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Héroes weekend

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Héroes weekend

Hi, I’ll be in Bermuda next weekend and read about heroes weekend. Looks like it’s a carnival type of party. Can anyone tell me more about this. Where is it? What’s it like? I was particularly interested in a picture I saw of people in rafts hanging out around a stage in the water.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Héroes weekend

NATIONAL HEROES WEEKEND--2018 Events & Activities (partial list)--

https://www.bermudaheroesweekend.com/

https://www.facebook.com/bermudacarnival/

There will be a parade through downtown Hamilton.

There is usually a big '..raft-up..' of local boat owners out at MANGROVE BAY, in Sandys Parish, along the western shore...and there will be one at SHELLY BAY, in Hamilton Parish, along the north shore...as well as other locations 'round Bermuda.

There will also be entertainment '..events..' scattered all over Bermuda i.e. concert at the National Sports Stadium, party at Snorkel Park out at Dockyard, carnival out on Saint David's Island

NATIONAL HEROES WEEKEND RAFT-UP (Shelly Bay) PHOTOS--

bernews.com/2017/…

It still might not be too late to order your costume for the events--

PARTY PEOPLE, Bermuda-

https://www.partypeopleent.com/

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2. Re: Héroes weekend

With apologies...the parade will be out at Saint David's Island....not downtown Hamilton.

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It's also worth noting that there will still be '..regular..' weekly events on Friday night---the MARINA NIGHTS Happy Hour at the Hamilton Princess (6-9 PM) and another Happy Hour event across Hamilton Harbour at the Newstead-Belmont Hills Hotel. Since these 'regular' weekly events happen at the very beginning of the celebratory National Heroes Weekend, they're sure to be well attended and busy (weather permitting)

'..UBER VIDA..'-- https://www.ubervida.net/ --will run its usual Friday night sunset cruise.

The biennial NEWPORT-BERMUDA YACHT RACE will begin arriving learly in the following week...so many family, friends, etc. of the racers who've flown in for RACE WEEK will also be in Bermuda that weekend.

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5. Re: Héroes weekend

Thank you KDKSAIL. The ubervida sounds fun and very affordable. I’m planning on that for sure. We fly in Tuesday night celebrating husbands 40th on Wednesday. I definitely want to check out Harbour Nights. Any other recommendations? You’re so helpful on these forums! We’re staying in a rental in Warwick parish right across from long bay beach. Luckily we rented a twizy so we can check out the whole island.

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>>>...The ubervida sounds fun and very affordable. I’m planning on that for sure...<<<

THEN...I'd be inclined to recommend that you BOOK your reservation early....or risk being left at the dock. This is a popular cruise for both local residents and tourists alike...and Heroes Weekend will see more socializing than most weekends during the summer.

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If you're going to have your TWIZY for your whole time in Bermuda (check with your private rental property to find out if has re-charging facility for your TWIZY ??) then your personal transport issues are settled. If not...bear in mind that the neighborhood that you're staying (Warwick Long Bay/South Shore) is served by the #7--Hamilton-Via South Shore Beaches-Dockyard public bus route and #7--Hamilton-Via South Shore Beaches-Barnes Corners sub-route ('..Barnes Corners..' is located at the western intersection of the South and Middle Roads, in Southampton Parish--Bermuda--Handy Reference Map Grid--C-13). The ';..catch..' to this is that the last-run-of-the-day for these bus routes departs the main Bus terminal in downtown Hamilton at 9:15 PM (travel time approx. 30 mins.)...from Dockyard at 10:20 PM (travel time approx. 35 mins...earlier on Sun. & Hols.). So be mindful of the public bus schedules.

I expect that you've selected your Warwick Long Bay neighborhood guest accommodation location in large part because of its relative location to Bermuda's magnificent south shore beaches. It would be difficult to find a better location for access to some of Bermuda's very best and most scenic beaches at South Shore Park (Warwick Long Bay-to-Horseshoe Bay) as well as Elbow Beach, Astwood Cove and Church Bay.

P.S.....The TWIZY is rated to have a driving range on a full charge of approx. 80 kilometers / 50 miles. Bermuda is perhaps 42-45 km/26-28 mi. long from end-to-end (downtown Saint George's-to-Dockyard) along her narrow, serpentine public roads. It would be useful to have them provide you with a listing of the locations of their public re-charging stations to be sure that you don't come up short of 'juice' during your day(s) out 'n about.

TWIZY's don't have '..side curtains..' so if you encounter a sudden rain shower (not uncommon) while out 'n about driving...getting wet is not beyond the realm of possibility. With this in mind, like rental motor scooters, there are three(3) things that you should carry with you whie riding:

--a spare copy of the BERMUDA--Handy Reference Map (to use if the one in your shirt pocket gets lost or trashed)

--lightweight rain gear in case of sudden shower (a Dollar Store-variety rain poncho works well enough in a pinch)

--an old towel or rag to wipe down wet seats in the event of a rain shower (no one looks especially 'chic' or 'stylish' with a wet backside)

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8. Re: Héroes weekend

P.S....There are other '..regular..' entertainment '..events..' happening 'round Bermuda during the week that might interest you--

'..BIG CHILL..'--(Habrourfront Restaurant, The Terrace on Front Street, Elbow Beach Hotel, Loren Hotel, Hamilton Princess Beach Club)

http://www.the-big-chill.com/

SALSA MANIA--(Bone Fish Bar, The Reefs Hotel, Robin Hood)

www.bermudasalsa.com/events/weekly-events

For date-searchable schedule of many events--

NOTHING TO DO IN BERMUDA--

http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/

BERMUDA.com--

https:/…

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9. Re: Héroes weekend

Thank you again! Counting down the days.. leaving Tuesday night. Hoping the weather is nice and not too cloudy or rainy. I'm so tired of the rain here. Looking forward to sunshine, however, as long as I'm on vacation i'll be happy.

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For the best (of a decidedly bad lot) weather forecasts for Bermuda--

BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE--

http://www.weather.bm/

For what the weather is doin' NOW (okay...maybe in a few hours when the sun comes up)...check out these Bermuda web cams--

DOCKYARD--(south & west)

http://www.portbermudawebcam.com/

BERMUDA WEATHER WEB CAM--(south eastern shore)--

www.weather.bm/tools/graphics.asp…

MAGNOLIA HALL--Flatts Village(west & north)--

http://magnoliahall.net/?page_id=72

PEMBROKE--Two Rock Passage, Hamilton Harbour (southwest)

https:/…

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