16 Jan 2012Blog

Things to do in Barbados from January to April 2012

by Monique

Things to do in BarbadosWonder what’s going on in Barbados for the rest of the season? Here are a few events…

Do you have a Barbados event to add? Let us know in the comments section below.

Barbados Polo Season

DATES: January through May

VENUE: The polo clubs at Apes Hill, Holders and Lion Castle

View the Barbados Polo Club’s schedule to find out more info on individual events throughout the season.

The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Sailing Race

DATES: 21st January

VENUE: Start off at The Barbados Cruising Club, Pebbles Beach at approx. 07:00 hours

The aim of the race is simple, even if the course is a little more challenging: One day, one race, to record the fastest time around the island of Barbados.
Records may be set in a number of classes the following of which have been selected and may be increased according to entries. These classes include: Classics, Monohull One Design,  Monohull Open, Overall length over 30’ and under: 40’; 60’; 80; 100’; 130’; Unlimited and Multihull Open, Overall length over 25’ and under: 40’; 60’; 80’; 100’; 130’; Unlimited. There is also a post race party at The Crusing Club at 4:00 PM.

For information on this event click here

Holetown Festival

DATES: 12th February to 19th February

VENUE: Generally along the Holetown strip on the coast road

This Barbados festival is a week full of festivities which starts off at the Holetown Monument and includes a variety of events such as concerts, live music, street parades, beauty pageants, craft fairs, historical exhibitions, sporting competitions and food and drink events.The Holetown festival marks the arrival of the first settlers to Holetown on 17th February 1627. It’s the perfect way to learn more about Barbadian culture with a load of fun activities along the way.

Admission is free.

Agrofest ‘Achieving healthy lifestyles through agriculture’

DATES: 24th February to 26th February

VENUE: Beckles Road, Bridgetown

Agrofest is a three day event that brings exhibitors from the following areas: health and wellness & relaxation area, Craft Village, Shoppers Bazaar, Games of Chance, educational & business, horticultural, petting zoo, kids snacks & toys, bird show, children entertainment, food court, daily entertainment and agriculture.

Admission is free and for more info call +1 246 436 6683 or email Agrofest

Oistins Fish Festival

DATES: 7th April to 9th April

VENUE: Oistins, Christ Church

The Oistins Fish Festival is a day of festivities for those that work in the local fishing industry that attracts thousands of visitors and locals. This Barbados festival includes events such as the net throwing competition, The Royal Barbados Police Force Band and 10K road race, live calypso and reggae music, craft fairs, family games and stalls selling Caribbean dishes. Other popular events include the Fish Boning Competition, the Dolphin Skinning Competition, Climbing the Greasy Pole and boat races.

Admission is free and for more info call +1 246 428 6738.