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For an island that’s just 166 square miles it’s amazing how much there is to in Barbados! Every day, and every night, the island is abuzz with activity and there truly is something for everyone.

For sports fans there’s:

  • cricket playing nearly every weekend
  • polo season between January and April
  • horseracing throughout the year
  • motorsports, especially in summer
  • watersports year round
  • tennis, road tennis and table tennis
  • and even more sedate ‘sports’ like chess and bridge
Art galleriesare dotted across the island, displaying the work of local artists along with visiting artists from the Caribbean and further afield.The performing artsare on show in March for the Holders Season and in November with the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA).

And speaking of festivals, Barbados has those in abundance too! Crop Over is our summer festival of music, food, art and craft, and all around good times that culminates in a Carnival-like parade in early August. The Holetown Festival celebrates the early settlement of Barbados in the 16oo’s, while the Oistins Fish Festival pays tribute to those in the fishing industry. The Celtic Festival celebrates the historic and cultural links between Barbados and the Celtic countries.

As Barbados boasts excellent conference facilities and host hotels, the island is also the venue for many Caribbean and International conferences and conventions.

Barbados is also known for its wonderful restaurants and array of dining options! Our Food & Wine & Rum festival is fast becoming a must-do for foodies across the world! Every day/night it seems there are some special dining events on – traditional Sunday buffet lunches; beachfront Barbecue; Curry nights; Wine and Jazz evenings; Pork Fiestas; and Steel Pan Buffets are all on offer.

Daily and weekly events include pub quiz nights, after work limes, live and DJ music in the clubs, catamaran rides, pirate cruises, submarine tours and lectures.  is the most comprehensive calendar of Barbados events available anywhere, encompassing items of sports, entertainment, business and culture.  The calendar also appears on Facebook and you can follow events on Twitter. You can also sign up for the weekly newsletter so you’ll always know what’s happening in Barbados!

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