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Annual Events

JANUARY
New Year's Day also marks the beginning of the Horse racing season with races held at the Garrison Savannah.

The Barbados Horticultural Society Open Gardens Hike Barbados

Mid-month is the annual Barbados Jazz Festival

At the end of the month there is the annual Windfest, a three day wind and kite surfing competition held at Silver Rock beach in Christ Church. Barbados Horticultural Society's Annual Flower Show.
FEBRUARY
Battle of the Sexes Polo Tournament

Sir Garry Sobers Seniors cricket festival begins in Barbados

The Holetown Festival. This weeklong celebration is homage to the first English settlers who came to Barbados in 1627
MARCH
Sandy Lane Gold Cup horse race.

Directly connected with the Sandy Lane Gold Cup is Holder's Season, which is an assemblage of music, comedy and theatre from around the world
APRIL
BGFA International Game Fishing Tournament.

Oistins Fish Festival.

Sir Garry Sobers Golf Invitational
MAY
Barbados Celtic Festival.

Crop Over Festival.

Barbados Gospelfest.

Rally Barbados.
JUNE
Carlisle Bay Water Festival

Mount Gay Regatta
JULY
Sir Garfield Sobers Schools Cricket Tournament begins

Junior Kadooment.

Party Monarch Finals.
AUGUST
Emancipation Day.

Pic-O-De-Crop.

Bridgetown Market.

Cohoblopot.

Grand Kadooment.

Banks International Hockey Festival
SEPTEMBER
Sizzlin' Sand Beach Volleyball, National Tour Open that includes various local teams competing for the national championship.

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts
OCTOBER
Sun, Sea and Slams International Bridge Festival Junior Jazz fest begins

Mid-month, we have the Barbados National Surfing Championships in which local surfers of varying ages and ability compete in different fields for the national championship, a prelude to the international championships held in November.

Youth Jazz Festival featuring bands from the UK, Caribbean, USA and Canada.

Sir Gary Sobers School Golf Tournament.

Eat Drink Barbados!

Home Show held at Sherbourne Centre, which is a showcase of all sorts of local products related to building, decorating and maintaining a home.
NOVEMBER
Festival of Creative Arts.

Independence Pro Classic Surfing Championships.

Official Lighting Ceremony and Bajan Folk Brew. Spirit of Nation Show. Barbados Independence Celebrations.

Sir Fred Ramsey Cricket Festival.

National Fun Walk.

Barbados Cycling Classic International and Barbados Open championship golf.
DECEMBER
Barbados Museum Fine Craft Fair.

Run Barbados 10k and Marathon series.

Official start of the Polo season - which runs December through to May.