2017/2018 Events in Bermuda

Bermuda Special Events
Bermuda Cupmatch
Bermuda holidays
Bermuda events

Come down to Bermuda for any of our special events or holidays. Many of the hotels will help you celebrate traditional holidays and you’ll really feel like a local making kites or eating fishcakes on hot cross buns.

Recurring Events

St. Georges Historical Re-Enactments

April to November
Monday-Thursday and Saturday 12:00 noon

December to March
Wednesday and Saturday 12:00 noon.

Taking place in King’s Square you will see Bermuda’s history unfold in front of your eyes as you witness how punishments were carried out hundreds of years ago. During the free show you will see a criminal get dunked in the water for their crimes. Admission is free. Visit the St. George’s Visitor Information Centre, located at the Globe Hotel, 441-297-1423, for additional information, including walking tours, dates and times.

Harbour Nights

Every Wednesday from 7:00 – 10:00 pm during summer, Front Street is closed to all traffic, and vendors set up stalls offering food and drinks and unique Bermudian gifts. There is live music and entertainment at this fun family friendly event.

This year the committee that organizes Harbour Nights has announced that buses heading east and ferries heading to Dockyard, will both remain open later than normal operations. A 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm ferry heading to Dockyard should do well to take late night revelers back to the cruise ships in Dockyard at an affordable cost.

Whale Watching

Jan – Jun. For more information about the whales in Bermuda and what is being done to study them, visit Andrew Stevenson’s Humpback Whale Research Foundation’s website: http://www.whalesbermuda.com

Yearly Events

To see a list of fishing tournaments in Bermuda head over to the bottom of our fishing charters page.

2018

 

May

May 24th, 2018 – Bermuda Day


Bermuda Day falls on a Thursday in 2018 and will be back with a bang! Our national holiday keeps getting bigger and better with each year, a bigger parade in Hamilton and more boats on the water to open up the start of summer. There will be a parade in the City of Hamilton which will start in the early afternoon, (at approximately 1:00 PM) as well as a half-marathon (typically starts at 9:00 AM) – both annual traditions in recent years. The race starts in Somerset Parish and ends at Bernard’s Park with spectators spread out along the length of the race cheering the runners on, which can number over 1,500.

 

June

June 15, 2018 – Newport – Bermuda Yacht Race

Newport to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race will start in Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts, and finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.

Since its inception in 1977, the Newport-Bermuda Race has been a Corinthian event, and yachts are accepted by invitation. The spirit of the race is that all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an off-shore event. The race provides an opportunity for cruising yachts and amateur crews to participate in an ocean race and a rendezvous in Bermuda.

Find out more details about the event on their official website: Newport to Bermuda Official Website

June 15 – 18, 2018 – Bermuda Heroes Weekend


Carnival is here to stay in Bermuda! We’re talking about soca music and parties, not the major cruiseline! The four day carnival holiday over-lapses Bermuda’s National Heroes Day on Monday June 18th, where more details can be read below. With the great success and first ever carnival in Bermuda in 2015, it is going strong into its fourth year. 2017 was huge and we only anticipate 2018 to be bigger. The hype was that everyone is coming back again that already came from overseas, and they are telling their friends about it. You could see the comments throughout social media as well as from our clients, all saying the same thing, that the fourth year of carnival in Bermuda will be bigger and better! The organizers behind the event are also the ones behind the big soca truck that can be found in the Bermuda Day Parade. Visit their official website here for tickets and updates.

June 18, 2018 – National Heroes Day


Celebrated on the third Monday in June of each year, National Heroes Day is a day to highlight an island hero, a person is officially designated for each year, with the first hero highlighted being Dame Louis Brown, the first female lawyer in Bermuda, co-author of Bermuda’s modern constitution, first black woman elected to Parliament, first female Opposition Leader in the British Commonwealth, among a number of other successes. It is great heroes like this that Bermuda look at highlighting each year. The Bermuda National Hero of 2016 was Sir John Swan. We look forward to finding out who we’re honoring in 2018.

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Aug

Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Emancipation Day – 1st day of Cup Match

 

There is plenty to do around the island. You have the 1st day of Cup Match and can get dressed up for the game. There is a visitors tent to learn about the game and enjoy free drinks. The Thursday and Friday below make up the holiday Cupmatch in Bermuda. You need to read the full idea behind Cupmatch, how it started, and how you can enjoy it, to fully understand why you would want to be here for the events. Go to our blog post here where we dedicate a whole article on Cupmatch – its history, what it is, what to do, whether you should wear blue and blue or red and blue.

Friday, August 3, 2018 – Somer’s Day – 2nd day of Cup Match

We will update this section with more events over Cup Match as they are announced. Keep an eye on this space as we keep it updated often.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 – Non-Mariners Race


Non-Mariners is one of Bermuda’s biggest parties on the water. It consists of a race of floats where most of them fall apart or sink. There are boats everywhere and the base of the celebration is at the Sandys Boat Club. Groups planning well in advance can charter party boats in Bermuda to go this event. This is a party that over the past few years has only grown in size.

Bonus: Tips on Surviving Cup Match