Out & About In Barbados: April Events 2017

The small island of Barbados enjoys an active social scene filled with exciting sporting events and entertaining festivals and the month of April isn’t any different!

Get “Out and About in Barbados” with 7 amazing things to do during the month of April which all showcase our talent and culture.


1.    Barbados Polo Season – Hickstead Tour 2017

Polo in Barbados has been growing increasingly popular as the atmosphere of locals and visitors alike is infectious and the Hickstead Tour is not any different. This tour is guaranteed to be 4 days of outstanding (and fun) polo!


April 1st, 2017 – 3:15 pm

April 4th, 2017 – 3:15 pm

April 6th, 2017 – 3:15 pm

April 8th, 2017 – 3:15 pm



Under 12: FREE

12 to 17: $10 BDs


$20.00 BDs

heart_location  Apes Hill Polo Club, St. James, Barbados

For further information, visit Apes Hill Polo Club or call 230-1308.

2.    Horse Racing

‘Horse Racing’ in Barbados is a fond tradition for many locals alike, as it is not only for the horse race fanatic but rather, it is a family day that can be enjoyed by all.

The culture, the excitement, the entertainment is like no other and while you’re at it, place a bet on a horse, you never know what can happen!


April 1, 2017 – 8th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season

April 17, 2017 – 9th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – (Easter Guineas)

April 28, 2017 – 10th and final Race Day of the 1st Racing Season


Grandstand (Gold) – $20.00 BDs

      – $30.00 BDs (Public Holiday)

Grounds Entrance – $10.00 BDs

     – $ 15.00 BDs (Public Holiday)

Around The Track – FREE

heart_location   The Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown, Barbados

For further information, visit The Barbados Turf Club, their Facebook Page, or call 426-3980 or 626-3980.


3.     Hike

The Barbados National Trust, as well as the Barbados Hiking Association, has an active schedule for hiking enthusiasts. More importantly, these hikes are not only for the enthusiasts but rather, it is a chance for locals and tourists alike to keep fit (and healthy) while having the chance to intimately explore and discover the island.

This truly is an opportunity to see (and appreciate) Barbados – up close and personal!


April 2nd, 2017 (Arawak Cement Plant, St. Lucy)

April 9th, 2017 (Bathsheba Community Centre, St. Joseph)

April 11th, 2017 (Gun Hill Signal Station, St.George)

April 16th, 2017 (Turner Hall Woods, St.Andrew)

April 23rd, 2017 (Oistins Car Park, Christ Church)

April 30th, 2017 (St.Thomas Post Office, St.Thomas)


FREE – but donations are welcome which all goes towards the work of the Barbados National Trust!

Note: Morning Hikes begin at 6:00 am, Afternoon Hikes start at 3:30 pm and Moonlight Hikes start at 5:30 pm/6:00 pm.

For further information, visit Barbados National Trust or call (246) 436-9033 or 426-2421.


4.    Barbados International Game Fishing Tournament

The Barbados International Fishing Tournament, held at the luxurious Port St. Charles Marina, is one of the premier fishing events in the Caribbean.

But, don’t just go for the fishing, go for the atmosphere – the drinks, the music and even a pig roast!

This exciting tournament is unlike no other tournament and shouldn’t be missed!



April 19th – 23rd, 2017


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heart_location   Port St.Charles, St.Peter, Barbados

For further information, visit Barbados Game Fishing or their Facebook Page.


5.    Oistins Fish Festival

Oistins, home to the weekly ‘Oistins Fish Fry’, is Barbados’ smallest city as well as an active fishing town on the south coast of the island. Oistins is also home to the ‘Oistins Fish Festival’ which is held annually during the Easter weekend.

It is a well-known fact that Barbados is filled with exciting and engaging festivals and the Oistins Fish Festival is no different. Not only does the festival pay homage to local fishermen for their skills and essentially all things ‘fishing’ it also features exciting competitions such as the net throwing and fish boning competitions and even the greasy pole competition – and who wouldn’t want to see that!

Amongst all of the competitions, you’ll also have the chance to be entertained by live music, numerous street vendors and much much more!

Everything about Oistins is authentic and you’d truly the atmosphere – ‘Bajan’ Style!


April 15th – 17th, 2017 – 11:30 am – 11:00 pm



heart_location   Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados


6.    The Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival

FAS Promotions presents one of the best reggae festivals in the world – The Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival!

This annual festival comprises of four fantastic reggae themed events featuring a mixture of local, regional and international Reggae artists. The best thing about the reggae festival is they there is something for anyone!


April 23rd, 2017 (Reggae Beach Party)     – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

April 28th, 2017 (Vintage Reggae Night) – 9:00 pm – 3:00 am

April 30th, 2017 (Reggae Party Cruise)    – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am

May 1st, 2017 (Reggae On The Hill)            – 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Admission:                                                                                                                  Box Offices

Reggae Beach Party

$70 BBDS (early bird) or $80 | $90 | $100 BBDS (general tickets)

Vintage Reggae Night

$70 BBDS (early bird) or $80 | $90 | $100 BBDS (general tickets)

Reggae Party Cruise

$70 BBDS

Reggae On The Hill

$80 BBDS (early bird) or $90 | $100 | $120 BBDS (general tickets)

heart_location   Reggae Beach Party at Pirates Cove

Vintage Reggae Night at Kensington Oval

Reggae Party Cruise on board The Jolly Roger

Reggae On The Hill at The Farley Hill National Park

For further information, visit The Barbados Reggae Festival, their Instagram Page, or call 257-4356



7.    Professional Cricket League Regional 4-day Tournament 

Cricket is without a doubt the number one sport played on the island and is hence considered the national sport of Barbados. It is no secret that Barbados has produced some of the greatest Cricketing Legends in the world such as Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Garfield Sobers (just to name a few) and this has made Barbados one the favourite Cricketing Destinations in the Caribbean, and to some extent, the world.

The energy, the entertainment and most importantly the culture is what makes cricket in Barbados one of a kind!


April 7th to 10th 11th, 2017 (Round 9 – Barbados Pride Vs T&T Red Force) – 10:00 am

April 15th to 18th 11th, 2017 (Round 10 – Barbados Pride Vs Jamaica Scorpions) – 10:00 am


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heart_location  Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

For further information, visit Windies Cricket.

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