Cayman Islands to celebrate 2017 Pirates Week Festival
The Cayman Islands are once again preparing for the annual Pirates Week Festival. From 9th to 13th November, the beautiful islands will be transformed into a swarm of fun and excitement for participants of all ages. The amazing entertainment and cultural activities are looking to commemorate the event’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.
The 2017 Pirates Week Festival in the Cayman Islands approaches and the country gets ready to go all out for celebrations as the event commemorates its 40th anniversary. Alluding to the archipelago’s past of pirate attacks and invasions, the festival looks not only to seek the attention of curious tourists and locals and boost the number of bookings and sales but also honour the territory’s history and culture.
The 5-day long event will take place from 3rd to 9th November and comprise varied entertainment options like music, street dances, competitions, games, traditional dishes and drinks, a Pirate Pooch Parade, a children’s fun day, teen dance, two parades, sporting events for all ages and fireworks displays.
The 40th celebration marks a change to the annual event, which traditionally lasted 11 days. This is due to the fact that the festival will be followed by the annual district Heritage Days, with all five of Grand Cayman’s district representatives in one place with their own booths. Moreover, the little island of Cayman Brac will celebrate its own Pirate Week from 3rd to 5th November, whilst Little Cayman will continue festivities with fireworks and a farewell barbeque from 17th to 19th November.
Following up this amazing annual event is another attractive celebration for those who aren’t able to visit the Cayman Islands during these dates. Taking place on 3rd December, the Cayman Islands Intertrust Marathon is an adrenaline-rushing race open to anybody. Aside from the physical satisfaction of participating in the marathon, runners can enjoy the amazing flora, fauna and water scenes as they jog through George Town. After working up an appetite during the marathon, participants can join in on the Runners Carb Loading Pasta Party.
During the first days of the New Year, foodies will also find an amazing motive to visit the Cayman Islands. From 11th to 14th January, culinary enthusiasts can delight themselves with tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners in the annual Cayman Cookout at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. This event will count with the presence of various famous chefs like Host Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and Jose Andres.
Those who wish to enjoy a wonderful soiree in a beautiful restaurant with live music and fireworks included can participate in the Taste of Cayman at Cayman Bay on 27th January.
Finally, the Cayman Islands completes its exciting schedule with a tantalising Caribbean tradition and a modern proposal for those who love the seventh art. From 2nd to 6th May, the Spring Festival will be a big event with music, dance, costume and street parades for adults and children, whilst from 29th June to 2nd July, fans of the big screen can attend the annual Cayman International Film Festival, CayFilm.
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