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The Holetown Festival commemorates the anniversary of the first settlement of Barbados at Holetown in February 1627.

The week-long festival begins in mid-February with the opening celebrations taking place at the Holetown Monument.

The festival highlights local arts and crafts as well as Barbadian culture and history, and events typically include:

  • historical lectures
  • fashion shows
  • beauty contests
  • street parades
  • tattoo shows
  • exhibitions
  • concerts
  • theatrical presentations
  • sporting events
  • antique car parade