Public Holiday

Warrens to Mighty Grynner Highway, St. Michael

05 Aug, 2024

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.

It is the grand finale of the Crop Over Festival and possibly the main attraction of the annual festival for both locals and visitors. It is Barbados’ carnival at which approximately 15000 revelers parade through the streets of St. Michael. The parade of color and splendor starts at the National Stadium and pulsates to the Soca/calypso hits through the streets to the Mighty Grynner Highway. From 2014 the route was extended to encompass the entire length of Black Rock Road to where it meets the Mighty Grynner Highway at the Frank Worrell Round-a-bout.

It is the final big show of the Crop Over Festival and is treated by the regional and international journalists as its showpiece. Culturally, Grand Kadooment sustains the art-form of masquerading in Barbados, with the key components being costume design and construction.

Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup: A Prestigious Horse Racing Extravaganza!

Get ready for the thrill of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious events in the Eastern Caribbean horse racing calendar! This iconic sporting spectacle attracts visitors from around the globe and stands as the largest sporting event on the island of Barbados. For years, local and regional jockeys have competed alongside top international jockeys and trainers, featuring thoroughbred horses from the UK and North America, some owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Barbados has taken place at the Garrison Savannah for over 150 years. The Barbados Turf Club organizes three seasons of racing per year. These meetings run from January to April, May to August and from October to December, normally every other Saturday. There are usually nine races per day, starting around 1:00 pm and finishing around 5:45 pm.

Admission:
Entrance fee to the various stand’s ranges from Bds $10.00 to $100.00 for the day. Special (higher) prices apply to Gold Cup Day in early March. Admission is free to the grounds.

🚨 Important Note: The Barbados Turf Club’s 2023 & 2024 Racing Dates serve as a guide to the industry, subject to occasional changes. The club does not accept responsibility for any inaccurate or incomplete information regarding the 2023 & 2024 Racing Dates.

Join for an unforgettable horse racing experience in the heart of the Caribbean.

Warrens to Mighty Grynner Highway, St. Michael

04 Aug, 2025

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.

It is the grand finale of the Crop Over Festival and possibly the main attraction of the annual festival for both locals and visitors. It is Barbados’ carnival at which approximately 15000 revelers parade through the streets of St. Michael. The parade of color and splendor starts at the National Stadium and pulsates to the Soca/calypso hits through the streets to the Mighty Grynner Highway. From 2014 the route was extended to encompass the entire length of Black Rock Road to where it meets the Mighty Grynner Highway at the Frank Worrell Round-a-bout.

It is the final big show of the Crop Over Festival and is treated by the regional and international journalists as its showpiece. Culturally, Grand Kadooment sustains the art-form of masquerading in Barbados, with the key components being costume design and construction.

Warrens to Mighty Grynner Highway, St. Michael

03 Aug, 2026

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.

It is the grand finale of the Crop Over Festival and possibly the main attraction of the annual festival for both locals and visitors. It is Barbados’ carnival at which approximately 15000 revelers parade through the streets of St. Michael. The parade of color and splendor starts at the National Stadium and pulsates to the Soca/calypso hits through the streets to the Mighty Grynner Highway. From 2014 the route was extended to encompass the entire length of Black Rock Road to where it meets the Mighty Grynner Highway at the Frank Worrell Round-a-bout.

It is the final big show of the Crop Over Festival and is treated by the regional and international journalists as its showpiece. Culturally, Grand Kadooment sustains the art-form of masquerading in Barbados, with the key components being costume design and construction.

Warrens to Mighty Grynner Highway, St. Michael

02 Aug, 2027

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.

It is the grand finale of the Crop Over Festival and possibly the main attraction of the annual festival for both locals and visitors. It is Barbados’ carnival at which approximately 15000 revelers parade through the streets of St. Michael. The parade of color and splendor starts at the National Stadium and pulsates to the Soca/calypso hits through the streets to the Mighty Grynner Highway. From 2014 the route was extended to encompass the entire length of Black Rock Road to where it meets the Mighty Grynner Highway at the Frank Worrell Round-a-bout.

It is the final big show of the Crop Over Festival and is treated by the regional and international journalists as its showpiece. Culturally, Grand Kadooment sustains the art-form of masquerading in Barbados, with the key components being costume design and construction.