Back to Africa: Girlfriends Expo and Arts Festival 2023
by Karen Rollins Jan 16, 2023
The highly anticipated Girlfriends Expo and Arts Festival is back on the Barbados events calendar for 4-5 February 2023 after a two-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two-day festival will take place on the first weekend in February from noon until 9pm at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey, under the theme ‘Back to Africa’.
Billed as “a premier marketing opportunity for local entrepreneurs, small businesses and large companies who are aiming products at female consumers,” the expo usually features around 80 exhibitors and attracts around 5,000 patrons.
The event is popular with Barbadian women of all ages as it aims to “empower, educate and entertain.’
Some of the festival’s previous activities have included fashion shows, art parties, inspirational workshops, informative presentations, and indulgent ‘pamper zones’ featuring spa treatments and massages.
Clothes, jewellery, haircare and skincare items, and handmade gifts will be on sale. There will also be lots of food and drink options.
Go along with your girlfriends, mother, daughter, or sister to enjoy this fun female-focused weekend.