The Holetown Festival

The Holetown Festival takes place in Holetown, Barbados, and celebrates the anniversary of the first English settlement in Holetown on February 17, 1627. The week-long celebration occurs every year during mid-February and includes a number of activities which showcase the culture and traditions of Barbados. Events include folk singing and dancing, sports and games, street parades, markets, and food stalls that offer traditional Barbadian cuisine.

Some of the featured events of the Festival are:

  • The Opening Gala and Steel Band Concert
  • Nightly variety concerts at the Seaside Theatre
  • Street Fair and Parade
  • Holetown Dooflicky and Bajan Carnival
  • Grand Floodlit Tattoo and Night March
  • Holetown bus tours
  • Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talks
  • The Queen of the Festival Pageant
  • Vintage and Classic Car Parade
  • Road Walk and Run
  • Nightly after Concert Limes and Karaoke Competition

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