Culture and Festivals

Barbados' rich culture is evident in many aspects of Barbadian life from its food, music, religion, art, craft and festivals.

  • The Jazz Festival – January
  • Holetown Festival – February
  • Oistins Fish Festival – April
  • The Crop Over Festival – July – August
  • Taste of Barbados Food Festival – October
  • National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) – November
  • Barbados International Film Festival - December

Arts & Craft.

Barbados has a plethora of art galleries and is a cultural haven for art enthusiasts.
There is a wide selection of beautiful craft work created from the island's natural resources such as clay, wood weaving materials, shell and leather.

Batik and needlework are also beautifully crafted and available in local shops.

For visitors who are cultural enthusiasts, Barbados Premier Concierge Services can assist you to experience the explosion of cultural activities and treasures. We can arrange tours, and acquire tickets for festivals or take you to get your souvenirs.

Museums and Galleries

Select your unique arts and craft treasures from a number of galleries, stores and shops including but not limited to:

  • Earthworks
  • Ins and Outs
  • For your Bajan preserves, chutneys, sweets, pepper sauce, seasonings, etc.
  • Earthworks Complex St. Thomas
  • Brooklands Gallery – Internationally acclaimed artist.
  • Tides Art Gallery
  • Barbados Art Council
  • Shell Gallery
  • Beyond Aesthetics Gallery
  • Pelican Craft Centre
  • Tropical Art Glasses Fused glass in plates, bowls, colourful pictures
  • Barbados Museum
  • Folkestone Marine Museum
  • Museum of Parliament and the National Heroes Gallery
  • Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum


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