What's On

Find out about all of the local events going on near St James Villa!

  • Barbados Cropover Festival

    July to August

    Crop Over is Barbados’ biggest and best loved festival which sees the whole island taken over by the party spirit. Events last five weeks and revelers can expect a heavy mix of live music, dancing, carnival, markets, cultural presentations and more

  • Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival

    Yearly - 17-20 November 2016

    The Culinary capital of the Caribbean hosts the annual Food, Wine and Rum festival in November. Featuring international top chefs at various locations around the island with the best culinary delights, local produce, live entertainment and more

    For more info on this year's Food, Wine & Rum Fest!

  • Holetown Festival

    Yearly - 12-19 February 2017

    Highlights of Barbados' history and culture are showcased at this annual festival through art, craft, food, music, fashion, and drama. The celebrations start at the Holetown Monument and ends with a colourful street fair, with some historical lectures, exhibitions, street parades and Tattoo shows in between.

    Plenty of culture too with Steel Pan, Tuk Band, Stilt Walkers, Acrobats and Shaggy Bears as well as live music.

    The festival was founded in 1977 by the late Alfred Pragnell, an entertainer. (Poet, actor and radio announcer).

    For more info on this year's Holetown Festival.


  • Oistin's Fish Festival


    The Oistin's Festival started in 1977 and is a street fair with a week of events including the Easter weekend. This event commemorates the signing of the Charter of Barbados. It is also held in honour of the fisher folks in Oistins and persons who have contributed to the Barbados fishing industry.

    The festival showcases a variety of local and regional delicacies, art & craft, live music and cultural entertainment such as the steel-pan and tuk-band. Two of the main attractions are the fish boning competition and the climb-the-grease-pole competition. Some of the other competitions are the crab racing and boat racing competition.

  • Barbados Reggae Festival

    Yearly - 19-26 April 2017

    The Barbados Reggae Festival is three days of spectacular events and is the main Reggae Festival in Barbados. It is also one of more popular musical events on the island, showcasing a variety of International, Regional and local entertainers and musicians, as well as attracting lots of visitors.

    You will experience all types of reggae and venues; reggae beach parties, vintage reggae and the most popular Reggae on the Hill

    For more info on the Barbados Reggae Fest!

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