SOMETHING’S HAPPENING: JUNE & JULY 2017
Every month our island has different events and opportunities that will make your holiday unforgettable. From motor sport events to Crop Over festivals the coming months are filled with occasions for you and your whole family. Our Concierge Can team has put together this list with a variety of activities available to you during your holiday.
Barbados offers a wide array of sporting activities for competitors and spectators alike… There’s sure to be something for everyone!
Motorsport – The SOL Rally Barbados
As one of the island’s most popular sporting events, this rally attracts drivers from the Caribbean, UK and beyond.
- June 2nd – 4th
Location and ticket information TBA.
- June 5th – 9th: Finn Master World Championships
Location: Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Street, St Michael
- July 1st – 2nd: Harris Paints J24 Regatta
Location: To be confirmed
- July 9th: Cruising Club Regatta
Location: Barbados Cruising Club, Bay Street, St Michael
- June 10th & 24th and July 1st & 15th:
Location: Barbados Garrison Savannah, St Michael
Tickets: Can be purchased at location on the day of the race. Prices for the stands cost between $5-$20 USD. Day memberships are also available.
- July 29th – Nissan Golf Chapionship
Location: Barbados Golf Club, Durants, Christ Church
- June 25th: Variety Row for Charity
Location: Harbour Lights, Bay Street, St Michael
Maybe you are interested hiking, running or biking. Contact our Concierge Can team for additional details.
June 18th – Father’s Day
Concierge Can arrange a family photo shoot with one of our talented local photographers at your holiday home or at one of your favourite island locations! Capture lasting memories of your Barbados holiday. We can also arrange special deliveries, such as gifts or gift baskets that Dad might like. Please give us at least 1 week’s notice to make these arrangements for you!
CROP OVER EVENTS
The Crop Over season is characterised by a wide variety of parties, music festivals and events that are unique to the island and the season. A selection of these events are listed below:
- June 1st – Crop Over in the City
Location: Independence Square, Bridgetown
Time: 5:00 PM
This event is presented by The Royal Barbados Police Force Band and the National Cultural Foundation. Live performances by TBC.
- June 17th & 24th and July 1st, 8th 15th & 22nd – De Big Show
Location: The Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church
Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show begins at 8:00 PM
This is the most celebrated Calypso Tent in Barbados! Enjoy a spectacular mix of the traditional calypso beats and sweet soca sounds. Top calypsonians and soca artistes will perform! Opening Night is June 17th.
- July 14th – Pan Fusion
Pan Fusion is one of the many National Cultural Foundation events scheduled for the Crop Over Season. This is a jazz and steel pan concert. Performers TBC. Mark the date in your calendar!
- July 16th – Pan Pun De Sand
Time: 3:00 PM
Another National Cultural Foundation event – the biggest beach party of the year! List of performers and more details to come!
- July 23rd – Soca On De Hill
Location: Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Starting at $25.00 USD +
This is an exciting all-day concert celebrating the music of the Crop Over Festival. Live performers from Barbados and the region add a fun Caribbean flavour and vibe to the Hill! This is the world’s greatest soca party!
- July 30th – Soca Royale
Location: Bushy Park Barbados, St. Phillip
There are 2 competitions – The Sweet Soca Monarch and The Party Monarch where contestants sing only up-tempo party calypsos, suitable for jammin’ on the road (at our Kadooment Day). More details to come.
NB: Many Crop Over events are still to release further details, such as pricing, location and live performances to be showcased.
ADDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWS AND EVENTS
- Live Music on the South Coast every Sunday (different artists/bands featured weekly) at Copacabana Beach Bar
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Live Music on the West Coast every Sunday at Mullins Beach Bar
Time: From around 4:00 PM
- Live Music some Fridays on the West Coast at Cin Cin Restaurant
Time: From around 5:00 PM
The World Association of Floral Artists (WAFA) Barbados is hosting the 12th Annual WAFA World Flower Show 2017.
Come and experience Floral Art Competition with International Floral Artists from across the globe. Also included will be Floral Demonstrations by Local and International Floral Art Designers. More than 300 floral artists from over 25 countries are expected to attend.
- June 22nd – 25th
Location: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael
Opening times: Wed to Sat 10am-10pm and Sun 10am-8pm
Admission (viewing only):
Barbadians with ID: Bds $50 Others: Bds $70
Tickets available from the WAFA Secretariat, all TicketPal locations and online at https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/wafawebsite
Tickets also available at the door.
Brighton Farmer’s Market: Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market, coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing & local craft.
Location: Brighton Plantation, St. George
Dates: Every Saturday
Time: 6:15am – 10:00am
Hastings Farmers Market: An arts & food market packed with local vendors. Homemade, home grown & home created! Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty’s Play Park.
Location: Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Ch Ch
Dates: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Holders Organic Farmer’s Market: This market specializes in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, art & craft, health care products & ore. All of them made in Barbados.
Live entertainment each week.
Location: Holders House, Holders Hill, St. James
Dates: Every Sunday
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Graeme Hall Farmers & Craft Market: Shake The Hand That Grows Your Food!
Support your Farmers, strengthen the local economy & build the community
The Graeme Hall Farmers Market and Craft Fair – every Saturday
Location: Ministry of Agriculture Parking Lot, Graeme Hall Rd, Christ Church
Dates: Every Saturday
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Bank Holiday Reminder
- June 5th – Whit Monday
Supermarkets, banks and the majority of businesses will be closed on June 5th. Our Concierge Can team is happy to arrange to stock your holiday home with groceries, wines & spirits or ready-made meals in advance of your arrival so that there is no need to rush out for supplies when you arrive. (This is especially helpful for any guests arriving between Friday June 2nd and Monday June 5th as the supermarkets can be quite busy around bank holiday weekends)
Holetown Supermarket Closure Reminder
Massy Supermarket in Sunset Crest (Holetown) is closed for renovations until the end of this year. Concierge Can pre-stock your holiday home with groceries and make other recommendations of where you can shop once you are on-island!
Our Concierge Can team publish this detailed list of events and activities regularly here on our blog to ensure that our guests enjoy all that our island has to offer during their stay. Feel free to share this list with a friend or comment below to let us know what other exciting events you would like us to highlight.