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Barbados: Event calendar for a delightful getaway


13 June, 2023


28 August, 2023

A guide to Barbados' best events

Barbados Holetown festival: This festival includes a number of activities which showcase the culture and traditions of Barbados. The festival highlights local arts and crafts including folk singing and dancing, sports and games, street parades, markets, and food stalls that offer traditional Barbadian cuisine.

Where: St James, Barbados

When: Annually in mid February

Barbados Gospelfest: This event is the Caribbean’s Premier Christian Music & Arts Festival, and has become a vital festival fixture for the region. It features top local, regional and international Gospel talent while providing training and development opportunities for artists.

Where: St Michael, Barbados

When: Annually in late May

Crop Over: Barbados first festival, combines a series of fabulous events marking the end of the sugar cane crop season. The celebration recalls the colonial past when sugar cane was king, and creativity abounds with indigenous art, craft, calypso, flower festivals, folk concerts and revelry at Foreday Morning. The event is great fun for everyone!

Where: Barbados

When: Annually in early August

Barbados food & rum festival: This four-day celebration features the talents of Barbados' most renowned rum producers, chefs and international culinary personalities.

Where: St Michael, Barbados

When: Annually in mid October

Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Tournament: This festival celebrates the best in international and local jazz talent, showcasing jazz, R&B, and soul. It has quickly become a major annual Caribbean event.

Where: Bridgetown, Barbados

When: Annually in mid October

Some of our favourite villas in Barbados:


Located in the prestigious west coast of Barbados, Villa Seaclusion features unparallelled ocean views from the living areas, an opulently interior design decorated with flashes of aquamarine, teal and turquoise, and a private section of powdery white sand and crystalline water, making it perfect for families or large groups of friends.

Where: St James, Barbados

Leamington Pavilion

This glamourous and sophisticated villa, designed by the acclaimed English artist and stage designer Oliver Messel, feels like walking into a work of art. Leamington Pavilion will amaze you with its sculptures, hand-painted furniture, elegantly carved cornices, glittering chandeliers and graceful coral stone archways.

Where: St Peter, Barbados


Every last detail from Zazen has been immaculately curated in this ultra-modern villa, from shimmering gemstone artworks, sculptures and refined industrial design set against exquisite tropical hues. This masterpiece was lovingly designed by renowned Barbados architect, Doug Luke, and staying here is a design lover’s dream come true.

Where: Cattlewash Beach, Barbados

The onefinestay experience

Here at onefinestay, we specialise in bespoke vacations. Whether you’re after relaxation, adventure or simply looking to discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Barbados, we’ve prepared a selection of exclusive concierge services to ensure that your break is as memorable as it should be. From private chef hire to at-home spa experiences, you’ll be given these options when you book your stay with one of our Travel Advisors. Everything is taken care of before your arrival, so you can simply turn up and unwind!

Tempted by a delightful Barbados getaway?