Bermuda's Signature Experiences

Bermudian tour guides in historical regalia welcome visitors.

Bermuda's events and festivals bring out the best of the island. Experience prestigious sporting competitions, exciting celebrations of culture and cuisine, beloved holiday festivities and more. Browse the months below for details on major annual events and festivals taking place across the island in 2024, or see upcoming events.

January

Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge 

January 12 - 14, 2024

The annual Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge Weekend is just right for the active-minded traveller – three days of runs (mile, 10K, half-marathon, marathon), each with a truly spectacular backdrop. The weekend event, includes festivals, awards ceremonies and more.

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks

January 18 - February 29, 2024

Enjoy the island’s unique food culture with Bermudian-inspired menus and great deals at dozens of restaurants. Explore a world of diverse culinary offerings and take advantage of a variety of prix-fixe menus at different price points. This year marks the 11th Anniversary for Bermuda Restaurant Weeks, be sure to join in the celebration.

 

Two women are sitting eating dinner with a fort in the background.

February

Bermuda Spa Month 

Breathe in, breathe out, and open your eyes to savings on spa treatments in February. Bermuda Spa Month offers special treatments for your mind, body and soul at top spas across the island, at a price you can't afford to miss. It's the perfect 'me-time' escape or excuse to connect with friends and loved ones as you pamper together.

March

Bermuda Triple Challenge

March 15 - 17, 2024

The Triple Challenge is three days, three races, more than 75 obstacles and one week of fun. The three-day obstacle course series showcases three of Bermuda’s beautiful, historical and cultural venues. Each day’s challenge offers a 3–10K challenge with varying obstacles suitable for all levels of fitness, challenging both strength and stamina for ages 13 and up. Celebrate the end of each day with a post-event party. The event is now certified as an OCR World Championship qualifying event. Register as an individual or with your team. 

Good Friday Kite Flying

March 29, 2024

Let's go fly a kite! An annual Good Friday tradition, the Bermuda Kite Festival sees the skies over Horseshoe Bay Beach filled with colourful, often handmade kites. A typical Bermuda kite is made of tissue paper, sticks, and glue… a tedious process, but well worth the reward. Participants vie to win prizes in categories such as most innovative kite, best looking kite and even ugliest kite. There's also a hotly contested fishcake competition, along with tasty hot-cross buns.

April

Peppercorn Ceremony

April 2024

This unconventional ceremony celebrates the time (hundreds of years ago) that a single peppercorn was exchanged for a rent payment. The Peppercorn Ceremony is one of those events that makes you feel as though you’ve travelled back in time, with a parade full of officials and dignitaries in full-period garb, horse-drawn carriages, military music and a classic Town Crier narrating the festivities.  

Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition

April 2024

The Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition is an annual three-day event held at the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Paget Parish. The exhibition includes school displays, floral shows, animal exhibits and equestrian programmes, all related to Bermuda’s agricultural heritage. All are welcome at this fun, family-oriented event.

Convex End to End

April 27, 2024

Have you ever walked the entire length of a country in one day? Participate in the Convex End to End and join thousands of residents as they make their way from one end of the island to raise money for local charities. Choose the End-to-End (24.1 miles) or Middle-to-End (14 miles) and enjoy the beautiful scenery and intricate neighborhoods not seen unless on foot. But wait, this is not only a walking event - you can also cycle, row, or swim!

USATF Bermuda Grand Prix 2024

April 27-28, 2024

Join us trackside to cheer on some of the fastest athletes in the world as they compete in the USA Track & Field Bermuda Grand Prix 2024. Top competitors from more than 20 countries battle it out, head-to-head, at the Flora Duffy Stadium at the National Sports Centre.

USATF - Filed Event

May

Dive Week

May 2024

Bermuda's crystal clear waters are home to a colourful array of marine life living in our coral reefs and shipwrecks. Dive week celebrates Bermuda as an unmissable diving destination and invites visitors of all diving abilities to get involved in exclusive classes, deals and ocean-themed activities. 

Bermuda Sail Grand Prix (Sail GP)

May 4 - 5, 2024

Sail GP returns to the Great Sound for another 2-days of exhilarating wing-sailed foiling catamaran racing. Watch some of the world’s best sailors battle the wind and the waters to take home first place in the Bermuda Grand Prix. Season Four of SailGP takes place in 14 locations around the world, with Bermuda being one of the original and most iconic destinations to host.

Harbour Nights 

April - Early September, 2024

Harbour Nights is the place to be on Wednesday nights in the City of Hamilton from April through early September. With the glorious Bermuda sun setting on Hamilton Harbour as a backdrop, local crafters and artisans intermingle alongside culinary delights as diverse as Bermuda's culture. The night gives way to live performances and cultural expositions.

Bermuda Day

May 24, 2024

Break out the swimsuits and Bermuda shorts – summer in Bermuda begins with the Bermuda Day long weekend. Thousands of people crowd the streets of Hamilton to celebrate Bermuda’s rich heritage with a parade, music, dancing and other festivities that stretch long into the night. 

Colourful gombeys dancing in the streets.

June

Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race

June 7, 2024

If you’re going to attempt the Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race, you’ve got to love the open sea. This open ocean race covers 753 miles, making it one of the longest ocean races on the east coast of the U.S. The challenging course combines inshore and offshore racing down the Chesapeake Bay, across the Gulfstream, and into Bermuda.

Carnival in Bermuda

June 13 - 17, 2024

Experience the best carnival-style celebration to ever grace the pink sands of Bermuda. Daily events during Bermuda Carnival include food, live music, a parade of bands, boat rides, breakfast parties and more.

A woman is standing in the road in a colourful feathery costume.

Newport to Bermuda Race 

June 21 - 23, 2024

When the first Newport Bermuda Race took place in 1906, spectators were enthused and bewildered by the participants' desire to pull off such a brave feat. The 635 nautical miles between Newport, Rhode Island and Bermuda offer high winds and big waves – usually the kinds of things seamen do their best to avoid. But the challenge and thrills of the race have proven addictive to adventurous types.

July

Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship

July 2024

Catch ’em if you can! During the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship, teams of anglers catch and weigh as many fish as they can in three days in the first leg of the Bermuda Triple Crown series.

Eastern Counties Cup Association (ECCA) Annual Classic

July 20 | August 17 | September 7

Experience Bermuda's Eastern Counties Cup Association (ECCA) Annual Classic, also known as County Game, is a series of thrilling cricket matches since 1904 that showcase the competitive spirit of the eastern parishes. Watch top athletes battle it out in this historic tournament while immersing yourself in the local vibes, community, and rich culture of Bermuda. Join us for a day filled with good-natured rivalry, Crown and Anchor, local food, and plenty of excitement! 

August

Cup Match Summer Events

August 1 - 2,4, 2024

It’s centered around the cricket match between two island rivals – St. George’s and Somerset – but there’s a lot more going on during Cup Match time: concerts, dance parties and lots of food and drink, to name a few.

Once the parties from Cup Match die down, be ready to catch a party boat on Sunday morning. Practically every boat registered in Bermuda will be on the water and most likely anchored in Mangrove Bay for the Non-Mariners Water Raft-Up, the grand finale to the legendary Cup Match holiday.

Vegan Fest

August 25, 2024

Immerse yourself in a captivating event that celebrates the vibrant flavors, creativity, and nourishment found in Bermudian vegan cuisine. This event will illuminate the path to a healthier, more sustainable world through the power of plant-based eating. This will culminate in an extraordinary alfresco dining experience where local restaurants, vendors, and farmers come together to showcase the finest plant-based dishes that will tantalise your taste buds and nourish your body.

Bermuda Pride

August 2024

Bermuda Pride is a series of colourful events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The overarching goals of Bermuda Pride are to gain visibility, encourage togetherness and educate the wider community in a positive and constructive manner.

Bermuda Pride 2023

September

Sandcastle Competition

September 2024

Celebrate the end of summer by taking part in the annual Sandcastle Competition at the award-winning Horseshoe Bay. The competition categories are children 12 and under, teenagers, families, adults, companies and tourists, and prizes are awarded.

Bermuda Swizzle Festival

September 2024

It is true that while our national cocktail is comprised of some main ingredients, many have their own unique twist on our island cocktail. But how different can they really taste? Find out from some of our swizzle masters at the Bermuda Swizzle Festival. In addition to swizzle tasting this event also has local food vendors and local entertainment to make it an authentic and fun day out!

St. George's Seafood Festival

September 2024

The annual showcase of Bermuda’s rich seafood culture will be held in the historic town of St George’s. The best of the best local vendors will be serving up local dishes from our ocean and while you chow down, you will be sure to be entertained by a host of Bermudian performers. With a fun park section dedicated to the little ones, this is a great day out for the whole family.

October

Art Month

Art Month welcomes all to experience Bermuda's artistic culture and heritage by fostering collaboration among local artists, galleries, and cultural institutions. This month-long event celebrates the island’s collective love of art, culture and creativity. Expand your horizons through educational workshops, immerse yourself in eclectic exhibits, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Taste of Bermuda

October 2024

Food and wine lovers won't want to miss this food festival, which features wine tastings, walking tours, a three-day chef competition and the all-day food festival featuring many City of Hamilton restaurants. Hamilton is also planning to feature an international chef who will host live demonstrations throughout the event. Whether you're a visitor or local, don't miss this chance to enjoy diverse, delicious Bermudian cuisines and sample multicultural delicacies.

Bermuda International Gombey Festival

October 2024

Can’t get enough of the Gombeys? Well, this is an event you can’t miss. The annual, family-friendly event celebrates the very best in Gombey culture and provides a platform for local Gombey troupes to perform and display their craft. This brings an exciting opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the dance, music, and costume of the Gombeys.

Round the Sound

October 2024

2024 will mark the 34th year of this charity event. Round the Sound isn’t only a fun rhyme, it is literally a swim around Bermuda’s Harrington Sound, a body of water that is contained within the parishes of Hamilton and Smith’s. Swimmers can select their distance ranging from 0.8 km – 10 km open water swim! This is a fun event for both locals and visitors who love to be in the water.

November

The Butterfield Bermuda Championship

November 14-17, 2024

Golf fever will engulf the island in November as the PGA Tour comes to the island for the week-long event, Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Starting with a pro-am tournament and ending with a tournament of pro-golfers battling against the stunning backdrop of Port Royal Golf Course, you have to see it to believe it.

December

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walk-about

December 6, 2024

The Bermuda National Trust’s yearly Christmas Walk-about in the Town of St. George sees one of the oldest established towns in the New World catch the holiday spirit. Lavishly decorated historic homes (some dating back to the 17th century) open their doors to the public. Re-enactors in period garb roam candlelit streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site town, and classic carols add to the magical atmosphere. 

New Year's Eve Celebration in the Town of St. George

December 31, 2024

In the Town of St. George's, NYE is full of live entertainment and culminates with a truly original countdown. The Town celebrates by dropping an onion, which is recognised as a national symbol of Bermuda’s farming heritage. The onion that is used in celebration is a work of art—handcrafted and lit with bright crystal bulbs—that is lowered from the top of Town Hall in the countdown to the start of the new year.

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