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Barbados Festivals

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Barbados - A Great Event Host

Barbados has played host to many great events over the years, and some have even turned into annual events! From Luciano Pavarotti at the Holders Season, to the best jazz musicians at the Barbados Jazz Festival, Barbados has welcomed some big stars to its shores.

We also hosted the World Golf Championships, the Cricket World Cup and the World Twenty20.

Annual Barbados Festivals

Some of the most popular annual festivals on the island are:

  • Crop Over festival
    Crop Over - Barbados' biggest and most popular festival, a summer-long celebration of music, food, heritage and good times!
  • Barbados Reggae festival
    Barbados Reggae Festival - Barbados' most anticipated reggae event of the calendar year!
  • Holetown Festival
    Holetown Festival - commemorating the first settlement of Barbados by the British, with heritage tours, music events and arts & craft.
  • Oistins Fish Festival
    Oistins Fish Festival - celebrating the contribution of those in the local fishing industry; a great opportunity to soak up local culture and enjoy great food!
  • Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival
    Barbados Food & Rum Festival - see top local & international chefs in action and taste their amazing creations.
  • Open House Programme
    Open House Programme - some of Barbados' most historic, luxurious or architecturally captivating homes are open as part of this weekly winter festival.
  • Open Gardens
    Open Gardens - explore beautifully landscaped tropical gardens across the island and be captivated by the dazzling array of colour!
  • Celtic Festival
    Celtic Festival - celebrating the historic links between Barbados and the Celtic countries - Scotland, Ireland and Wales - through music and dance.
  • GospelFest
    GospelFest - come rejoice with the Caribbean's top Christian music & arts festival.
  • Run Barbados
    Run Barbados - "Come for the Run, Stay for the Fun!" as you take part in the fun mile, 5K walk and run, 10K run, half-marathon, and marathon.
  • Dive Fest
    Dive Fest - not just for scuba divers, this festival also invites snorkelers and beach lovers to enjoy Barbados' natural beauty.
  • NIFCA
    NIFCA - National Independence Festival of Creative Arts, showcasing the artistic talents of Barbadians.

Read more about Barbados traditions.

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