St. George’s Seafood Festival this Sunday

The first-ever St. George’s Seafood Festival will take place this Sunday [Sept 18] with the BTA saying it will be a “showcase of Bermuda’s rich seafood culture, backed by a strong lineup of local entertainment and exciting activities for kids of all ages”.

A spokesperson said: “The first annual St. George’s Seafood Festival kicks off this weekend as the flagship event of the Great Sound Entertainment Series produced by the Bermuda Tourism Authority in partnership with the Government of Bermuda. .

“This family-friendly event is designed to connect visitors with locals in a showcase of Bermuda’s rich seafood culture, all supported by a strong lineup of local entertainment and exciting activities for kids of all ages.

“There will be no entry fee for entry to the Ordnance Island site and customers can purchase directly from more than a dozen vendors. The island site and adjacent town square will be entirely pedestrianized for the event.

“The St. George’s Seafood Festival, sponsored by the Corporation of St George and Gosling’s, aligns with the philosophy of the Great Sound Entertainment Series, which promotes a diverse range of local entertainment in unexpected locations around the island. Entertainment this weekend includes performances by acclaimed singers Jamie Zuill and Cindy Smith, plus the band Set in Soul with a set from Best of Bermuda winner DJ Chubb.

“And while entertainment is at the heart of the series, seafood will be the star of the show for the East End festival. Seafood porridge, mussel dishes, traditional fish sandwiches and Bermuda lobster are just a selection of the mouth-watering menu items at Bonefish Grill, St. David’s Seafood, Munches by the Sea, Sensational Delights, MP Chefs, Smuck’s [formerly Country Kitchen] and more. Goslings, premium sponsor, and MYX.Z will provide cocktail and bar service.

“While Ashley’s Lemonade, Duch Pops, Tru Sno, Lil Dippers and Angel’s Treats will complete the festival’s refreshment offering. Guests wishing to experience dishes from multiple vendors can purchase a tasting package for a personalized tasting menu.

“Families will welcome the Kids’ Play Park, a five thousand square foot village with fun castles, bumper cars, mini golf, laser tag, face painting and a thrilling zip line experience to entertain even the most young guests.”

Tashae Thompson, Vice President of Experiences, Bermuda Tourism Authority, said, “Ordnance Island will be transformed into an outdoor oasis of food, entertainment and fun. Our partners at the Corporation of St. George along with our event partners, A-Rose Affair, have collaborated to produce what we hope will be an unforgettable, authentically Bermudian experience that will resonate with locals and visitors alike.

Tracy Berkeley, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Tourism Authority. “At BTA, we are guided by the pillars of our National Tourism Plan and the Great Sound Entertainment Series is no different. This series has created exciting opportunities to connect Bermuda’s entertainment, hospitality and entrepreneurial sector with our visitors, driving local engagement within the tourism industry.

“We are delighted that the St. George’s Seafood Festival is injecting an economic boost into the historic town of St. George, providing local merchants with additional foot traffic and business opportunities.

BTA added, “Launching in mid-August with events scheduled through October 1, the Great Sound Entertainment series featured weekly live performances outdoors and on-water experiences, along with support to the expansion of the City of Hamilton bus program. The entertainment series continues to provide a range of musical experiences for visitors and locals.

“This weekend’s St. George Seafood Festival and the upcoming Bermuda Swizzle Festival, taking place Sept. 25 at Barr’s Bay Park, will heighten the excitement with a fusion of entertainment and food culture and Bermuda cocktails. Meanwhile, Saturday evening entertainment at Woody continues with performances by Paradise Band this Saturday and a weekly lineup of artists through October 1.

“The St. George Seafood Festival will be held Sunday, September 18 from 12-7 p.m. on Ordnance Island. General admission to the event is free. The VIP lounge experience is fully subscribed and tickets are no longer available.

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