The one not to miss: The Americas Cup 2017
Out of all the events happening on Bermuda in 2017, The Americas cup is the most anticipated, and for good reason. A spectacular event that’ll see the world’s very best sailing teams descend upon this little slice of paradise; you’ll be watching as boats reach top speeds and each team member’s skills are put through the most rigorous tests. The build up to this event is now gaining pace, and if you’re thinking of catching a glimpse of this spectacle, we’d recommend booking now.
Black Tomato can arrange an exclusive luxury 7 night holiday to experience the 35th America’s Cup over the finals weekend from £3,785 per person. This price includes 7 nights’ accommodation, transfers, internationals flights and official on-water spectator tickets to watch The America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton.
Bermuda Beach Art Festival, March
Bermuda’s salmon-hued sands have inspired many a writer, painter and poet so a dedicated Beach Art Festival should really come as no surprise. Conceived and directed by Bermudian sand artist Nicky Gurret in 2012, competitors spend hours meticulously raking-out their masterpieces only for their canvas to be wiped clean again by the sea. Head to the rose-tinted arc of Horseshoe Bay beach to catch the most impressive artworks before they’re reclaimed by the shifting tides.
Bermuda Day, May
Heralding the official start of Bermuda’s summer, this public holiday sees the quiet streets and shores burst into a hive of activity with parades, half marathons and more. Soak up the festival atmosphere with traditional Gombey dances and music at the annual Heritage Parade in Hamilton, or don your pair of Bermuda shorts and join the locals heading for their first dip of the year in the aquamarine waters.
Harbour Nights, June to September
Every Wednesday evening, traffic on Hamilton’s renowned Front Street shuts down to make way for this street market teeming with music, arts and craft stalls and food from both Bermuda and beyond. Even if your stay is short, it’s worth strolling through the through the street to pick up a souvenir or two or book a table on the veranda of one of the bars and restaurants to soak up the festival atmosphere as you dine.
Newport-Bermuda Race, June (every two years)
Bermuda’s yacht racing season from March to November is packed with enough events to quench the thirst of the world’s elite sailing crowd. It’s a fitting finale then for the prestigious Newport-Bermuda Race, a challenging course open to both amateur and professional teams alike that is highly regarded in yachting circles. For the best views of the final showdown, hire your own private yacht to catch all the action on deck as the winners cross the finish line.Read more
Bermuda Cup Match, July
A legacy of its past British influences, Bermuda’s passion for cricket can rival even the greatest home nations of the sport and the Cup Match is regarded as one of the most important events of the year for many Bermudians. During the two-day holiday, off-duty islanders show their support for their favourite parish teams camping out together in parks and beaches with celebrations often running on for four days.
St George’s Christmas Walkabout, December
Once a year, the old town of St. George is adorned in twinkling lights and festive performances for the St George’s Christmas Walkabout. Resembling a European Christmas market, this magical event is a real community get together with craft stalls and a visit from Santa for the children. Historic residences like the Old Rectory open their doors and are decorated in candle light, making this the perfect time to visit.