Harbour Nights Vendor Deadline Extended

April 3, 2023

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has extended the Harbour Nights vendor application deadline by a week, “providing more opportunity for businesses and individuals to participate in one of the most celebrated events of the summer season.”

A spokesperson said, “The original deadline to be able to start right at the beginning of the season, on the 24th of May, was set for today, 3rd April, but in light of the high volume of interest in being part of Harbour Nights, potential vendors now have until Monday, 10th April to apply. Vendors wanting to participate in July and August will have more time to apply, with deadlines set for 9th June and 7th July respectively.”

“With over 30 applications submitted in just the first week of opening them up, Amanda Duncan, Marketing and Events Specialist at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, expressed her pleasure in the response so far: “We are thrilled with the turnout, having almost reached pre-pandemic vendor levels. Extending the deadline is an opportunity for everyone to be part of this exciting event and start the season off with a bang.”

“Interested vendors who wish to be part of this year’s festivities are invited to apply online via https://www.bermudachamber.bm/harbour-nights. Harbour Nights will showcase the best of Bermuda, attracting locals and tourists alike with its compelling line-up of attractions. Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable summer experience at Harbour Nights!“

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  1. Dejavu says:

    Deadline was extended because nobody signed up lol. People are realizing nobody is going to pay $20+ for a handmade trinket they made at home. Harbor nights as it always has been just a place for teenagers to go to and hangout. Stores that should be open till 9 everyday isn’t something reserved for Harbor nights smh. All of the city should be open late but no everything is closed by 4:50 and closed on Sundays. Who exactly are these stores open for other than drug dealers who spend cash throughout the day? Because everything is closed by the time people with jobs get off lol

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “All of the city should be open late but no everything is closed by 4:50 and closed on Sundays.”

      Quite apart from that not being correct, Bermuda has a resident population of just over 60,000 people. There are only so many people who shop. And there are only so many who shop locally. You cannot expect shops in Bermuda to keep American hours with such a limited population to cater to.

      Bermuda’s shop owners know what they are doing. They have to balance the cost of staying open against sales revenue. For many shops in Bermuda, opening all day Sunday will increase the cost of doing business, but it may not increase sales revenue. It may simply spread weekend shopping over 2 days instead of only 1 day (Saturday).

      • sandgrownan says:

        Yes….and no.

        Hamilton stores need a slightly more European outlook. Open at 10:30 or even 11. Close at 7:30.

        Apart from your correctly made point about volume of potential shoppers, choice of goods, and huge problem is that we’re all at work when shops are open. Hence we are forced to shop online regardless.

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “we are forced to shop online”

          No, you choose to shop on-line. It is convenient.

          I choose to use the time on Saturday that many people use to collect their on-line shopping to go to shops that are not open on Sunday. Then I have time on Sunday to do my weekly shop, my weekly social experience at Gorhams and the like.

          • sandgrownan says:

            Apologies, perhaps I wasn’t clear. I choose to shop online because on Saturday’s I’m enjoying a three martini lunch, playing golf or whatever. I don’t shop in Hamilton because there are better ways of using my time. If shops were open until 7:30pm, perhaps I might browse and shop after work. But they are not, so I cannot.

            Local retailers, therefore, make a difficult situation much worse.

            And, you don’t need to go anywhere to collect online orders, they get delivered these days.