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