A stunning paradise like Grand Cayman has wonderful events that keep the riveting ambiance glowing. From sports to food, to culture, you’ll surely find a fun-filled event to boost the island’s thrill. With close to 5 million visitors to the small island each year, Grand Cayman offers an array of options to choose from. You won’t have to guess. Come along as we name some of the island’s sought-after events.
Camana Bay Farmers Market
Fresh and lively is what the island is all about! It’s a great way to describe all of Grand Cayman, so it comes as no surprise that the weekly Camana Bay Farmers Market is a must-do event on the island. There are several farmer’s markets across the island, however, the spot to be in is Camana Bay. Enjoy fresh produce and local goods, artisanal products, food vendors, live entertainment, activities, and gorgeous scenery. With rotating themes and events, you can always find a variety fit for the whole family at this market. In its waterfront location, you’ll get to take in the outdoor oasis while you shop and mingle with the local community. You’ll find the best souvenirs for family and friends as you get to pick from locally created crafts and handmade art or shop luxury boutiques nearby. Sample local dishes, snacks, or treats from native culinary vendors that whip up decadent Cayman bites. You’ll love Grand Cayman’s eventful Camana Bay Farmers Market!
The Batabano Carnival
If you’re looking for a festive adults-only event, say hello to Cayman’s only National Carnival: The Batabano Carnival. Taking place at the start of Turtle Nesting season in May, you’ll get to witness an electrifying costume parade that begins at Seven Mile Beach and stretches over to George Town’s historic waterfront. Dance well into the night with the island’s cultural music, food, and community as the street celebration ends at midnight.
Coming in April and possibly with kids? Attend the Junior Batabano Carnival! Watch as junior bands compete for the win and enjoy the family-friendly costume parade and activities lined up for teens.
Taste of Cayman
Next stop, foodie central! Taking place in April, A Taste of Cayman is a sensational food festival that encapsulates the very heart and soul of Grand Cayman. Tropical delicacies made by native culinary chefs that showcase the diverse flavors of the island. Tap into the vibrant fusions made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and culinary influences. Experience the essence of Grand Cayman with succulent, fresh seafood caught from the very waters that surround it. Delight in the boundless creativity as chefs go head-to-head in efforts to show the very best of Cayman culinary innovation. In this tasty Grand Cayman event, you’ll participate in demonstrations, and most importantly, indulge in all the incredible mouthwatering cuisine. This is an absolute fan favorite.
Cayman Art Week
A week-long event dedicated to the Cayman Arts during the month of May. Stroll through galleries, studios, and pop-ups, or revel in astonishing installations, Cayman Art Week is a mesmerizing visual feast. This event helps celebrate local artistic talent while connecting collectors that stimulate the economy. Connect with over 80 artists and hundreds of precious artworks during the week.
Cayman Pirate Fest
Celebrating its pirate legends and cultural heritage the Cayman Islands dedicate a whole week in November to their pirates! Get ready to experience a series of party nights, costume contests, cultural and heritage competitions, music, and so much more. This fantastic celebration is great for all ages and stretches across all 3 islands. It is celebrated on a different week for a different island, all in the same month. The festivities begin with a Pirates Landing Ceremony led by the iconic Captain Morgan himself, followed by a Pirates Parade and many other exciting performances for a whole week that you don’t want to miss like workshops, treasure hunts, and more. The fun concludes with a spectacular fireworks show which adds a dazzling finale to memories you won’t soon forget. Pirates Week is THE Grand Cayman event to attend in November.
While these are just a few events to name, Grand Cayman is quite eventful all year long which just adds more reason to visit the island any time of the year. Step out of the ordinary and maybe celebrate a pirate for once, or just feed your curiosity. Literally. Grand Cayman events welcome you. Plan your next eventful getaway, today!