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Barbados Events and Festivals Calendar

Discover Barbados authentic festivals and activities

Experience the Best of Barbados with Sweet Life Island Tours: Your Trusted Transportation Partner

Discover the best things to do in Barbados with Sweetlife Barbados Island Tours – Explore the top events and festivals on island

Events and Festivals: Barbados is known for its vibrant events and festivals that celebrate its culture and traditions. Join our bus tours during festivals like Crop Over, the Barbados Reggae Festival, or the Oistins Fish Festival, and immerse yourself in the infectious energy, music, and dance that define these celebrations.

Barbados Event Calendar 2024 / 2025

A Year-Round Celebration: Festivals and Events in Barbados

Barbados, a tropical paradise in the Caribbean, is not only known for its stunning beaches and vibrant culture but also for its lively calendar of festivals and events that attract visitors from around the world. The island’s rich history and diverse cultural influences are beautifully reflected in these celebrations, offering tourists an unforgettable experience. This comprehensive guide will take you through the exciting festivals and events held in Barbados throughout the calendar year, providing a brief history and detailed descriptions for each.

Barbados’ rich cultural heritage and vibrant community are beautifully encapsulated in its year-round calendar of festivals and events. From the lively rhythms of Crop Over to the spiritual harmonies of Gospelfest, each celebration offers tourists a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the island’s culture, history, and natural beauty. Whether you’re a music lover, a foodie, or an art enthusiast, Barbados’ festivals and events have something for everyone, making your visit to the island an unforgettable experience.



National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) – (October – November)

NIFCA celebrates the creativity and artistic talents of Barbadians across various disciplines, including music, dance, theater, literature, and visual arts. Tourists can attend performances, exhibitions, and workshops, gaining insight into the vibrant artistic community of the island.


Run Barbados Marathon Weekend – (Early November)

Fitness enthusiasts can participate in the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend, featuring a range of running events for all skill levels. The event showcases the scenic beauty of the island while promoting an active lifestyle.


Christmas in Barbados

December is a festive month in Barbados, with Christmas celebrations taking center stage. Visitors can enjoy festive markets, carol concerts, and traditional Bajan Christmas cuisine. The island’s warm climate adds a unique twist to the holiday season, allowing tourists to experience Christmas in a tropical paradise.


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The Highest Rated *5 Star* Barbados Island Tour Provider

At Sweet Life Tours, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a safe, comfortable, and punctual transportation experience. Our drivers are not only highly skilled but also friendly and knowledgeable about the island, ready to assist you with any questions or recommendations you may need during your journey. See what our customers are saying!
Horace Nelson
Horace Nelson
My wife and I have been to Barbados before and have always enjoyed the breathtaking views, the wonderful beaches and the beautiful Bajan people. This most recent visit included an island tour conducted by Billy, owner of Sweet Life Island Tours and it was awesome. Billy not only took us to the best vantage points to observe these stunning views, but most importantly, gave us the history of these places. Now we understand what Chattel houses are, why there are no snakes on the Island and many other interesting facts. A visit to Barbados is incomplete without a Sweet Life Island Tour. Horace and Carol Nelson
BrendaTracy McCullough
BrendaTracy McCullough
Our Island Tour was wonderful. Billy was timely and the experiences helped us understand and appreciate Barbados even more. We weren't there to shop, but good to know on Sunday stores are closed. Loved lunch and the bakery. Excellent choices! Highly recommended.
Charlie Jin
Charlie Jin
We have had a wonderful experience. The tour guide Billy is very funny, friendly and knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants a tour of the island.
I can't recommend Sweet Life Tours enough. Unfortunately, we were only in Barbados for a day, but we were able to see way more than we could have asked for on this tour (you quite literally get to see the entire island). Billy is awesome; he could do a tour of a parking lot and I'd book it knowing it'd be a great time. He genuinely knows what he's talking about, cares about the island, and takes care of you every step of the way.
Chelsea A
Chelsea A
Great service, great knowledge, great fun. The best island tour I, and my grandad, have ever had. Thank you Billy!
Kevin Ernst
Kevin Ernst
Great tour to learn about the culture and history of the island. Billy will have you laughing! He can talk! Good thing, the tour is 7hrs but worth it and the time goes by fast.
Debbie Fraser
Debbie Fraser
Great tour! Billy was excellent , very informative, enjoyed every minute! Rum was a bonus! Well worth the money, you won’t be disappointed!
Patricia Parker
Patricia Parker
Absolutely superb, great knowledge, lots of stops,and the rum punch was flowing, can't say too much as it will spoil the tour...
Gaynor Clarke
Gaynor Clarke
Absolutely the best island tour billy was amazing and knowledgeable couldn’t fault him had the best time and the best Rum I would book him now and save you disappointment from anyone else’s 💯
Vivien Carroll
Vivien Carroll
Billy was recommended to us and didn’t disappoint .great tour very informative and he is such good fun. Would highly recommend anytime,
  • star ratingAmazing, funny and memorable island tour! - Me, my mum and cousin had the Island Tour with Sweet Life Tours in November. We had a great time and Billy is a very charismatic knowledgeable tour guide and... read more

    January 5, 2023

    star ratingFabulous Island Tour! - Great tour! Billy was excellent , very informative, enjoyed every minute! Rum was a bonus! Well worth the money, you won’t be disappointed!

    April 2, 2023

    star ratingBeautiful Tour - Nothing beats the scenic drives in Barbados, Not difficult why they have repeat visitors, the island tour taes you to

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    January 9, 2023

    star ratingA must.... - Day well spent 🎉🎉
    A must do while in Barbados.Billy is a walking History book informative and hilarious.I got to meet his sweet daughter Ms.P' it was a pleasure. See... read more

    May 29, 2023
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    March 9, 2023

    star ratingGreat day out! - Great day out. A full day in comfortable van with about 10 people. We were given a very good overview of most of the island with numerous stops. Billy shared... read more

    January 20, 2023

    star ratingFabulous! - Fabulous day out with Billy, some lovely people and lots of rum! Learnt a lot about Barbados and had fun.

    February 8, 2023

    star ratingWe recently went on an Island Tour with Billy and although we had heard good things, it completely exceeded our expectations. Billy was extremely informative and passionate about the island,... read more

    January 31, 2023

    star ratingThis was a fantastic tour with Billy from Sweet Life. He is so incredibly friendly and knowledgeable of the Island. The rum punches and tasting went down very well in... read more

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    star ratingSimply the best - The best island tour without a doubt. Billy could not be a better host, genuine, knowledgable guide with the patient of a saint! Plenty of rum (good rum too) on... read more

    January 19, 2023
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