13 Things to do in the Month of October

The month of Octo­ber usu­ally ush­ers in the semi-​finals and finals of NIFCA, Bar­ba­dos’ pre­mier per­form­ing arts fes­ti­val. How­ever, in addi­tion to the mul­ti­ple nights ded­i­cated to this event, there are other activ­i­ties worth check­ing out this month.

NIFCA Semi Finals and Finals
nifca semi
NIFCA is an annual event that occurs in the lat­ter months of the year (Octo­ber and Novem­ber), allow­ing per­sons of to show­case their con­sid­er­able tal­ents in a vari­ety of areas. They events and their days are out­lined below.

  • NIFCA Per­form­ing Arts Semi-​finals – Octo­ber 7th9th and 14th16th – On these nights, there will be per­for­mances in Music Dance, Drama and Speech.
  • NIFCA Sco­tia­bank Per­form­ing Arts Dance Finals – Octo­ber 28th
  • NIFCA Dig­i­cel Per­form­ing Arts Music Finals – Octo­ber 29th
  • NIFCA Dig­i­cel Per­form­ing Arts The­atre Finals – Octo­ber 30th
  • NIFCA Sagi­cor Per­form­ing Arts Junior Finals – Octo­ber 31st

Chil­dren below 4 years of age are not permitted.

Re-​Discover Restau­rant Pro­gramme
The Re-​Discover Restau­rant Pro­gramme is on and will con­tinue to a fea­ture for sev­eral restau­rants across the island dur­ing the winter(tourist) sea­son. The pro­gramme offers a 10% dis­count with par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants for lunch and a fan­tas­tic spe­cial 3-​course menu for din­ner. Din­ner is $99BDS per per­son inclu­sive of a bot­tle of wine per cou­ple, Vat and ser­vice charge included.

“Chang­ing of the Sen­try”
The “Chang­ing of the Sen­try” is a re-​enactment for the his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cant to Bar­ba­dos. The event takes place at the 1807 Main Guard, Gar­ri­son; which is a UNSECO world her­itage site. The re-​enactment is put on by the Bar­ba­dos Gar­ri­son His­tor­i­cal Con­sor­tium Inc., where they enlist the ‘Sen­tries & Corp of Drums of Bar­ba­dos’ which is made up of mil­i­tary per­son­nel or retired mem­bers from the Bar­ba­dos Legion to per­form. Every Thurs­day at 12 dur­ing the month of Octo­ber and into the fol­low­ing year the mem­bers stage an authen­tic show­case in full Zouave uni­form and weaponry.

Cel­e­bra­tions of Rhythm at Pirates Cove
pirates cove
For two nights in Octo­ber (6th and 20th) come out and expe­ri­ence the best of every­thing Bajan at Pirates Cove Brownes Beach, St. Michael. Begin­ning at 7pm is the Bajan Vil­lage where you can enjoy great foods and activ­i­ties such as domi­noes or lim­ing. At 8pm the show moves onto the Cel­e­bra­tions of Rhythm aspect, where you will see the story of Bajan Music through song and dance. Finally 9pm kicks off the Street Party, where you can party “Bajan Style”. These nights rep­re­sent the story of cul­ture colour and spirit.

The Bar­ba­dos Sail­ing Asso­ci­a­tion Incog­nito Arts Exhi­bi­tion and Fundraiser – Open­ing Recep­tion
sailing ass
The month of Octo­ber kicks off with this Open­ing Recep­tion that will fea­ture a vari­ety of artists – both emerg­ing and estab­lished – show­cas­ing unique pieces. Held at the Bar­ba­dos Yacht Club on Octo­ber 1st, the pieces will all start at $150 BDS and will be silently auc­tioned. 50% of all pro­ceeds will go towards the BSA’s Youth Rac­ing Pro­gramme and also to send 5 of its sailors to Dinghy Cham­pi­onships in St. Maarten this Octo­ber. After this Open­ing Recep­tion, the exhi­bi­tion will con­tinue until Novem­ber 19th, 2016.

Richard Stoute Teen Tal­ent Con­test 2016: Over 21 Finals
richard stoute
For sev­eral decades, the Richard Stoute Teen Tal­ent con­test has been the foun­da­tion for the devel­op­ment of some of the best young singers in Bar­ba­dos. On Octo­ber 23rd, Divi South­winds will host the Over 21 finals where some of the best tal­ented young singers in Bar­ba­dos will be given the oppor­tu­nity to dis­play their con­sid­er­able talent.

Elec­tric Allure Fes­ti­val 2016
The Elec­tric Allure fes­ti­val is an EDM themed con­cert held in Bar­ba­dos using DJs from around the world. This year will see 16 DJs drop­ping beats all through­out the night. Held at three dif­fer­ent venues on three dif­fer­ent nights (Octo­ber 14th16th), this is an event not to be missed.

Car Rac­ing Events
car racing
Bushy Park will be a hive of activ­ity in the month of Octo­ber. See below for the var­i­ous car rac­ing events occur­ring this month.

  • Octo­ber 2nd - MCBI Speed Event #6
  • Octo­ber 9thBARL Rallycross
  • Octo­ber 29th and 30th – Suzuki Chal­lenge Series Round 10 – Clash of Cham­pi­ons Race Meet
  • Octo­ber 30th – Drag Rac­ing — Motor Rac­ing Meet
  • Octo­ber 30th – Kart­ing — Motor Rac­ing Meet

“On The Wings of Love” Bar­ba­dos Con­cert
wings of love
The Bar­ba­dos Jazz Excur­sion &Island Muzik Pro­duc­tions LLC presents Grammy-​nominated Jef­frey Osbourne “On the Wings of Love” Con­cert, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 8th, 2016. The con­cert will be at the Bar­ba­dos Con­corde Expe­ri­ence, Gen­eral $100, Reserved $125 and VIP $175 Start time 8:30. There will be a VIP Recep­tion and Silent auc­tion before the con­cert at 7:30 Pro­ceeds from the con­cert will ben­e­fit the Head­start Music Programme.

CIBC First Caribbean Walk for the Cure
walk of cure
The annual “Walk for the Cure” is now in its fifth year and has become of the biggest can­cer walk fundraiser in Bar­ba­dos. Each year the Bar­ba­dos Can­cer Soci­ety Breast Screen­ing Pro­gramme with title spon­sor CIBC First Caribbean Inter­na­tional Bank seeks to raise aware­ness and gain funds for the detec­tion and treat­ment of can­cer. This year the event will be held on Sun­day Octo­ber 02nd at 3:30, both the walk and run starts and ends at CIBC First Caribbean Regional Head­quar­ters in War­rens. The 10K run starts at 3:45, 5K run at 4:00 and 5K walk at 4:15. Sup­port the cause by pur­chas­ing a t-​shirt $25 for adults $15 for chil­dren. To reg­is­ter or donate, visit http://​cibcf​cib​walk​forthe​cure​.cau​sevox​.com/

Banks Brew­ery and Vis­i­tor Cen­tre Tours
Banks (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.

Hike Bar­ba­dos
Every Sun­day, the Bar­ba­dos National Trust orga­nizes hikes for both begin­ners and inter­me­di­ates. Dur­ing the month of Octo­ber, the hikes will be at Drax Hall Plan­ta­tion, St. George; Oistins Car Park Christ Church; Arawak Cement Plant Play­ing Field, St. Lucy. Th
e Moon­light hike will be at Hackleton’s Cliff top, St. Joseph on the 16th Octo­ber at 5:30pm.

Go to the Movies

This month Olym­pus The­atre and Limegrove Cin­ema have a wide vari­ety of movies for all audi­ences. Visit the Olym­pus in the south or Limegrove in the west the view one of the below list­ing- just to name a few:

Badozee Bazodee-Poster1

Girl on the train

The birth of a Nation

Boo! Madea Halloween

Jack Reacher never go Back

Keep­ing up with the Joneses

There is plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty to expe­ri­ence in the month of October!

© Photo 1 taken from Ncf​.bb
© Photo 2 taken from Re​-dis​cover​.com
© Photo 3 taken from Bar​ba​dos​gar​ri​son​.com
© Photo 4 & 11 taken from Axses​.net
© Photo 57,9,10 & 13 taken from Fbcdn​.net
© Photo 6 taken from Ytimg​.com
© Photo 8 taken from Bar​ba​dos​mo​tor​sport​.com
© Photo 12 taken from Hike​bar​ba​dos​.com
© Arti­cle of caribbe​an​dreams​magazine​.com

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