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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

  • 10Dec - 11Dec
    Barbados Rugby International Rugby Sevens
    Barbados Rugby International Rugby Sevens
    The Rugby Barbados World 7s - December 10-11 2016, in Holetown, Barbados. 12 Senior Men's and Women's and 8 U-20 Men's and Women's Club teams.
  • 10Dec - 29Apr
    Speightstown Sizzlin
    Speightstown Sizzlin
    Come join us at the Speightsown Esplanade as the sun sets along the picturesque west coast of Barbados, this quaint, north-western town comes to life,...
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    St. Peter FROM 06:30 PM To 11:30 PM
  • 11Jan - 15Jan
    The Barbados Film Festival
    The Barbados Film Festival
    For nearly 400 years travelers to the shores of Barbados have shared their stories of home and abroad, of adventure and hardship. In sum these tales r...
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    St. Michael
  • 18Jun - 25Jun
    Flowers in Paradise - WAFA 12th World Flower Show 2017
    Flowers in Paradise - WAFA 12th World Flower Show 2017
    The World Association of Floral Artists was founded in 1981 to reinforce the bonds of friendship among the various members and provide a forum whereby...
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    St. Michael
     
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