The Caribbean, and particularly our slice of heaven, is full of interesting things to do to satisfy all tastes. Check back here frequently, as we share with you a flavour of what is happening in our world.
26 Jul - 4 Aug – Canouan Carnival
Billed as the ‘last lap’ party following Vincy Mas’, the Canouan Carnival is an explosion of colour and culture – the ultimate summer event in the Grenadines. There will be Kiddie Carnival, Night Mas, Coller and Wet Fetes, all ending in a fabulous J’Ouvert & Street Jam on the 4th.
5 Aug – Grand Kadooment (Barbados)
Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to Spring Garden highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.
It is Barbados’ carnival at which approximately 15000 revelers parade through the streets of St. Michael. The parade of colour and splendor starts at the National Stadium and pulsates to the Soca/calypso hits through the streets to the Spring Garden Highway. It is the final big show of the Crop Over Festival and is treated by the regional and international journalists as its show-piece. Culturally, Grand Kadooment sustains the art-form of masquerading in Barbados, with the key components being costume design and construction.
Aug – Breadfruit Festival (St. Vincent)
The Breadfruit Festival is held annually in the month of August, and compliment the Emancipation Month activities as the breadfruit is associated with slavery. A variety of dishes made from breadfruit are exhibited, and Vincentians and visitors are encouraged to support the farmers and to eat local.
Local cultural activities are also part of the festival, they include dancing, drumming, and performances by calypsonians among others. Hoteliers and restaurateurs are encouraged to utilize the breadfruit in meal preparation during the month of August.
18-24 Aug – International Hockey Festival (Barbados)
Join us again in 2019 on our Synthetic Turf in beautiful Barbados for the 34th instalment of our annual Barbados International Hockey Festival! "Where the best teams from around the world compete...on and off the field!"
The Barbados International Hockey Festival is the biggest annual field hockey event in which teams from Barbados and the Caribbean, the UK, Europe, South America and elsewhere in the world compete. Join us on our new Synthetic Turf for the 34th Edition of the Barbados International Hockey Festival! There will also be an island cruise and beach party.
24-27 Oct – Food & Rum Festival (Barbados)
Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other senses as well. Experience a sophisticated, high-quality and upscale celebration of gastronomic art, featuring acclaimed international & local chefs, wine experts and mixologists.
27 Oct – INDEPENDENCE DAY (St. Vincent)