Festivals in Barbados

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Festivals in
Barbados

Barbados is an island paradise offering a variety of events to enjoy year-round, no matter what your interests are. Whether you’re in search of fun times, physical fitness, or good food, you’ll never lack for plenty of enticing things to do in this exclusive and irresistible destination.

Fly to Barbados with Copa Airlines, enjoying World-Class service on the world’s most punctual airline, and experience the island’s best events over the coming months of this year.

Run Barbados08December

Run Barbados is the ultimate week-long event for avid runners and marathon enthusiasts—as well as the perfect excuse to explore the island. The event—which includes a 5K run/walk, a 10K run/walk, a half marathon, and a full marathon—is the ideal occasion to visit Barbados with your friends or family.

Best fares to Barbados

from
to
Description
Itinerary
Price*
Panama City (PTY)
to Bridgetown (BGI)
Round trip
Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 07, 2019
fromUSD 952*
Santo Domingo (SDQ)
to Bridgetown (BGI)
Round trip
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
fromUSD 1,451*
Guatemala City (GUA)
to Bridgetown (BGI)
Round trip
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019
fromUSD 946*
*Restrictions apply; please see Terms & Conditions.

Food & rum festival24 - 27October

Barbados is one of the culinary capitals of the Caribbean, and the four-day Food & Rum Festival provides a splendid showcase of the island’s delicious cuisine. The festival offers a variety of culinary experiences and drinks crafted by skilled mixologists, guaranteed to stimulate all your senses and please even the most demanding palate.

Crop over festival02 - 05August

In Barbados, the most festive time of year comes during the Crop Over Festival, the traditional celebration that marks the end of the sugar cane growing season. Beginning in early May, the entire island hums with music and festivities, all culminating in the main event that caps off the final weekend of the festival. Grand Kadooment Day, on August 5, is a carnival-like event featuring parades, costumes, masked revelers, and a joyfully celebratory atmosphere.

More of the best things to do in Barbados

Even if you can’t time your trip to Barbados to coincide with these events—or if you decide to extend your stay for a few more days—you’ll want to be sure to visit some of the island’s top spots:

Barbados boasts more than 60 beaches, and getting around the island is very easy. Crane Beach, renowned as one of the best beaches in the world, is located just half an hour outside the capital, Bridgetown. Soup Bowl is a great choice for avid surfers and other water sports enthusiasts, and it’s just 30 minutes from the capital, too. If you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll want to head to Paynes Bay, where you can swim with turtles.

At Harrison’s Cave, situated right in the heart of Barbados, you can go exploring underground and see the island from a completely different perspective.

At Mount Gay Rum, you’ll learn the story behind the world’s oldest rum as you tour the property. And if you enjoy rum-tasting, you’ll also want to tour St. Nicholas Abbey on the northern part of the island.

St. Lawrence Gap is the place to go to enjoy a bite to eat or do some shopping. It’s also a hot spot for nightlife, and it’s located less than 20 minutes outside of Bridgetown, in Oistins.

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Capital
Bridgetown
Population
+290,000
Time Zone
UTC -4 hours
Currency
Barbadian dollar (BDS)
Internal transportation
Buses and taxis
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