Bermuda is looking to be another exciting month of events and activities as we press on into spring. You can experience a packed calendar in March, where you could enjoy the best in sport, art, theatre and music. Bermuda will also demonstrate once again what makes it the perfect party island. You will be amazed at the things to do in Bermuda in March.
The beginning of the month sees Bermuda artist Robyn Hooper stage her most recent show, the Homers Cafe Exhibit “Radiant Joy”. The exhibit will be running from the close of February until the 27th of March. This is an art show which follows in the traditions of the great American poet and author T. S. Elliot. It is an exhibit centred on exploration and experimentation. The show is based in the well known Homers Cafe at the Masterworks Art Gallery, located at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens.
Keep up to date with what’s been going on in the local art world, by checking out the Current Exhibits at the Bermuda National Gallery. The gallery in Hamilton and Pembroke is presently showing three diverse exhibits, which have been running since January. These include `Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation`, featuring the work of a famous local artist. There is also the show called `Highlights from the BNG Collection`. This is as well as holding a launch for the book entitled `Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction`.
February into March is also when, every year, college kids and tourists looking to party come to the island for Bermuda Spring Break 2014. This is the annual student vacation which begins in February but continues at full speed in March. From the 1st to the 22nd of the month, you can hit the beaches, bars or set off on any number of adventures. There are activities taking place every day of the week, from boat cruises and parasailing to horseback riding and more. This is what makes Bermuda party central during Spring Break in March.
If you are a dog owner or not, you can help raise funds for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, by taking part in the SPCA’s 17th Annual ‘Paws to the Park’ Sponsored Walk. The fundraiser will be leaving from St Paul’s Church Field in Paget on the 2nd of March. Set off on Route 1, the 3 Mile Walk, or Route 2, the 1 Mile Walk on a round trip to raise money for a good cause.
Bermuda will be hosting a series of golf tournaments in March, all over the island. The Mid Ocean Golf Club in Hamilton will hold both the 85th Bermuda Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship and the 83rd Bermuda Ladies’ Amateur Match Play Championship on March 5th. The tournament will end with the Final Round on March 8th. This month also has the Pompano Beach Club stage the 17th Annual Ladies Pro-Am Golf Tournament, from the 7th to the 13th of March. The Port Royal Golf Course will host the Bermuda Open golf tournament from the 24th to the 27th of March. There will also be several courses round the island being used as locations for tournament rounds for the Pompano Beach Club’s 17th Annual Couples Golf Tournament, on the 31st of March.
March will see the people of Bermuda once more giving to a good cause, when the International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents `Bermuda: An Everyday Life Art Exhibition Fundraiser` at the ACE Gallery. This is a fundraising event running from the 7th to the 21st of March, which sees more than 50 artworks of various types on display. They have been donated by members of the International Women’s Club of Bermuda. They will be put on show and possibly sold, to raise money for the Chewstick Foundation.
This month sees Bermuda host a world swimming event for the very first time. Make a Splash – The Bermuda International Masters Swim Meet will be going ahead from the 7th to the 9th of March. This will see the National Sports Centre in Devonshire open its doors to swimmers from Bermuda and around the world. They will be using the Centre’s all new 50 metre pool, deep tank and the latest Daktronics electronic timing technology. This is while taking part in exciting 25 meter events. The one of a kind swim meet will also feature a fun social evening at the Coco Reef in Paget.
Art lovers can visit one of the many wonderful exhibits being held this month in the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in Hamilton. There is the tribute to the great American author Mark Twain, exploring his ties with Bermuda, called `Ever the Twain Shall Meet`. You can learn about the two biggest settlements in Bermuda, by taking in the Masterworks: `Tale of Two Cities` Collection Exhibit. Photography lovers can look at pictures of the Italian island of Capri at the Masterworks Exhibit: `Capri Trend`, running from the 26th of March. This is as well as viewing the work of Antoine Hunt and Julia Ritchie by visiting the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art: ‘bioGraphy photoGraphy’, from the 28th of March to the 9th of April.
Lovers of folk music can have a night to remember if they go to the Bermuda Folk Club: ‘Irish Night’ at the Spanish Point Boat Club. This will be a special performance on the 8th of March, featuring the top folk musicians from Bermuda and overseas. The evening will kick off in Pembroke at 7.30pm when the doors open and the music starts at 8pm. The night will then go on till 11pm, where you could have a couple of jars and listen to the wonderful music. There will also be plenty of fun to be had on the 17th of March, when Bermuda celebrates St Patricks Day. You can then raise a glass to Ireland’s patron saint for an evening you will never forget.
Two major athletic meets are scheduled to go ahead this month. March the 9th marks the 8th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s Race & Walk. This is as well as the 2014 KPMG Round the Grounds Race, due on Sunday, March 16th. The first event is something of a mainstay on the island. It sees competitors leave from Lindo’s Family Foods Ltd in Warwick and make the trip to the Lindo’s Market Limited in East Devonshire. The 2014 KPMG Round the Grounds Race on other hand takes place at the Botanical Gardens in Paget. The meet is open for athletes of 4 and 18 years old. There will be races over diverse distances along with food being served and fun activities for the kids.
The popular practice of screening operas in island auditoriums continues this month, when the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Bermuda stages two more Metropolitan Operas in HD. There will be showings of Verdi’s Falstaff on March 15th and Dvorák’s Rusalka on March 29th.They will be held at the Tradewinds Auditorium, at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. This is where opera lovers can watch a performance by the New York Metropolitan Opera broadcast live to the BUEI. Experience the wonder of New York opera, right here in Bermuda.
Fans of show jumping can come see two great shows this month. There is the Bermuda Equestrian Federation’s Jumping Shows, at the National Equestrian Centre on March the 16th. This will see both Adult and Junior Jumpers taking to a specially designed course, in front of a judge. The event will span various disciplines and categories. The same can be said for the Bermuda Horse & Pony Association: Spring Show, which is going ahead at the National Equestrian Centre. The Spring Show will highlight such skills as jumping, equitation and more, when it runs from the 22nd to the 23rd of March.
Harvard University will be bringing its world famous theatrical company back to Bermuda this month. This is when the Earl Cameron Theatre, in City Hall stages the musical comedy the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 166: ‘Victorian Secrets’ from the 19th to the 21st of March. There will also be Harvard performers appearing at the hour long ‘Harvard in Hamilton for Families VIII’ concert. The special event takes places at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity at 12.15pm on March the 20th. Your host will be the Unites States Consul General Robert Settje and will feature performances from The Radcliffe Pitches, the Harvard Krokodiloes and En Harmony.
This month sees the island host the 17th annual Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF). Elbow Beach Cycles is proud to be a corporate sponsor of this major event, which runs from the 21st to the 27th of March. It will screen feature length movies and short films from Bermuda and around the world at the Liberty Theatre. These include Oscar nominated thrillers and documentaries, among many others. The festival will also give out a special jury prize for the Best Short, called the Bermuda Shorts Award.
March will close with Bermuda taking part in an incredible global occurrence on Saturday the 29th. This is an event taking place round the world, to help the environment. It is Earth Hour 2014. This is when everybody on the island is being urged to turn off their lights, or non essential electrical appliance, for 60 minutes, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. The occasion will be marked by various events at City Hall and the Washington Mall in Hamilton, such as a sponsored family fun walk. This is in order to help get the environmental message across.
This has been a breakdown of some of the excellent events and activities taking place in Bermuda in March.
Things to do in Bermuda in March 2014
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