Cayman’s culture comes to life with some of this season’s most unique events.
Welcome to the Cayman Islands. You are here at an exciting time. While we enjoy practically perfect weather year-round, March and April are months filled with lots of activities and bright colours beginning with Red Sky at Night, followed by the spectacle of tents of all shapes and sizes that line our beaches filled with Easter campers to the fanciful kites dancing in the wind at the Kaibo Kitefest competition.
Red Sky at Night is a multi-disciplined, multi-cultural arts fair. It features live colourful performances of dance, music and drama as well as a display of visual arts, crafts and featured films. Enjoy delicious culinary delights from local vendors and join us on 3 March on the Harquail Cultural Centre Grounds in George Town from 4pm – Midnight.
The colourful parade continues later in March when we celebrate Easter, one of the most religious holidays in the Cayman Islands. Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. This is a time when families not only attend church, but also devote the long weekend to camping on beaches all over the Cayman Islands. It’s a great time for families and friends to get together and enjoy Cayman’s natural beauty. Children and adults spend the long weekend swimming, fishing, playing games, cooking out and generally having a good time.
This year the Easter weekend is from Friday, 30 March, to Monday, 2 April. And it is on Easter Monday that you will find the colourful kite fest at Kaibo near Rum Point on Grand Cayman.
Vibrant colours continue to awe and inspire in April with the Cayman Carnival Junior Batabano. This is a family-friendly festival for the islands’ youth and the parade passes through George Town with local schools and individual junior bands, followed by face painting, mask decorating and food stalls.
The true jewels of our three Islands are our people. The Cayman people are kind, giving and passionate. Seek them out. You will have a happier visit and make many wonderful memories.
I hope you get an opportunity to see and explore Cayman Brac and Little Cayman while you are here. Both offer their own unique experiences, whether it’s exploring one of the many caves found on the Brac or diving off the shores of Little Cayman. Be sure to investigate the land and the water on all three Islands.
Before you leave, make sure you take your taste buds on a culinary adventure, from local fare to fine dining in one of our many top-star restaurants. There is a reason the Cayman Islands is known the world over as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.
Whether you are here as a visitor or to work, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands and invite you to embrace the entire Cayman Islands experience. You will only then begin to understand why we say we are an island in the Caribbean Sea instead of just another Caribbean Island.
I truly believe that your stay with us is going to be nothing less than magnificent. Please, enjoy your visit and once again, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands.
The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA
Premier of the Cayman Islands