Commencing with our Pirate Kick-Off Party on Thursday 10th November, get up close to our pirate crews and ready your sea legs for the days of celebrations ahead.
Saturday 12th November brings with it our 5K sea swim and the infamous Pirates Week Food Festival, where every conceivable local flavour is available for you to savour. The firework spectacle over Harbour Drive will thrill the crowds, as a veritable feast of local live bands and entertainers will keep your toes tapping until the early hours. Throw in the colour, energy and plumage of carnival and this becomes the powerhouse of festival evenings and street entertainment.
Saturday 12th November begins with the hilariously funny Cardboard Regatta and the jaw dropping spectacle of the pirate landing and float parade. As pirates fight their way on shore, can the Red Coats protect the Governor from his inevitable capture? The island welcomes all of its new visitors with the very best of local artists and songwriters who vy for the coveted National Song Contest title and a resounding roundup of street dance artists.
On Wednesday 16th November, we bring a new aspect to the Pirates Fest with the Cassava Cake and Conch Fritter Competition hosted at the beautiful Coral Beach in West Bay.
Thursday 17th we bring it back to Central George Town with the sweet sounds of the Steel Pans with “Pan in de City” and a food truck festival sure to leave your mouth-watering into the night.
Friday 18th November we start the morning with releasing several yearling turtles back into the wild blue from Governor’s Beach before taking to the streets with the Pirates 5k Run/Walk through George Town finishing with our famous Block Party as the sounds of soca music fill the night.
As Saturday 19th November rolls in we begin to wind down the Grand Cayman week with a new Children’s Play Area hosted by Inclusion Cayman while the waterfront fills again to witness the infamous Trial of the Pyrates – will the Governor issue a pardon or lock those Pirates up for good? We enjoy the night with musical acts on the Mainstage and a Teen Street Dance, while the skies light up with the fireworks.
Sunday 20th November we take to the high seas with the 3rd Pirates Week Festival Flotilla and for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on dry land, take a trip to the Cayman Islands Turtle Centre for the Pirates Week Family Fun Day. Find out more about the rich culture and heritage of the islands and enjoy the fun stops and activities along the way.
Bringing the Grand Cayman festivities to a close, whatever your age, whatever your genre, the Pirates Week Festival 2022 has something for everyone tightly packed into these ten days.