Tuk Band Performing at Holetown Festival, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide


Festivals are seen as a time of celebration and feasting. Not much, if any at all, changes with that description when it comes to festivals on the island of Barbados. Music, mouthwatering cuisine, good times, relaxation, the reconnection of friends and family all occur once there's a festival on the island.

Barbados has become quite a popular venue in recent times with regards to festivals. Numerous visitors grace these shores to catch a piece of the action that sees the best of international and local acts on stage. A combination of activities that bind the social and cultural aspects of the island are drawn upon every year to boost the tourism market on the island.

Festivals such as  Crop Over Festival, Holetown Festival, Oistins Fish Festival, Holder's Season, Gospelfest, Celtic Festival and the Barbados Jazz Festivals are but a few of the many that can be attended in Barbados. These festivals aim to highlight the variants in culture from many places whilst culminating to bring Barbados' culture to the fore in oneway or another.

Tuk band music, street parades, beauty pageants and good Bajan food bring different cultures together with one focus in mind and that is to experience our own way of life on the island.