The Sweetest Summer Festival

The Barbados Crop Over Festival

This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island's lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares.

Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to Spring Garden highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars. The finale of Crop Over's events makes this the island's most exciting day of the year. As you will hear Bajans say: "Crop Over it sweet fuh days!"

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The Crop Over celebration recalls our colonial past when sugar cane was king, and creativity abounds with indigenous art, craft, calypso, flower festivals, folk concerts and revelry at Foreday Morning. But it is Grand Kadooment - the climax of the festival - which generates the most heat, energy and colour! The event is great fun for everyone, even if you're watching the masqueraders from the sidelines and not "jumping" in a costumed band.

Revellers, among whom are countless international celebrities, including our very own mega star, Rihanna, make their way through the streets in a kaleidoscope of colour to the Spring Garden Highway, where the party continues well into the night with more revelry, music, food and fireworks, set against the picturesque backdrop of Brighton beach.


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Crop Over Festival 2018 Kadooment Day Band Lists

The Crop Over Festival is a 3 month long festival of Barbadian music, arts, food, culture and so much more. Barbados ends the festivities with a grand carnival parade know as Kadooment Day. Kadooment is known as the biggest and sweetest carnival to end the Caribbean's carnival season in August each year. The event starts early morning at the National Stadium and beautiful masquerade bands traverse the local city streets ending on Spring Garden highway late in the afternoon. Take a look at the Barbados Kadooment band list below for all of Crop Over Kadooement bands participating for 2018.

African Heartbeat
Aura Experience
Aura Experience
Azure International
Baje International
Baje International
Betty West Kadooment Band
Betty West Kadooment Band
Blue Box Cart Band
Blue Box Cart Band
Colorz Entertainment
Colorz Entertainment
Dusk Til Dawn
Dusk Til Dawn
Erupt the Band
Erupt the Band
Fifth Element
Fifth Element
Gwyneth Squires Band
Gwyneth Squires Band
Jump Promotions
Jump Promotions
Kontact
Kontact
Krave the Band
Krave the Band
Lux Crop Over
Lux Crop Over
M Version Communities 50
Mas Mania Productions
Mas Mania Productions
Meta Worldwide
Meta Worldwide
Ooutraje Festival Band
Ooutraje Festival Band
Passion vybz kadooment band
Passion vybz kadooment band
Power x 4 next generation
Power x 4 next generation
Romp International
Romp International
The Crocodillians
Tropical Fantasy
Walk Holy Kadooment Band
Walk Holy Kadooment Band
Wednesday 2000
Wednesday 2000
Xhosa Barbados
Xhosa Barbados
Xplosion International the Band
Zulu International
Zulu International
Epicurean Epicurean
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