Festivals in Hamilton (Capital City)

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Whether you travel to Bermuda in spring, summer, winter or fall, there are always events to attend. Here are some fun, cultural Hamilton Festivals during different parts of the year.

Hamilton Harbor Nights

This particular festival, also known as the Bermuda Shopping Festival, is ongoing from May to October, every Wednesday evening from 7-10 p.m. on Hamilton's Front Street. Stroll along the harbor side walk to enjoy concerts, shopping, dining, magicians, street vendors, parades and more. There are a variety of activities for adults and children, so a good time will be had by all. Find one-of-a-kind souvenirs, arts and crafts, face painting, and a Bermudian band parading down the street, drumming their drums and playing their pipes.

Bermuda Culinary Arts Festival

In October of each year, this culinary festival is held at a chosen hotel on the island. It showcases some of the best-tasting food from various local chefs. It is a mouth-watering four days of food sampling and wine tasting intended for everyone's enjoyment. This festival draws some of North America's top chefs to the island as well. Because it is so popular, it is best to purchase tickets in advance. Get a one-day pass for food and wine tasting for $79 per person. If you wish to attend all four days of the festival, it will cost a steep $649 per person.

Bermuda Music Festival

Also in October of every year, Hamilton hosts a three-day event of music performances by some of the world's leading artists. Past musical guests have included Al Green, Joss Stone and Patti Labelle. There is also a secondary stage for local artists to play. General admission tickets start at $60 for one day, or $160 for a three-day pass.

The Bermuda Festival

In January and February, Hamilton hosts the traditional Bermuda Festival, where attendees can experience classical music and performing arts from around the world. You'll find a diverse group of artists and visitors who come to exchange culture as well as their gift of art.

The Bermuda International Film Festival

Established in 1997, BIFF screens up to 75 films from over 30 countries in March of each year. Its mission is to showcase independent films from around the world to the community. The festival also awards prizes in four categories: Audience Choice Award, Bermuda Shorts Award, Best Narrative Feature, and Best Documentary. The films are screened in four theatres on the island, and the festival is now qualified for the Short Film Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

March 29, 2010 new by suegabel

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