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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!"

01May - 31May
Crop Over Mega Cavalcade

Crop Over Mega Cavalcade

Emerging and seasoned soca talent come together in a melting pot of music action for a major community event in the kick off of the Crop Over festival...
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Christ Church
22Jul
Flow Soca On De Hill

Flow Soca On De Hill

We on de hill again in 2018 with the best Bajan Soca Super stars and some regional and international acts, for one big bad calypso party.
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St. Peter
03Aug - 06Aug
Bridgetown Market

Bridgetown Market

This Street fair and market is one of the major to-dos of the Crop-Over Summer festival. 
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St. Michael
06Aug
Grand Kadooment

Grand Kadooment

Marking the end of the Crop Over Festival, this is a stunning visual and aural music and masquerade spectacle that attracts people from all over the w...
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St. Michael
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CROP OVER BLOGS

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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Best street food in Barbados

Best street food in Barbados

The proliferation of eateries, which run the gamut from fine dining restaurants and fast food establishments to assorted “holes in the wall,” and street food vendors, testify to the variety of edible offerings to be had on the island.  
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Must-do Festivals in Barbados

Must-do Festivals in Barbados

When you are in Barbados, you can be as busy as you want to be with the myriad of activities here cater to your appetite for structure, spontaneity, and everything in between. That’s where our festivals come in – and we’ve got plenty of those! Our festivals, celebrate food, beverage, agriculture, surfing, music, g...
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Bajan Culture 101

Bajan Culture 101

We are immensely proud of our way of life which comes from our African/British heritage.  We celebrate this heritage every day in the way we think, speak and embrace life. 
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Learn the History of the World’s Oldest Rum

Learn the History of the World’s Oldest Rum

Mount Gay Rum of Barbados tells the story of the world’s oldest and finest rum.
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