Annual Culinary Events
1-4 May 2013
Batabano Adult Parade
A cultural celebration taking place over several days with street fetes, costume parades, music, dancing and local food. www.caymancarnival.com.
27 April 2013
Batabano Carnival Junior Parade
Held at Camana Bay, the parade features children’s costume parades, soca and calypso dancing, steel drums and food. www.caymancarnival.com.
7-17 November 2013
A swashbuckling good time for all three islands! Pirates Week is Cayman’s largest celebration, attracting thousands of visitors and residents. Kicking off with a mock pirate invasion and capture of the Governor, the festivities continue for eleven fun-filled day. Over 30 different events take place including pirate parades, music, street dancing and acts, competitions, local food and drink, sports events, children’s activities, Heritage Days and firework displays. Find out more or visit www.piratesweekfestival.com.
TBA November 2013
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Market
A giant Christmas tree and thousands of fairy lights are switched on by Santa at this popular family event in Camana Bay. Carol singing, a Christmas market and late night shopping add to the festive spirit of the event. There’s even real snow! www.camanabay.com.
17-20 January 2013
Considered to be the Caribbean’s “premier epicurean event”, Chef Eric Ripert, from the Ritz-Carlton, hosts a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean. World famous chefs, sommeliers and spirit blenders offer themed tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners. www.caymanculinary.com.
12-15 January 2013
Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival
The largest culinary event of the year, Taste of Cayman features live cooking demonstrations, food and wine tasting booths, local entertainment and activities for the family to enjoy. www.tasteofcayman.org.
13 February 2013
A family event in Lower Valley showcasing the Island’s best produce, food and livestock. Get there early!
10 & 11 May 2013
Enjoy chalk art, digital graffiti, live music, dance and cooking demonstrations as well as a kids' talent show and a Mixology Masters competition at Camana Bay.
13 February 2013
Mardi Gras at Kaibo
On Ash Wednesday, thousands of people drive or boat up for Cayman’s biggest organised party. Revellers enjoy 12 hours of festivities from 12pm with live bands, SJs, BBQ food, drinks, body painting and dancing. Ferries to the event run to and from Safe Haven all day. www.kaibo.ky.