The Barbados events calendar May 2023 include the Barbados Reggae Festival, the Barbados Gospel Festival, the International Masters Football Tournament, The Gallery of Caribbean Art Exhibition, the Celtic Festival, Hike Barbados and Horse Racing at the Garrison Savannah, and the Visual Arts Exhibition Series at the Queen’s Park Gallery.
We’ve tried to list all of the events that take place… but if you know of an event that has not been listed here we encourage you to Submit it to our Barbados Events Calendar.
Which festival is held in Barbados in May?
The Barbados Celtic Festival is held in May, this music festival started back in the 1990's. It celebrates the cultural and historic links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados.
What are some of the things to do in Barbados during May?
The Barbados events in May include the Barbados Celtic Festival, the Masters Football Classic, Gospelfest, Hike Barbados and Horse Racing at the historic Garrison Savannah.
What's the weather in Barbados like during May?
Like the other months of the year the weather in May remains near perfect. Unlike the earlier months in the year you’ll find that the temperatures are getting progressively warmer as the island gets ready to welcome the summer heat.
Barbados Events in May – Barbados Reggae Festival
The Barbados Reggae Festival has become one of the premier events in Barbados since its launch in 2004. The 2023 Reggae on The Beach is scheduled for Monday, May 1st, at Artistry Beach , Lower Bay Street, Barbados.
Barbados Events in May – Gun Hill by Moonlight
On May 5th, you are invited to a cocktail party with a splendid view; indulge in drinks and appetizers with the Barbados National Trust at Gun Hill while soaking in the stars & full moon as we continue to raise awareness for the cause!
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Barbados Events in May – Celtic Festival Barbados
The Barbados Celtic Festival is a music festival that started back in the 1990’s. It celebrates the cultural and historic links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados.
This festival is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience and celebrate the linkages between these countries through the fusion of folk music and flavors of the various culinary delights. The 2023 festival take place on May 18th.
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Barbados Events in May – Barbados Museum’s Heritage Concert
On Sunday, May 21 2023, the Walled Garden Theatre at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society will come alive with the soothing sounds of classical music. Join the museum from 6 pm for a night of music, food, drinks and a live auction as we kick off the Museum’s year-long 90th-anniversary celebrations with this first concert.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the restoration, preservation and maintenance of the partners involved.
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Barbados Events in May – Barbados Gospelfest
Gospelfest is the Caribbean region’s premiere gospel music and arts festival.
Dedicated to Barbados, the Caribbean and the international community, the Barbados Gospelfest maintains a standard of excellence second to none and has become a vital festival fixture for the region at large. The 2023 Barbados Gospel Festival takes place from May 21st to 28th it will feature several magnificent events.
As the tagline suggests The 2023 Gospel Festival states Touching Lives Changing Nations, be there to celebrate and worship in song and dance.
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Barbados Events in May – Visual Art Exhibition
This Visual Arts Exhibition Series entitled “We Came On Merchant Ships” will be held on the 25th May at the Queen’s Park Gallery, Bridgetown during the Crop Over Season.
Barbados Events In May – Naniki Beyond The Trees
Naniki Barbados presents Beyond the Trees a Kindred Expressions of Music, Art & Love May 25th – 28th, 2023. This high-quality production will feature a number of popular artists like
Steel Pan Meastro Dr Len “Boogsie Sharpe, Ghana’s Highlife/Afrobeat/Jazz Collective, Bajan/Canadian Saxophonist Niel Brathwaite, Jamaican/British pianist Trevor Watkis, Joan Belgrave, Darren Massiah, Three The Hardway in concert with the legends of steel pulse, Matumbi and Aswad and much more… Click here to learn more
Barbados Events in May – Masters Football Classic
This Masters Football Classic Tournament will take place from 26th to 29th May, 2023. It is one of the biggest Masters football tournaments in the Caribbean and will again be played in Barbados.
This event is sure to attract locals and visitors alike to come along and cheer on the teams battling it out in fierce competition.
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Barbados Events in May – Horse Racing
Horse racing continues at the historic Garrison Savannah with the staging of The Barbados Guineas the 1st Jewel in the Triple Crown. This will be the 73rd running of the Barbados Guineas. It will take place on Saturday, May the 27th.
The race will be the sixth race of the eight-card race day and will feature a high-quality field of West Indian-bred three-year-olds. Running a distance of 1570m the first Jewel in the Triple Crown gets going at approximately 4:25 pm, it features a purse of $35.000.
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Where To Stay – Barbados Events in May
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Barbados East coast hotels, from the spectacular beauty of The Crane to the charm of The Atlantis Hotel.
Barbados all-inclusive resorts are generally great value for money. The ideal option when you visit for Barbados events in April.
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Restaurants to Choose From – Barbados Events in May
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? Well, we invite you to try our Barbadian cuisine restaurants. Some of the more popular ones are Atlantis Hotel Restaurant, The Garden Terrace Restaurant and The Beach House Restaurant
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? Your stay wouldn’t be complete without dining at our Caribbean cuisine restaurants. Some of the more popular ones are Cariba Restaurant, Champers Restaurant and L’Azure Restaurant
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? We invite you to sample the Asian cuisine restaurants on the island. Some of the more popular ones are Apsara Samudra Restaurant, Nishi Restaurant and The Zen Restaurant Barbados
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? You’ll discover a number of delightful Italian cuisine restaurants on the island. Some of the more popular ones are lL Tempio Italian Restaurant, Mama Mia restaurant and Tapas Restaurant
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? You will discover some interesting and delectable seafood dishes. Some of the restaurants specialising in seafood dishes are the Fishpot Restaurant, Lobster Alive Restaurant and The Lighthouse Terrace Restaurants.
Visiting for the Barbados events in April? Dining at the island’s Mediterranean-style restaurants is a must. Some of the more popular ones are Cafe Luna Restaurant, L’acajou Restaurant and Coral Reef Club Restaurant.