Annual Culinary Events



25 February 2017

Red Sky at Night


On Saturday 27th February from 4pm to 12 midnight, the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre will be transformed for the Red Sky at Night Festival. The event is an enchanting evening, rich in arts and culture. Visitors will be treated to live performances from dancers, actors and storytellers as well as creative work by local visual artists and craftspeople. There will be sounds of the steel pans, fiddle and drums and of course, mouthwatering local dishes. Call (345) 949 5477 or email cayfest@candw.ky for details.


27 February- 1 March 2017

Fat Tuesday Masquerade Bash & Mardi Gras Street Festival

The festivities begin on Fat Tuesday with the free admission Masquerade Bash at Margaritaville. On Ash Wednesday, the Mardi Gras street festival takes place in George Town Waterfront, with the streets closed off to access traffic, with a live performance from Grammy Award winning superstar Fatman Scoop. Always a great time on the streets of downtown George Town.




1 March 2017

Agricultural Show

A family event in Lower Valley showcasing the Island’s best produce, food and livestock. Get there early! Over the years, this has become a festival loved by both visitors and tourists alike. With a cooking competition, Petting zoo, Musical Entertainment, Interactive livestock displays, and all day bus service from town - there's no reason to not come and enjoy the Agriculture Show. Tickets available at the event gate.


29 April 2017

Batabano Carnival Junior Parade

The parade features children’s costume parades, soca and calypso dancing, steel drums and food. www.caymancarnival.com.



6 May 2017

Batabano Adult Parade

A cultural celebration taking place over several days with street fetes, costume parades, music, dancing and local food. www.caymancarnival.com.


9- 19 November 2017

Pirates Week

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.


18 November 2017

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.



12-15 January 2017

Cayman Cookout

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.


28 January 2017

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.

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