53rd National Independence Day Parade and Procession To The City

November 30, 2019

8:00 am To 10:00 am

Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael


Event Description

This year Barbados celebrates it 53rd Anniversary of Independence and Procession To The City.

The annual parade of some 1000 armed and unarmed groups will convene at the Kensington Oval.

The parade is a colourful spectacle of marching groups with the Barbados Girl Guides Association and the Barbados Defense Force Band.

Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason and Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson will be among the dignitaries in attendance.

Prime Minister The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley will deliver a Message to the Nation.

Thousands usually attend.

Immediately after the ceremony, there will be a march entitled We Barbados from Kensington Oval through Bridgetown to National Heroes Square, where Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will take the salute.

The parade will include 1022 persons from community groups, sporting and cultural icons, some 5000 students, life-sized portraits of our national heroes, vendors serving traditional Barbadian items, secondary school students taking part in cultural activities and a special guest performance by The General Edwin Yearwood.

Free Tickets will be required to enter the stands.

Tickets will be available from at the following locations:
The National Cultural Foundation, West Terrace, St James; General Post Office, Cheapside, Bridgetown; St Philip Post Office, Six Roads; St Peter Post Office, Speightstown; Worthing Post Office, Christ Church; Warrens Post Office, St Michael.

Tickets may be collected weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There will be a park and ride service available for them from the following locations:
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Queen’s College
Garrison Savannah

Buses will depart these sites for Kensington Oval between 5:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

After the parade, buses will depart Kensington Oval from President Kennedy Drive, beginning at 10:15 a.m., to return to the park and ride locations.

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