Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival 2016

The only event of its kind in the Caribbean region!

11 days of music, street dances, competitions, games, local food 
and drink, kids day, glittering parade, sports events for everyone, Heritage Days, pirate invasion and fireworks galore! 

On the first Saturday the infamous mock pirate invasion 
is staged from the sea 

Two old-time sailing vessels loaded with pirates make a Saturday surprise landing at the bowl-shaped George Town harbor with the pirates capturing the Governor. Thousands line the streets to watch the fun spectacle, and there's a new twist every year.  

Here's the Pirates Week schedule by island:

  • Thursday - Nov 10, 2016 - Pirates Week, Venue TBC, CUC’s Pan In De City (Steel Pan Event), Pirates Week Kick-off Party 
  • Friday - Nov 11, 2016 - Pirates Week 5K Run (Bayshore Mall), Food Festival, Children’s Pirate Costume Competition, Miss Festival Queen Competition,  Fireworks on Harbour Drive, Street Dance Harbour Drive 
  • Saturday - Nov 12, 2016 - 5K Sea Swim at Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Pre-Landing Entertainment, Landing Pageant at Hog Sty Bay followed by Float Parade, Food Festival, Street Dance, Teen Up, Teen Street Dance, Pirate Star “Homeland Edition” 
  • Sunday - Nov 13, 2016 - Chlidren's Fun Fair Day, Underwater Treasure Hunt at Divetech, 
  • Monday - Nov 14, 2016 - Bodden Town Heritage Day, Fireworks 
  • Tuesday - Nov 15, 2016 - George Town Heritage Day
  • Wednesday - Nov 16, 2016 - East End Heritage Day,  Fireworks 
  • Thursday - Nov 17, 2016 - West Bay Heritage Day, Fireworks, Mike Lockwood Memorial International Swim Meet
  • Friday - Nov 18, 2016 - North Side Heritage Day, Mike Lockwood Memorial International Swim Meet
  • Saturday - Nov 19, 2016 - Mike Lockwood Memorial International Swim Meet, Pirate Pooch Parade Harbour Drive, Caybrew Cardboard Boat Race, Food Festival on Shedden Road, Illumination” Night Parade, Teen Up Street Dance, Fireworks, Street Dance Finale and Food Festival 
  • Sunday - Nov 20, 2016 - “To Hell and Back” 10K Run, Mike Lockwood Memorial International Swim Meet, Pirates Week Full Moon Madness
  • Friday - Nov 4, 2016 - Little Cayman Kick-off Dance, Venue TBC FIREWORKS  
  • Saturday - Nov 5, 2016 - Float Parade, Head O Bay, Costume Competition and Pirate’s Dance, Hungry Iguana Fireworks   
  • Sunday - Nov 6, 2016 - HPirates Farewell Lunch, Venue TBC
  • Friday - Nov 25, 2016 - Cayman Brac Kick-off Dance, Venue TBC
  • Saturday - Nov 26, 2016 - Heritage Day Events (demos, craft stalls, live music, traditional tea party) - Float Parade, Pirates Costume Competition, Pirate’s, Fireworks

Happy Travels,

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