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 usually held in the summer months starting in June/July. So, if you happen to be in Bermuda during that time and looking for a great evening entertainment with your family, Destination Dockyard can be a great option.
The celebration 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.
There are musicians, dancers, digital technology display, virtual reality games, free interactive cultural displays, sporting demonstrations, 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. If you love to see Dolphins in action, don't miss this. Also, stop by the Frog and Onion Pub
. They offer free samples of some of Bermuda's most famous ethnic food and drinks during the happy hours.
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 boutique retail stores within the Clocktower Mall
. They stay open until late.
The Snorkel Park
at the dockyard offers live entertainment during this time. There is also late night beach action here. Head to the Reggae Beach Party at Snorkel Park from 10pm-2am. There is an entry fee though. Dockyard Glassworks
demonstrates glassblowing techniques to create classy glassware items. If you want, you can buy them (but you don't have to).
There are 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. You can enjoy salsa dancing and spicy food at Bonefish Bar and Grill
July1 to August 26, 2019 (every Monday)
Venue: North Lawn, Royal Naval Dockyard, Ireland Island, Sandys Parish.
Hours: 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Entry: Free.
Location and Contacts
You can contact West End Development Corporation to know about all activities and events currently scheduled in the dockyard. Email (Event Marketing Group): [email protected]
. Phone: 441/234-1709
Visit Dockyard Map
to know how the Dockyard is laid out. There is a Ferry Stop at the dockyard. The Blue Route ferries ply between Hamilton and Dockyard from morning until about 8:30pm on weekdays. You will also get buses between Dockyard and Hamilton until late.
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