13 Things to do in the Month of June

The month of June is always a spe­cial time for Bajans, not only because it her­alds the begin­ning of the pop­u­lar Crop Over Fes­ti­val, but also because it is crammed with events which cater to the diverse tastes, not only of locals, but vis­i­tors as well.

1. Sol Rally Bar­ba­dos 2016
mt4T28s3 400x4001 The much antic­i­pated Sol Rally Bar­ba­dos event will be held, this year, from 3rd to 5th June at the Bushy Park Race Track. Don’t miss the oppor­tu­nity to see excel­lent motor rac­ing at a venue which has fea­tured, three-​time World Cham­pion Louis Hamil­ton, and many local, regional and inter­na­tional dri­vers over the years.
2. Bar­ba­dos Top Model 2016 – Finals
Bdos20Top20Model20Jun2042020161 On June 4th, at the Lloyd Ersk­ine San­di­ford Cen­tre, the Bar­ba­dos Top Model for 2016 will be crowned. This year, the con­tes­tants will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in a show hosted by Guyanese fash­ion leg­end Sonia Noël. The event will also fea­ture per­for­mances by Ayana John and Ron­nie Morris.
3. Cricket: Tri-​nation Series — Aus­tralia, South Africa, West Indies
West-Indies-Tri-Nation-series-2016-Live-Telecast-Schedule-and-Live-Score1 The West Indies cricket team, which, inci­den­tally, won the recently con­cluded 2020 Cricket World Cup, will host cricket behe­moths, Aus­tralia and South Africa, in a One Day Inter­na­tional tour­na­ment to be played at venues across the Caribbean. Matches in Bar­ba­dos will be played on June 19th (Aus­tralia v South Africa), June 21st (West Indies v Aus­tralia), June 24th (West Indies v South Africa) and the final on June 26th.
4. The Rural Festival
rural-festival-2016-981 The Rural Fes­ti­val, which seeks to show­case the best Bar­ba­dos has to offer in such art forms as the­atre, music, arts and crafts and sports, will be held on June 2nd at the Glebe Pas­ture in St George. There is no admis­sion charge to the gen­eral public.
5. Oper­a­tion Triple Threat: Seussi­cal Jr.
OTT20Seussical20Jr20Jun20252020161 Seussi­cal Jr. is a the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion that fea­tures all the pop­u­lar Dr. Seuss per­son­al­i­ties appear­ing in a sin­gle musi­cal. Two shows will take place on June 25th at the Errol Bar­row Cen­tre for Cre­ative Imag­i­na­tion: the Mat­inée Show at 1pm and the Evening Show at 6pm.
6. Jet­blade Bar­ba­dos Hydro Flight Expe­ri­ence
Jetblade20Barbados2020161 For the adren­a­line junkies, adven­ture seek­ers, tourists and curi­ous locals, this thrilling jet­pack expe­ri­ence is yours to enjoy. The Hydro Flight Expe­ri­ence, accord­ing to the prin­ci­pals, “is like a com­bi­na­tion of jet ski­ing, sky div­ing, para­sail­ing and even scuba div­ing.” Par­tic­i­pants are not required to be able to swim, but they must, at least, be “com­fort­able” in the water.
7. Speight­stown Siz­zlin’
1463327805-Speightstown20Sizzlin20Generic11 June wel­comes another edi­tion of Speight­stown Siz­zlin’, where The Esplanade comes alive in an atmos­phere of music, danc­ing and enter­tain­ment. Enjoy locally made arts and craft while lim­ing with friends.
8. Explore the Night Sky at The Harry Bay­ley Obser­va­tory
hbo fridays violet1 Want to get a close-​up look at our dis­tant neigh­bours in the star and solar sys­tem? And be edu­cated on such eso­teric top­ics as galax­ies, con­stel­la­tions, aster­oids and mete­oroids? Then, it would be worth your while to pay a visit to the iconic Harry Bay­ley Obser­va­tory which boasts the most effi­cient tele­scope in the East­ern Caribbean.
Some of the Crop Over events to look out for this month include:
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9. Crop Over In the City
On Thurs­day June 2nd, come out to Inde­pen­dence Square for Crop Over in the City, which will fea­ture per­for­mances by the Royal Bar­ba­dos Police Band and other enter­tain­ers. Start­ing time: 5pm.
10. Crop Over Craft Works
Sched­uled to be held at the Bar­ba­dos Museum and His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety on June 4th, this event will spot­light the best in art, craft and fash­ion in Bar­ba­dos. In addi­tion to guided tours of the Museum, there will be a Kids Zone, a book cor­ner and a pro­duce market.

11. Cul­ture Shock Fore­day Morn­ing Band Beach Day
This Band will be host­ing a Fam­ily Beach Day every Sun­day in June at Pirate’s Cove, Lower Bay Street at 3 pm. Enjoy var­i­ous games, water slides, music, food and drinks all day. Rev­ellers, who intend to “jump” in the band, can get the oppor­tu­nity, not only to “try on,” and inspect, the cos­tumes but to make a down pay­ment as well.
12. Cer­e­mo­nial Deliv­ery of the Last Canes & Crop Over City Fest
This event, which comes off on June 25th, marks the offi­cial launch of the 2016 Crop Over sea­son. Most of the activ­ity will be con­cen­trated in the areas bor­der­ing Heroes Square and Jubilee Gar­dens. Some of the high­lights will include The Dec­o­rated Cart Parade and King and Queen of the Crop. There are also spe­cial sec­tions where the chil­dren can be entertained.
13. Visual Arts Festival
Want to see the best that Bar­ba­dos’ visual artistes have to offer? Then pay a visit to the Grand Salle of the Cen­tral Bank, in Bridgetown, and the Queens Park Gallery at the Pel­i­can Craft Cen­tre on any day between June 27 and August 6. The Cen­tral Bank loca­tion fea­tures paint­ings, draw­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy, while sculp­tures in metal, ceram­ics, and other mate­ri­als, are dis­played at the Pel­i­can Craft Centre.
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