A Grand Bermuda Festival
Destination Dockyard is a festive celebration held every Monday evening at Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard (Kings Wharf
area). It is generally held in the summer months starting in May.
So, if you happen to be in Bermuda on a Monday and looking for a great nighttime entertainment with your family, Destination Dockyard can be a great option.
If you are coming from Hamilton City, you can take a ferry. There is a direct ferry service
to the dockyard from Hamilton city and during summer time from St. George as well.
The celebration at the dockyard is packed with fun-filled activities. As you step into the dockyard, you will find hundreds of vendors displaying local art and craft work, many selling local sea food and cold drinks.
Destination Dockyard Bermuda
There are musicians, dancers and other entertainers adding to the festive atmosphere. You can see Bermuda's famous Gombey dancing
here. The Gombey dancers and drummers reflect Bermuda's African, Native American and British colonial heritage as they dance to lively rhythms wearing vibrant costumes.
The Dolphin Quest
puts up special Dolphin shows on Monday evenings. If you love to see Dolphins in action, don't miss this. Also, stop by the Frog & Onion Pub
. They offer free samples of some of Bermuda's most famous ethnic food and drinks during the happy hours (6 - 8pm).
Bermuda Arts Center
offers a range of impressions and style galleries. It is the creative workshop of local (Bermudian and resident foreign) artists.
Take a look at the many retail stores within Clocktower Mall
. They stay open until late (up to 9pm) on Mondays.
The Snorkel Park
at the dockyard offers live entertainment during this time. The Dockyard Glassworks
demonstrates glassblowing features to create classy glassware items.
There's a wide range of activities that go on for children, like go-carting, a jumbo slide, fun castles, face painting, hair braiding, air-brush tattoos and a lot more.
There is also late night beach action. Head to the Reggae Beach Party at Snorkel Park from 10pm-2am.
A children's game - Destination Dockyard
2013 Destination Dockyard Schedule
Venue: North Lawn, Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island, Sandys Parish.
Starts on May 6th and continues up to September 2nd (every Monday).
Open Hours: 7pm until 10pm
Location & Contacts
Email (Event Marketing Group): firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the festival. Phone: 441/234-1709; Phone (Visitors Service Bureau): 441/234-3824
There is a Ferry Stop at the dockyard. The Blue Route ferries ply between Hamilton and Dockyard from morning until about 10pm on weekdays. You will also get buses between Dockyard and Hamilton until late.
Destination Dockyard event was canceled in 2011 and replaced by a weekly summer series called the Royal Naval Nights
that started in June for 18 weeks. However in 2012, Destination Dockyard is back on every Monday evening from 7.30pm - 10pm (June 11 - September 17, 2012).
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