The Holetown Festival commemorates the anniversary of the first settlement of Barbados at Holetown in February 1627.


The week-long festival begins in mid-February with the opening celebrations taking place at the Holetown Monument.

 

The festival highlights local arts and crafts as well as Barbadian culture and history, and events typically include:

  • Historical lectures
  • Fashion shows
  • Beauty contests
  • Street parades
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Theatrical presentations
  • Antique car parade