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Barbados - Crop Over Festival

Carnival time in Barbados

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Updated 10 June 2023

Each summer, Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island's lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares.

Grand Kadooment Day (first Monday in August), celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to Spring Garden highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars. The finale of Crop Over's events makes this the island's most exciting day of the year. 

Revellers, among whom are countless international celebrities, including Barbados' very own mega star, Rihanna, make their way through the streets in a kaleidoscope of colour, the party continues well into the night with more revelry, music, food and fireworks, set against the picturesque backdrop of Brighton Beach.    Kadooment is known as the biggest and sweetest carnival to end the Caribbean's carnival season in August each year.

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2023 Crop Over dates : 3-8 August 2023

2024 Crop Over Dates : 1-5 August 2024

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