This year all the great events associated with Cayman Carnival Batabano will happen in one place – Carnival Village at Festival Green, Camana Bay on Saturday 7 May, 2022. The day promises to be packed with excitement and activities including favourites such as the Food Festival, Junior Batabano Family Fun Day and lots of Arts and Crafts as we celebrate “All Nations, One Celebration.”
New this year are the Farmers Market, the finale of the Adult Parade and the Las’ Lap fete. You can find your favorite vendors from the Downtown Craft Market and Camana Bay at Carnival Village, so bring your shopping bags to fill up with lots of goodies.
For the first-time, mas bands will get a chance to meet each other on the Green as they parade on stage to the soca of choice at the finale of the Adult Parade. If you miss the bands on the road, Carnival Village is the best place to see the masqueraders in all their vibrant costumes – Tribal Cayman with their presentation Into Rio, newcomers – Fete for a Cause, Ascendn Mas and of course- Cayman’s “partiest” band – Party Animals. The Pirates are coming, so are the Filipinos, the Cubans, the Hondurans and of course, the Cayman Carnival Batabano Float!
The fun begins at noon – the sweet sound of steelpan, random quizzes with prizes to test your knowledge of all things Carnival, the mouth-watering smell of jerk, turtle stew, the best rice and beans, games for the kids to enjoy – all in one place – Carnival Village 2022.
Admission is only $5 – kids under 5 are free. The Family Fun Day ends at 4pm making way for the start of the other festivities. See you to the Green!