Holetown, located on the west coast north of Bridgetown, was the first settlement on the island of Barbados. It was initially named Jamestown by the first English settlers who landed in the small channel in 1625 when King James I was on the throne in England. Today the town is famous for its colourful annual festival of crafts, music and historical parades held in commemoration of these first settlers. The festival takes place mid-February every year and runs over a one-week period. Events at the Holetown Festival include historical lectures, fashion shows, beauty contests, street parades, tattoo shows, exhibitions, concerts, theatrical presentations, sporting events and an antique car parade.
Date: 12 - 19 February 2012