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02 - 30 Jul

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Sitar Indian Restaurant, Second Street, Holetown, Barbados

02 Jul, 2021 To 30 Jul, 2021

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy the music of the David Collins Duo this and every Friday at Sitar Indian Restaurant.

Live show from 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm.

Be sure to try out Sitar’s new bar snack menu.

Happy Hour from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

03 - 30 Jul

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The Frame & Art Co Ltd, Barbados

03 Jul, 2021 To 30 Jul, 2021

You are invited to an exhibition entitled Innerscapes by the Artists Alliance Barbados at the Frame & Art Co., Millhouse Complex, Canewood, St. Michael.

Featuring artwork by Walter Bailey, Ancel Daniel, Alanis Forde, Anna Gibson, Versia Abeda Harris, Dominique Hunter, Juliana Inniss, Katherine Kennedy, Jaryd Niles- Morris, Shari Phoenix, Kia Redman, Russell Watson, Akilah Watts, Ronald Williams.

Curated by Kraig Yearwood.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed on Sundays

Exhibition ends July 30th.

Please note that COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

For more information, call 271-6509 or email info@frameartco.com

03 - 31 Jul

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West Coast Bar and Grill, Trents Tenantry Road, Holetown, Barbados

03 Jul, 2021 To 31 Jul, 2021

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

West Coast Bar and Grill invites you to enjoy Classic Rock, Reggae and Blues by The Sundogs this and every Saturday.

This 3-piece band features:
Lee SorensonGuitar & vocals
Kurt FieldsBass & vocals
Sherwin KingDrums

Show runs from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

04 - 25 Jul

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Holders House Farmers Market, Holders Hill, Barbados

04 Jul, 2021 To 25 Jul, 2021

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Set in the beautiful grounds of Holders House, this market specialises in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, arts & craft, health products and more.

The market is alive with the the chatter of locals and visitors alike mingling around stalls selling variety of goods.

Breakfast & Lunch options available, as well as an outdoor bar.

Admission: FREE

For more information, call 844-1729

COVID-19 protocols in effect.

MV Dreamchaser

31 Jul, 2021

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nynex Events and I Am Legaci present Wuk Up In White – The Annual All White Boat Ride.

Aboard The MV Dreamchaser.

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Boarding Time: 6pm
Sailing Time: 7pm
Returns 11pm

Complimentary food served

Dress: All White Preferred, but not mandatory

Music by:
DJ Mastermind
DJ BlaqRose

Early Bird Tickets: Bds $80

Register online at Eventbrite

THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT!

For more info & tickets contact 718-930-3959 or 347-663-0659.

Bayleys, Barbados,

01 Aug, 2021

Emancipation Day is a Barbadian Public Holiday celebrated on the first of August. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery on the island and celebrates those who fought for that cause. 

Barbados became an English colony in the mid-seventeenth century and quickly became an important producer of sugar cane. This meant that workers were needed, and many enslaved workers were brought from Africa to tend to the sugar plantations.

Bussa.jpgThe slave trade was eradicated in 1807 however, slavery continued in Barbados for 30 more years until it was finally abolished. Over that 30 year span, the island had several minor revolts and a major slave uprising, which occurred on Sunday 14 April 1816. It was the largest, most substantial slave rebellion to occur on the island.  The Revolt began on Bayley Plantation in St. Philip and moved across the island. By the time it was over 3 days later, 20,000 slaves from various plantations had been involved. 

Emancipation day is also celebrated on August 1st in St Vincent & the grenadines, The Cayman Islands and  Trinidad & Tobago. 

Please note: On National holidays, most businesses are closed with the exception of restaurants and hotels. All schools, Government institutions, banks and supermarkets are closed.

Kadooment Day is the finale event for the Crop Over Festival, it occurs on the first Monday in August. The word ‘Kadooment’ is defined as a big occasion filled with fun and merriment and the Kadooment Day parade lives up to its definition. 

This event gets going from as early as 7:00 a.m. when over 15,000 masqueraders begin to descend upon the streets of the island adorned in mesmerizing costumes, colourful feathers, beads, diamonds and glitter.

KADOOMENT1FI2.jpgThe action-packed day sees patrons, gathering in their Kadooment bands to hit the streets for the all-day soca party. Travelling through Warrens and  Green Hill towards the National Stadium,  along the streets of Black Rock, all the way to the Mighty Grynner Highway, adjacent to the picturesque Brighton Beach.  As the bands travel music blares from enormous speakers perched on flatbed trucks, while the revellers parade displaying their handmade costumes. Many celebrities, including Barbadian sweetheart Rihanna, also don costumes and join in the festivities.

The jouvert of bands in costumes of all colours is arguably the main attraction of the entire festival.  

Please Note: The Dates for Kadooment Day and the form that the activities will take is still to be announced.

Barbados

30 Nov, 2021

On November 30th, 1966 Barbados became fully independent from Great Britain. Barbados was the fourth English-speaking nation in the West Indies to achieve full independence from Britain. 

From the very first day of November, Barbadians all around the world are dressed in blue, yellow and black. Barbados flags can be seen virtually everywhere. 

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The lighting ceremony is the start of the month-long festivities. It is held on November 1st, in Independence Square, Bridgetown. As the name suggests, blue, yellow and black light bulbs (similar to Christmas lights) are used to decorate government buildings and historic parliament buildings in the city. The lights remain on every night through the month of November and through the Christmas season. 

During the month Barbadian delicacies like conkies, sugar cakes, cassava pone etc are enjoyed along with more savoury dishes such as Cou Cou and Flying Fish (Barbados’ National Dish), pudding and souse and rice ‘n’ peas.  

The Independence Day Parade is held on November 30th and is the highlight of the season. It used to be held at The Garrison Savannah where the very first Independence ceremony was held, but recently it has been moved to Kensington Oval. The parade features the Barbados Boy Scout Association, Barbados Girl Guides, Royal Barbados Police Force and all Military Units. 

Barbados

09 Feb, 2022 To 13 Feb, 2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 am

Vujaday Music Festival, one of the Caribbean’s most authentic destination festivals, has announced its return to the idyllic shores of Barbados.

Vujaday offers a 5-day curated getaway for global dance music fans and is the perfect time to visit one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Guiding attendees between oceanfront stages, private villas, pool & boat parties, and much more, Vujaday will once again welcome premiere global artists and music fans alike to connect with the rich culture and beauty of Barbados from February 9-13, 2022.

Tickets on sale now via the Vujaday Music Festival website.