The Best Times to Visit Bermuda

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Bermuda, known for its pink sand beaches, is a dreamy island getaway with close proximity to much of the East Coast. Although there isn’t a bad time to visit, several of the island’s cultural events throughout the year bring an added layer of energy, activities and entertainment.

If you’re deciding on the best time to visit Bermuda for some fun in the sun, here are a few events throughout the year to consider.

Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge

Every January, active-minded travelers can enjoy participating in the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge Weekend. The event consists of three days of runs with Bermuda’s landscape as a picturesque backdrop. The weekend of events also includes festivals, awards ceremonies and more.

Black Golfers Week

Bermuda’s Black Golfers Week aims to bring more diversity to the sport through this annual event held in April. The multi-day event consists of tournament play, fun festivities, important conversations and other activities.

The highlight of Black Golfers Week is the annual Louis Raphael “Kid” Corbin Golf Tournament. Honoring the contributions of golf professional and activist, Louis Raphael “Kid” Corbin, global leaders and golf enthusiasts gather at one of Bermuda’s premier courses, Port Royal Golf Course.

If you’re not into golf, or are accompanying your golf pro bae, there’s plenty of entertainment to make it worthwhile. This year’s event featured an all-white yacht cruise, VIP dinner, and happy hour experience, to name a few.

Carnival in Bermuda

Similar to islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda hosts its own version of Carnival. Bermuda offers a more intimate carnival-style celebration, perfect for those who want a experience Carnival without the overwhelm. Daily events during Bermuda Carnival include food, live music, a parade of bands, boat rides, breakfast parties and more.

Cup Match

Cup Match is one of the best ways to experience the spirit and hospitality of Bermuda. The main event is centered around a cricket match between two island rivals: St. George’s and Somerset. However, there’s a lot more to Cup Match, such as concerts, dance parties and more throughout the weekend.

At the conclusion of Cup Match weekend, make sure to catch the island’s most epic party boat on Sunday morning. Many boat owners in Bermuda set sail for Mangrove Bay to anchor down for the Non-Mariners Water Raft-Up. This grand finale event is the perfect way to unwind after one of Bermuda’s most cherished annual events.

Vegan Fest

Bermudian vegan cuisine takes the spotlight during this food festival in August. Plant-based eating is on full display with local restaurants, vendors and farmers showcasing their finest in the dining category.

Vegan Fest highlights paths to a healthier, more sustainable world through the nourishment of vibrant vegan flavors and creative dishes.

Swizzle Fest

Bermuda’s signature beverage, the rum swizzle, is a delightful blend of colorful flavors. This October, a collective of Swizzle makers come together for the first-ever Bermuda Swizzle Festival, at Barr’s Bay Park.

The picturesque harbor-side setting sits on the edge of the city. Guests are invited to sample various interpretations of the classic Bermuda Rum Swizzle. Local performers will elevate the vibe for a memorable end-of-summer experience.

Art Month

In October, Bermuda embarks on a month-long artistic journey during Art Month. Art lovers can experience the island’s artistic community through a diverse series of activities. Take part in art workshops on the beach, sip and paint sessions inside stunning caves, art tours, engaging panel discussions, and elevated exhibits.

Art Month offers something for everyone and aims to promote Bermuda’s artistic culture and heritage, attracting both locals and international visitors.

For a complete list of things to do in Bermuda, check out the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s full calendar of events.