In the City of Hamilton, the restaurant-lined zone along Front Street is closed to traffic, transforming into a freelwheeling pedestrian block party popular with both locals and visitors alike. It's a great intro to Bermudian art, music and culture, not to mention a fun time! No wonder, the festival has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Here’s what to expect.
Dancing In The Streets
Bermuda's famous Gombey dance troupes set the tone for Harbour Nights. Decked out in colourful costumes and headdresses, the performers groove their way down Front Street to the infectious sound of goatskin drums, beer-bottle fifes and tin whistles. The Gombeys combine African, Bermudian and British traditions in a fascinating, spirited way. Performers appreciate a little donation if you’ve got it – the money goes toward making sure those elaborate costumes stay in top shape.
Creative types flock to Bermuda, in part due to its impressive natural beauty. During Harbour Nights, local artists and craftspeople show and sell their island-inspired wares, from beautiful watercolours to handmade jewellery to Gombey dolls.
Let your nose be your guide – Harbour Nights is filled with enticing aromas. Sample some local delicacies like Hoppin' John, fish chowder, deep-fried donuts or tasty international street food offerings. Watch the sun set over Hamilton Harbour and toast to a perfect summer evening in Bermuda.