Whether you’ve already booked a Barbados break or looking to snap up a stay in a luxury Barbados villa, we’re sure you might be intrigued in what’s going on in your area this year. We’ve listed three of the biggest and best events that are going down in Barbados in 2013.
Barbados Holetown Festival
February 10, 2013 – February 17, 2013
If you’re visiting Barbados mid-February then don’t miss out on this brilliant annual festival, which celebrates the anniversary of the first settlement of Barbados at Holetown in February 1627.
The week-long celebrations kick-off at the Holetown monument in the center of the town and provides visitors with an introduction to Barbadian culture and traditions through a varied program; from concerts and live music to street parades, craft fairs and beauty pageants, it’s safe to say there’s plenty to see and do at this wonderful event.
There are also plenty of historical exhibitions, ideal for those who care to know a little bit more about Barbados’ unique history and culture. There are many food and drink events too to keep you replenished through the day, whilst introducing you to a true taste of the Caribbean.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay nearby then consider renting a luxury villa on Sandy Lane or at Royal Westmoreland, both located close to Holetown.
February 22, 2013 – February 24, 2013
Located in Bridgetown in the parish of St. Michael is Barbados’ Agrofest. This free admission three day event brings together exhibitors of all areas including:
- Health and wellness and relaxation area
- Craft Village
- Shoppers Bazaar
- Games of Chance
- Educational and business
- Petting zoo
- Kids snacks and toys
- Bird show
- Children entertainment
- Food court
- Daily entertainment and agricultural
Head down towards the end of February to check out what some of the sellers have in store for you.
Oistins Fish Festival
March 29, 2013 – April 01, 2013
Located along the South Coast of Barbados at Oistins Christ Church is the annual Oistins Fish Festival. It is a day of celebrations for those that work in the local fishing industry, a great place to purchase mouthwatering seafood dishes. Visitors can also expect live calypso and reggae music, craft fairs, family games and stalls.
Popular attractions and events including the fish bonding tournament and boat races.