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Crop Over Calendar of Events 2023

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Crop Over 2023 features a full slate of events following a few years of COVID disruptions. The festival officially kicks off on July 1st with the Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes featuring a parade starting at Haymans Factory.

The National Botanical Gardens plays a key role in this year's festival hosting key events such as Junior Kadooment, Pandemonium, Pic-O-De-Crop calypso finals, and Soca 4.0. The latter is a new event that will showcase the season's most popular artistes and songs. Grand Kadooment returns to a more traditional route with revellers jumping from Warrens to the Mighty Grynner Highway (Spring Garden).

Month Day(s) Event Venue
May 25 - Aug 27 Visual Arts Exhibition Series Queen's Park Gallery
Jun 1 Crop Over In The City Golden Square Freedom Park
Jun 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 Crop Over Sweet Limes Various Locations
Jul 1 Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes Haymans Factory
Jul 2 Junior Monarch Semi-Finals National Botanical Gardens
Jul 29 & Aug 12 Bridgetown Market Cheapside Market, Golden Square Freedom Park, Spring Garden Playing Field, Heroes Square, Independence Square
Jul 14 Pan Yard Lime NCF Carpark
Jul 15 Junior Kadooment National Botanical Gardens
Jul 15 Junior Monarch Finals National Botanical Gardens
Jul 16 Pandemonium National Botanical Gardens
Jul 26 Crop Over Folk Concert Golden Square Freedom Park
Jul 30 Soca On De Hill TBA
Aug 1 Emancipation Day Celebrations TBA
Aug 1 The Reunion Kensington Mall Carpark
Aug 4 Pic-O-De-Crop Finals National Botanical Gardens
Aug 5 Foreday Morning Jam Bridgetown to Mighty Grynner Highway
Aug 5 Dis Is Rick TBA
Aug 5 & 6 Bridgetown Market Mighty Grynner Highway
Aug 6 Soca 4.0 National Botanical Gardens
Aug 7 Grand Kadooment Warrens to Mighty Grynner Highway
Aug 12 Golden Soca Saturday Cricket Legends
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Crop Over is Barbados' premiere summer festival and attracts visitors from across the globe! Many Bajans who now live off the island also return home to join in the festivities with family and friends. In addition to the official events of the National Cultural Foundation there are many other 'Crop Over' activities - such as themed parties and cruises - for you to enjoy!


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Coming for Crop Over? Check out these recommended places to stay for your Barbados visit or find one that best meets your needs and budget.

Want to explore more places to stay when you visit Barbados for Crop Over? Hotels & resorts offer a wide range of facilities, vacation apartments are great for self-catering holidays while guesthouses are a more affordable option.

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There is no shortage of dining options in Barbados! From exquisite fine dining to tasty street food, international cuisine to local delicacies, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Go Barbados and experience the food!

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Wondering what else there is to do outside of the usual Crop Over events? Try a water adventure or experience a thrill on land.Hop aboard a rugged safari jeep or relax in an air-conditioned coach. Go Barbados for the adventure...The options are limitless!


There is a range of sports and activities to keep you entertained! From golfing to game fishing, we've got it all!


The kids are not to be forgotten! Here are some exciting options to keep the whole family entertained!


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