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2023 Pirates Week kicks off

Front Pages 06 Nov, 2023 Follow News

2023 Pirates Week kicks off

Cayman’s much-loved Pirate’s Week fun began last weekend on Little Cayman and move to Grand Cayman this week, with activities and events taking place from this Friday.

On Friday 10th November, event-goers can enjoy a kick-off party at Sandbar and then on Saturday the fun starts at Hog Sty Bay at 1.30pm with a cardboard boat regatta, followed by a Taekwondo Jiu-Jitsu display, the pirates landing, and then the float parade will make its way along Seafarers Way. A firework display will take place that evening at 6pm followed by a Cayman cultural evening on Cardinall Avenue and Albert Panton Way.

On Monday there will be a Pirates Week walk/run starting at 6am and a Pirates Week harbour ½ mile sea swim. On Thursday a ‘Pan in de City’ steelpan exhibition will take place along with a food truck festival. On Friday there will be a turtle release on Governor’s Beach at 10am and a district heritage costume competition. That evening there will be a block party street dance on Cardinall Avenue along with a food festival.

Saturday 18th November sees a whole host of activities, including a 5K sea swim, a water mermaids showcase, a food festival, dance exhibitions, a ‘Trial of the Pirates’, and fireworks at 6pm to close things off, followed by a grand finale street dance. Don’t forget the important Pirates Against Plastic beach clean-up at Safehaven on Sunday and a family fun day at the Cayman Turtle Centre, and an underwater treasure hunt at 1pm.

Cayman Brac will see their turn beginning Friday 24th November with an official kick off party and on Saturday a family fun day, fireworks and an after party. On Sunday there will be a Pirates Farewell Lunch held at the Alexander Hotel. 

This year’s Pirates Week events will not include the much-loved district days, due to time and budget constraints.

Culture Minister Bernie Bush thanked the Pirates Week Committee and the staff at the Ministry for working diligently to organise the cultural festival.

“For over 40 years, Pirates Week has united the community for an exciting array of activities and events; and I am pleased to see how this tradition has grown and endured over the many years,” he said.

For more information or for a full list of events visit: www.piratesfestcayman.com

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