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May 22, 2015
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May 2015
TBACeltic Festival. Week long festival celebrating all things Celtic with a local flavor
TBAMount Gay Rum Barbados Regatta. Yachts from around the region compete in races in Carlisle Bay
TBAGospelfest - various venues with artistes from the region and further afield taking part
1stLabour Day - public holiday
3rd to 5thTest Cricket at Kensington Oval - West Indies vs England
9thPresident's Cup/Kearns Trophy Polo Tournament at Holders. Play starts at 3:30 pm
25thWhit Monday - public holiday
29thSol Rally Barbados 2015


June 2015
TBALucky Horseshoe Regatta. Two-day event from the Barbados Yacht Club
TBABMEX Trade Show at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre
1st to 30thBritish Airways Football Legends Invitational Tournament 2015 to be played at Kensington Oval
1st to 30thHeritage Month. Lectures, exhibitions, historical walk, market and other activities


July 2015
1st to 31stCrop-Over. Festival celebrating the end of the sugar cane harvest and culminating in the Grand Kadooment street parade and jump up
31stPic-o-de-Crop Finals at the National Stadium


August 2015
TBABarbados International Hockey Festival. International tournament played at various venues around the island
1stEmancipation Day - public holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves
1stForeday Morning Jam in Bridgetown
1st to 2ndBridgetown Market at the Spring Garden Highway
2ndHeritage Parade Barbados from Heroes Square in Bridgetown to the Bridgetown Market on Spring Garden. Costumes represent aspects of Barbadian heritage
2ndCohobblopot at the National Stadium
3rdGrand Kadooment. Jump up and street parade from the National Stadium and on to the Spring Garden Highway
8thMassy United Insurance Derby Day at the Garrison Savannah. First race at 12:30 pm
15thPanama Day. Though not a public holiday, this day has been set aside to celebrate and commemorate the many Barbadians who worked on the construction of the Panama Canal


September 2015
TBANational Dinghy Championships. Yacht races held in Carlisle Bay
22ndEnvironmental/Arbor Day Expo at the National Conservation Commission headquarters in Waterford from 10 am until 6 pm each day


October 2015
TBABarbados National Triathlon Spring & Olympic Races. Race starts at Brandons Beach at 6 am
TBAThe Barbados Kennel Club All Breeds Championship Dog Show at Waterford Plantation. Starts at 9 am sharp. Entrance fee BD$5
TBAOctober Mudfest
TBAdeAction Last Man Standing SUP Around Barbados Invitational - race starts and finishes at Silver Sands Beach
3rd to 4thRed Bull Global Rallycross at Bushy Park


November 2015
TBAIndependence Pro Classic Surfing Championships at the Soup Bowl
TBAThe Barbados Kennel Club's All Breed Championship Dog Show at Waterford Plantation starting at 9 am
TBASpirit of the Nation Show at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium
TBANation Funathlon - 10k walk and run open to competitors of all ages. Race starts and finishes at the Esplanade in Bay Street
1st to 30thNational Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). Month long festival of music, dance, poetry at various venues
7th to 8thBarbados Open Water Festival 2015. Competition in water polo, swimming, kayaking, SUP boarding, food & music in Carlisle Bay
19th to 22ndBarbados Food, Rum & Wine Festival. Annual event attracting chefs and connoisseurs from around the world
30thIndependence Day - public holiday


December 2015
TBARace of Champions. International car racing event at the Bushy Park Circuit
TBAClassical/Pop Festival at Apes Hill. Entertainers from around the world perform
TBAPowerade Run Barbados 2015 International Marathon & 10k Series
25thChristmas Day - public holiday
26thBoxing Day - public holiday
26thHorse Racing at the Garrison Savannah. First race at 12 noon


January 2016
TBANaniki Barbados Music Festival - various venues
TBAMount Gay Regatta. Yacht races take place in Carlisle Bay
TBABarbados Horiticultural Society Annual Flower & Garden Show. Held at the Society's headquarters at Balls, from 10am til 6pm
1stNew Years Day - public holiday
21stErrol Barrow Day - public holiday commemorating the life of Errol W Barrow, the island's first prime minister
21stMount Gay Rum Round Barbados Regatta


February 2016
TBAFish & Dragon Festival on the Church Village Green in Bridgetown
24th to 26thAgrofest held at Queens Park. Agricultural exhibition and fair. Huge market area for fresh fruit and vegetables, plus local arts and crafts. Judging of farm animals, gymkhana and other activities. Very popular event.


March 2016
TBAHolders Season. Unique festival of opera, music, theatre and comedy, attracting participants and spectators from around the world
TBAde Action Beach Waterman Festival. Annual international event held at Silver Sands. Competition in windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and SUPing
1st to 31stHastings Farmers Market. Every Saturday and Wednesday from 9 am until 2 pm. Home made arts, crafts, food, plants and more
5thHorse Racing at the Garrison Savannah. Sandy Lane Gold Cup, attracts entries from around the region. First race 1:30 pm, feature race 5 pm
25thGood Friday - public holiday
26th to 28thOistins Fish Festival. Celebration of the fishing industry on the island, and includes fish boning competitions, greasy pole competitions, cultural displays and demonstrations by the Coast Guard. Popular street market on the Easter weekend.
27thEaster Sunday
28thEaster Monday - public holiday


April 2016
TBABarbados Reggae Festival 2016
28thHeroes Day - public holiday commemorating the life and work of the island's national heroes



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