The festival commemorates the landing of the first settlers to Barbados at Holetown, St. James in February 1627.
It's now in its 42nd year.
Highlights of the festival include a street fair, the beating of the Retreat by the colourful Barbados Defence Band Zouave Band, a Floodlit Tattoo parade by the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Mounted Police, many music concerts, lectures on and tours of Holetown, exhibitions, and a street parade that features among other things vintage and classic cars.
Below are the dates for the major events.
Please check the official event website at https://www.holetownfestivalbarbados.org/festival-schedule for a detailed list of events.
Feb 10, 2019
Holetown Festival Opening at the Holetown Monument
Feb 11, 2019
Schools' Songs and Praise - Free Concert at the Seaside Theatre
Featuring: The Alleyne School, Alexandra School, St. Leonard's Boys School, Fedrick Smith Secondary School, Coleridge and Parry School
Feb 12, 2019
The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and DJ music.
Feb 13, 2019
BTMI Celebrity Mixologist Competition and Beer Drinking at the Seaside Theatre
Hosted by Rum & Coke
Featuring The Holetown Festival Ambassador Hypa Soundz, Carl "Alf" Padmore, Adrian Clarke and Queen Archibald Cox.
Feb 14, 2019
Bajan Floor Show: Holetown Festival Feva - Free Concert sponsored by Surfside Restaurant at the Seaside Theatre
Featuring: Hypasounds, Jamal Slocombe, Dancin' Africa, Multifarious Dancers, Stiffy, fire eating, Mudda Sally, Tuk Band and more!
Feb 15, 2019
Chefette Restaurants Night - Grand Floodlit Tattoo and Night T-Shirt Parade at the Trents Playing Field
T-Shirts (Bds $20.00) available at The Holetown Festival Information Booth.
Street Concert featuring RPB, Grynner, Holetown Festival's Ambassador HypaSounds and others.
Feb 16, 2019
Come and enjoy the arts and crafts at the Festival Art Gallery, classic cars, parades, food and much more.
The Courtesy Garage Ltd. Street Parade
Featuring Vintage and Classic Cars, Bikers, The Barbados Cadet Corp, Dancin' Africa and more.
The BTMI Holetown Dooflicky
Back In Time - Free Concert at the Holetown Monument
Music by DJ Scorpion
Feb 17, 2019
Thanksgiving Service at the St. James Parish Church
To mark the Anniversary of the First Settlement in 1627
Net Throwing Competition at Zaccio Beach
The Michael Parravicino Memorial 5K Road Walk - starting at The Frederick Smith Secondary School and finishing in Holetown.
Registration Fee: Bds $10.00
Sagicor/ HIV AIDS Commission 5k Road Run on the same route.
Registration Fee: Bds $10.00
The Spiritual Baptists Candelight Procession and Worship Service at The Holetown Monument
A Touch of Tchaikovsky - Free Concert at the St. James Parish Church
Featuring The Holetown Harmonites Classical Steel Orchestra
Soca Gold Concert at The Holetown Monument
Featuring The Royal Barbados Police Force Band along with The Holetown Festival Ambassador Hypa Soundz, Reigning Calypso Monarch Blood, RPB, Adrian Clarke, Gryner, Mikey, Carl "Alf" Padmore and Queen Archibald Cox.
Admission: Bds $20.00
Door Prize: A trip to any Caribbean destination
Venue: Holetown, St. James