Some of the most popular events taking place include the following:
Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival
(May 7 – May 14 2017)
Barbados is host to the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival. The festival takes place from May 7 -14 2017 and is host to over 30 overseas teams looking to play against fellow cricket enthusiasts. There are both local and overseas teams from countries such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the USA.
The Barbados Beach Tennis Open
(June 26 – July 2 2017)
This invitational beach tennis tournament is a combination of tennis and beach volleyball in a fun, party atmosphere. The Barbados Beach Tennis Open is expected to feature some of the world’s best beach tennis players, competing in both doubles and mix-doubles. There will also be a Nation’s Cup featuring players from Brazil, France, Italy, Aruba as well as local players competing for the grand prize purse.
The Barbados Beach Wellness Festival
(September 2 – September 3 2017)
Health and wellness has become an important part of many travelers visiting Barbados. The island will be host to the beach wellness festival in September which will feature yoga sessions from beginner to expert levels well as a wide range of beach activities such as workout sessions and water sports. Nature lovers can partake in biking, horseback riding and hiking tours.
The Barbados Festival of Cycling
(September 9 – September 10 2017)
The Cycling festival will take place in September and features road cycling activities throughout the island. There will also be a Round the Island Cycle entitled the Barbados 360 as well as Mountain Biking. The road cycling event will comprise four days of cycling to various locations, an event village, and two courses to choose from – the Barbados 360 Gold (112km route) and the Barbados 360 Silver (64km route).
Dragon World Championships
(October 28 – October 30 2017)
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding has become more and more popular. Teams from around the world will use inflatable paddle boards, developed by the Red Paddle Co, to compete with one another and be in with a chance to be crowned the first Dragon World Champion.