The National Cultural Foundation has released the 2019 Crop Over Calendar which signals that the season is fast approaching. This festival is a colourful spectacle which spans a period of three months, culminating in the massive carnival parade – Grand Kadooment. Here, revellers make their way through the streets colourfully adorned with feathers and beads, for a day of pure excitement and vibes.
The festival will jumpstart on May 4th with a series of Bajarama events. These will take place each weekend until June 1st. The official Crop Over Launch and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes will be held on the following Saturday, June 8th. During the months of June and July, there will be a host of events including a heritage walk, steel pan events, a day of national significance, tent shows and judging for the calypso competitions, visual art exhibitions.
The festival will approach its climax at the end of July with competition finals, street fairs, and colourful masquerading. The Junior Calypso Monarch Finals will take place July 20th, Junior Kadooment – July 27th, The Soca Monarch Competition – July 28th, Emancipation Day Walk – August 1st, Bridgetown Market – August 1st-5th, Pic-O-De-Crop Finals – August 2nd, Foreday Morning Jam – August 3rd and Grand Kadooment on – August 5th.
Visit https://barbados.org/cropclnd.htm for more information on each event and to start planning your trip to the sweetest summer festival.
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