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CAYMAN’S NATIONAL FESTIVAL, PIRATES WEEK, UNVEILS THRILLING ADVENTURES UNDER THE THEME ‘CAYMAN WILDLIFE’

Front Pages 04 Dec, 2023 Follow News

Float Parade

Pirates

Trial of the Pirates

Heritage on the Ave

Pan in de City

Cardboard Regatta sponsored by Cayman Airways

Turtle release

The 46th edition of Cayman’s National Festival, Pirates Week, has drawn to a close after an exhilarating three weeks of adventure and celebration across all three Cayman Islands. From November 3rd to 26th, locals and visitors alike were treated to a spectacular array of events, showcasing the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the Cayman Islands.

The festivities kicked off in Little Cayman, where the Pirates Landing and Float Parade set the stage for a thrilling start. Attendees witnessed daring feats at the Walk the Plank event and experienced friendly competition at the Pool and Domino Tournament.

Grand Cayman took center stage as Cardinall Avenue transformed into a showcase for young talents, resonating with the sweet sounds of steel pan melodies during the Pirates Week celebration. The Float Parade, a kaleidoscope of colors, costumes, and culture, enthralled onlookers, creating a sea of celebration like no other.

Congratulations to the winners and all participants of the Float Parade:

1st Place: East End

2nd Place: West Bay

3rd Place: Cayman Spirits

Best in Show in Non-compete Categories:

1st Place: Cayman’s Own Little Miss

Team Avalon Marine emerged victorious in the Cayman Airways Cardboard Boat Regatta, showcasing creativity and skill. Additional highlights included a turtle release extravaganza sponsored by Cayman Turtle Centre, the Pirates Week Family Fun Day, a swashbuckling display of  Taekwondo & Jiu-Jitsu courtesy of Cayman Taekwondo Association, and the newly introduced Heritage on the Ave, featuring local artisans, and traditional displays from each district.

Other engaging activities included a Beach Clean-Up with Plastic Free Cayman, the Pirates Week 5K Run/Walk with Speed Athletic Club, Sea Swims organized by Cayman Swimming, and street dances featuring special international guests Deejay Puffy and soca sensation Problem Child, filling Cardinal Avenue with infectious music. The opening and closing firework display served as a major attraction, creating lasting memories for families.

The festivities extended to Cayman Brac, where happy hours, nights of revelry, treasures discovered, sea shanties sung, and unforgettable memories were made.

Pirates Week expresses heartfelt gratitude to all who supported and participated in the festivities. Special thanks to our sponsors – Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Cayman Airways Ltd., , Ministry of Health and Wellness, CUC, Pepsi, Corona, Bacardi, Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Ministry of Tourism and Ports, Kirk Freeport Ltd. and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service – whose support was instrumental in making this year’s celebration a resounding success.

For more information and to relive the highlights, visit www.piratesfestcayman.com  or @piratesweekcayman on social media.

About Pirates Week:

Pirates Week is an annual festival in the Cayman Islands that celebrates the spirit of adventure and community. Now in its 46th year, the festival offers a diverse range of events and activities for locals and visitors alike, showcasing the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the Cayman Islands.

For Media Inquiries:

Ventisha Conolly

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

Ventisha.Conolly@gov.ky

1-345-926-0633


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