Bermuda Heroes Weekend Schedule Of Events

April 3, 2016

The first ever Bermuda Heroes Weekend took place last year, with the event proving to be quite the success, with thousands of people coming out and enjoying the festivities. This year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend takes place June 17 – 20, 2016.

The carnival line up starts on June 4th when Bermuda Heroes Weekend organisers plan to present for the first time in Bermuda, a Kiddie Carnival.

The event website says, “Kiddie Carnival will be a fun filled day for P1 – P6 aged children and families. The day will start with a Parade of Bands which will start at The Corporation of Hamilton Laffan Street Car Park.

“We will parade to Dundonald Street, and proceed to Victoria Park which will be filled with food, activities and entertainment. Admission into the park is free. Parade participants will have lunch, snacks, drinks and unlimited rides included in their package.

“You do you not need to purchase a costume to participate in the activities Victoria Park. You can purchase a wrist band for $20 which will enable you to enjoy the activities [eg: fun castles].

The main 4-day event kicks off on Friday night [June 17] when Bermuda Heroes Weekend hosts their opening night “Five Star Friday” show at the National Sports Center in Devonshire starting at 7.00pm. The J’ouvert Celebration kicks in at 3.00am the following morning taking place at the Michael Preece Softball Stadium at Bernard’s Park in Pembroke.

Slideshow of photos from last year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands


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On Satuday the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands will start at 2.00pm and will be held at Clearwater Beach in Southside, St. David’s. Sunday will see “Pan In The Park“ where the event will feature local and international Pan artists and bands in Victoria Park in Hamilton.

Monday June 20 wraps up this year’s event line up with the Bermuda Heroes Weekend “Raft Up” which will be held outside Morgan’s Point. Entertainment will be provided by local and international DJs with a boat leaving from Hamilton at 12.00pm.

The event website says, “Opening night last year was the biggest Soca event Bermuda had seen in years. In year two, we will make this event even better!

“BHW Presents Five Star Friday which will be held at National Sports Center in Devonshire. Our stage show will be held on the main field. Gates will open at 6.00pm, with the show starting at 7.00pm.

“Advance tickets are only $20 and will be sold on premiertickets.bm. You can also purchase tickets at the gate. This year’s line up will be even bigger than last year’s. Stay tuned for those details. Limited All-Inclusive VIP tickets are also available for $200.

Video from last year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands

“The J’ouvert Celebration of our heroes will be held from 3.00am until 8.00am. The event will take place at the Michael Preece Softball Stadium at Bernard’s Park in Pembroke. We look to watch the sunrise while partying to sweet Soca music!

“The ticket price includes your J’Ouvert package, food & drink. This event is for patrons who are 18 years or older. Identification is a must! Tickets are $125.00 and are available at PremierTickets.bm.

“The BHW Parade of Bands will start at 2.00pm and will be held at Clearwater Beach in St. David’s. To participate in the Parade of Bands and follow behind a truck, you will have to register with a band.

“If you are not registered and wish to watch the parade, a spectator pass will be available for $10 [children 12 and under are free].

“Sunday we endeavour to work with various promoters on the island to give the patrons options for what entertainment they would like to partake in. This includes everything from boat rides, breakfast parties, all-inclusive events, clubs and more. We will post more details as promoters make the events available.

“One of the events available will be “Pan In The Park“. This event will feature local and international Pan artists and bands. We will be holding this event in the beautiful Victoria Park in Hamilton.

“The BHW Raft Up will be held outside Morgan’s Point. Entertainment will be provided by local and international DJs… maybe even an artist or two. Believe me, this is an experience you won’t want to miss! The BHW Boat will leave from Hamilton at 12.00pm and returning at 6.30pm.”

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  1. East End Mini Yacht Club says:

    Glad to hear the raft up will be in the West to coincide with the annual Sir Edward Cross long distance race.

  2. LuLu says:

    What an awesome line up should be a lot of fun!!!

  3. I heart 441 says:

    Soca chunks is the only music that can bring together all types of people no matter their social economic status,race or age.
    I can’t wait to FETE my A$$ of this coming june!

  4. hmmm says:

    Last year the show was on Front Street and was free. With that being said all the Hamilton restaurants made money which contributed to the economy. Hamilton was a buzz of activity. Just saying.

    • JA says:

      Trying to figure out how this stimulates the economy with it being held at the stadium!

      • lowe says:

        Last year 150 people came to Bermuda to be apart of our Carnival. We can expect more this year. This stimulates the economy and adds to our tourism product.

        • Double S says:

          So a thank you to the BTA for funding this event is in order right?

          Strange how some all of a sudden equate to more people here results in ‘stimulated’ economy.

  5. bermyboy says:

    Looking forward to the entire weekend especially those 2 White Parties on the Sunday Night. Beside the awesome opening night, those were my two favorite events.

  6. mike says:

    Everybody take a jump!… take a jump!… take a jump, right now!

  7. 1 minute says:

    I am trying to figure out how a carnival party is supposed to celebrate our heroes….

    • Yes I says:

      Many ways to celebrate heroes. Key word being celebration. You’ll find all over the world celebrations to certain events appear to have no relevance to what’s being celebrated. It’s about the togetherness that music brings our people….in sure our heroes would be happy.

      LETS HAVE A TIME!!!!

    • James says:

      You don’t like it? Stay at home and grumble. The rest of us will be out having a blast.

  8. Reality says:

    I wonder how many people that protested up on the hill last month will turn up to protest celebrating the same foreigners music and culture. Hypocrites.com

    • Pure Madness!!!!!!! says:

      Those foreigners coming here to play music aren’t looking for “Bermudian Status”. Music is what they are here for nothing else….. Just sayin

      • Nanny Pat says:

        So Bermuda doesn’t have any of its own musicians? Or were they not qualified for the position? Hmmmm??

  9. Zevon says:

    You kids have fun. Personally, I will be nowhere near it.

  10. anydeeng says:

    Sounds like fun but STOP BURYING THE HERO BENEATH THE FUN. I bet not one person will know who this years hero will be. No priorities as a nation.

  11. oh no says:

    Bermudians will cry down same sex relations as immoral but watch all the women and men blatantly rubbing and grinding their bodies sexually and publically in the name of a dance. Next week will be cries of poverty….but hundreds spent on costumes and booze. The Government heavily subsidized these events and no complaints. But watch the complaints for other subsidies coming up.