Barbadians are very religious people and there are over 100
religious sects operating in Barbados. Against this backdrop
it is inevitable that there would be a large religious festival
on the island. Gospel music plays an important role in the
spiritual lives of Barbadians and the growth of Gospelfest
is indicative of this fact.
This festival of religious music brings together some of
the top gospel artistes from North America, the Caribbean
and Barbados. Much of the popularity of the festival is due
to the presence of popular international artistes such as
Dr.Bobby Jones and Jeff White.
The music of this festival is very diverse and includes reggae,
calypso, jazz and soul. Whatever your style, you will find
the music and the festival uplifting and inspirational.
For more information on Gospelfest, visit barbadosgospelfest.com
Celtic Festival (May - June)
Celebrating the heritage of the Celtic cultures, this festival
includes music, song, and dance, and attracts Irish, Welch
and Scottish visitors and residents of Barbados, the Caribbean
Typical events include:
- Haggis Nite
- International Nite
- Highland Games
- Rugby Tournament
For further information contact:
Ms. Ruth Williams
Tel/Fax: (246) 426-3387
Barbados Rally Carnival - three carefully chosen words that
say so much about the people and place that make this event
Barbados - 166 square miles
of coral reef that popped out of the sea a few hundred thousand
years ago and has become world famous for it's tropical beaches
and island lifestyle.
Since the first settlers came in 1627 and established the
world's third oldest House of Parliament in 1639, our people
have worked tirelessly to keep our society and culture up-to-date
with the rest of the world while retaining the very essence
of Caribbean island life.
Things sometimes move at a slow pace here, especially when
we take the time to enjoy the weather and pleasant company.
It's a place where things still get done, in spite of the
relaxed atmosphere. You'll find that we're quite a resourceful
bunch, if you need help with anything, just ask.
Rally - we've been doing it
for forty-five years. During that time, every trend and development
in international motorsport has been mirrored to some extent
by our clubs of volunteers and motorsport enthusiasts. You'll
find our cars and drivers to be quite competitive and fans
to be extremely well informed about most aspects of their
sport and quite up-to-date with the international scene.
Motorsport has become our most popular spectator sport and
is supported at all levels of our Government and business
communities. Our dense network of paved public roads is especially
suitable to tarmac rallying and have character as diverse
as anywhere in the world. Our RallySprint track at Vaucluse
Raceway has been hailed as world-class and adds a new dimension
to local rallyists' motorsport experience.
Carnival - this is really what
it's all about. We're here to have a good time and forget
some of the more serious aspects of our day-to-day lives.
Submerse yourself for a while in the task at hand: to fit
as much partying, socializing and motorsport enjoyment into
fourteen days of RallySprinting, tarmac stage-rallying, cruising,
beach parties, dinners, and all of the other activities we've
Take some time to get to know the competitors, organizers,
service personnel, marshals and fans. We're all here to enjoy
the atmosphere that good motorsport brings and be part of
this unique experience.
Barbados Rally Carnival organizer