The Oistins Festival is an annual event that takes place traditionally every Easter weekend in the scenic fishing village of Oistins Barbados in the parish of Christ Church, on the south coast of the island. The Oistins Festival celebrates the contribution made to Barbados by persons in the local fishing industry. The festival is a unique attraction that offers fun and entertainment for both locals and visitors alike.
Enjoy the sweet strains of calypso and reggae music coming from the sidewalk stalls, and the sounds of the traditional Barbados tuk band. Of course, dancing to all that music builds up an appetite, so head for the food and beverage stalls to enjoy traditional Bajan fare such as fish cakes, fried fish and pudding and souse, all washed down with a cool Banks Beer.
Local arts and crafts can also be found in abundance as talented craftsmen take the opportunity to display their wares.
It is arguably the largest community festival in Barbados with activities for the entire family!
Oistins Festival have something for everyone.
- Toys for your pets, pet food, pets’ supplies
- Household items
- Toys for the kids
- Women & men clothing
- Women & men jewelry
- and much more….
The focus of the festival, however, is to honor those who contribute to the fishing industry and remember those who feed us from the seas surrounding our beautiful island.
The festival begins on Good Friday 7th of April 2023.