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
- Theatrical presentations
- Antique car parade