Events, Holidays and Festivals on Grand Cayman
January 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Cayman Cookout: January 16-20, 2019
Cayman Cookout brings together talented chefs, wine and spirit experts, and culinary influencers in one of the most prestigious celebrations of food and wine in the world. Guests at this exclusive, interactive festival will enjoy dynamic cooking demonstrations, exclusive tastings and dining events, exciting local tours and unique epicurean experiences -- all presented with a sense of barefoot elegance.
Taste Of Cayman: January 26, 2019
Taste of Cayman is a famous food and drink event held annually in Grand Cayman. Now in its 31st year it attracts in excess of 4,000 people and features 36 of Cayman's best restaurants plus local and international wines, liquors and brews. Taste of Cayman features a host of festival entertainment including cooking demonstrations, cocktail competitions, live music and fireworks for people to enjoy.years event.
February 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Valentines Day: February 14, 2019
Take your significant other to one of the many lovely restaurants on Grand Cayman for a romantic evening. Be sure to check with local restaurants for Valentine's Day specials.
KAABOO Cayman: February 14, 2019
KAABOO Cayman is a 2-day festival experience created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations and personal indulgences.
March 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Cayman Mardi Gras: March 4-6, 2019
The Cayman Mardi Gras Festival encompass the same feel and festivity of New Orleans with a mix of true Caribbean flavor. The flavors, sounds and beads fills the streets of George Town for 3 fun days.
Little Cayman Mardi Gras: March 5, 2019
The Little Cayman Mardi Gras is held the annual the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. Guests and locals from both Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac come to the little island for a lively parade, local musicians, dance performances, a Masquerade ball, and so much more. All proceeds from the event go towards Little Cayman National Trust. The Parade starts at Head O'Bay and ends at Edward Bodden Airfield.
St. Patricks Day: March 17, 2019
Official public holiday of the Cayman Islands.
April 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Easter: April 21, 2019
Easter is a very special time in the Cayman Islands. The holiday centres on the religious event; both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays and there is plenty of Easter themed entertainment to keep the whole family entertained.
Junior Batabano: April 11, 2019
The Islands national carnival is going on its 32nd year. Typically held during the first week of may, Junior Batabano welcomes kids and families to join the celebration. Batabano, being a salute to the nation's heritage, particularly that of 'turtling' is named after the tracks left in the sand by sea turtles. Held in the capital, George Town, the goal of the junior carnival is to promote Cayman's unique heritage at in a safe, family oriented, way.
International Fishing Tournament: TBA
Islanders and Anglers head to the Cayman Islands to take part in the annual fishing tournament with prizes given out to top catches of Marlin, Tuna, and other game fish.
May 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Batabano: May 1-5, 2019 (Time TBA)
The Islands national carnival is being a salute to the nation's heritage, particularly that of 'turtling' is named after the tracks left in the sand by sea turtles. Held in the capital, George Town, the carnival and parade along with the many other events occurring over the celebratory period, is meant to be a cultural celebration drawing on dance, music, history, and vibrant costuming to bring life to the celebration. Locals and visitors flock to the parade to witness the spectacle of unique costumes, lively choreography, and incredible floats.
June 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Flowers Sea Swim: June 15-17, 2019
Located at 7 Mile Beach, the Flowers Sea Swim hosts competitors from 8-80 years old! Whether you are a competitive swimmer or just want to give it a try, Flowers Sea Swim welcomes all those looking for a good time swimming in the beautiful Caribbean waters. The one mile sea swim will be held on June 16, 2018 followed by the 5k/10k sea swim June 18, 2018.
Queens Birthday: June 17, 2019
To celebrate their British heritage, a celebration for the queen is held annually in George Town on Grand Cayman. The event features a full military parade.
July 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Constitution Day: July 1, 2019
National holiday celebrating the day of adoption of the first constitution of the island in 1959.
*Event dates and subject to change or cancellation
November 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Farmers and Artisans Market: Every Wednesday 12:00-7:00 PM
A showcase for all that is grown and sold on Grand Cayman. Shops, restaurants, and local growers and artisans come together to create an atmosphere of fun. From 3 PM onwards, local entertainers join the artisans and farmers for live entertainment and real-time art displays. Located at The Paseo, Camana Bay.
Macabuca's Caribbean BBQ: Every Monday 5:00Pm-10:00PM
Macabuca Bar & Grill hosts a delicious Caribbean BBQ every Monday night. Enjoy all you can eat BBQ ribs, jerk chicken, salads and all your BBQ favourites.
Pirates Week: November 8-12, 2019
A swashbuckling good time for all three Islands! The week features a full-on mock pirate invasion of the Island and capture of the Governor! The festivities continue for five fun-filled days of pirate parades, music, street dancing, competitions, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, sports events, Heritage Days and firework displays.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: November 17, 2019
A giant Christmas tree decorated with thousands of fairy lights is switched on at Camana Bay by Santa himself. Enjoy the carol singing and the Christmas market.
Gimistory: December - January 24-1, 2019
An international festival that brings together storytellers from Cayman, the Caribbean and North America. Events take place in parks, beaches and even private backyards, evoking an atmosphere of the days of yore when storytelling was the only entertainment.
December 2019 Grand Cayman Events
Intertrust Marathon: December 2, 2019
Full and half marathons, four person relays and a kid's fun run with the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Island and Caribbean Sea.
Christmas : December 25, 2019
Christmas is always a fun-filled day in Cayman with numerous restaurants hosting Christmas lunch. Keep an eye on the calendar as more details are added!
New Years Eve Fireworks: December 31, 2019
Ring in the new year with displays all along Seven Mile Beach; there is also a formal display at 8pm over The Harbour at Camana Bay. Visit the event calendar for a full list of New Year's Eve Events in Cayman.