The City of Hamilton has three events in the works for the summer season that are sure to please the whole family.
From Summer Sundays in the Park, to the City Fashion Festival and the new Family Festival, the City is sure to be the place to be this summer.
Danilee Trott, event project manager for the corporation said: “The City of Hamilton creates events to enliven the atmosphere for those that live, work and visit the city, and also to drive potential clients to the city businesses, showcasing the variety and quality of goods and services that the city has to offer.”
Ms Trott said all the events will showcase local entertainment and are free to attend.
“Summer Sundays in the Park takes place the first Sunday of every month from May through September.
“This event is in its fourth year and we are excited to present a few new themes and also add some more activity to the monthly concert of entertainment.
“In addition to the three hours of live music featuring local entertainers, dance and performance arts, Victoria Park comes alive from 3pm to 8pm with a food court and vendor village.
“The Kiddie Land is always a big hit to occupy the young ones while parents relax, dance, eat, shop and just enjoy the great outdoors. There is free face painting and lots of snacks available.”
This year is the second year of the City Fashion Festival and it will begin on July 2 with Mannequin Monday.
Ms Trott said participating businesses will feature a live model(s) for their windows from 11am to 2pm.
On July 4, there will be a hair and beauty show at Harbour Nights featuring salon and beauticians in the city with a runway show.
“For the finale event on Saturday July 7, the city will host the largest runway show and fashion festival on the island, set against the backdrop of the City Hall building.
“The well-esteemed ‘Evolution’ will feature mind-blowing fashion, music, hair, makeup, more than 100 models, choreography and a few special effects to wow the crowd, which exceeded 4,000 people last year.
“From the large video screens to the sought after VIP seating, ‘Evolution’ will not disappoint you.”
Ms Trott continued: “We are excited to announce that international Bermudian model, Darius Dayes will be our featured runway model and world-renowned Wilhelmina Models, will be our international modelling partner, offering amazing opportunities to aspiring models.
“Of course there will be plenty of food available for sale and we encourage patrons to bring a chair to the one of a kind free event.”
Finally, Ms Trott also spoke about the Family Festival, which will be held on August 19 in the City Hall car park from 2 to 7pm.
“The event provides a range of activities for kids and families of all ages to enjoy including fair stalls to win prizes, video gaming, chess, kiddie land, board games and outdoor art.
“In addition the food court is open all day to dine and sit in the shade while being entertained by live performances.”
Ms Trott said the events are unique because they are designed with the people as the focus.
“The City tries to provide an atmosphere of fun and free events that can encourage people of all ages to enjoy different forms of entertainment.
“The stigma that there is nothing to do in the island is starting to change and we like to be a part of that change by doing everything that we can to provide wholesome and exciting events. The more support we get the more we can do.”