Dancers in the Streets at Holetown Festival, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide

Attend a Festival

Barbados has become the place to be when it comes to festivals. Every year, the flood gates are opened to thousands of visitors who take full advantage of this sun-caressed island and just about all that it has to offer. Attending a festival in Barbados is a great way to come into direct contact with the people, history and culture of the country.

Music Festivals in Barbados

Barbados Music Awards

Music Festivals in Barbados include the Barbados Music Awards which is an enchanting red carpet affair that sees the best of what Barbados has to offer in the way of musical talent. There is much excitement in the air as musicians sit with great expectation of possible nominations.


The Barbados Jazz Festival

The Barbados Jazz Festival is a week-long festival that takes place in January and sees the best of the best coming to the island to showcase the very best in Jazz music.


Gospelfest is a gospel music festival that brings together top international gospel artistes along with local artistes to take part in a festival of religious music. An assortment of musical genres such as calypso, jazz, dub and reggae are married with gospel to create a must see festival.


Holders Seasons

Holders Seasons takes place in April on the elegant grounds of the historic 17th century Holders plantation house. A fusion of comedy and theater coupled with both local and international acts await you at this very prestigious and must see festival.


Cultural Festivals in Barbados

Cultural festivals on the island of Barbados such as the Holetown Festival is an annual affair that celebrates Holetown as one of the earliest settled towns in the English speaking Caribbean. Antique car parades, beauty queen shows and arts and crafts displays are among the many things of interests that will surely capture your attention.


Oistins Fish Festival

The Oistins Fish Festival is an annual two day festival brings together hard-working fisherfolk in an effort to celebrate the contribution they would have made thus far to the fishing industry in Barbados. Music, arts and crafts, lots of food and endless fun and activities make up the essence of this festival.


The Barbados Celtic Festival

The Barbados Celtic Festival takes place in the month of May and celebrates the heritage of Celtic cultures.


The Barbados Independence Day Celebrations

The Barbados Independence Day celebrations speaks for itself as this is a time where Barbadians celebrate their independence from Britain on November 30th, 1966.


These are but a few festivals that can be found on the island of Barbados. Barbadians enjoy an outing and once out, you can be guaranteed that they will certainly have a great time. This is the kind of positive introduction we want to give you to Barbados. Have some fun and enjoy the relaxed ambience of beautiful Barbados.


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