The small island of Barbados enjoys an active social scene filled with exciting festivals, engaging exhibitions, flavorful street fairs and so much more and the month of February isn’t any different!
Get “Out and About in Barbados” with 5 amazing things to do during the month of February which all showcase our history and culture.
1. The Girlfriends Expo & Arts Festival – La Dolce Vita
This festival celebrates and caters to all things feminine and all things beautiful in an entertaining and engaging environment. Featuring interactive workshops and engaging expos from banking institutions to spa services, hair services and even makeup!
So take your grandmother, your mother, your daughter and even a girlfriend and breathe in the fashion, dive into the food and experience the arts as “it’s truly more than an expo, it’s an experience!”
February 4th, 2017 – 12 noon to 10:00 pm
February 5th, 2017 – 12 noon to 10:00 pm
$10 BDS (General) at the Box Offices
$75 BDs (VIP) at the Box Offices
More at the door! Find Tickets
2. Fish & Dragon Festival 2017
This cultural and dynamic festival showcases the union of Barbados and China while encouraging tourists and locals alike to develop an understanding while also being more engaged and empowered in the relationship this union.
This year’s celebration of the “Year of The Rooster” features exhibitions as well as tantalizing Traditional Chinese dance and drumming, Martial Arts presentations as well as performances by The 1688 Ensemble with Jamal Slocombe and Kristian Goddard, and much more!
February 4th, 2017 – 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3. Barbados National Trust Open House 2017
The Barbados National Trust Open House Programme is a chance for locals and tourists alike to discover more about the island’s diverse architecture and history through the eyes of architecture!
February 4th, 2017 (St. Michael’s Cathedral) – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
February 15th, 2017 (St. Ann’s Fort) – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
February 22nd, 2017 (Fustic House) – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Under 12: FREE
12 to 17: $15 BDs
BNT Members: $25.00 BDs
BARP Members: $30.00 BDs
Non-Members: $35.00 BDs
For further information, call (246) 436-9033 or 426 2421 or visit Barbados National Trust.
4. Barbados Holetown Festival 2017
On February 17th, 1627, Captain Henry Powell landed in Holetown, then known as Jamestown with a party of 80 settlers and 10 slaves and established Barbados’ first settlement. This week-long festival, therefore, celebrates the anniversary of the first settlement of Barbados.
This festival provides locals and visitors alike with a glimpse into not only the history but the culture of Barbados by featuring a variety of events such as beauty pageants, exhibitions, entertainment and much more!
February 12, 2017, until February 19, 2017
5. Agrofest 2017 – The National Agricultural Exhibition
Celebrating “Agriculture 50 Years and Beyond”, Agrofest is an interactive open-air agricultural exhibition which attracts thousands of visitors each year as persons come from near and far to enjoy the largest exhibition on the face of the island.
Staged by the Barbados Agricultural Society, this family-friendly event produces something new and engaging in spectacular fashion all while being educational, engaging and entertaining. There is truly something for everyone as the exhibition feature interactive workshops, over 250 exhibitors, a farmers market, a mini farm exhibit, a cooking demonstration, a petting zoo and even live entertainment!
It’s no wonder why this truly fascinating event is a must do while on the island!
February 24th, 2017 – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
February 25th, 2017 – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
February 26th, 2017 – 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Children Under 12
$4 BDs at the Box Offices
$6 BDs at the Gates
Friday Adults $12 BDs at the Box Offices and $15 BDs at the Gates
Saturday Adults $15 BDs at the Box Offices and $18 BDs at the Gates
Sunday Adults $15 BDs at the Box Offices and $18 BDs at the Gates
Tip: Due to the large numbers that attend this event, parking can be extremely difficult so be sure to get there early or alternatively by bus or taxi.