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Sports Festivals

Banks International Hockey Festival

This festival started in 1986 and attracts teams not only from the region but also from all over the world. It is one of the more popular Sports Festivals in Barbados and is considered the largest Field Hockey Tournament in the Region.

You will see competitive Hockey at all levels; men, women, veterans and mixed-team. For most visiting teams it is not just a fun and exciting tournament, but a mix of camaraderie from our local players and many entertaining events outside of hockey, as well as being embraced by the warm and friendly hospitality of the locals.

The main venue for Hockey in Barbados is the Astroturf field and stadium located at the Garfield Sobers Complex, Wildey, St Michael.

Contact: The Barbados Hockey Federation (BHF) - Tel: (246) 4299430

Period: August

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Carlisle Bay Festival

The Barbados Carlisle Bay Water Festival is a Watersports Festival usually organized by seven Watersports Associations in Barbados. It is an entertaining and exciting fun Festival which is enjoyed by both the participants and spectators alike, and is becoming more popular with each passing year.

This event takes place in the Carlisle Bay area of Barbados usually with the attention at the Boatyard's Adventure Beach.

Carlisle Bay area / Adventure Beach at The Boatyard
Bay Street, St Michael.

Period: Usually between April and July Event Dates

Phone: (246) 228 5117

Associations involved:
Barbados Game Fishing Association

Celtic Festival
Music / Sports / Cultural

The Celtic Festival in Barbados is two weeks of celebrations of the Celtic cultures and heritage from the early Europeans (Welsh, Irish, and Scottish) in Barbados. It all began when a Welsh gentleman called Mr. Palmer visited his daughter Ruth and fell in love with the island and its British influence, causing him to later bring his choir back to the island. Since then, cultural exchanges have been the norm with folk choirs and cultural performers from Wales, Ireland and Scotland visiting Barbados every year for the Celtic Festival sharing their culture.

The event is currently organised by Mr. Palmer's daughter Ruth Williams, a Welsh resident living in Barbados for over 25 years.

During the Festival you will be entertained by cultural music and folk dancing from respective countries as you enjoy some of the events such as the fun nights like the Haggis Night and the International Night, as well as sports events like the Highland Games and a Rugby Tournament.

Period: Usually between May and June Event Dates

Carol Anderson - Scotland
PH: +44 (0) 131 718 6022
MOBILE: +44 (0) 7836 546 256

Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Festival

The Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf is one of the biggest and most popular golfing events in Barbados. This annual Golf Festival is a four-day Golf Tournament, with its fine courses complimented by welcoming hospitality, attracts players from all over the world. Golfers compete in teams of four and there is also a ladies' competition. The festival is hosted by Sir Garfield Sobers, the legendary Barbadian Cricketer.

Contact: The Barbados Golf Club - Tel: (246) 428 8463
Period: April Event Dates
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Sun, Sea And Slams International Bridge Festival

This annual International Bridge Festival was started in 1990 by the Barbados Bridge League, and is held in one of Barbados' hotels, it is a mix of friendly competition and keen rivalry while attracting players from all over the world.

Contact: The Barbados Bridge League (BBL) - Tel: (246) 427 4839

Period: October Event Dates
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