event calendar

Calendar of Bermuda Events, from Your Dream Beach Resort

 There’s always something happening at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, your personal paradise on the beach. Return to this page often to discover the latest things to see and do in the area.

JANUARY 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

MARCH 2014

Saturdays: Dolphin Quest: Dolphin Shows

Watch the dolphins in this delightful celebration full of fascinating aerial feats and dolphin discovery. Learn how the trainers take care of their dolphin family and the environment. Admission: the Dolphin Show is free. Admission to the National Museum of Bermuda is required: $10.00 adults, $8.00 seniors, children 13 years and under free. Enquiries: Dolphin Quest, The Keep, 15 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard MA 01, tel 441 234 4464 or web www.dolphinquest.com

Sundays: Royal Naval Dockyard Tour

The tour begins with an overview of the Casemates Barracks and its role in Dockyard’s defense. Then explore the storehouses and boat slip with their changing role as sail gave way to steam. Meet at the Anchor Fountain outside the Clocktower building, Royal Naval Dockyard, at 10:30am. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 58 Court Street, Hamilton HM 12, tel 441 292 1681.

Mondays: Guided Walking Tour of the City of Hamilton

Every Monday at 10:00am. A knowledgeable Tour Guide takes you past some of Bermuda’s historic points of interest including the City Hall & Arts Centre, the Sessions House, the Anglican Cathedral and Fort Hamilton. Tour departs: Bermuda National Library’s verandah, Queen Street, City of Hamilton and ends at Fort Hamilton for the performance of the Skirling Ceremony (see separate entry). Admission: Free. Enquiries: Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 58 Court Street, Hamilton HM 12, tel 441 292 168.

Tuesdays: South Shore Eco Walking Tour

Every Tuesday at 10:30am. Join Lisa Greene on a walking tour of the South Shore beaches and dunes to learn about their unique flora, fauna and history through the centuries. While looking at plants, coastal animals and birds keep an eye out over the horizon as you may even see a humpback whale! Meeting location is at the top entrance to Warwick Long Bay. Maximum of 25 people for each tour. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 58 Court Street, Hamilton HM 12, tel 441 292 1681.

Wednesdays: Fort St. Catherine & Museum

Every Wednesday at 9:00am. Step back in time as you enter Fort St. Catherine. Explore the history of fortifications in Bermuda as you wander through the magazine where swords, pistols and muskets are on display. You may even catch a glimpse of the fort’s resident ghost, George! Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children and seniors. The fort is 75% wheelchair accessible, including restrooms. Enquiries: Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, 58 Court Street, Hamilton HM 12, tel 441 292 1681.

Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays - Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo: Whale Watching

Whale Watching is a must with the Bermuda Zoological Society and The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo aboard the “R/V Endurance” for an unforgettable experience on the open ocean. See up close migrating Humpback whales in the crystal clear waters. Learn the history of whales in Bermuda and be amazed with the information on the migration of this ocean dweller. The tour will last approximately five and a half hours. Please bring your snacks, lunch, drinks (non-alcoholic). There is a cooler and fridge onboard for you to use. Also bring a windproof jacket and your camera! The tours depart from the dock across from The Bermuda Aquarium. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Admission: Non-members: $85.00 adults, $70.00 children under 12 years. Members: $70.00 adults, $50 children under 12 years. Email activities.bzs@gov.bm or website www.bamz.org.

March 9th: 8th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s 10K Race & 4 Mile Walk

The Lindo’s to Lindo’s event is a great annual tradition in support of the Bermuda Diabetes Association and is open to all to participate. This event is organized by Mid Atlantic Athletic Club and sanctioned by Bermuda Track & Field Association. Goodie bags for first 1,000 registrants. 8:30am Start. Forms available from: Sportseller, Lindo’s and the Diabetes Resource Centre or online via www.racedayworld.com. Early number pickup: see details on www.racedayworld.com. Enquiries: Mid Atlantic Athletic Club. Race Organisers Samantha Naude, email snaude@saltus.bm or Sarah Thompson, email jtbermuda@hotmail.com, tel. 441 737 9907 or website www.racedayworld.com.

March 15th: Gilbert & Sullivan Opera: Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’

At 8:30pm, The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD! This performance is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. A full synopsis can be viewed online via www.gands.bm. Running time is approximately 3 hours 20 minutes and is shown with English subtitles. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged. A cash bar is available during all intermissions. The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation; Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg; The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers. Admission: $35.00, $30.00 for students for general seating. Tickets online via www.premierticketsglobal.com or www.gands.bm or tickets can be purchased at the door. All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. Tickets are available November 1, 2013. Enquiries: Matt Nester, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, email opera@gands.bm or website www.gands.bm.

March 19th  - 21st: Hasty Pudding Theatricals 166: ‘Victorian Secrets’

Starting at 8:00pm. Something’s rotten in the state of England! Lady of the evening Mona Lott has been found dead at Victorian Secrets, a brothel run by no-nonsense madam Harriet Upinthere. Everyone wants to know who did it, but as long as dim-witted cop Billy Club is mounting the investigation, they’re not going to find out. Is creepy professor Hannibal Lecture innocent, or is he Jekyll-and-Hydeing his crimes? Did crackpot scientist Ella Mental have a hand in the murder, or does she just have a hand preserved in a jar? Will ex-missionary Sharon Secrets spill the beans, or will she just get herself to a nunnery? One thing’s for certain—chimney sweep Colby Inmahlungs needs to get that cough checked out. Slum’s the word in the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 166th production. This year’s writers are Brian Mendel ’15 , Petey Menz ’15 and Ian Nightingale ’15. The music is composed by Dylan Marcaurele ’16. Come get lost in paradise when Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals returns to Bermuda this Spring with their 166th production. Tickets: $20.00 available online via www.bdatix.bm (plus $2.00 BermudaTix fee). Enquiries: Hasty Pudding Theatricals, PO Box 381940, Cambridge, MA 02238, tel 617 495 5205, email pudding@hcs.harvard.edu, website www.hastypudding.org.

March 21st - 27th: 17th Annual Bermuda International Film Festival

 In celebration of international independent film, as well as home-grown filmmaking talent, the 17th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) takes place in the City of Hamilton. During the seven days of the Festival, over 50 feature-length and short narratives and documentaries will be screened at the Liberty Theatre and the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. The film programme combines the very best in world cinema with local filmmaking talent and a full cross-section of genres, styles and subject matter to ensure that there is something for all tastes. Enquiries: Bermuda International Film Festival (a registered charity in Bermuda), tel 441 293 3456, email info@biff.bm or website www.biff.bm

March 24th - 27th: Bermuda Open

 8am start. This is a 72-hole competition open to all professionals and top amateur players. The tournament is played on one of the most popular courses on the island that provides for breathtaking views and challenging golf. Port Royal Golf Course was designed by the famous golf architect, Robert Trent. Tee times start at 8:00am each day. Prize presentation starts immediately following play on the final day. Spectator viewing: Free. For participation and registration, visit: facebook.com/BermudaGolfAssociation. Enquiries: Bermuda Golf Association, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 10, tel 441 295 9972, email bdagolf@logic.bm or website www.bermudagolf.org.

March 24th - 27th: Bacardi World Par-3 Championships

8am start. Come and take part in the 5th Annual Bacardi World Par-3 Golf Championship played at the Turtle Hill Golf Club, ranked in the top five best par-3 golf courses in the world. This two-day 36-hole championship golf tournament tests short-game quality and skill rather than strength and distance, levelling the playing field between young and old, men and women and even professional and amateurs. Any golfer with a bona fide handicap (must not exceed 24) can compete and win! The tournament hosts a professional men’s and ladies’ division and an open senior division. Entries shall be limited to 180. First prize $10,000.00! Spectator viewing: Free. Participation and registration visit www.fairmontgolf.com/southampton or email Anthony.Mocklow@Fairmont.com. Enquiries: Anthony Mocklow, Turtle Hill Golf Club, Fairmont Southampton, 101 South Road, Southampton SN 02, tel 441 239 6663, email Anthony.Mocklow@Fairmont.com.

March 29th: 3rd Annual Beach Art Festival Bermuda

Come and celebrate one of Bermuda's most beautiful assets, its beaches, at the third annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival! Watch artists of all skill levels who will adorn a variety of Bermuda's beautiful beaches with beach art, creations that only last until the next high tide washes them away. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Nicky Gurret, Organiser, tel 441 295 4597, email gurret@northrock.bm

APRIL 2014

Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays: Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo: Whale Watching

Whale Watching is a must with the Bermuda Zoological Society and The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo aboard the “R/V Endurance” for an unforgettable experience on the open ocean. See up close migrating Humpback whales in the crystal clear waters. Learn the history of whales in Bermuda and be amazed with the information on the migration of this ocean dweller. The tour will last approximately five and a half hours. Please bring your snacks, lunch, drinks (non-alcoholic). There is a cooler and fridge onboard for you to use. Also bring a windproof jacket and your camera! The tours depart from the dock across from The Bermuda Aquarium. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Admission: Non-members: $85.00 adults, $70.00 children under 12 years. Members: $70.00 adults, $50 children under 12 years. Enquiries: email activities.bzs@gov.bm or website www.bamz.org

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda

Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

April 12th - 13th: Mixed Championship Golf Tournament

Tucker’s Point Golf Club; 12:30pm shotgun start. This tournament has teams of one man and one woman in various formats over 36 holes and takes place over two days. Come and watch to see who wins. This championship golf course was crafted by Roger Rulewich. Spectator viewing: Free. Enquiries: Bermuda Golf Association, tel 441 295 9972, email bdagolf@logic.bm or website www.bermudagolf.org

April 13th: Annual Palm Sunday Walk

2-5pm. This is one of the Bermuda National Trust's longest-standing and most popular event. The annual Palm Sunday Walk sees thousands of walkers guided into areas of the island that are otherwise unseen to most people. Participation is free; however, donations will be greatly appreciated! Enquiries: David Outerbridge, Conservation Officer, The Bermuda National Trust, ‘Waterville’, Paget PG 05, tel 441 236 6483 ext 224, email davido@bnt.bm or website www.bnt.bm

April 18th: Good Friday

Public holiday. Traditionally on Good Friday Bermudians enjoy hot cross buns, codfish cakes and kite flying all day.

April 23rd: Peppercorn Ceremony

11am, King’s Square, Town of St. George. His Excellency, The Governor receives the Annual Rent for the State House from Freemasons Lodge 200 and holds a meeting of Governor’s Council, attended by the Premier and Cabinet Ministers. His Excellency arrives by Landau at King’s Square at 10:58am where His Worshipful The Mayor of St. George will meet him. His Excellency will inspect a Guard of Honour furnished by The Bermuda Regiment then receive and reply to an address of welcome by The Mayor. The Accountant General receives the Annual Rent of one Peppercorn on behalf of the Government for the State House from the Master of Lodge 200. After the Bishop has offered a prayer and pronounced a blessing on the meeting’s deliberations, His Excellency, preceded by the Officers of Lodge 200, will lead the Premier and Members of The Cabinet to the State House, which the Master Lodge 200 will make available for the meeting. Spectators are welcome and should be in place by 10:30am. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Corporation of St. George, Storekeeper’s House, 5 Ordnance Island, St. George’s GE 05, tel 441 297 1532.

April 24th - 26th: The 76th Annual Agricultural Exhibition

 9am – 6pm. The Annual Agricultural Exhibition showcases Bermuda’s agriculture and history. This spring event is a mainstay with locals and visitors, showcasing exotic plants, flowers, equestrian events, farm animals, live local and overseas entertainment daily. Food and refreshments are provided by local charitable organizations with proceeds going to the respective charities. Admission: adults $10.00; children under 16 years $5.00; children under 5 years free; senior citizens presenting identification $5.00. Enquiries: Ministry of the Environment & Department of Parks, Botanical Gardens, 169 South Road, Paget DV 04, tel 441 239 2351 or 441 239 2331, email exhibition@logic.bm or website www.bdaexhibition.bm

April 26th: Gilbert & Sullivan Opera: Borodin's 'Prince Igor'

5 – 8:30pm. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD! This new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. A full synopsis can be viewed online via www.gands.bm. Running time is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes and is shown with English subtitles. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged. A cash bar is available during all intermissions. The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation; Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg; The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers. Admission: $35.00, $30.00 for students for general seating. Tickets online via www.premierticketsglobal.com or www.gands.bm or tickets can be purchased at the door. All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. Tickets are available November 1, 2013. Enquiries: Matt Nester, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, email opera@gands.bm or website www.gands.bm.

MAY 2014

May 3rd: Gilbert & Sullivan Opera: Massent's 'Werther'

5pm. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD! In this performance Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. A full synopsis can be viewed online via www.gands.bm. Running time is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes and is shown with English subtitles. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged. A cash bar is available during all intermissions. The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation; Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg; The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers. Admission: $35.00, $30.00 for students for general seating Tickets online via www.premierticketsglobal.com or www.gands.bm or tickets can be purchased at the door. All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. Tickets are available November 1, 2013. Enquiries: Matt Nester, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda, email opera@gands.bm or website www.gands.bm.

May 3rd: Catlin 27th Annual End-to-End Bermuda

Over the years, a growing number of visitors have scheduled their Bermuda trip to include the Catlin End-to-End as an opportunity to see the island by foot. The Catlin End-to-End is committed to providing a range of outdoor activities that appeal to the maximum number of participants, volunteer marshals and spectators from all aspects of the Bermuda community. The 27th annual Catlin End-to-End is a local ‘fun-raising’ event. Participants must sign up in advance; there is no on-site registration on event day. See www.bermudaendtoend.bm for updates on registration and entry fees.

For Walkers

  • End-to-End (ETE): 40km/24.1miles starts at 8:00am at King’s Square, Town of St. George;
  • Middle-to-End (MTE): 24km/14.7miles starts at 10:00am at Albuoy’s Point, City of Hamilton;
  • Fun Walk: 5km/3miles starts at 2:00pm from Railway Trail on Beacon Hill, next to Somerset Police Station.

For Bicyclists

  • End-to-End-to-End cyclists: 8:00am start at the Royal Naval Dockyard;
  • ETE cyclists: 10:00am start at King’s Square, Town of St. George;
  • MTE cyclists: 11:00am start from the Elbow Beach front entrance on South Road in Paget

For Elite Swimmers

10:30am check-in at Watford Bridge (East Jetty) for 11:30am start. Swimming is organised by the Bermuda Masters Swimming Association and is dependant on good weather conditions. Contact 799-9137 for information. This year’s route starts on the jetty on the south side of Watford Bridge, swimming under the bridge and along the northern shore of Ireland Island South and Ireland Island North and finishing at Snorkel Park. The distance is 3600 meters or 2.25 miles.

For Rowers

Start at 7:30am from White's Island in Hamilton Harbour. Please reconfirm start time with Bermuda Rowing Association.

For Equestrians

Start at 9:00am on the Railway Trail in Paget.

At the Finish: Entertainment at the Royal Naval Dockyard from 1:30-4:30pm featuring live music. Enquiries: Bermuda End-to-End Charity, tel 441 292 6992, email ete@logic.bm or website www.bermudaendtoend.bm

May 4th: City of Hamilton - Summer Sundays in the Park 2014

Spend a Sunday evening at ‘Summer Sundays in the Park’ where you can enjoy themed, live entertainment featuring local bands and artists plus a food court, vendor village and a children’s area. Admission: Free. Enquiries: email events@cityhall.bm or website www.cityofhamilton.bm

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda: May 2014

7am. Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

May 18th: St. George’s in Bloom

3pm. Come and see St. George’s in Bloom. A promenade of the ‘Gardens on Wheels’ will take place throughout the town. Decorate your bike, wheelbarrow, hat, stroller or whatever has wheels. You will be able to also see lots of blooms throughout the town as there are several categories in which you can enter and just enjoy. Admission: Free. Application forms are available from Trudy Snaith, email tsnaith@ibl.bm.

May 24th: Appleby Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby 2014

8:30am start. The annual Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby encompasses 13 miles of excitement, competition and determination. Participation in the individual races are for Bermuda residents only, however, spectators are welcome and encouraged to watch and cheer on the participants all along the route from Somerset to Pembroke, including several streets in the City of Hamilton. Enquiries: email info@bermudaraceweekend.com, websites www.bermudaraceweekend.com or www.bermudamarathon.bm.

May 26th: Bermuda Day

Public holiday. Bermuda Day is the highlight of Heritage Month, the month of May. This holiday, which takes on the name of our beloved Island, was formerly known as Victoria Day (after Queen Victoria), Empire Day and now Bermuda Day.

Traditional events held on Bermuda Day include:

  • A series of exciting and fast paced road races including a cycle race, roller blade race and runners. The courses stretch between Somerset in Sandys Parish and end in Pembroke Parish (half-marathon distances), and all races are held during the morning beginning at 9:00am;
  • The Bermuda Day Parade, held in the afternoon, winds through the streets of the City of Hamilton beginning at 1:00pm. The Bermuda Day Parade theme will be announced nearer the time by the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs.

JUNE 2014

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda

7am; Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

June 1st: City of Hamilton: Summer Sundays in the Park 2014

Spend a Sunday evening at ‘Summer Sundays in the Park’ where you can enjoy themed, live entertainment featuring local bands and artists plus a food court, vendor village and a children’s area. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Danilee Trott, email events@cityhall.bm or website www.cityofhamilton.bm

June 6th: Bermuda Ocean Race

The Bermuda Ocean Race, also known as the ‘Annapolis to Bermuda Race’ features a combination of inshore and offshore racing and cruising yachts. This bi-annual blue water race leaves in a Parade of Colors from Annapolis, Maryland and race to St. George’s—753 nautical miles. Start of race in Annapolis: June 6. Arrival of the first of the fleet off St. George’s: expected on June 9. The participating yachts remain in Bermuda for the week during which time a host of events and parties will be held at the host club, the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club. For more information and registration visit, www.annapolisbermudarace.com. Enquiries: St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club, 24 Cut Road, St. George’s GE 04, tel 441 297 1612, info@stgdsc.bm or website www.bermudaoceanrace.com

June 13th – 15th: Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Port Royal Golf Course, 5 Middle Road, Southampton. Come and watch or play this annual event. This tournament is for men and ladies and is a 72-hole Stroke Play event. There are prizes for Gross and Net. Men's Division (black tees) and Ladies Division (white tees). The tournament is played on one of the most popular courses on the island that provides for breathtaking views and challenging golf. Port Royal Golf Course was designed by the famous golf architect, Robert Trent. Tee times start at 8:00am each day. Prize presentation starts immediately following play on the final day. Spectator viewing: Free For participation and registration, visit: facebook.com/BermudaGolfAssociation. Enquiries: Bermuda Golf Association, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 10, tel 441 295 9972, email bdagolf@logic.bm or website www.bermudagolf.org

June 16: National Heroes’ Day

Public holiday. National Heroes’ Day is a day to nationally recognise Bermuda heroes and heroines. The person honoured for this year will be announced nearer the time. Various activities will be scheduled on this day; for details, your hotel concierge, the Visitor Information Centres and the local newspapers will be good resources, as well as www.GoToBermuda.com.

June 20: Newport Bermuda Race

The Newport to Bermuda Race starts in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, June 20 and finishes off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda only a few days thereafter. The race is an ocean racing classic that stands as one of the world’s premier blue water sailing races organized jointly by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). Race schedule visit, www.bermudarace.com. Admission to the RBYC: during Race Week, it is open house at the club and the public are welcome to view the yachts and attend special functions. Enquiries: Sailing Secretary, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton HM 11, tel 441 294 6716 or email secretary@rbyc.bm or website www.bermudarace.bm

JULY 2014

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda

7am; Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

June 1st: City of Hamilton: Summer Sundays in the Park 2014

Spend a Sunday evening at ‘Summer Sundays in the Park’ where you can enjoy themed, live entertainment featuring local bands and artists plus a food court, vendor village and a children’s area. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Danilee Trott, email events@cityhall.bm or website www.cityofhamilton.bm

July 31: Emancipation Day

Public holiday. Emancipation Day celebrates the abolition of slavery in Bermuda in 1834 and is also the first day of the 2-day Cup Match Cricket Festival.

July 31 - August 1: Cup Match Cricket Festival

10:00am – 7:00pm. Somerset Cricket Club, Cricket Lane, Somerset Island, Sandys. The annual Cup Match cricket match originated in 1902 in celebration of the emancipation of Bermuda slaves and held between east end and west end cricket clubs. Eventually, the Government introduced a two-day public holiday due to the popularity and mass attendance of this two-day game. This sporting event is a highly anticipated cricket match and the atmosphere on the grounds of the host club is always festive. Seating plus refreshments are available to visitors at the Visitors’ Stall. You can also enjoy the local cuisine from the many food stalls located on the grounds plus try your hand at the Crown & Anchor tables. Gates open: 9:00am each day. Admission: to be announced nearer the time. Seniors are free but must present a valid Identification card.

AUGUST 2014

AUGUST 2014

August 1st : Cup Match Cricket Festival

Somerset Cricket Club, Cricket Lane, Somerset Island, Sandys. The annual Cup Match cricket match originated in 1902 in celebration of the emancipation of Bermuda slaves and held between east end and west end cricket clubs. Eventually, the Government introduced a two-day public holiday due to the popularity and mass attendance of this two-day game.

This sporting event is a highly anticipated cricket match and the atmosphere on the grounds of the host club is always festive. Seating plus refreshments are available to visitors at the Visitors’ Stall. You can also enjoy the local cuisine from the many food stalls located on the grounds plus try your hand at the Crown & Anchor tables. Gates open: 9:00am each day. Enquiries: Somerset Cricket Club, 6 Cricket Lane, Sandys MA 03, tel 441 297 0374, email stgeorgescc@ibl.bm

August 1st: Somers’ Day

A public holiday in honour of Admiral Sir George Somers whose ship was wrecked on our shores in 1609, ultimately leading to the British colonisation of Bermuda. This is the second day of the 2-day Cup Match Cricket Festival (see separate entry).

August 3rd: 42nd Annual Non-Mariners’ Race

Sandys Boat Club, Mangrove Bay, Sandys. The Non-Mariners’ Race is an annual summer tradition for the whole family. Experience a hilarious spectacle where participants attempt to race home-built contraptions bearing topical themes. The afternoon starts off with the traditional ‘Non-Fly By of Penguins’. Musical entertainment adds to the fun of the afternoon plus a variety of food and refreshments are available on the grounds of the Sandys Boat Club. The Non-Secretary of the Society of Non-Mariners welcomes everyone to join them for this unique event. Admission: Free - spectators welcome. Enquiries: Brad Woodings, Commodore, Sandys Boat Club, P.O. Box MA 218, Sandys MA BX, tel 441 234 2248, email sbc@logic.bm or visit www.sandysboatclub.com

August 28th & 29th: 19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton. Join us for an exciting day on Bermuda's famous sun drenched beach, Horseshoe Bay to create your sand sculpture or see who makes the best sculpture. How to enter: complete the entry form and drop it off at the Department of Tourism office. You can also enter via email. Admission: Entry to participate is free, however, please submit entry form to the Department of Tourism office. Spectators are welcome. Enquiries: Nicky Gurret, tel 441 295 4597 or Bermuda Tourism, email: bermudasandsculpture@bermudatourism.com or website www.GoToBermuda.com

SEPTEMBER 2014

September: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Coasts, Cliffs & Coves’

Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Coasts, Cliffs & Coves’. This is a mixed media show with a variety of techniques used. Exhibition runs: August 17 – September 13. Admission: Free; but donations are welcome. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

September : Bermuda Lecture & Tours’ Guided Walks & Talks Tours

Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Various locations island wide. Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, (a former teacher and a conservationist), who specialise in history, architecture and natural history. The BLT tours are ideally suited to active couples, families with children and also groups of up to 30 people. Walks are by arrangement and can be history/architecture/nature-based or a combination. Walks are on foot for 2 – 3 hours. Areas explored are the Royal Naval Dockyard, City of Hamilton, railway trails, nature reserves and much more. Tours are priced by the hour. Please book in advance via email. Enquiries: Tim Rogers, Bermuda Lectures & Tours, P.O. Box SN 524, Southampton SN BX, tel 441 238 0344 or email trogers@northrock.bm

September 1st: Labour Day

Public holiday. Planned events for the day to be supplied by the Joint Labour Day Organising Committee nearer the time.

September 7th: City of Hamilton: Summer Sundays in the Park 2014

Victoria Park, City of Hamilton; 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Spend a Sunday evening at ‘Summer Sundays in the Park’ where you can enjoy themed, live entertainment featuring local bands and artists plus a food court, vendor village and a children’s area. Admission: Free. Enquiries: Danilee Trott, City of Hamilton, P.O. Box HM 1175, Hamilton HM EX, tel 441 279 5254, email events@cityhall.bm or website www.cityofhamilton.bm

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda

7am start. Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, 19 Pomander Road, Paget PG 05, tel 441 737 0437, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

September 14th-30th: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Autumn Open’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Cooperage Building, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Autumn Open’. This is an open Member’s Show which gives the artists the freedom of expression. See everything from ceramics to jewelry as well as paintings.Admission: Free; but donations are welcome. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

OCTOBER 2014

October: Bermuda Lecture & Tours’ Guided Walks & Talks Tours

Various locations island wide. Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, (a former teacher and a conservationist), who specialise in history, architecture and natural history. The BLT tours are ideally suited to active couples, families with children and also groups of up to 30 people. Walks are by arrangement and can be history/architecture/nature-based or a combination. Walks are on foot for 2 – 3 hours. Areas explored are the Royal Naval Dockyard, City of Hamilton, railway trails, nature reserves and much more. Tours are priced by the hour. Please book in advance via email. Enquiries: Tim Rogers, Bermuda Lectures & Tours, P.O. Box SN 524, Southampton SN BX, tel 441 238 0344 or email trogers@northrock.bm

October 1st-18th: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Autumn Open’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Cooperage Building, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Autumn Open’. This is an open Member’s Show which gives the artists the freedom of expression. See everything from ceramics to jewelry as well as paintings. Exhibition runs: September 14 – October 18. Admission: Free; but donations are welcome.Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

October 5th -12th: Argo Group Gold Cup (Yacht Match Racing)

Racing in Hamilton Harbour. The King Edward VII Gold Cup is the oldest match-racing trophy for competition involving One Design yachts. Past participants include America’s Cup top skippers and world-class teams. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) restaurant and bar facilities are open to the public during this regatta. The Argo Group Gold Cup stands as the penultimate stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour where the teams compete for the ISAF Match Racing World Championship. Admission: Free. Enquiries: email sailingoffice@rbyc.bm or websites www.rbyc.bm and www.bermudagoldcup.com

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda

7am start. Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, 19 Pomander Road, Paget PG 05. Tel 441 737 0437, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

October 12th: 24th Annual Round the Sound Swimathon

Harrington Sound, Hamilton Parish. Open water swimmers compete at various distances (10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K and 0.8K) in the beautiful waters of Harrington Sound. Fun social events are a part of this great weekend in paradise. Since it's inception, the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local charities, as well as providing a great reason to swim in Bermuda. All off-island participants must register with Aqua Moon Adventures. For hotel package, schedule entry fee and category information please visit, www.aquamoonadventures.com. Local Entry fee: $40.00. Enquiries: Overseas contact: Randy Nutt, email info@RandyNutt.com or website www.aquamoonadventures.com Local contact: Patty Hill, tel 441 238 0652 or 441 704 2843, email jjproduce@transact.bm or visit www.roundthesound.bm or www.dolphins.bm

October 13th-15th: PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Port Royal Golf Course, Port Royal Drive, Southampton. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game—a major championship, i.e., winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship — will be televised to a worldwide audience. Last year’s winner was Adam Scott…come and see who will win this year’s PGA Grand Slam! The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, ranked by Golf Digest as the world’s best public course, and the Fairmont Southampton. Enquiries: For ticket prices and updated information visit www.pga.com.

NOVEMBER 2014

November: Bermuda Lecture & Tours’ Guided Walks & Talks Tours

Various locations island wide. Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, (a former teacher and a conservationist), who specialise in history, architecture and natural history. The BLT tours are ideally suited to active couples, families with children and also groups of up to 30 people. Walks are by arrangement and can be history/architecture/nature-based or a combination. Walks are on foot for 2 – 3 hours. Areas explored are the Royal Naval Dockyard, City of Hamilton, railway trails, nature reserves and much more. Tours are priced by the hour. Please book in advance via email. Enquiries: Tim Rogers, Bermuda Lectures & Tours, P.O. Box SN 524, Southampton SN BX, tel 441 238 0344 or email trogers@northrock.bm

November 1st-22nd: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Vernacular’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Cooperage Building, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Vernacular’. Enjoy a variety of vernacular architecture and photography. Exhibition runs: October 19 – November 22. Admission: Free; but donations are welcome. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda: November 2014

7am start; Various Locations.Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, 19 Pomander Road, Paget PG 05, tel 441 737 0437, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

November 9th-15th: World Rugby Classic

National Sports Centre, Frog Lane, Devonshire. The World Rugby Classic is generally considered to be one of the most enjoyable events on the rugby calendar with 10 international matches played during the week, but scheduled so as to allow plenty of time to enjoy Bermuda’s beaches, golf courses and other many attractions. Enquiries: John Kane, President, World Rugby Classic Ltd., P.O. Box HM 2267, Hamilton HM JX, tel 441 295 6574, email JKane@avondale.bm or website www.worldrugby.bm

November 11: Remembrance Day

Public holiday. The National Service of Remembrance for Bermuda’s Fallen Heroes are remembered in this solemn parade and service. Guards of Honour from the Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Reserve Police, Bermuda Fire Service, Bermuda Cadet Corps and Sea Cadets assemble on the lawn of the Cabinet Building, having marched on behind the Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment and the Division Band of the Salvation Army. Once the guards are in position, the War Veteran’s are marched on parade by the Combined Somerset Brigade and North Village Bands. His Excellency the Governor arrives and inspects the War Veterans. With hymns and prayers, local clergy conduct a service of remembrance. At 1100 hours the bugler sounds the Last Post. Wreaths are then laid in memory of the fallen by dignitaries, Service Chiefs and Veterans themselves. The Reveille is played at the end of the service. The Veterans and guards then march off parade.

November 14th-16th: Bermuda Amateur Four Ball Championship: Men’s & Ladies’

Tee times from 8:00am each day. Port Royal Golf Course, 5 Middle Road, Southampton. Come and watch or play this annual event. This tournament has a Men’s and Ladies’ division, each with a 54-Hole Better Ball play. There are prizes for Gross and Net. The tournament is played on one of the most popular courses on the island that provides for breathtaking views and challenging golf. Port Royal Golf Course was designed by the famous golf architect, Robert Trent. Spectator viewing: Free. For participation and registration, visit: facebook.com/BermudaGolfAssociation. Enquiries: Bermuda Golf Association, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 10, tel 441 295 9972, email bdagolf@logic.bm or website www.bermudagolf.org

November 23rd-30th: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Small Works Show’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Cooperage Building, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Small Works Show’. This is a revolving show and all artwork cannot be larger than 8 x 10 unframed. Exhibition runs: November 23, 2014 – January 11, 2015. Admission: Free; but donations are welcome. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

DECEMBER 2014

December: Bermuda Lecture & Tours’ Guided Walks & Talks Tours

Various locations island wide. Join Tim and Mary Rogers as they lead private guided walking tours (no join-up’s). Tours are led by this husband and wife team, (a former teacher and a conservationist), who specialise in history, architecture and natural history. The BLT tours are ideally suited to active couples, families with children and also groups of up to 30 people. Walks are by arrangement and can be history/architecture/nature-based or a combination. Walks are on foot for 2 – 3 hours. Areas explored are the Royal Naval Dockyard, City of Hamilton, railway trails, nature reserves and much more. Tours are priced by the hour. Please book in advance via email. Enquiries: Tim Rogers, Bermuda Lectures & Tours, P.O. Box SN 524, Southampton SN BX, tel 441 238 0344 or email trogers@northrock.bm

December: The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: ‘Small Works Show’

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Cooperage Building, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard. Come and see the combined works of local artists with the theme of ‘Small Works Show’. This is a revolving show and all artwork cannot be larger than 8 x 10 unframed. Exhibition runs: November 23, 2014 – January 11, 2015. Admission: Free; but donations are welcome. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday and Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm. Enquiries: Bermuda Arts Centre in Dockyard, Maritime Lane, Sandys MA 01, tel 441 234 2809, email artcentre@ibl.bm or web www.artbermuda.bm

December 5th: Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout

6:30pm – 8:30pm; Town of St. George. The charming old Town of St. George is magical during the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. The excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Bermuda National Trust Walkabout brings to St. George’s should not be missed. There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments served at various locations marked on the map that will be distributed on the evening. The Trust’s Christmas Walkabout has become a popular community event with generous support of volunteer musicians and school groups marking the start of the Christmas season. You are invited to explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings outside the British Isles, which will be decorated and candle lit for the event. The Christmas Walkabout is a wonderful way of touring the extraordinary living history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magical evening includes a Regimental Musical Display performed in King’s Square at 8:30pm (see separate entry). Admission: Free. Enquiries: Bermuda National Trust, ‘Waterville’, Paget PG 05, tel 441 236 6483, email palmetto@bnt.bm or website www.bnt.bm

Sundays: Walking Club of Bermuda: December 2014

7am start; Various Locations. Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Admission: Free. Enquiries: Laura Gorham, The Walking Club of Bermuda, 19 Pomander Road, Paget PG 05, tel 441 737 0437, email ltgorham@ibl.bm or visit website www.walk.free.bm

December 8th-12th: Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament

Shotgun starts at 9:00am. Courses are: Port Royal Golf Course, Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club, Mid Ocean Club and Tucker’s Point Golf Club. This 72-hole Stroke Play tournament is steeped in history—it’s the oldest PRO-AM tournament in the world. Played on four of Bermuda's most prestigious and beautiful golf courses, including the historic Mid Ocean Club and the Port Royal Golf Course, home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf Championship. This tournament sees teams from the US, Canada and England participating. Tee times start at 9:00am each day. The Bermuda Goodwill Circle will see retail stores, restaurants and bars offering discounts or value-added opportunities to purchase items and experience Bermuda’s hospitality. Spectator viewing: Free. For participation and registration, visit: facebook.com/BermudaGolfAssociation. Enquiries: Bermuda Golf Association, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 10, tel 441 295 9972, email bdagolf@logic.bm or website www.bermudagolf.org

December 25th: Christmas Day

Public holiday. Special Nativity Tidings and Christmas Eve midnight candlelight services Island wide. Guest property concierges can assist you with times and details or see the daily newspaper for full schedules.

December 26th: Boxing Day

Public holiday. This is traditionally a day to visit friends and family or to receive guests and to finish off the Christmas eats such as Cassava Pie. A variety of sporting activities take place such as soccer and harness racing. Also, the Bermuda Gombey dancers can appear anytime, anywhere!