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The Royal Palms - Calendar of Events

Throughout the year, Bermuda hosts a plethora of events covering a wide range of interests.


Newport Bermuda Race

June 20, 2014,

Racing from Newport, RI to Bermuda

The Newport to Bermuda Race starts in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, June 20 and finishes off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda only a few days thereafter. The race is an ocean racing classic that stands as one of the world’s premier blue water sailing races organized jointly by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

During Race Week, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is open to the public for viewing the yachts and special functions during this week.


Sailing Secretary, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton HM 11, tel 441 294 6716 or email or website


PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2013

October 14-16, 2013,

Port Royal Golf Course, Port Royal Drive, Southampton

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game—a major championship, ie, winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship—will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.

2013 competing champions:
Adam Scott - The Masters
Justin Rose - U.S. Open
Jason Dufner - PGA Championship
Padraig Harrington - Defending PGA Grand Slam champion

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, ranked by Golf Digest as the world’s best public course, and the Fairmont Southampton.


World Rugby Classic 2013

November 9-16, 2013,

National Sports Centre, Frog Lane, Devonshire

The World Rugby Classic is generally considered to be one of the most enjoyable events on the rugby calendar with 10 international matches played during the week but scheduled so as to allow plenty of time to enjoy Bermuda's beaches, golf courses and other many attractions.

Visit for details and updated schedule of events.

Ticket purchasing options:

  • via email to (tickets will be either delivered to the hotel or for collection at the gate);
  • on-island beginning mid-September from The Island Shop, Queen Street, Hamilton, tel 441 292 5292;
  • or online via


Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade

Hamilton Harbour

Boats of all sizes and decorated with brilliant festive lights creating a sea of dreams lights up Hamilton Harbour. The parade circumnavigates Hamilton Harbour twice providing for excellent spectator vantage points along Front Street in the City of Hamilton and the Paget shoreline.

Rain date: December 8

Admission: Free



Dockyard Glassworks & the Bermuda Rum Cake Company

Sightseeing > Royal Naval Dockyard

Hot glass studio and working micro bakery, with glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations daily. Custom orders available.

One Maritime Lane
Building 19
Sandys Parish (West End)
Tel: 441 234 4216
Fax: 441 234 3813
Hours: 9am-6pm daily; 8am-10pm when cruise ships are in port

National Museum of Bermuda incorporating the Bermuda Maritime Museum

Sightseeing > Royal Naval Dockyard

The Bermuda Maritime Museum is set within the Keep, a sprawling six-acre fortress at the edge of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Admission includes eight historic buildings such as old munitions warehouses and the newly restored Commissioner's House, the first prefabricated cast and wrought iron house in the world. Exhibitions include the Bermuda Slavery Exhibit, one devoted to the ancestry of the island's Portuguese community and other displays that highlight Bermuda's maritime history. Our popular and immersive Dolphin Quest programme is also set within the Keep. Whether taking in some local history, stunning views from the ramparts, or exploring Bermuda's largest fort, there is plenty to see and learn at this important cultural attraction.

The Keep
Royal Naval Dockyard
Ireland Island, Sandys Parish (West End)
Tel: 441 234 1418
Hours: 9:30am-4:30pm daily, except Christmas Day.
Admission: BM$10 (adults), BM$8 (seniors), BM$5 (children ages 5-15)

Verdmont House Museum

Sightseeing > Historic Houses

This fascinating old house is considered one of our most significant historic buildings. Built c. 1710, Verdmont is a unique example of early Georgian architecture; it has remained virtually unchanged for 300 years. The museum features an extensive collection of antiques including Bermuda-made cedar furniture, portraits, English and Chinese porcelain, and a child's nursery. The gardens boast an assortment of herbs, old roses and fruit trees. The sweeping South Shore view is spectacular.

Collectors Hill
Smith's Parish (East End)
Tel: 441 236 7369
Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday, closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Admission: BM$5 (adults), BM$2 (children ages 6-18) Combination ticket to all three Trust museums: BM$10




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