Top Things To Do In Barbados September - December 2017
Banks Beer Brewery and Visitor Centre Tour and Friday Evening Lime
Banks Brewery invites all interested persons to attend their visitor centre tour and evening lime every Friday in September. The tour lasts between 30 to 45 minutes and you will be educated on the history of Banks Brewery, learn and observe about the beer manufacturing and brewing process, and observe the bottling process. After the tour, patrons can enjoy Bajan food and drinks, and there will also be entertainment. The admission price of $150 BDS for children and adults include transportation, while without transportation the price is $120 BDS.
Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Location: Banks Breweries Visitor Center, Newton, Christ Church
Time: 5pm – 11pm
CaribbeanPremier League (CPL)
The biggest party in sports continues in September with two more group stage matches: Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders on the 2nd and Barbados Tridents vs St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on the 3rd. Tickets start from $36 and more information on tickets and the matches are available here: http://www.cplt20.com/.
Dates: 2nd and 3rd
Location: Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael
Start Time: 4 pm
FLOW AnimeKon VII: Lim8tless
Caribbean’s #1 Comic-Con and entertainment expo is back again and pop culture stars Knightmage and Meagan Marie will be in attendance at this year’s event. Tickets range from $30 to $125 for adults, while student tickets are $25. Visit http://animekonexpo.com/schedule/ for the full schedule of events.
Dates: 2nd and 3rd
Location: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael
Time: 12pm – 9pm
The Development of a City - Bridgetown - A Walking Tour
For those who wish or desire to learn more about historic Bridgetown, this is the event for you. Learn interesting facts about the capital of Barbados, its early commercial activity as well as various sites and buildings of historical interest in the town. The tour will also allow you to visit the town’s oldest church as well as the birthplace of rum. Tickets are $40 although Barbadians with ID only have to pay $30.
Dates: 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th
Location: Independence Square, Bridgetown, St Michael
Start Time: 2 pm
Barbados Festival of Cycling
As part of the 2017 year of sports Barbados will host the first annual Festival of Cycling. This event is perfect for all cyclists of varying abilities to discover the wonderful parishes of the island through road and mountain cycling. The highlight of the festival is the round-the-island main road sportive held on the final day where two round the island courses will be offered (an 112km gold course for advanced riders and the 64km silver course for less confident riders).
Dates: 4th – 9th
Half-Day Garden Tour
Discover the tropical beauty of Barbados by exploring three of its most beautiful gardens. Enjoy the colourful shrubs, towering trees and picturesque views of the east coast at Flower Forest, the stunning orchids and ferns at Orchid World and the tropical flowers, trees and foliage at Hunte’s Gardens. The price of this tour is US $120.
Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Start time: 9:30am to 2pm
Hike Barbados: Special Hike - Hackleton's Cliff Top
This special hike, one of many on the Barbados National Trust Calendar of Events, will allow you to experience one of the most scenic, historical locations in Barbados. It also happens to be one of the highest points on the island which and provides a spectacular view of the east coast below. Come out and enjoy healthy exercise and learn more about Barbados through Barbados National Trust’s Special Hike on Hackleton’s Cliff top. For more information call 426-2421.
Location: Hackleton’s Cliff, St. John
Moonlight Bazaar - Fall Equinox
This event, presented by the Ajna Holistic Sanctuary, is a one of kind event on the Barbados calendar, serving to promote the holistic and multi-cultural arts. There will be various eats and drinks available, yoga experiences, live performances and an interactive kids centre. Walk with your mat and blanket to enjoy a comfortable and enchanting evening under the stars at this event.
Location: Neils Plantation, St. Michael, Barbados
Time: 5pm – 9pm
National Dinghy Championships
This month begins a series of five regattas held in the final 6 months of every year. It is an event presented by the Barbados Sailing Association (BSA) and provides visitors to the island a once in a lifetime opportunity to combine an excellent sailing venue and event with a world class holiday amenities.
Date: 10th and 24th
Location: Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Street, Bridgetown
Museum Bus Tour
Join the Barbados Museum and Historical Society for an old time excursion in September. This Bus tour is a scenic excursion of Barbados and will be making 5 stops along the way. Explore Barbados like never before. The cost of the tour is $35, and you are encouraged to walk with lunch. For more details call 427-0201.
28th Annual Barbados National Triathlon
This event is hosted by the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) and features a series of races held in the tranquil waters of the south and west coasts of Barbados, and scenic bike rides and run routes that take you across the island.
Location: Barbados, Spring Garden Highway, St. Michael
Motor Sport Events
There will be 5 different motorsport events in the month of October for those motorsports enthusiasts. See the schedule below for details:
October 1st –Drag Racing with BADD - Event 3
October 8th –BRC Speed Event No 4
October 9th – Suzuki Challenge Series Round 2
October 22nd – MCBI Speed Event No 5
October 29th – Karting - 2nd Season, Day 4
Hike Barbados: Special Hike - St. John's Parish Church
Gather at the St. John’s Parish Church for this hike, guaranteed to help you to learn more about Barbados, to experience the unique heritage of one of the most historic churches of the island and to meet new friends! For more information on this special hike, call 426-2421.
Location: St. John's Parish Church, St. John
Island Muzik Productions: Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Tournament
The 4th edition of the Barbados Jazz Excursion, presented by Island Muzik Productions, features a weekend of concerts, golf, excursions and fun at the Hilton Barbados. The weekend will feature performances by many artists such as Norman Brown, Jeanette Harris, Julian Vaughn, Allison Hinds and more and culminates in the Elan Trotman Charity Golf Tournament, from which the proceeds go to the Headstart Music Barbados programme, which provides free instrument lessons to 8-11-year-old children.
Dates: 6th – 8th
Location: Hilton Barbados Hotel, St. Michael
Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breed Championship Dog Show
The Barbados Kennel Club hosts three all-breed championship shows per year, the second of which will be held on October 8th this year. The main purpose of the club is to promote pedigree dogs with excellence in breeding and judges of international repute judge each of the dogs entered. The judge for this month’s event will be Mr Espen Engh. For more information on this month’s show, call 417-0607.
Barbados Turf Club Horse Racing Season 3 - Day 1
Season 3 of horse racing in Barbados kicks off in late October. Each day of each season features 9 races and the entrance fee to the various stands ranges from as low as $10 to $100 for the entire day. Admission to the grounds is free.
Location: Garrison Savannah, St. Michael
Time: 1pm – 6pm
This end of the month event offers art, crafts, Bajan food, drinks, music, entertainment and dancing for persons of all ages. It is a great cultural event presented by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. Mark the date
Location: The Speightstown Esplanade, Speightstown, St. Peter
Time: 6:30 pm to 1 am
Dragon World Championships
This year will mark the 1st edition of the Dragon World Championships. This event is a stand-up paddle race tournament and is the finals of the Dragon World Series events. Each race over the three days vary in length and format and will be contested over several team categories (Mixed, Women’s, Men’s, Family and Junior). Visit here https://www.dragonworldseries.com/dragon-world-championships for more information.
Dates: 28th – 30th
Location: Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, St. Michael
Start Time: Varies
Independence Lighting Ceremony
Every year on the first day of November, there is a ceremony that signals the beginning of Barbados’ month of independence. The event occurs in Independence Square and features performances that mark a celebration of nationalism and the official lighting of Bridgetown in the national colours of blue, yellow and black.
Location: Independence Square, Bridgetown
Barbados Open Water Swim Festival 2017
The month of November welcomes the 5th edition of the Barbados Open Water Festival, an event organised by Swim Barbados Vacations. The event occurs over 5 days and features a series of open water swim events of various distances (1.5km, 5km, 10km and “Just for Fun” swim races). There are also stand up paddle board races and kayak team relay races. For more information visit http://www.swimbarbadosvacations.com/.
Dates: 1st – 5th
Location: Copacabana Beach, Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown
Annual Sizzlin’ Sand Beach Volleyball “Barbados Sunsplash”
This event will feature the best beach volleyball players from various parts of the world including the Caribbean, North America and Central America. In addition to two days of great competition, there will also be great beach parties with live entertainment and music.
Dates: 4th – 5th
Location: Brandon's Beach, St. Michael
Barbados Turf Club Horse Racing Season 3 - Days 2 and 3
Season 3 of horse racing in Barbados continues with Days 2 and 3 in November. Each day of each season features 9 races and the entrance fee to the various stands ranges from as low as $10 to $100 for the entire day. Admission for the grounds is free.
Date: 11th, 25th
Location: Garrison Savannah, St. Michael
Time: 1 pm – 6 pm
- Bajan Fusion - Hikers' Paradise
For those seeking a little adventure mixed with fitness and exercise, join Bajan Fusion for a hike through St. Andrew’s roads and hills. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to stop, stare and enjoy what this parish has to offer. The registration fee of $20 includes registration, tour guides, water and snacks (fruit and granola bar). For more information call or WhatsApp 284-5426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Time: 3 pm
Barbados Historic Rally Carnival
The Barbados Historic Rally Carnival will commemorate its 16th edition this year. It is an event that not only provides some excellent motorsport races for the sporting enthusiasts but is also a great event to just come out and have fun among friends and family for a few days. For more information, visit http://www.barbadosrallycarnival.com/.
Dates: 18th, 22nd – 27th
51st Anniversary Independence Day Parade
An important event on the independence calendar is the annual Independence Day Parade. Every year, Bajans come decked out in their national colours to celebrate the day we officially became independent from Britain.
Location: Garrison Savannah
Barbados Food & Rum Festival
This is one of the most anticipated events on the Barbados Calendar. It consists of a series of events and food experiences that will absolutely delight your taste buds and give you a new appreciation for local cuisine. The festival features several international and local chefs, rum experts and mixologists who will all demonstrate their wonderful talent.
Dates: To be confirmed
Run Barbados Series
This exciting 3-day event is great for those who love to run. It is an event that attracts persons from various countries including Spain, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Italy, Britain and the USA. There will be 5 races over the course of the 3 days: Run for Fun, Run for a Cause or Just Run. Also, for those who want to be a part of the event but not run, you can walk for a cause for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados. Visit http://www.runbarbados.org/ for more information and to register online.
Dates: 1st – 3rd
Location: The Bay Street Esplanade, Bay Street, St. Michael
This event is a highly anticipated event in December. Classical/Pops refers to an orchestra that plays both well-known classical music and contemporary popular music. These songs and collaborations are performed by members of some of America’s most renowned orchestras, as well as a variety of vocal superstars, Broadway performers, opera singers and other featured guests. For more information, visit www.clasicalpops.com.
Dates: 8th – 9th
Location: Apes Hill Club, St. James
FLOW Rugby Barbados World Sevens
This event is the latest edition of the longest running Club Rugby Sevens tournament in the Caribbean and features more than a dozen senior men and women teams and 8 U20 men and women rugby club teams competing from several countries: Barbados, USA, Canada, Scotland, England, the Caribbean and more. Visit http://www.barbados7s.com/ for more details.
Dates: 9th – 10th
Location: Trents Playing Field, Trent, St. James
Start Time: 9 am
Barbados Turf Club Horse Racing Season 3 - Days 4 and 5
Season 3 of horse racing in Barbados culminates in the month of December with Days 4 and 5. Each day of each season features 9 races and the entrance fee to the various stands ranges from as low as $10 to $100 for the entire day. Admission to the grounds is free.
Date: 9th, 26th
Location: Garrison Savannah, St. Michael
Time: 1pm – 6pm
The Royal Barbados Police Force Band Christmas Concert
Christmas morning in Queen’s Park is a tradition for Barbadians. Many come out in their best-dressed church outfits and enjoy the morning with friends and family. During the morning, those in the park are treated to a concert by the Royal Barbados Police force, which all adds to the day’s experience.
Location: Queen’s Park, Bridgetown