Feel the Vibes at Cupmatch Week
By Kamryn Minors
It’s the hottest time of the year and I’m not just talking about the temperature! July is without a doubt the best month to visit Bermuda, with our annual Cupmatch Holiday right around the corner. We are so glad you could make it and hope you’re staying until the end of the month when things really kick off. If you are, then be sure to indulge yourself at these not-to-be-missed events, (but if you were planning on leaving early then it’s still not too late to change your flight!)
SUMMER SPLASH CONCERTS
When? On July 23rd & July 27th.
Where? Various locations.
Cupmatch Summer Splash is the ultimate concert experience. This high-energy concert showcases international talents from music icons like Jah Cure, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Beenie Man. It’s the perfect build up to Cupmatch with a mix of reggae, dancehall, and electronic music providing a variety for all ages. This years Summer Splash event promises to be even more exciting than previous years.
When? On July 28th & 29th.
Where? Somerset Cricket field.
Watch the West-end battle the East-end in a two-day game of cricket. Somerset fans can be seen sporting red and navy blue, whereas St. George’s fans wear light blue and dark blue. Cupmatch is always a highly anticipated game as it brings together families and the community. There you can indulge yourself into Bermudian traditions by betting your luck in a game of Crown and Anchor, while simultaneously sipping on our popular Swizzle. But let us not forget that Cupmatch is so much more than cricket. It celebrates the emancipation of slavery as well as Somers Day, which was commemorated after the arrival of Admiral Sir George Somers who colonized Bermuda in 1609.
When? On July 31st.
Where? Mangrove Bay
Bermuda is surrounded by water so why not take the opportunity to spend a day floating in a giant party at sea. Held at Mangrove Bay in Sandys Parish, Non-Mariners is a popular event attended by hundreds of locals. The mix of brightly coloured and randomly shaped
floatation devices is an enjoyable spectacle for all as this is the largest raft-up in Bermuda. For the main event, watch the locals race their fun, unusual, prone-to-sink watercrafts with the hopes of keeping afloat. You are certainly guaranteed to laugh and a great time at Non-Mariners.