Our Bermuda Festival Promises Fun For The Whole Family

Bermuda pride will be on full display next month during the Our Bermuda Festival within the Event Village at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

The free event will take place from October 16 -18 with Front Street being transformed into a street party from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.

The festival will be distinctly Bermudian featuring dozens of food vendors, exhibitors, sailing, live commentary, fireworks, Dock Out and Dock In shows, a concert, kid activities, entertainers and more, showcasing the best the Island has to offer.

Our Bermuda Festival is an event the whole family will enjoy. Daylight screens will be available to watch the races on land in the Fan Zone at Number One Parking Lot and the Food Court at Number Five Parking Lot. The Event Village is the best location on land to watch the finish of the final race on each day.

The Fan Zone is the best venue for on shore viewing, as there will be live commentary and televised racing on the screen at the main stage. The Dock Out Show in the Fan Zone will give attendees access to the sailors and boats before the races. Following the races, there will be a Post-Race Talk Show where the sailors will be interviewed.

“Hosting the Our Bermuda Festival during the Louis Vuitton America’s World Cup Series is a great way to showcase Bermudian culture and customs on a world stage. More than that, it will provide fun for all”, says Mike Winfield, CEO, ACBDA. “We encourage the community to come out and experience the event village while supporting their team of choice.”

Local entertainment for the weekend includes live music, dance groups, DJs and more to be released at a later date. Glenn Jones will be the Fan Zone MC for the weekend.

There will also be a happy hour event to kick off the Event Village on Friday, October 16 followed by the Opening Ceremonies and DJs spinning tunes.

As part of the kids’ activities, the Endeavour Community Sailing Program will offer a sailing experience for children aged nine and up. There will also be fun castles, face painting and much more.

Dozens of food concessions will be on hand offering the best of Bermudian street cuisine from chicken wings and fried fish to baked goods and snowballs. Multiple vendors will also sell uniquely Bermudian items including jewelry, spices, artwork and more.

“The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series will be a fun, family friendly event that also provides a true America’s Cup experience”, says Michelle Halpin, Events Manager, ACEA. “We’re very excited about the line-up of local and international entertainment and are looking forward to whole of Bermuda enjoying this one-of-a-kind celebration.”

The festivities will begin on Friday, October 16 at 5pm and will close on October 18 at 6pm.

Front Street will be closed from Court Street to Par-la-Ville during the two-and-a-half day event.