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In 1627, between February 17th and 20th, eighty (80) English Settlers landed at what is known as Holetown aboard a ship called the William and John . With them were ten (10) African Slaves, who were captured on the voyage. It is from this day that Barbados became a British Colony. Holetown was originally named Jamestown, after its benefactor, King James I of England. The Holetown Monument (found in the centre of Holetown). 

The Holetown Festival, which commemorates this event, was the brainchild of Alfred Pragnell, he along with Keith Simmons and the members of Trents Northern Youth Group made up the committee that planned the first festival in 1977, it originally took place on the weekend nearest to these landing dates. It has become so popular that it now takes place over an eight day period, running from Sunday to Sunday.

Upcoming Events

  • 05Jul - 09Jul
    Dive Fest Barbados
    Dive Fest Barbados
    Whether you can swim, float, dive, or prefer to soak up some sun on the beach, this festival will have something for everyone!
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    St. Michael
  • 09Jul
    Crop Over Read-IN!
    Crop Over Read-IN!
    Don’t miss out on what promises to be a wonderful literature and arts evening workshop for the whole family. See you at this year’s READ I...
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    St. Michael
  • 14Jul
    Pan Fusion
    Pan Fusion
    Come experience the sounds of steel under the stars.
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    St. Michael
  • 14Jul
    Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour
    Crop Over Heritage Lecture & Tour
    Explore Barbados by foot in this adventure walking tour.
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    St. Michael FROM 10:00 AM To 00:00 PM
  • 15Jul
    Speightstown Sizzlin
    Speightstown Sizzlin
    As the sun sets along the picturesque west coast of Barbados, this quaint, north-western town comes to life, for a truly sizzlin’ night. 
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    St. Peter FROM 03:00 PM To 11:30 PM
     
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