The Barbados On The Water Festival is a celebration of all things Bajan packing into a 3 day weekend on Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
I made my first visit to the Festival and wasn’t disappointed.
I enjoyed our small island culture (My Mother is a Barbadian) consisting of great food (my Canadian kids ate Pizza Pizza – sigh), Crop Over dancers on the main stage with a Soca music mix by DJ Niterider, a fashion show, kids events, an Iron Chef competition, literary events, various vendors, music performances and just liming in the warm sun. Unlike the real Barbados, the sun took off pretty early so we were lucky to have our jackets.
The nighttime main events were past my kids’ bedtimes so we didn’t stay but people have been talking how nice acts like Lil’ Rick, Rupee, Arturo Tappin Band and DJ Puffy were. Next time I leave the rug rats at home.
This just reminded me that I am long overdue for another visit to my 2nd home in beautiful Barbados.
Check out some photos I took of the day and if you were there, what was your favourite part of the celebration?
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