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Something's Happening: Feb - Mar, 2017

By Blue Sky Luxury on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Our island abounds with opportunities ranging from the sublime to the exhilarating and our Concierge Can team is here to help our guests choose those activities that will make their stay with us unforgettable.  The Concierge Can team has created the following list of some of their favorite upcoming activities to help you get your holiday plans started.

Something's Happening: Feb - Mar, 2017

A taste of our island’s artists

  • The Barbados Museum & Historical Society - The 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat presents Road to Destiny: Barbados at Fifty - Pursuing the Road to Independence.  This multimedia exhibition will tell the narrative of Barbados at 50 and detail what has led this island to independence.

    Location: The Barbados Museum, Dalkeith Rd, Bridgetown
    Dates: January 3, 2017 - April, 2017
    Time: Mon - Sat, 9am - 3pm & Sun 2pm - 5pm
    Admission: Visitors - BDS$20.00
    Link: http://barbados.org/whatsoninbarbados-eventdetail.php?eventKey=26549
  • Uniquely You Studio Photography Exhibition - Colours by Shamar Prescod: Come see the works of Shamar Prescod as he takes you through a kaleidoscope of emotions through a collection of images. Enjoy book and poetry readings, as well as music and a Live Stream Performance.

    Note: March 5th is the Opening Reception from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
    Location: Uniquely You Studio, #1 Pierhead Lane, Careenage, Bridgetown, St. Michael
    Dates: March 5 - 18, 2017
    Admission: FREE
    Link: http://shamarprescod.com/

Cricket glorious cricket

Watching a cricket match in the West Indies is a must for any cricket fan. 

Location: Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael

  • WICB Regional Super 50
    Dates: January 24 - February 18, 2017

    Barbados Dates:
    February 1   Barbados Prive vs. CCC Marooners
    February 3   CCC Marooners vs. Guyana Jaguars
    February 5   CCC Marooners vs. Jamaica Scorpions
    February 7   Guyana Jaguars vs. Jamaica Scorpions
    February 9   Barbados Pride vs. Jamaica Scorpions
    February 11                  Barbados Pride vs. CCC Marooners
  • England Tour of the West Indies
    Dates: February 22 - 9 March, 2017
    Barbados Dates:  March 9, 2017
  • Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament: A regional 4-day tournament based on franchises. The 6 teams competing are Barbados, Windwards; Trinidad & Tobago; Guyana; Leewards, Jamaica.
    Dates: March 11 - 14, 2017
    Time: 10:00am

  • Pakistan Tour of the West Indies
    Dates: March 17 - May 15, 2017
    Barbados Dates: April 30 - May 4, 2017             


Events & Shows

  • South Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Copacabana
    Location: Copacabana, Bay Street, Bridgetown
    Time: 5pm - 8/8:30pm
    Admission: Free!

  • West Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Mullins Beach Bar & Grill
    Location: Mullins Beach Bar & Grill, Mullins, St. Peter
    Time: 4-ish, Bajan Time!
    Admission: Free!

  • Barbados Horticultural Society Open Gardens Program: Organized tours to visit some of the best kept gardens in Barbados.
    Note: Light refreshments & tea will be on sale.
    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Admission: BBD$15.00
    Link: http://www.horticulturebarbados.com/2017/01/04/the-bhs-open-garden-programme-2017/

    Locations & Dates:
    February 5            Mr. & Mrs. Keith Simmons, Gibbs Hill, St. Peter
    February 19         Fustic House, St. Lucy
    March 5                  Mr. Ole Dam Mikkelsen, Gibbs, St. Peter
    March 26               Cobblers Cove Hotel Gardens, St. Peter

  • The Fish & Dragon Festival

           Experience a fusion of Bajan and Chinese cultures with a spectacle of dance, arts and food from both countries.

           Location: The Church Village Green Central Bank Complex

           Date: 4th February, 2017

            Time: 3pm

            Link: http://www.ncf.bb/fish-dragon-festival-barbados-2017/

 

  • Holetown Festival 2017: The festival celebrates the arrival of the "William & John" settlers' board that reached Holetown on the second half of February 1627. With its arrival, Barbados Island became a British Colony.
    See website for full details and schedule.
    Location: Holetown, St. James
  • Dates: February 12 - 19, 2017

           Link: http://www.holetownfestivalbarbados.org/

  • Broadway to Barbados 2017 - A musical journey of popular Broadway hits throughout the years performed by Broadway's biggest stars all the way from New York.  The show takes place in the intimate setting of the Frank Collymore Hall in Bridgetown. Every year the show brings down fresh talent as well as crowd favourites to treat patrons to an array of material from leading Broadway shows.

    Location: Barbados Frank Collymore Hall, Spray St., Bridgetown
    Dates: February 23, 24, 25 & March 2, 3 & 4
    Time: 8:00pm
    Link: https://www.mydestination-barbados.com/events/broadway-to-barbados-2016---march

Market Days

  • Brighton Farmer's Market: Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market, coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing & local craft.

    Location: Brighton Plantation, St. George
    Dates: Every Saturday
    Time: 6:15am - 10:00am
    Admission: FREE
  • Hastings Farmers Market: An arts & food market packed with local vendors. Homemade, home grown & home created! Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty's Play Park.
    Location: Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Ch Ch
    Dates: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
    Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    Admission: FREE
  • Holders Organic Farmer's Market: This market specializes in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, art & craft, health care products & ore. All of them made in Barbados.
    Live entertainment each week.
    Location: Holders House, Holders Hill, St. James
    Dates: Every Sunday
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Admission: FREE

 

A touch of island History

  • The Development of a City - Bridgetown - A Walking Tour: Learn little known fascinating facts about Bridgetown, its early commercial activity, and its religious, political and social spaces that characterize our UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the oldest church, the burial ground and the "birthplace" of rum among other exciting stops. Note: The audio equipment used with provide you with an earpiece, however you are free to use your personal headphones. Light Snacks will be provided for your added comfort.

    Location: Independence Square, Bridgetown, St. Michael 
    Dates: March 1/8/15/22/29, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm
    Admission: BBD$40.00
    Link: https://chatbarbados.com/tour/the-development-of-a-city-bridgetown/

  • Changing of the Sentry at the Garrison Main Guard: The Barbados Defense Force mounts a ceremony at the Main Guard in the Garrison Historic Area as they re-enact the Changing of The Sentry.
    Up to 13 men in full ceremonial dress, wearing the Zouave uniform selected by Queen Victoria in 1858 for the West India Regiment.
    Approx. 15 minutes long & narration included throughout.

    Location: The Main Guard (Clock Tower), The Garrison, St. Michael
    Dates: March 2/9/16/23/30, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm
    Admission: FREE
  • Historic Garrison Night Tour: This tour is a bit of a thriller and focuses on the macabre side of the life in the Garrison. Murders, executions, crimes and punishments!
    The tour will also explain:
    - The Garrison Tunnels by night.
    - Details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress.
    - How 'Graves End Beach' got its name.
    - Experience several short dramas en route.

    Note: Be sure to wear comfortable, reliable shoes & bring a flashlight.
    Location: George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael
    Dates: March 3/10/17/24/31, 2017
    Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm
    Admission: Adults BBD$30 & Children BBD$20

Horse Racing

  • First Racing Season 2017 - Raceday's as follows:
    Sat February 4, 2017
    Sat February 11, 2017
    Sat March 4 , 2017 - Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup
    Sat March 18 , 2017

    Location: The Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown, St. Michael
    Link: http://www.barbadosturfclub.org/racecalender/
  • Sandy Lane Gold Cup: In its 36th year, The Gold Cup is the most prestigious horse race in the Caribbean and the keynote race of the Barbados Turf Club. Run annually in early March, horses come from the Caribbean and North American to take part. The race is surrounded by pomp & ceremony, and is watched by thousands in a carnival atmosphere.

    Location: The Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown, St. Michael
    Date: March 4, 2017

Tour some of our island stunning properties with the Barbados National Trust

Locations & Dates:
February 4 - St. Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown, St. Michael
February 15 - St. Ann's Fort,  National Armoury & Drill Hall, The Garrison, St. Michael
February 22 - Fustic House, St. Lucy
March 4 - Middle Earth, St. Joseph
March 8 - Stoney Hill, St. Philip
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Admission: BDS$35.00, children 5 - 12 yrs half-price and under 5 yrs free
Link: http://www.barbadosnationaltrust.org/

Polo - Barbados Polo Club

Polo in Barbados is a wonderful afternoon out.  The game itself is exhilarating to follow but you don’t have to be an avid polo fan to enjoy the social aspects of its following!  Locals and visitors alike mingle as children of all ages enjoy meeting one another.

Thurs February 2 - Ladies Tour and Villages Tour
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James  

Sun February 5 - Ladies Tour and Villages Tour
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James

Tues February 14 - Polo
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James

Thurs February16 - Polo at Apes Hill
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James

Sat February 18 - Roger Gooding/Mervin Barnes Mem
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James  

Sun February 26 - Cheshire Tour/Tony Archer Mem
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James

Tues February 28 - Cheshire Tour
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James

Thurs March 2 - Cheshire Tour
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James

Sun March 5 - Cheshire Tour
Location: Holders Polo Club, Holders, St. James

Tues March 21 - International Ladies
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James

Thurs March 23 - International Ladies
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James

Sat March 25 - International Ladies
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club, Apes Hill, St. James

 


Restaurants & Cocktail Parties

  • re-Discover Barbados Restaurant Program: Offers a 10% discount off lunches or a fixed price special 3 course dinner including wine at over 60 leading restaurants across the island.   

    Lunch - The re-Discover Lunch voucher offers a 10% discount off lunches at many restaurants across the island. Vouchers can be collected from the Barbados Tourism office in the airport arrivals hall or online.

    Dinner - The offer is mostly for a 3-course dinner including a bottle of wine per couple for BBD$99.00 per person - VAT & service charge included. Be sure to request the re-Discover Menu when making your reservations.


For a list of restaurants with menus and contact details, go to: http://www.re-discover.com.

  • Dinner with George: A unique, intimate theatre & dining experience at George Washington House. Enjoy a truly authentic evening illuminated with candles and flaming torches. A 5-course dinner is served in a wonderfully romantic setting, accompanied by fine old world wines and in the very dining room where young George dined in 1751. George Washington regales guests with his exciting life story, including his visit to Barbados in the 18th Century.

    Location: George Washington House, Bush Hill, Garrison, St. Michael
    Dates: Every Monday from January 9 - April 17, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Admission: BBD$240, includes transportation

  • Gun Hill by Moonlight - Cocktail Party: Known colloquially as 'The Howling', this is a cocktail party given by the Barbados National Trust on the site of Gun Hill Signal Station.
    There is a bugler & a ceremonial lowering of the flag at sunset.
    Finger food, snacks, wine & drinks are included.

    Location: Gun Hill Signal Station, Gun Hill, St. George
    Dates: February 11 & March 11, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Admission: BBD$40.00

  • St. Nicholas Abbey Moonlight Dinner: Gourmet buffet moonlight dinner in the magical setting of St. Nicholas Abbey with live music under the stars.

    On the menu: Welcome Drinks, Canapés, Buffet, Dessert
    Note: Tables of 4 recommended, limited availability and reservations by credit card only.
    Location: St. Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree, St. Peter
    Date: March 11, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Admission: BBD$350, all inclusive (except for champagne)
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