Easily Barbados’ biggest festival, Crop Over celebrates the end of the sugarcane harvest. The festivities start in May and include fairs, calypso competitions and live music. Things reach their peak on Kadooment Day, the first Monday in August. It’s a national holiday and one of the biggest parties of the year, with fireworks and a massive Carnival-like parade. The best place to see all the action is in Bridgetown.