Cultural in Barbados

Crop-Over Festival

The island’s top event, this festival originated in colonial times as a celebration to mark the end of the sugarcane harvest. Festivities stretch over a three-week period, beginning in mid-July with spirited calypso…
Cultural in Barbados

Oistins Fish Festival

Commemorates the signing of the Charter of Barbados and celebrates the skills of local fishermen. It’s a seaside festivity with events focusing on boat races, fish-filleting competitions, local foods, crafts and dan…
Cultural in Barbados

Holetown Festival

This festival celebrates February 17, 1627 – the date of the arrival of the first English settlers on Barbados. Holetown’s weeklong festivities include street fairs, a music festival, a road race and even a tattoo s…
Performing Arts in Barbados

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts

Features talent contests in dance, drama, singing and the like. Performances by the finalists are held on Independence Day (November 30).