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.
The 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.