What is the best time of year to visit Barbados?

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Bridget Bland

Any local will tell you hands down the best time of year to head to Barbados would be July to attend the Crop Over Festival. This is the Bajan version of Carnival and is named for commemorating a time when slaves working on Barbados’ sugar plantations would celebrate the end of the harvest with singing and dancing. The event is actually two months long, but culminates in July when residents and visitors pack the streets of Bridgetown and head to Queens Park. The party goes through the night with lots of tasty Caribbean food, calypso bands, dancing and a very colorful street parade called Grand Kandooment.

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