Holetown Festival 2011

Barbados Holetown Festival 2011


Barbados Holetown Festival 2011 Schedule of Events.

To celebrate the Anniversary of the First Settlement of Barbados.


Saturday, February 12th, 2011

12:00pm to 4:00pm: Holetown Fish Fry – hosted by the American Women’s Club at 69 Cherry Ave, Sunset Crest.


Sunday, February 13th, 2011

4:00pm: Opening Celebrations at the Holetown Monument (in Super Centre car park) with Dancin’ Africa, the Queen of the Festival Sakina Alleyne and the contestants for 2011, St. Leonard’s Boys Choir, Torisha Holder, The Advent Boys, saxophonist Ricky Niles, Rhea Borman and presentation of awards. Presentation of the Haringey / Holetown Twinning Document. Blessing by Pastor Victor Payne and feature address by the Honorable Stephen Lashley.

5:30pm: The Ceremony of Beating Retreat by the Zouave Band of the Barbados Defense Force. The evening presented with the compliments of Super Centre, Holetown.

6:30pm: Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd Pan Fest featuring The Olakunde Steel Orchestra, the Reddy Panners and Haringey Young Musicians from England.


Monday, February 14th, 2011

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk “Duppies, Hags and Steel Donkeys – The Coming of Light, the Disappearance of Myths in Barbados” by Dr. Pedro Welch at the Holetown Methodist Church. Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Opening of Exhibition “Heritage Sites” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with the Banks / Coca Cola Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: PriceSmart Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring Sing Out Barbados, the Ziggy Walcott Ensemble, The Singers, Singers and Dancers from the School for the Hearing Impaired, Kathy Payne and 2 Island Girls.


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

9:30am: 1st Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating). Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Heritage Sites” in the Holetown Library.

12:00pm: 2nd Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating). Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Concert, featuring Haringey Young Musicians from England at the Surfside Restaurant.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with the Banks / Coca Cola Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: Surfside Restaurant Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring The Royal Diedems, Solid, Kimberley Inniss, comedian Carson Small and Praise Academy of Dance.


Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk, “Investigating the Barbados Environment” by David Ellis at the Holetown Methodist Church. Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Heritage Sites” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12.00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with the Banks / Coca Cola Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) presenting Willie Kerr and friends, The Redmen, Urban De Coda and the Festival dancers.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

10:00am: Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating)…Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Heritage Sites” in the Holetown Library.

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Concert, featuring Haringey Young Musicians from England at the Surfside Restaurant.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with the Banks / Coca Cola Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: RBC Royal Bank Of Canada / RBTT Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring Ayana John and Blue, Rhapsody of Barbados, Lorenzo and Mikey, Richard Stoute, Adrian Clarke, Desmond Weekes and Extra Hype Dancers.


Friday, February 18th, 2011

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk, “Barbados Magna Carta, the foundation for freedom in Barbados” by Robert “Bobby” Morris at the Holetown Methodist Church. Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Heritage Sites” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with the Banks / Coca Cola Karaoke competition from 8:00pm.

8.00pm: Chefette Restaurants Night – Grand Floodlit Tattoo and night march at the Trents Playing Field with the band of The Royal Barbados Police Force, The Mounted Police, and the cadets of the Regional Police Training School. Reserved seating by Ticket ($5.00) available at Surfside Restaurant and the Holetown Festival Information Booth.

12:00 midnight: Street Fair Stalls Close


Saturday, February 19th, 2011

The 35th Annual Banks / Coca Cola Street Fair
Bajan Arts and Crafts
Food from Barbados and the Caribbean
The Prison Service Arts and Craft Centre
This That and T’other Shop
The Banks Beer Garden
Traditional Tuk Band Music
Ital food, books, jewelry, shoes, clothing
Kiwanis Health Centre
Children’s Play Park
toys and lots more

11:00am: The Meguiars / Automotive Art Street Parade featuring Vintage and Classic Cars, The Queen of The Festival Sakina Alleyne and the contestants for 2011, the Barbados Cadet Corps, Dancin’ Africa, The Barbados Regiment Band, St. James, Gordon Greenidge, Erdiston and Luther Thorne Primary Schools, the Learning Centre, The Reddy Panners, Haringey Young Musicians from England, Youth Uprising and the Parish Ambassadors.

12:00 noon: The Holetown Methodist Church – Food for the Body and Soul, A home cooking restaurant on the lawn and in the flower decorated Church, short recitals by performers from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Performances co-ordinated by Maurice Greenidge).

1:30pm: Radio controlled auto racers display.

2:00pm: The Barbados Tourism Authority presents “The Holetown Dooflicky” with Folk Parade and Bajan Carnival.

3:00pm: Mini Concert at the Chattel Stage

6:00pm: The Banks / Coca Cola Sunset Concert with the Royal Barbados Police Force Band at the Seaside Theatre.

8:00pm: DJ Face Off with Verseewild and other popular DJ’s

12:00 midnight: Street Fair Stalls Close


Sunday, February 20th, 2011

9:00am: Thanksgiving Service at the Holetown Methodist Church, to mark the Anniversary of the First Settlement in 1627.

10:00am: Street Fair Stalls re-open.

3:30pm: The Barbados Pathfinder Band drill and musical display.

3:30pm: The Michael Parravicino Memorial 7K Road Walk, from Speightstown to Holetown. Sponsored by Realtors Ltd and organized by St. Clair Ward for Walk Barbados.

4:15pm: Festival 7K Road Run on the same route. (Organized by Jim Wedderburn).

5:15pm: Presentation of Prizes at the Chattel Stage.

6:00pm: Gala Concert “Classical Steel” at the St. James Parish Church. (Tickets $20.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth and the Church).

6:30pm: The Spiritual Baptists Candlelight Procession and Worship Service at the Seaside Theatre.

7:30pm: The Grand Finale – The Queen of the Festival Pageant with seven beautiful contestants in the Auditorium of the St. James Secondary School (Admission $30.00 – Tickets at the door).

8:00pm: Street Fair Stalls Close