own ceramic masterpiece. Teachers are on hand to guide you through the process and to help you to add Khmer carving to your finished pots, using special tools – all provided. Receive one free fired piece, for every pottery class booked in August! Learn more.

Phare Circus, Cambodia’s innovative social enterprise supporting education and performing arts training, has announced the show schedule for August. Book now for the dynamic and high-octane performances in ‘Eclipse’, a story or rejection and revenge, ‘Khmer Metal’, which highlights the challenges faced by young urban Cambodians, or ‘Influence’, which explores power struggles in a bid for survival, all delivered with their customary energy and enthusiasm, set to exhilarating live music.

Made in Cambodia Market invites you to enjoy free live shows at the performance space amid the colourful craft stalls. Check the schedule here. August performances include Cambodian folk dances and traditional music. The philosophy behind the Made in Cambodia Market is to help create Khmer jobs; from the villagers producing the handicrafts to the sellers interacting with the visitors.

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August 3-5: Angkor Amateur Open

This year marks the tenth anniversary of this prestigious three-day golf tournament. Special guest, former European Tour Pro and Trick Show specialist, David Edwards, will perform his show and provide on-course commentary. For more information and to download the entry form, visit angkor-golf.com

Where: Angkor Golf Resort
When: Friday ,August 3 from 6pm until Sunday ,August 5, ending at 7pm
Cost: Repeating participant $305. New entrants $335. Play & Stay packages also available.
More info: Facebook

August 4: Vintage Market

Casa Sur presents its Third edition of the Vintage Market on Saturday the 4th of August from 9am to 10pm, come and discover the new selection of chic and vintage second-hand clothes in perfect condition and at very competitive prices.

Where: Casa Sur
When: August 4, from 9am – 10pm
Cost: free entrance
More info: Facebook

August 5: Sunday Brunch & Pool

Sundays are for brunch, and for pool fun. Hunkaar Table & Lounge at Anjali by Syphon, combines the two and invites you to indulge in their brunch buffet and then chill out poolside in a hidden green oasis.

Where: Hunkaar Table & Lounge at Anjali by Syphon
When: August 5, from 11am – 2pm (also available on August 26th)
Cost: $12 ++ per adult, $6 ++ for children below 7 years old
More info: Facebook

August 5: The 5th Khmer Empire International Marathon

Professional and amateur runners from around the world will participate in this exceptional marathon event. Competitors from over 50 countries will race along the unique route, which includes over 40 ancient temples, rice fields, traditional villages and forest. Entering the marathon, for the 3km fun run, 10 km road race, 21km half marathon or the 42km full marathon, directly benefits charities working with disabled people and hospitals in Cambodia. Cheer on the runners as they pass. Your support along the route is always appreciated!

Where: Race start line is in front of Angkor Wat
When: Sunday 5th August, first race starts 4.30am
Cost: Registration has now closed
More info: Facebook

August 5: Poolside Barbecue

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa is delighted to offer a feast to all participants and supporters of the aforementioned August Angkor Marathon. Their team of chefs has brilliantly concocted a special menu for the occasion, drawing inspiration from both Khmer and international cuisines, to give you the best meal on the grill. Fish, beef patties, seafood, vegetables and skewers to match a selection of fine red and white wines, beers and Taittinger Champagne: the perfect lunch to recover after a long run. Whether you are a runner or just a foodie, come experience a casual barbecue on our luxurious grounds.

Where: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa
When: Sunday 5th August, 12pm-3pm
Cost: USD 35 net per person with free flow of Red & White Wine, Beer, Chilled Juices & Soft drinks or USD 65 net per person with free flow of Taittinger Champagne, Red & White Wine, Beer, Chilled Juices & Soft drinks. For bookings contact: h3123-fb3@sofitel.com or +855 (0) 63 964 600
More info: Website

August 8: Soy Cuba at the Village Cafe

For one night the cafe will turn into “El Floridita Bar” in La Havane. For the occasion, they are bringing in Mr. Jose Miguel Lugo Gonzalez, a Master Torcédor from Cuba who will be live cigar-rolling. Their duo of musicians will distill you the best of the Latin music and in addition of that they’re serving special “Cuban Classic Menu Cockails”.

Where: The Village Cafe
When: Wednesday 8th August, 8pm – 2am
Cost: Free of charge
More info: Facebook

August 11: Wine Dinner at Memoire Palace Resort & Spa

Hosted by Australian wine company Handpicked Wines and Memoire Palace Resort & Spa, this five-course dinner will delight guests with unique pairings selected from an impressive portfolio of superb wines. Director of Winemaking at Handpicked Wines, Peter Dillon, will introduce each wine as it is served. Signature dishes from the hotel’s The Stage 1960s restaurant will be served.

Where: Memoire Palace Resort & Spa
When: Saturday 11th August, 6-9pm
Cost: Call 069 271 888 for price, information and to reserve a place
More info: Facebook

August 11 – 12: Change Shapers Workshop

Do you want positive social change in your community? Do you enjoy learning from diverse people? Are you interested in developing skills in social activism? If this sounds like you, then you are invited to apply for the Change Shapers Siem Reap program!

Where: To be confirmed
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August, 10am – 6pm
Free of charge
More info:

August 11 – 18: NAMA Japanese Cuisine Pop Up

Meaning “raw” in Japanese, Nama brings the culinary art of Washoku, the Unesco-celebrated food of Japan, to Amansara! Authentic, uncomplicated and elegant dishes celebrate the culinary artistry of the traditional Japanese kitchen while championing locally sourced produce, allowing the intricate flavors of each ingredient to take center stage.

  • Saturday, 11th August – Japanese whiskey cocktail reception
  • Wednesday, 15th August – OBON Kaiseki dinner with sake pairing
  • Saturday, 18th August – Tempura demonstration and lunch
  • All week – Lunch and dinner

Where: Amansara Angkor
 11th – 18th August
Starting from USD 40 ++
More info:
Contact amansarares@aman.com or +855 63 760 333 for more info and reservations.

August 17: Trivia Night at Lub d

Get your team together for a fun night of poolside trivia at Lub d! Half price cocktails all night and of course, some great prizes to be won! Limited tables available so please book your table by emailing Vin at vin.k@lubd.com.

Where: Lub d Siem Reap
Friday 17th August, 7pm – 10pm
Free of charge with half price cocktails all night. 
More info:

August 17: Lub d Siem Reap’s 1st Birthday Party

Lub d is celebrating its 1st Birthday and they’d love for you to join their party! Free flow poolside canapes from 6pm – 7pm, half price cocktails all night, DJ’s on the decks and a charity raffle and silent auction in support of Life Project Cambodia. A night full of fun and celebrations – we hope to see you there!

Where: Lub d Siem Reap
Saturday 18th August, 6pm – 10pm
Free of charge – Free canapes from 6pm – 7pm, half price cocktails all night. 
More info:

August 18: Siem Reap Bike Meet

Calling all motorbike admirers and petrol heads! Spend the day enjoying all things two-wheeled at this year’s Bike Meet, held at MY Cargo Container Bar & Restaurant. Come on down for live music, food and drink, merchandise, bike contests, prizes and more, hosted by The Dirty Cuts MC, a community-based motor cyclist enthusiast club.

Where: MY Cargo, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap
When: Saturday 18th August, 4-9pm
Cost: free admission
More info: Facebook

August 19: 6th Annual Asian Street Food Cambodia Festival

Head to Hunkaar Table & Lounge this 19th of August to indulge in true Cambodian street food. Featuring Chefs Mork Mengly, Tim Pheak, Seiha Chomnab, Sao Sopheak, Hak Serey, Duk Deth, Pan Socheat, and Kem Sokhi, this 18-course dinner surely will be a culinary experience to remember.

Where: Hunkaar Table & Lounge at Anjali by Syphon
When: August 19, from 7pm – 10:30pm
Cost: $36 ++ per adult for an 18-courses set menu including beverages
More info & reservations: +855 99 699 971 / +855 70 716 96

August 22: 80’s night at Hard Rock Cafe Angkor

This is one of those events that doesn’t need an introduction. Just show up and enjoy a night filled with fun. And 80’s music by the Rockstorm Band.

Where: Hardrock Cafe Angkor
When: August 22, from 8pm – late
Cost: Free entrance. Buy 1 get 1 free Angkor beer bottle
More info: Facebook

August 25: Fashion and Wine for a Cause

Doing good never looked so great! Combining Cambodia’s top fashion designer, Muoy Chorm and Celliers d’Asie with special participation from 2016 and 2017 Miss Cambodia Queens has mastered a formula to give hope to over 21 children from Cambodia Development Of Hope Organization through an outreach using Fashion and Wine as a tool of making a difference.

Enjoy free flow of canapé’s and wines whilst standing a chance to also win a 2-night stay at Courtyard Marriott’s luxurious sister properties– JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya and Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon! Other amazing raffle prizes available as well!

Where: Upperdeck at Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort
25th August, 7pm – 9.30pm
USD 25, including 1 raffle ticket
More info:

August 22: Metallica Tribute Night Hard Rock Cafe Angkor

Enjoy your favorite Metallica songs, performs by the Rockstorm Band.

Where: Hardrock Cafe Angkor
When: August 31, from 9pm – 10pm
Cost: Free entrance. Buy 1 get 1 free Angkor beer bottle
More info: Facebook

Weekly Events in August

There’s always something going on in town. Get the scoop on Siem Reap’s regular weekly events in August below:

Every Monday: Khmer Community Class at Samadhi Yogashala & Wellness Center by Navutu Dreams

What’s the deal? Join the community class for free for all locals that brings together Khmer, foreign residents and travelers. Each class differs in style, but is always available to all levels and body types. These classes are a great way to experience the benefits of yoga while enjoying the diversity that Siem Reap has to offer.

Where: Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat
When: Mondays, 6.30pm
More info: For bookings, please email reservations@navutudreams.com or
call +855 (0) 63 964 864

Every Tuesday: Happy Hour at The Aviary Hotel

What’s the deal? Get your drinks at half price during happy hour at The Glide Bar. This is your chance to try the Jungle Bird and the Canary 75, the hotel’s signature cocktails.

Where: The Aviary Hotel Siem Reap, #09 Tep Vong Street
When: Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm (also available on all other days)
More info: Facebook

Every Wednesday: Cultural Dinner & Performance at Park Hyatt

What’s the deal? Enjoy an enchanted evening at the beautiful courtyard with performances from the elegant Apsara dancers (every Monday and Friday), and Bokator, Cambodian martial arts (every Wednesday and Sunday). Executive Chef Pisith has created a set menu based on traditional Khmer recipes.

Set menus from $35++ per person, A la carte also available.

Where: Park Hyatt’s Courtyard
When: Mondays 7pm – 8pm (also available on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays)
More info: For reservations, please call +855 632 1234 or diningroom.repph@hyatt.com

Every Thursday: Charity Pub Quiz at Ivy Guesthouse

What’s the deal? Join the world’s easiest pub quiz, while supporting a local charity at the same time. Get a perfect score to win the jackpot!

Where: Ivy Guesthouse
When: Thursdays
More info: Facebook

Every Friday: Wine, Tapas & Live Music at Sofitel Fridays

What’s the deal? Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail whilst enjoying live-acoustic guitar music.

Where: Explorer’s Tales Bar, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
When: Fridays 6pm – 9pm
More info: Facebook

Every Saturday: The Pianist Wine & Cheese at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

What’s the deal? Savour a selection of imported cheeses, house-baked pieces of bread, dips and other exclusive in-house specialties with free flow wines. Enjoy a lovely night of music by our resident pianist, Raul, while he tinkles the ivories.

Where: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
When: Saturdays 6pm – 9pm
More info: Facebook

Every Sunday: Miami Pool Sessions at Lub d Hostel

What’s the deal? Chill out and cool down by the pool at Miami Pool Sessions! Enjoy half price cocktails ALL DAY at The Little Red Fox Bar & Cafe at Lub d plus free access to the pool and poolside games, while relaxing to tropical house, disco and hip-hop tunes!

Where: Lub d Hostel
When: Sundays, 2pm – 8pm
More info: Facebook

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