25th – 30th May 2021

Proposed Programme

Join in our Massed Bands parade with local musicans from Barbados Defence Band and the Royal Barbados Police and Cadets. If you play the pipes or drums or are a drum major or a highland dancer – you can join our Massed bands events – on your own, or with colleagues in your mini band or bring the full pipe band.


25th May

Welcome– for musician participants


26th May

Major school concerts programme in local schools 

St Patricks School concert in St Patricks Cathedral for the public – visitors and pupil parents – 1pm 

RUM SHOP TOURS – organised locally for visitors attending festival events 

HARBOUR LIGHTS DINNER SHOW – wonderful colourful dinner show with live music and performances and bbq dinner and drinks included – very colourful – illustrating the Bajan story including a nod to Scotland and our Celtic Connections with pipes and drums from Strathallan School Scotland. Suitable for all the family. Ticket (adults)  $97USD includes dinner and drinks and shuttle transport to and from your hotel to the venue. Book here at www.harbourlightsbarbados.com/dinner-show




27th May

Take a trip out on the Caribbean Sea on a luxury 60ft CATAMARAN with Cool Runnings  – set sail up the west coast of Barbados – see the island from the sea – including delicious lunch buffet on board, drinks and snorkelling with the sea turtles. Find out more at www.coolrunningsbarbados.com


Evening – band rehearsals visiting Parade participants, at Garrison

DINE AROUND events –themed Rum Dinners in participating restaurants – watch out for further information


28th May

Rum Distillery visits for visitors   – find out the history of the famous drink which was founded in Barbados, along with the grapefruit and ginger beer!

Main Stage Festival concert –  – Harbour Lights, Hastings from 7pm


29th May

Morning ceilidh event at Flower Forest Botanical Gardens in Scotland District near the East Coast– for families – and young ones 10.30am 

Live music from visiting Scottish folk musicians – food and drink available in restaurant

SOL Motor Rally – pipe bands marching alongside the Rally Drivers and cars for the international Motor Rally taking place on the island.  King of the Hill Race, and SOL MOTOR RALLY SHOW at Wildey, Bridgetown afternoon 

Bridgetown Street Parade     2.30pm – route and timings to be confirmed,  in town co-ordinated by the Barbados Defence Force and Barbados Celtic Festival  – pipe bands and marching bands

Blakeys Rum Shop, Hastings Rock,  South Coast, late afternoon after Street Parade – outdoor marching event on the Boardwalk at Hastings Rock and on the Bandstand. 

Dinner booking essential at Blakeys Rum Shop.  

Informal relaxed event with live music from visiting bands and locals. Main stage. 

Speightstown – simultaneous event – details to follow


30th May

Sunday lunch event – Atlantis Hotel  – with Celtic dishes fused with local dishes – prebooking essential – live Celtic Music

Afternoon Ceilidh finale event

Join as an individual, with friends and family, with your mini band or your full pipe band.​

Its a rich cultural exchange of music and food between the wonderful Bajans with their rich Celtic history, and the current music from around the world.

Join Us

If you would like to join our main Events please get in touch at info@barbadoscelticfestival.com.