13 Things to do in the Month of May

After the hoopla of the Bar­ba­dos Reg­gae Fes­ti­val, and artis­tic events such as the I-​Queen Arts and Music Fes­ti­val and Oper­a­tion Triple Threat: Into the Woods, the month of May promises to be another excit­ing time for music and arts­fes­ti­vals. Here are just a few of the events that you can attend dur­ing the month of May.

1. Reg­gae on the Hill 2016 - This is the cul­mi­na­tion of the Bar­ba­dos Reg­gae Fes­ti­val that began in April. The final and most antic­i­pated event, Reg­gae on the Hill, will be held on the 1st of May at Far­ley Hill National Park. Tick­ets prices range from $80 to $300 (VIP). Per­form­ers for this event include Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Richie Spice, and Alanie.

2016-0521-cse-bb-barbados-gospelfest-201612. Bar­ba­dos Gospelfest 2016 - This annual fes­ti­val is back, for its 24th year, with the theme Touch­ing Lives – Chang­ing Nations. On this year’s sched­ule are var­i­ous activ­i­ties, includ­ing a 2020 cricket match and a num­ber of con­certs, with the final, and prob­a­bly the most antic­i­pated event of them all, Flow One Awe­some Day, to be held on May 29th. Sev­eral local and Inter­na­tional artistes will be per­form­ing through­out the fes­ti­val, includ­ing Chin­nitta Mor­ris, Gozzy, Jprince, Sinach, A’leithia Sweet­ing, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy.

3. Bar­ba­dos Fes­ti­val of Speed 2016This is one of the newest events on the Bar­ba­dos motor sport cal­en­dar; it will be hosted as part of the 50th Anniver­sary of Inde­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions. The fes­ti­val will offer rac­ing enthu­si­asts the chance to see the pre­mier motor sports per­son­al­i­ties in the world, includ­ing Lewis Hamil­ton, in action.
maxresdefault14. Lime King of the HillCon­sid­ered the “final shake­down” before Sol Rally Bar­ba­dos 2016, the highly antic­i­pated Lime King of the Hill is hosted by the Bar­ba­dos Rally Club. Lime King of the Hill will be held on the 28th and 29th of May, on a course lay­out which will put the dri­ving skills of the par­tic­i­pants and the qual­ity of their cars to the test.
BIM Literary5. The BIM Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val and Book FairThis fes­ti­val pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for writ­ers, read­ers, edi­tors and agents to inter­act with the gen­eral pub­lic about their com­mon love – books. The fes­ti­val forms part of the 50th Anniver­sary of Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tions and will be held from May 12th to 14th.
6. Golden Sands Rum and Souse LimeCome out to the Golden Sands Hotel every Sat­ur­day in May for an old fash­ioned Rum and Souse Lime. Enjoy mouth-​watering pud­ding and souse, as well as Karaōke, from 1pm to 7pm.
7. Second Inter­na­tional Dance Con­fer­ence & Sea­son of DanceThe UWI Cave Hill Errol Bar­row Cen­tre for Cre­ative Imag­i­na­tion (EBCCI) will host the Sec­ond Annual Inter­na­tional Dance Con­fer­ence and Sea­son of Dance, with the theme Caribbean Fusion Dance Works: Rit­u­als of a Mod­ern Soci­ety. This con­fer­ence, which will be a cel­e­bra­tion of the artis­tic dance form, is ideal for lovers of dance.
8. Banks Brew­ery and Vis­i­tor Cen­tre ToursBanks (Bar­ba­dos) Brew­eries Ltd. is offer­ing the oppor­tu­nity for locals and vis­i­tors to tour their new facil­ity at New­ton, Christ Church. The tours, which high­light the his­tory of Banks Brew­ery and the pro­duc­tion process, are approx­i­mately 45 min­utes in dura­tion. Of course, com­pli­men­tary bev­er­ages will be served.
9. The National Senior Games - This year marks the 15th year of the National Senior Games and it’s slated to be the “Best Games to date”. The Games will be held on May 16th, Whit Mon­day at the National Sta­dium at Water­ford St. Michael, start time 8 am. The Games are title ‘It’s a Fam­ily Affair’ will enter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily. Per­sons who wish to par­tic­i­pate in the Games must be 40 years or older. Some of the dis­ci­plines included in the Games are Domi­noes, Archery, Net­ball, Road Ten­nis and 5K Road race.
10. Hike Bar­ba­dos - Every Sun­day, the Bar­ba­dos National Trust orga­nizes hikes for both begin­ners and inter­me­di­ates. Dur­ing May, the hikes will be at Skeetes Bay, Bar­ba­dos Wildlife Reserve, Lodge School, Hack­le­ton Cliff Top. The Spe­cial Hike is a Hill Chal­lenge at the Ermy Bourne High­way. On May 16th there will be a Fun Day at the Indian Ground Sports Field and the Moon­light hike will be at the Bar­ba­dos National Trust head­quar­ters, Wildey House.

12. Seg­way Tour – Expe­ri­ence Bar­ba­dos like never before on this Seg­way tour of the north-​eastern coast­line of Bar­ba­dos. The price of tour includes a local guide, com­pli­men­tary rum punch and hotel pickup and drop off.
Captain America

13. Watch Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War 3DOne of the most highly antic­i­pated movies of 2016 will be pre­mier­ing in early May at the Olym­pus The­atres and Limegrove Cin­e­mas in Bar­ba­dos. Grab the fam­ily and head to either one of these cin­e­mas to see two of Marvel’s great­est super­heroes lock horns.

Spe­cial Men­tion
1454680379-FLAVOURS20WEB20FLIER1Flavours of Bar­ba­dos Din­ner and Cabaret Show at The Sea Rocks Dome

If you missed it in April, have no fear, for the Fla­vors of Bar­ba­dos Din­ner and Cabaret Show will be back for 5 days dur­ing the month of May. Catch this inter­ac­tive dance extrav­a­ganza at the Sea Rocks Dome in Maxwell and enjoy a taste of Bar­ba­dian culture.

Whichever events you chose to attend, or activ­i­ties you choose to engage in dur­ing the month May, enjoy them to the fullest. Have fun and stay tuned for some even big­ger events com­ing next month.

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1. Dig­i­cel Bar­ba­dos Reg­gae Fes­ti­val 2016 –will be held form April 24th til May 1st fea­tur­ing events such as the Reg­gae Beach Party on Reg­gae Island, the Vin­tage Reg­gae Show and Dance at Kens­ing­ton Oval, the Reg­gae Party Cruise on the Jolly Roger and the finale Reg­gae on the Hill at Far­ley Hill. There will also be per­for­mances from Alka­line, Ernie Smith and many more.
2. Flavours of Bar­ba­dos Din­ner and Cabaret Show at The Sea Rocks Dome – Every Tues­day night in April, come out to Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church to wit­ness an excit­ing din­ner show and dance extrav­a­ganza. The fee is all inclu­sive, cov­er­ing trans­porta­tion, the din­ner show and drinks. It is an event suit­able for all ages.
3. I-​Queen Arts and Music Fes­ti­val – this roots/​reggae fes­ti­val will fea­ture 20 live musi­cal per­for­mances from local, regional and inter­na­tional root/​reggae artists over a two-​day period April 2nd and 3rd, along with other cul­tural demon­stra­tions. The fes­ti­val will also fea­ture a cul­ture mar­ket, where patrons can pur­chase var­i­ous arts and crafts, beauty and well­ness prod­ucts and food.
4. Oper­a­tion Triple Threat: Into The Woods – This musi­cal adap­ta­tion from the Book “Into the Woods” by James Lap­ine, will be held at the Frank Col­ly­more Hall on April 8th, 9th and 10th. Per­sons must be seated 15 min­utes before show times (approx­i­mately at 11:45am and 6:45 pm for the 12pm and 7pm shows).
Racing cars 5. Motor Sport — Race Meet­ing No 2: Clash of Cham­pi­ons Race Meet – round 2 of the 2016 Cham­pi­onship Series fea­tures Race Meet­ing #2 at the world renowned Bushy Park Track, St. Philip. The meet starts at 10am.
6. His­toric Gar­ri­son Night Tour – armed with a flash­light, patrons will expe­ri­ence sev­eral short drams fea­tur­ing mur­der mys­ter­ies such as the exe­cu­tion of a West India Reg­i­ment sol­dier and the unsolved John His­lop mur­der of 1809.
7. Spar­tan Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship — First Blood – this inau­gural event’s pre­mier attrac­tion is the Mid­dleweight Cham­pi­onship Fight between Stu­art and Jones II. There will be other fights on the night as well, fea­tur­ing fight­ers from Trinidad and St. Lucia.
Golf-SOBERS8. Sir Garry Sobers Golf Cham­pi­onshipsspan­ning 4 days from late April to early May, this event fea­tures a 72-​hole stroke play com­pe­ti­tion, with many prizes to be won over the course of the Cham­pi­onships. This is the most antic­i­pat­ing event for the golf calendar.
9. Surfer of The Year Series Cham­pi­onships – this event will be held at Brandon’s beach and will fea­ture sev­eral divi­sions from Under 10 to adults.
10. Caribbean Buf­fet and Floor Show at Lanterns by the Sea – fea­tur­ing a buf­fet of Caribbean delights and a floor show with stilt walk­ers, fire eaters and the Bar­ba­dos Tuk Band, this is a “do not miss expe­ri­ence” Thurs­day nights in April at the Bougainvil­lea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church.

11. Flame Gospel Music Awards 2016 – this award show hon­ors the excel­lence of Bar­ba­dos Gospel Artistes in the areas of music, drama and dance. Addi­tion­ally, the show will also fea­ture live per­for­mances from artistes such as Promise, Nee­sha Woodz and Keann Wal­ters.
12. St. Nicholas Abbey Her­itage TourSt. Nicholas Abbey – Tour the mar­velous grounds of the his­toric St. Nicholas Abbey show­cas­ing antiques and arti­facts with 350 years of rich and col­or­ful his­tor­i­cal value. Sam­ple their sig­na­ture St. Nicholas Abbey 10 and 15 year old rum, and enjoy steel pan enter­tain­ment, before head­ing over to the Ter­race Café for lunch.
Multi-National-Fair2016 13. Multi National Women’s Fair – an inter­ac­tive event for locals and vis­i­tors alike held at Foursquare Rum Dis­tillery in St Phillip, this multi-​national fair will focus on areas such as Food & Agri­cul­ture, Chil­dren, Art & Enter­tain­ment, Busi­ness, Fit­ness, Health and Well Being, Recy­cling and Com­mu­nity Ser­vice, all ded­i­cated to show the com­mu­nity regard­ing sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, social jus­tice and spir­i­tual well-​being.

The month of April will be a month filled with of fun, excite­ment and enter­tain­ment for the entire family!

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