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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

  • 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
  • 02May - 07May
    Cobblers Cove - Dinner & Cabaret
    Cobblers Cove - Dinner & Cabaret
    Join us for three memorable, delicious and fun-filled evenings under the celestial splendour of the night sky, featuring some of the best in cabaret a...
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    St. Peter
  • 04May - 08May
    Barbados Beach Water Polo Masters
    Barbados Beach Water Polo Masters
    Join us in beautiful Barbados for the inaugural Barbados Beach Water Polo Masters Tournament Friday May 4th – Sunday May 6th, 2018.
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    St. Michael FROM 06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
  • 18May - 21May
    Segway Polo in Paradise
    Segway Polo in Paradise
    This grafts a modern twist on a traditional sport – you don’t even need a horse. The tournament mixes players from different teams and cou...
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    St. Michael FROM 01:55 AM To 02:50 PM
  • 18May - 21May
    Barbados International Masters Football Festival 2018
    Barbados International Masters Football Festival 2018
    The Barbados International Masters Football Festival is one of the biggest masters football tournaments held in the Caribbean attracting teams from th...
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