GUEST Barbados Guide April-June 2019

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Guest Events

Year of wellness and adventure

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has officially designated 2019 as “the year of wellness

and soft adventure.” The goal is to underscore the need to strike a balance between

relaxing and rejuvenation while enjoying a bit of adventure.

CREATIVE ARTS

NIFCA

The National Independence Festival of

Creative Arts encourages artists to look

at the innovations in the world but still

tell the story of what makes us unique as

Barbadian people. The festival provides

a platform for persons in different art

forms to showcase their skills, express

themselves and share in a community of

likeminded individuals. Work displayed at

the festival continues to highlight social,

economic and environmental issues in

a form that can be easily digested. The

festival takes place in November. www.

ncf.bb.

FOOD & CULTURE

BARBADOS FOOD

& RUM FESTIVAL

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival

offering a variety Barbados of culinary experiences

which are advancing the island’s

goal of becoming the culinary capital of

the Caribbean. These include the festival

opening at the Oistins Bay Gardens; the

Signature Rum Event at Limegrove Lifestyle

Centre; followed by the Dine Around

event on Saturday night, which features a

wide selection of local restaurants hosted

by the best local chefs. The festival climaxes

on Sunday with an afternoon at polo

paired with rum cocktails and canapes.

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The 2019 edition of the Barbados Food

and Rum Festival will be held from 24–27

October. foodandrum.com

CROP OVER FESTIVAL

Barbados’ summer festival is based on

a 200 year-old tradition that celebrated

the end of the sugar cane harvest. Relaunched

in 1974 with a greater focus on

cultural events, the island’s most popular

festival attracts thousands of people from

abroad to enjoy with Barbadians and

residents a month of parties, culture and

music.

You can also visit several art-and craft

markets and street fairs, including Bridge-

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