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Something's Happening April 2018

By Blue Sky Luxury on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

From sporting event like Polo matches and the Barbados Surf pro, to the Oistins Fish Festival and the Barbados Reggae Festival - here's everything that's going on in Barbados for the month of April!

 

Sporting Events


Polo

POLO MATCHES
Afternoon Tea on sale & a fully stocked bar.
Admission:
Adults Bds $20
Children under 12 y.o. FREE

Start time: 3:15 PM

Barbados Polo Season - Ferne Park Tournament: Barbados Polo club continues their Polo season with the Ferne Park tournament. Come and enjoy!
Here's the schedule:
Apr 3: Apes Hill Polo Club
Apr 5: Holders Polo Club
Apr 8: Apes Hill Polo Club (FINAL)

Dates: 03,05,08 April 2018
Match dates and locations may change due to the weather. Call 432-1802 to confirm.

Barbados Polo Season - AHPC DJ Cats Tour: The AHPC DJ Cats Tour will be played at Apes Hill Polo Club with the exception of the match held on April 12th
Here's the schedule:
Apr 10: At Apes Hill
Apr 12: At Holders
Apr 14: At Apes Hill (FINAL)

Opening Match: 3:15 pm
Feature Match: 4:30 pm

Date: 10,12,14 April 2018

Start time: 3:15 PM
Match dates and locations may change due to the weather.
Call 432-1802 to confirm.


Barbados Polo Season - BPC Buttals Tournament: The Barbados Polo Club welcomes you to their Brutals Tournament held from April 15th until April 22nd.
Here's the schedule:
Apr 15: At Holders Polo Field
Apr 17: TBA
Apr 19: TBA
Apr 22: At Apes Hill (FINAL)

Dates: 15,17,19,22 April 2018

Opening Match: 3:15 pm
Feature Match: 4:30 pm

Match dates and locations may change due to the weather. Call 432-1802 to confirm.

Barbados Polo Season - AHPC Ladies International Tournament: The All-Ladies International Tournament is presented by the Apes Hill Polo Club (AHPC). Sixteen (16) ladies battle it out on the polo field!
Afternoon Tea on sale & a fully stocked bar.
Play dates:
Apr 24: At Holders
Apr 25: At Apes Hill
Apr 26: At Holders
Apr 29: At Apes Hill (FINAL)

Start time: 3:15 PM
Match dates and locations may change due to the weather. Call 432-1802 to confirm.

Horse Racing

Barbados Turf Club Horse Racing Season 1: Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Barbados has taken place at the Garrison Savannah for over 150 years. The Barbados Turf Club organizes three seasons of racing per year. These meetings run from January to April; May to August and from October to December, normally every other Saturday. There are usually nine races per day, starting around 1:00 pm and finishing around 5:45 pm.
Dates: 14th & 28th April

Admission:
Entrance fee to the various stands ranges from Bds $10.00 to $100.00 for the day. Special (higher) prices apply to Gold Cup Day in early March. Admission is free to the grounds.

Venue: Garrison Savannah, St. Michael

Run

ICBL Annual Family Fun 5K/10K Walk/Run: Time to be a Champion for Charity! ICBL presents Family Fun Walk & Run 2018 (10K Run & 5K Walk)
Race Times:
6:00 AM (10K) Runners
6:10 AM (5k) Runners
6:15 AM (5k) Walkers

Route: Starts and ends at ICBL Roebuck Street. See attached for full details.

Race Date: 28 April 2018

Registration (Mar 12th - April 20th)
Adults: Early Bird Bds $25.00 | Regular Bds $30.00
Children 16 & Under: Early Bird Bds $10.00 | Regular Bds $15.00

Be at the finish for the free Health Extravaganza

Post-race Health Extravaganza Activities:
Wuk-up Workout
Zumba
Fitness Demos
Health Checks
Sampling of Products by proposed sponsors and race partners

Register and pay online at https://familyfun.icbl.com/ or pay in person at ICBL Roebuck Street Branch
For more information call: 246-434-6005 or Email: familyfun@icb.com.bb

Proceeds from the race are donated to the development of the Precious Touch Foundation, Hope Foundation and the QEH Asthma Bay.

Start time: 6:00 AM
Venue: ICBL Roebuck Street, St. Michael

Surf

World Surf League - Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000: Barbados' beautiful coastline will host its first-ever World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event.
This men's and women's qualifying event will showcase the island's surfers against some of the world's best. Surfers from 20 countries will hit Barbados' shores.

Food and drinks with a chill vibe.

Date: April 1st
Venue Drill Hall Beach, The Garrison, St. Michael

Admission: Free

Live stream on www.barbadossurfpro.com

Hike

Hike Barbados - Hackleton's Cliff Top: Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
North of Villa Nova to Malvern and follow signpost to Hackleton's Cliff.

Date: April 1st
Admission:FREE

Hike Barbados - Garrison Clock Tower: Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
Heading south from Bridgetown on Highway 7,turn left into Bush Hill and then right at the first roundabout. The clock tower is located on tour right, with the Savannah on your left.

Date: 8th April
Admission:FREE

Venue: Clock Tower, Garrison Savannah, Garrison, St. Michael

Hike Barbados: Barclays Park: Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
East Coast Rd. Meet at the side of the road by the restaurant, opposite the casuarina trees.

Date: 29 April 2018

Admission:FREE

Venue: Barclays Park

Golf

The Sir Garry Sobers Golf Championship continues to be a premier golfing event in the Caribbean, attracting amateur and professional golf players from all over the world. Spanning over four days, the tournament is played over four world-class golf courses in Barbados - Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill and the Barbados Golf Club.

In 2017, it was officially recognised as a qualifier for the Latin American PGA Tour, under a three year agreement.
Email
denisfoster@caribsurf.com
Website
https://www.sirgarrysobersfestivalofgolf.com/

 

Boat Racing

Golden Ridge Farms Offshore Regatta: The event is organised by the Barbados Yacht Club and runs on April 15th.
Date: April 15th
Start time: 10:00 AM
Admission:FREE

Venue: Carlisle Bay, St. Michael

Suzuki Marine 2018 National J/24 Championships: The Suzuki Marine 2018 National J/24 Championships will take place over a 7-month period, from Jan - Jul 2018. The J/24 is the world’s most popular one-design keel-boat. Its overall length is 24 feet, waterline length 20 feet, beam 8.9 feet, draft 4.0 feet. J/24 competition is very fierce in Barbados.
Regattas take place off the calm west and relatively calm south coasts. Viewing of these colourful events is possible from almost any part of the west coast beach south of Bridgetown.

Mark the dates!

Dates: 21,22 April 2018

Admission: FREE
Venue: Carlisle Bay or Any Beach on the Southern West Coast

Massy Stores Dinghy Regatta - Day 1: The event is organised by the Barbados Yacht Club and can be viewed on the South West beaches of the island.
Date: 29 April 2018

Start time: 10:00 AM
Admission:FREE

Venue: Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Street, St. Michael

Entertainment

Vujaday Music Festival: The inaugural Vujaday Music Festival is a thoughtfully curated selection of musical and cultural experiences that invites you to explore the lush landscapes of the island, dance on flawless palm-covered beaches and soak in translucent azure waters under a golden island sun and ignite your sense of adventure.

The festival will feature a lineup focused on different styles of house and techno. It will feature internationally-renowned DJs as well as local favourites.

Here's the Schedule:

Dates: 04,05,06,07,08 April 2018

Wed Apr 4th, 2018
Pirates Cove, Brownes Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael - 2pm to 4am
Performers: Andy Himself, Green Velvet, Justin Martin, Latmun, Nathan Barato, Simon Jain, Solardo, WTNY
Tickets: General Bds $90 | VIP Bds $200

Thu Apr 5th, 2018
Bellevue Plantation House and Polo Field, Waterford, St. Michael - 2 pm to 4 am
Performers: Benjamin Alexander, Jeff Kirkwood, Lonely C (Soul Clap), Nick Monaco, Papa Lu, The Fitness + Pony (Crew Love), Wolf + Lamb
Tickets: General Bds $90 | VIP Bds $200

Fri Apr 6th, 2018
Copacabana, Bay Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael - 4 pm to 5 am
Performers: Behrouz, Danny Howells, Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, Cassy, Joe Santoro, Lee Reynolds (Desert Hearts), Lost Boy, Mark Knight, Mikey Lion (Desert Hearts)
Tickets: General Bds $90 | VIP Bds $240

Sat Apr 7th 2018
Cornwall House, Bathsheba, St. Joseph - 2 pm to 8 am
Performers: Art Department, DJ Abraham, Gaby Endo, Lauren Lane, Lee Foss, Monroe, Nitin, Roger Silver, YokoO
Tickets:
General: Bds $90 | Bds $120 | Bds $140
VIP: Bds $240 | Bds $280 | Bds $680

Sun Apr 8th, 2018
Copacabana, Bay Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael - 2 pm to 4 am:
Performers: Atish, Bedouin, DJ Luxe, DJ Tennis, Francesca Lombardo, Lee Burridge, Nature of Music, Salomé
Tickets: General Bds $90 | VIP Bds $200

5-Day General Admission Passes:
Super Early Bird Bds $398
Tier 2 Bds $498

5-Day VIP Passes
Super Early Bird Bds $798
Tier 2 Bds $998

3 Day Weekend Passes (Fri - Sun):
General Bds $240.00
VIP Bds $480.00

Shuttle Passes starting at Bds $100

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.ticketpal.com/ or http://vujadaymusicfestival.com/

Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival 2018: This year’s Barbados Reggae Festival starts on April 22nd and continues the next weekend of the 27th. Here is the schedule below.

Dates: 22,27,28,29 April 2018

Sun Apr 22- Reggae Beach Party - Pirate's Den Beach from 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Doors Open at 4:00pm
Performers: Ding Dong, Aidonia, Shenseea and more!

Fri Apr 27 - Vintage Reggae Show and Dance - 3Ws, Kensington Oval from 9:00pm - 3:00am
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Performers: Freddy McGregor, JC Lodge, Leroy Gibbons, Josey Wales, Tony Tuff, Lil Rick, Ernie Smith, Johnny Osbourne, Troubadours Int’l and more!

Sat Apr 28 - Reggae Party Cruise from 10:00pm - 2:00am
Boarding time: 9:00pm.

Sun Apr 29 - Reggae on the Hill - Farley Hill National Park from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Performers include Everton Blender, Queen Ifrica, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Maxi Priest, Anthony B and more!

Early Bird Ticket: Bds $70
General Tickets: Bds $80 | $90 |$100 while stocks last.
VIP Tickets: Bds $200 - all-inclusive of food and beverages
Pay more at the door

Apr 29
Early Bird Ticket: Bds $80
General Tickets: Bds $90 | $100 |$120 while stocks last.
Children under 12 y.o. Bds $50
VIP Tickets: Bds $300 - all-inclusive of food and beverages
Pay more at the door.

Official Box Offices:
Jeans Inc, Sheraton; Intermix, Sheraton; Rubis Wildey; Online Clothing Store, Sky Mall; Relevant Fashion, Sky Mall; Kiss N Makeup, Sky Mall; iExhange, Dome Mall & Broad Street; CS Pharmacy, Broad Street; Sole Addiction, Broad Street; 5th Ave Fashion, Swan Street; Dallas Discount, Swan Street; Steppers Boutique, Swan Street; JT’s Beauty, Swan Street; Ouch Boutique, Roebuck Street; Ruff N Tuff, Roebuck Street; Urban Vybz, Tudor Street; Zadelle’s, Independence Square; iMart Sheraton; iMart Lanterns; iMart The Walk; Sports & Games, Rubis Sunset Crest; A1 Supermarkets Carlton, Black Rock, St. Michael; A1 Supermarkets Emerald City, St. Phillip; Eddie’s Supermarket, Speightstown; and online at https://ticketlinkz.com/barbadosreggaefestival/

For more information stay connected to:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BarbadosReggaeFestival
Instagram: @BarbadosReggaeFestival
Website http://www.thebarbadosreggaefestival.com/

 

The Little Mermaid
Address
Frank Collymore Hall Church Village, Bridgetown
Dates
13th April, 2018 - 15th April, 2018
Location
St. Michael
Website
http://operationtriplethreat.blogspot.com/
Operation Triple Threat presents “The Little Mermaid”. This hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World”.

Dates:
Friday 13th April: 7:00pm
Saturday 14th April: 7:00pm
Sunday 15th April: 12:00pm
Sunday 15th April: 7:00pm (Closing Ceremony after)

COST: $55.00 | $65.00 DOOR

BOX OFFICES
A & B Soundz (Sheraton Mall)
Deanna Dash’s Toy Shop (Sky Mall)
Lewis Drug Mart (Rockley)
OTT Performing Arts Academy (Rockley)
SmartStore (Worthing & Limegrove)
Online at www.ticketnation.bb

MORE INFO www.operationtriplethreat.com / (246) 622-1697

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.MTI Shows.com
Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf International Tournament
Address
Multiple Golf Clubs
Dates
26th April, 2018 - 29th April, 2018
Location
Christ Church
Price Range
$500 USD
Email
denisfoster@caribsurf.com
Website
https://www.sirgarrysobersfestivalofgolf.com/

 

Festivals

Oistins Fish Festival 2018: Oistins Fish Festival celebrates our fisher folk and commemorates the Signing of the Charter of Oistins, a significant event in our colonial history.

Each year there are many competitions associated with fishing as well as others selected for the fun of it.

Mark the dates!

Dates: 1st & 2nd April 2018

Admission: FREE

Venue: Oistins, Christ Church

Hike

 

Historic Tours

Tour George Washington House: Tour George Washington House and the Garrison Tunnels. You can take this tour on any week day, not just on Mondays and Wednesdays.

See the very home where a 19-year-old George Washington laid his head for 6 weeks in 1751. Also see, walk and learn all about the intriguing and mysterious Garrison Tunnels. George Washington never went abroad, except to Barbados in 1751. It was a turning point for him, and in this beautifully restored house where he stayed, you learn how. Its upstairs museum uses artifacts and interactive displays to showcase 18th and 19th century Barbados, and gives eloquent witness to the experience of slavery. A short distance away is the Military Cemetery, a place of haunting beauty that few people ever see.

Dress nicely casual.

No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.

Call the George Washington House at 228-5461 to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

Entrance Fee:
George Washington House: Bds $20.00
Tunnels: Bds $20.00
Both: Bds $30.00

Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 4:30 PM
Venue: George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael

 

Art Exhibition

Art Splash Gallery Exhibition - Art Attack: Artsplash Gallery invites you to join them for Art Attack.

This group exhibition showcases the works of local artists:
Jason Hope
Markley Clarke
Heather-Dawn Scott
Yasmin Vizcarrondo
Maria Stanford
Mica "Sian Jihan" Johnson
Gordon Oliver Ashby "Donga"
Martina Pile Zahles
Aziza
Lorna Wilson
Cathy Alkins
Amanda Jane Thompson
Cindy Lou Edghill

Curator: Lois Crawford

Dates: 1st -3rd April 2018

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

For more information, please call Artsplash Gallery: (246) 228-0776
http://www.artsplashbarbados.com
Admission:FREE

Venue: Art Splash Gallery, Hastings, Christ Church

 

Farmers Markets

Brighton Farmers 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 Farmers 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
Restaurants & Dining

 

Dining

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.

Jazz Fusion on the Lawn at George Washington House is presented by Island Mas. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening while listening to an authentic fusion of Caribbean music infused with a flavour of Jazz and Soca.
Performers include: Mylon Clarke Ensemble, Xavier Strings ... and More!
April 1st, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Tickets: BB$110

Tickets available from all Wine World locations or online from:
https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/Island-Mas-Presents---Jazz-Fusion-on-the-Lawn

MOUNT GAY EXPERIENCE RUM PAIRING EVENT ...Tour ...Food ..Cocktails ...Live Entertainment!!
Date: 29 March 2019
VENUE: Mount Gay Visitor Experience, Cnr. Exmouth Gap/Brandons & Spring Garden Highway, St Michael
TIME: 6pm
ADMISSION: BDS $260.00 / US $130.00
(Transportation included)
Storied Rum Tour ...Food ...Cocktail Evening !!
Come enjoy our NEW bespoke, specialty tour!
Mount Gay Signature Rum Tour + Dinner + Cocktail Pairing + Live Entertainment
Available (LAST THURSDAY of Every Month ONLY)

INCLUDES:
After our Signature Rum Tour... participants get to partake in our small-Plate Pairings, inclusive of a 3-COURSE Meal & COCKTAIL PAIRING with a featured Chef and our resident Mixologist.
PLUS - Live Entertainment
Complimentary Hotel Pick-up is available via coach
Advance Bookings Required – Contact Concierge to arrange

Barbados International Fishing Tournament 2018
Tue Apr 3rd 2018 to Sat Apr 7th 2018
The Barbados International Fishing Tournament is one of the premier fishing events in the Southern Caribbean, and attracts participants from across the region and internationally each year for five days of fun and competition. The emphasis in recent years has been on making everyone a winner.

The 2018 tournament will again be staged at the Port St. Charles Marina in St. Peter and will feature anglers and their families from places such as Antigua, Grenada, Guadeloupe, England, Italy, Martinique, Jamaica, Scotland, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States of America. The tournament is certified as a qualifying event for the annual IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) Offshore World Championships, and also forms part of the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit.

The 2018 event is expected to continue to be a big success, and previous years has seen an average of 35 boats and 225 anglers participating, with some spectacular catches being recorded as the teams revel in the magnificent conditions. Apart from the fishing, there is much dockside activity to help liven the event, and each evening sees hundreds of people gathered to witness the boats arriving with their catch, as well as to join in the festivities such as cocktail parties, a fashion show, wine-tasting, live band, music, happy hour drinks, pig-roast and fish fry to name a few.

For further details you can visit their website at www.barbadosgamefishing.com
Sugar and Rum Pop Up Village and Street Party - 7th April, 2018
The popular St. Lawrence Gap will become a hive of activity when the street is transformed into one cultural affair, featuring an array of local products, arts, craft and diverse indigenous experiences and will culminate in one awesome street party in the form of a T-Shirt Carnival! To purchase a T-Shirt, please contact the Barbados Tourism Product Authority or Pureocean Restaurant.

Pureocean Restaurant and Divi Southwinds Resort at (246) 418-7300

 


 

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