Patrons can expect a week of fun-filled activities for this year’s FLOW Oistins Fish Festival.
The annual festival, which attracts approximately 40, 000 persons over three days, has extended its list of activities.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY at the Caribbean LED Lighting Ceremony, the Public Relations Officer for the festival, Alex McDonald, explained that the rebranding project sought to highlight the flavour and culture of the southern town, with a range of activities on offer from a heritage tour with historian Sherwood McCaskie to a mixology competition sponsored by Cockspur Rum.
The activities began on Monday and will culminate on April 2.
“We want [Oistins Fish Festival] to be a hybrid of community tourism, but also realizing that [Oistins] is a significant historical player in our society,” McDonald said.
“We want to show that Barbados is a bucket of things – we can have community tourism, historical and heritage tourism – [so that] . . . people when they come here don’t experience one type of tourism, they experience a hybrid and a poly bloc of what happens in the tourist sector,” he added.
Also present at the lighting ceremony was the Minister of Health and representative for Christ Church South John Boyce who said that this year’s festival promises to be one of its best ever.
He urged Barbadians to ensure that the week was incident-free.
“I want to encourage everyone to act with some level of control and make sure we do not engage in excesses so as to bring about any accidents or incidents in this festival,” Boyce said. (KK)