The exciting Holetown Festival in St. James, was created to commemorate the anniversary of the first settlement of Barbados, which occurred on February 1627, in Holetown. The annual week-long festival typically begins in mid-February with the opening celebrations, which takes place the Holetown Monument. The Festival provides an opportunity for many local artisans and craftsmen to be highlighted. It is also a means to promote, Barbadian culture and history.
The fesival typically includes:
Historical lectures & Displays
Antique car parade
The Holetown Pageant
Exciting Street parades
The Barbados Tattoo — a beautiful equestrian (horse) display organised by the Royal Police Force.