This forum is the premier business-to-business (B2B) marketplace event for tour operators selling Barbados holiday products with invitations extended to tour operations in all of the island’s major source markets: UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Caribbean and Latin America.
Connect Barbados will allow global travel partners the opportunity to learn about and experience the latest product and service developments on the island, while affording local partners the occasion to thank them for the tremendous contribution they continue to make the success of Barbados’ premier economic sector.
A vital festival fixture for the region at large.
Barbados Gospelfest was established in 1993. Over the years the list of international and regional artists has been impressive. Leading Gospel artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Alvin Slaughter, Tramaine Hawkins, Candi Staton, Harrella Goodwin, the late Ras Shorty I of Trinidad & Tobago, Richard Smallwood & Vision, Keith Staten, and Shine the Light have all left their imprint on the festival.
The Barbados Celtic Festival is a music festival celebrating the links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados – folk music and flavours of food fused between all the countries.
Head chef, award winning Paul Wedgwood will cook up a storm, from Bajan haggis, made with local ingredients including the black belly sheep, to Caribbean cranachan, a west indian take on our Scottish version with cream, coconut, mango and rum replacing whisky, oats and raspberries, and loads more fine dining!
This music festival has enjoyed performances from FARA, Eddi Reader, Alan Kelly Gang, Peatbog Faeries, Sandra Macbeth, Martyn Graves, Hamish Moore, Jock the Box, Duncan Mackinnon, Big Rory and Ochie, Seudan, The Mackenzie Brothers, Jeana Leslie, Siobhan Miller, Heidi Talbot, John McCusker to name a few.
We are back for another festival on the last weekend in May 2017. Put the dates in your diaries!
The Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary next year, has announced the dates for next year’s edition of its premier event: Sol Rally Barbados 2017 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 2-4, with Scrutineering and Flow King of the Hill the previous weekend, May 27/28. On-line entries opened on October 1 and will remain open until early May 2017.
Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 2-4, with Scrutineering and King of the Hill the previous weekend, May 27/28. As before, the organising team is focused on delivering the core values of a seriously competitive event, while maintaining the relaxed clubman-type atmosphere and delivering the level of hospitality that visiting crews and their families have come to enjoy, and which bring them back year after year.
Read more here – www.rallybarbados.bb
The Finn World Masters has been sailed every year since 1970. The 2017 host venue has been awarded to Barbados Yacht Club, Bridgetown, Barbados. The class has been offered a very attractive package and this was considered a unique opportunity to stage the event in the Caribbean. The Finn is widely regarded as the toughest challenge in the world of dinghy sailing because to win at Olympics the sailors need to be a perfect athlete, extremely fit and strong to cope with the demand of sailing the boat, tactically astute on the water, and with an excellent technical knowledge of their equipment.
The World Association of Floral Artists was founded in 1981 to reinforce the bonds of friendship among the various members and provide a forum whereby members can exchange ideas and trends in flower arranging.
The care and conservation of natural resources and the environment are also important considerations. Every three years another member country undertakes the management of WAFA and produces an International Floral Art Seminar and an International Design Competition for floral artists. Barbados through the local national Flower Club BAFA INC ( Barbados Association of Floral Artists) will be hosting WAFA from July 2014-June 2017
This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island’s lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares.
Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to Spring Garden highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars. The finale of Crop Over’s events makes this the island’s most exciting day of the year. As you will hear Bajans say:”Crop Over it sweet fuh days!”
The 8th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from November 16th – 19th and the lineup includes; the Thursday Festival Opening with the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook Off; The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Friday November 17th; the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapes; the Saturday fine dining events which pair international chefs with local top chefs; and the Sunday evening grand finale at the famous Hilton Beach where you are invited to put your feet in the sand at the Sunday Beach Party Cook-off and food sampling.
As you plan your Winter getaway think: “Run Barbados Marathon Weekend”. Runcation paradise! Forget the crowds of mega-marathons and prepare for small island charm, warm camaraderie and a run into the sea when you cross the finish. Look out for the “snow-cone vendors” and “tuk bands”, run to the sounds of “steel pan” music and enjoy the local brews and festive atmosphere “apres run”! When the running is over lose yourself in this awesome destination.
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