What’s On in August: The Best Siem Reap Events in August 2017

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Welcome to August’s edition of our monthly events roundup! Each month, we’ll be sharing the best Siem Reap events in our magazine. So check back regularly or follow us on Facebook to know about upcoming events in town!

There is a lot of fun to be had in August, lots of eating and drinking, a bit of art and music and some of Cambodia’s best running and cycling events.

But let’s start our August events roundup with announcing a brand new event in town: the Explosive Detection Dog Show, brought to you by Norwegian People’s Aid, an exciting and educational experience for the whole family!

New in Siem Reap – Explosive Detection Dog Show

Siem Reap Explosive Detection Dog Show

Explosive Detection Dog Show is a new event brought to you by Norwegian People’s Aid, a non-profit organisation working on humanitarian disarmament projects globally. They have been using a special breed of dogs to detect landmines and other explosive devices remaining from the war since 1992. Now you have a chance to see up close how it works! These shows are ongoing.

Where: At their venue, near Siem Reap International Airport
When: Monday to Friday, 08:30-9:30am and 4-5pm
Cost: $7 per person, $3 for Cambodian nationals
More info: https://explosivedetectiondogs.org/

August 1: After Work Drinks

Fat Panda and Soulcial Trust after work drinksWhat better way to start the month? Fat Panda and Soulcial Trust have prepared an after work party. Combine business and pleasure by meeting the organisers of the XLability project (raising awareness about disabilities) and the Fat Panda fundraising team while enjoying a relaxing drink.

Where: Fat Panda (next to Miss Wong Cocktail Bar)
When: Tuesday 1 August, 6-9pm
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325566741221985/

August 1: Opening Don Alexandro Snack Bar

Opening Don Alexandro Snack Bar

Don Alexandro serves pizza and Italian snacks, if you are a fan of Don Alexandro Restaurant you now have a new location to enjoy.

Where: Don Alexandro Snack Bar (night market, near S Hotel)
When: Tuesday 1 August, 6-10pm
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/104456936895492/

August 2: Pinot Night at Sofitel Angkor Resort

Pinot Night at Sofitel Angkor ResortWednesday Wine Discovery at Sofitel will highlight Pinot Noir. For $25 enjoy 4 wines and canapés or by the glass option is also available.

Where: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort
When: Wednesday 2 August, 6-9pm
Cost: Free entry, $25 for the 4 wines special with canapes
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/472413123125750/

August 5: Urban Sketching

Siem Reap Urban Sketching

Meet up at The Hive on the first Saturday of every month for a sketching session with Glen. Go into town for sketching and reconvene at the Hive for a drink and a chat afterwards.

Where: The Hive
When: Saturday 5 August, 08:30am
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/319129441871125/

August 5: Queen Tara’s BBQ Cruise

Queen Tara’s BBQ Cruise for Siem Reap locals and expatsBook your place for an enjoyable afternoon on the lake and floating villages. Food and drink all included and bookings are essential.

Where: depart from Siem Reap
When: Saturday 5 August, 13:00 – 18:00pm
Cost: $25
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/154280288474910/

August 6: Angkor Empire Marathon & Half Marathon

Angkor Empire Marathon 2017The famous Angkor Empire Marathon is back, runners will tackle 3, 10, 21 or 42 kms around Angkor Wat. Runners can collect their race kits at Angkor Apsara Resort on the 4th and 5th. Enjoy a free coconut after the race at Artillery Café (show your race number).

Where: Angkor Wat
When: Sunday 6 August, 04:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Registration for this event has already closed.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1108334185938874/

August 9: Nou Sary Art Exhibition Opening

Nou Sary Art Exhibition Opening at Sala Lodges

Sala Lodges will host a grand opening reception for featured artist Nou Sary. Nou Sary nurtures a very intimate relation with Mother Nature, originally from Phnom Penh he now lives in Siem Reap. Nou Sary represents the symbol of Buddhism as a core value in Cambodian society, surrounded by Rice fields, it is the finest expression of Life and Impermanence. Part of the proceeds of the artwork sale will go to the Foundation for Contemporary Art & Humanities. This event is in partnership with Les Celliers d’Asie Siem Reap showcasing Australian wines from Wolf Blass winery.

Where: Sala Lodges
When: Wednesday 9 August, 18:00pm
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/120825991871477/

August 10: An Evening with the Whiffenpoofs

An Evening with the WhiffenpoofsThe Whiffenpoofs will be performing an exclusive a capella performance at the Heritage Suites Hotel followed by Thursday Jazz, Sax in the City. Reserve your table for the performance and receive a welcome glass of prosecco.

Where: Heritage Suites
When: Thursday 10 August, 18:30 – 21:30pm
Cost: $20 or $35 for set dinner menu
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752246588418934/

August 13: Cycling for Environment and Children’s Health

Cycling for Environment and Children’s HealthFor the fourth year in a row, you can join a beautiful morning cycle around Angkor Wat with lunch at the end. Get in quickly, registration closes on 31 July. This year has a new route to last year and will be 12 km ride with breaks and games along the way. This event supports AHC.

Where: tickets from Asian Square Restaurant, Angkor Hospital for Children and Travel Loops
When: Sunday 13 August, 06:00 – 12:00pm
Cost: $15 includes tshirt, snacks, drinks and lunch
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561631117181276/