What’s New in Barbados for Spring and Summer 2018
CROP OVER FESTIVAL
Barbados | May to August 2018
The most-popular festival of Barbados, this months-long celebration honours the 200-year-old tradition of the end of the sugar cane season with an exciting extravaganza of live music and traditional dancing. The festival now celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk ‘til dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and culinary-driven street fairs. The island’s most-colourful and -spirited celebrations occur the final week. Grand Kadooment Day, the final day of the festival, sees masquerade bands making their way to Spring Garden Highway, with revelers dressed in decorated costumes dancing behind music trucks and moving bars.
FOOD AND RUM FESTIVAL 2018
Barbados | Oct. 18–21, 2018
Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events — culinary and beverage experiences designed to tantalize the taste buds — and offers a variety of other colourful and flavourful adventures to stimulate the senses. Celebrated chefs who participated in past Food and Rum events include Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef Tom Aikens from London, Chef Chris De La Rosa from Toronto and Barbados’ own Chef Damian Leach.