Experience the festival spirit of Barbados this Spring
Barbados has a jam-packed calendar of festivals throughout Spring, showcasing the island’s vibrant culture.
Whether you want to experience the thriving street culture, taste some traditional Bajan dishes, try your hand at the sporting competitions or learn more about the rich heritage, there are plenty of opportunities
Holders Season (Friday 11th-Saturday 19th March)
Held in the famous Holder House in St James, one of the island’s most respected plantation houses, the world-famous Holders Season festival features a stellar lineup from international performance artists.
Expect everything from opera and musical performances to open-air theatre, cabaret and stand-up comedy. The beautiful backdrop of the Holder House gardens, with views out across the shoreline, bathes the festival in the island’s rich heritage.
As a celebration of artistic achievement, there are set to be performances from major names across the week (Friday 11th-Saturday 19th March), including a classical music evening with Simon Mulligan and comedy from Alex Edelman.
Oistins Fish Festival
Barbados wouldn’t live up to its island status without boasting a prosperous fishing industry. Oistins Fish Festival brings together all the best local and regional seafood delicacies, alongside a carnival and street party with live music and craft stalls.
There will be all of the festival’s favourite competitions taking place too, including fish boning, climb-the-grease-pole, crab racing and boat racing.
Whether you interested in joining in with the action or just fancy sampling some of the glorious fish dishes, such as fish cakes, fried fish and pudding and souse, the weeklong festival (Sunday 20th-Monday 28th March) is sure to live up to its esteemed reputation.
Barbados Reggae Festival
One of the most popular music events on the island returns annually in April. The Barbados Reggae Festival brings in international, regional and local performers. With entertainers and musicians sharing their love for reggae with the audience, the weeklong festival (Sunday 24th April-Sunday 1st May) is one big party.
Including a themed beach party and vintage dance show alongside a reggae party cruise on the Saturday night, you can get dancing to the sounds of the Caribbean’s famed, number one music genre.
Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Festival
Barbados is home to glorious beaches and coastlines, but that’s not all; there are also many world-class golf courses across the island, making it a golfer’s paradise. Offering some of the best championship courses in the whole Caribbean, the sunny weather and challenging layouts are perfect for golf enthusiasts.
The Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf returns on Thursday 28th April-Sunday 1st May, attracting professionals and amateurs alike from all around the world. With four days of golfing over four courses, including our very own Royal Westmoreland course, golfers can be treated to the full golfing package set against a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views over the island.