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Events And Festivals

There's always something happening year-round in Barbados so add to your Caribbean experience by planning your getaway around your favourite festivals and events.

Barbados holidays can include much more than just beautiful beaches and the great outdoors. This vibrant island plays host to an astonishing array of annual events including world-class sports, music festivals, theatre performances and our much-loved Barbados carnival during the Crop Over harvest festival celebrations - called Grand Kadooment, it's considered one of the best festivals in the world.

Check what's on in Barbados before you travel, and make online bookings for popular events such as international cricket test matches at the Kensington Oval, our jam-packed Reggae on the Hill event, and the annual season of outdoor theatre and musical performances hosted in the sublime gardens of Holders Great House. Come and join us!

Upcoming Events

  • 01Jan - 15Apr
    Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
    Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
    Visit the most modern and computerized distillery in the western hemisphere, to learn about rum, while simultaneously introducing your taste buds to e...
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    St. Philip
  • 15Jan - 31Mar
    Barbados National Trust Open House Season
    Barbados National Trust Open House Season
    It is an experience not be missed!  Open House Season, which has been a 'must do' on Barbados' events calendar since the 1960s, continues in 201...
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    St. Michael
  • 15Jan - 15Apr
    Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
    Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
    The cultivation and exportation of sugar cane made Barbados an extremely wealthy country, and with over 500 windmills, mass production ensured continu...
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    St. Michael FROM 09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
  • 16Jan - 20Jan
    Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
    Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
    The awe-inspiring tales of sugar production in Barbados when sugar was king and rum was queen in the 17th and 18th centuries are captured as...
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    St. James FROM 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
  • 16Jan - 10Apr
    Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
    Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
    An evening of history and elegance awaits you at one of Barbados’ most well preserved Plantation Great Houses, the Sunbury Great House. 
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    St. Philip FROM 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM

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01Jan - 15Apr
Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours
Visit the most modern and computerized distillery in the western hemisphere, to learn about rum, while simultaneously introducing your taste buds to e...
Read More
St. Philip
15Jan - 31Mar
Barbados National Trust Open House Season
Barbados National Trust Open House Season
It is an experience not be missed!  Open House Season, which has been a 'must do' on Barbados' events calendar since the 1960s, continues in 201...
Read More
St. Michael
15Jan - 15Apr
Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours
The cultivation and exportation of sugar cane made Barbados an extremely wealthy country, and with over 500 windmills, mass production ensured continu...
Read More
St. Michael FROM 09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
16Jan - 20Jan
Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
Portvale Sugar Factory Tour
The awe-inspiring tales of sugar production in Barbados when sugar was king and rum was queen in the 17th and 18th centuries are captured as...
Read More
St. James FROM 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
16Jan - 10Apr
Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
Plantation Feast and Great House Tour
An evening of history and elegance awaits you at one of Barbados’ most well preserved Plantation Great Houses, the Sunbury Great House. 
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St. Philip FROM 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM
19Jan - 13Apr
Ancestral Trails
Ancestral Trails
Step back in time as we trace the memories of our ancestors and their fight for freedom, while visiting the sites of memory and experience the oral tr...
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West Coast
20Jan
Characters of Town Walking Tours
Characters of Town Walking Tours
The history of Bridgetown and of Barbados unfolds as we walk the Amerindian Trails, see the Serpentine Streets, visit the historic spaces and hear of ...
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St. Michael FROM 09:30 AM To 03:00 PM
20Jan - 24Mar
Mixology Roadshow
Mixology Roadshow
Hit the road with some of Barbados’ and the world’s best mixologists, as they pair mouth-watering cocktails with mouth-watering canapes at...
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St. Michael
24Jan - 04Apr
Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes
Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes
Are you looking for a real hands-on experience?  
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Christ Church FROM 10:30 AM To 01:00 PM
25Jan - 24Mar
Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series
Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series
As we explore the history of the story of sugar and rum in Barbados, join prominent historians and experts as they tell the tales often unheard by man...
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St. Michael FROM 07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
27Jan
Rum Expo
Rum Expo
This is the ultimate rum experience in Barbados, where one’s senses will be stimulated by the marriage of Barbados’ fine rums, the most or...
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St. Michael FROM 07:00 AM To 11:00 PM
03Feb - 24Mar
Chocolate and Pastry Making Class
Chocolate and Pastry Making Class
The sweet decadence of chocolates filled with the taste of the island’s mouth-watering ingredients and dipped in the spirit of Barbadian warmth ...
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Christ Church FROM 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM
     
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