The change of venue for this year's Independence Parade is intended to make it more attractive to the public.
This year's parade will be held at Kensington Oval.
It is expected to feature members of the armed and unarmed forces executing a number of precision drills, in keeping with the annual event.
Speaking at Sunday's rehearsal, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, Colonel Glyne Grannum, said the location and activities planned are meant to breathe new life into the celebration.
Colonel Grannum says in spite of a few hiccups, they are confident of putting on a show the public will enjoy.