NEW - Check out our brand new Events Calendar! It features all the best events in Cayman in an easy to use calendar format.
There are always plenty of fun events and activities happening in the Cayman Islands to keep visitors and residents entertained. From delicious foodie events and sporting spectaculars to community happenings and a variety of magical Cayman Christmas and New Year's Eve events; there really is a Cayman event to suit everyone's tastes.
Cayman events are always sociable occasions that generate a great turnout and are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with old friends and meet new ones.
You can find a list of all the major events and public holidays below, however check out our events calendar for lots more great events happening in Cayman.
12th-15th January - Cayman Cookout
Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food and wine. Enjoy demonstrations from world famous chefs, competitions, tastings, gala dinners and more at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
22nd January - Cayman Islands Mercuryman
A half ironman distance triathlon held at the Reef Resort. Compete individually or as part of a team. http://mercurymantri.com/
28th January - Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival
A food and wine festival that showcases over 45 of Cayman’s best restaurants and attracts over 5,00 people. Enjoy live entertainment, music and fireworks. This is a highlight of the year and demonstrates Caymanian culture at its best. Click here for more details.
5th February - Super Bowl 2017
Check out our article on the Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Cayman.
17th February Legends Tennis
Watch tennis legends John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Jim Courier and Daniela Hantuchova battle it out on the court. Camana Bay. www.legendscayman.com
12th-14th February - Moonlight & Movies: Valentine’s Edition
Enjoy a romantic movie on the big screen under the stars. Pack a blanket to sit on plus drinks and a picnic. Gardenia Court, Camana Bay.
26th February - Off The Beaten Track (OTBT)
Now it its sixth year OTBT is quickly becoming a major sporting event in Cayman. Based on the gruelling Marathon des Sables, the 26.2 mile course covers off-road trails and cuts across beaches, the bush and back roads of Grand Cayman. Run as an individual or as part of a relay team. 50% of proceeds go to the charity Facing Africa. The other half goes to two local charities; Cayman's Ark and the NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations). www.offthebeatentrack.ky.
25th February - Red Sky at Night Festival
An enchanting evening, rich in arts and culture. Live performances, music and great food. www.artscayman.org.
25th-26th February - The Cayman Islands Orchid Show
A fantastic floral show that includes indigenous Cayman orchids with exotic orchids for sale. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. 9am-4.30pm. www.facebook.com/QEIIbotanicpark.
1st March - Agricultural Show
A fun family event in Lower Valley, showcasing the Island’s best animals, produce and food with live music, arts and crafts sale and activities for all the family to enjoy. www.thegroundscayman.ky
1st March - Mardi Gras Festival on the Waterfront in George Town
The Cayman Islands comes alive with a fantastic thee day festival... Cayman Mardi Gras 2017! Enjoy a variety of live music over the festival.
17th - St Patrick’s Day 5k Irish Jog
The 29th annual Irish Jog. With a bit of Irish luck you could win some great spot prizes including sunset sails, restaurant vouchers, spa services and more. For more information, please contact Rebecca Ebanks on (345) 815 7797 or email IrishJog@butterfieldgroup.com.
You’ll find lots of fantastic events happening over Easter in the Cayman Islands. This year Easter falls on Sunday 16th April. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so residents enjoy a lovely long weekend in Cayman.
15th April - Kaibo Kitefest
A family fun day on the beach with kite competitions, live music and kite-making for the kids. www.kaibo.ky.
Easter Events at the Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton hold several fun events over the Easter weekend including an Easter Bunny Tea that children love and a Taittinger Champagne Easter Brunch where adults can enjoy bottomless champagne.
TBC - Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament
Anglers compete annually in this much anticipated event. Register early by contacting (345) 945 3131 or visit www.fishcayman.com.
21st, 22nd & 23rd - NORCECA Beach Volleyball
Catch four days of international beach volleyball competition on Seven Mile Beach. www.civf.ky.
29th April - Batabano Carnival Junior Parade
Featuring children’s parades, calypso and soca dancing, steel drums and food.
TBD - Cayman Islands Fashion Week
Cayman Islands Fashion Week serves as a platform for showcasing international, Regional and local trend setting fashion designers. The show also features models from some of the world’s top agencies including Ford, Major, DNA, RED, Muse, Next, IMG and Elite. Sessilee Lopez, Georgie Badiel, Kacie Schaffer and Bobby Roache are amongst the diverse selection of top models that have strutted our runways. Visit www.caymanislandsfashionweek.com
6th May - Batabano Adult Parade
An explosion of Caribbean music, dancing and costumes that brings George Town to life with steel pan bands, floats and a parade. www.caymancarnival.com.
10th June - Flowers Sea Swim
Over 900 competitors, including Olympic level swimmers, take part in this annual one mile swim along Seven Mile Beach. Hundreds of prizes to be won. www.flowersseaswim.com.
June - August - Summer Moonlight & Movies
Every Tuesday throughout June-August enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars in Camana Bay. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic!
30th June - 3rd July - CayFilm International Film Festival
Four days of film screenings, Q&A sessions with film makers, workshops and a gala event. www.cayfilm.com.
1st-31st October - Cayman Restaurant Month
If you’ve always wanted to try a particular restaurant in Cayman or love to dine out but your budget doesn’t allow you as many nights out as you’d like, Cayman Restaurant Month 2017 is your chance to re-visit your favourite restaurant or branch out and try something new.
Late October - Cayman Cocktail Week
A unique celebration of Cayman's cocktail culture with an incredible array of cocktail parties, culinary events and tastings.
28th October - Halloween Spooktacular
Trick or treat around Camana Bay. Take part in Halloween crafts, watch a Spooky Create Features and more.
5th November - The Cayman Islands Triathlon
Held on the first weekend in November. All you need to enter is a bathing suit, a bicycle, helmet and running shoes! Race solo or as part of a team. There are also participant training sessions prior to the main event which are well attended and great fun www.triathlon.ky.
9th - 19th November - Pirates Week
A swashbuckling good time for all three Islands! The week features a full-on mock pirate invasion of the Island and capture of the Governor! The festivities continue for eleven fun-filled days of pirate parades, music, street dancing, competitions, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, sports events, Heritage Days and firework displays. www.piratesweekfestival.com.
18th - Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
A giant Christmas tree decorated with thousands of fairy lights is switched on at Camana Bay by Santa himself. Enjoy the carol singing and the Christmas market.
2nd December - Cayman 27's Parade of Lights
Join an evening of celebration as beautifully lit up boats sail into the harbour in Camana Bay. Enjoy food, drink, a Christmas market, live music and a fireworks display. 6pm-8pm.
3rd December - Cayman Islands Marathon
Full and half marathons, four person relays and a kid’s fun run with the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Island and Caribbean Sea. www.caymanislandsmarathon.com.
25th December - Christmas Day
Christmas is always a fun-filled day in Cayman with numerous restaurants hosting Christmas lunch. Keep an eye on the calendar as more details are added!
31st December - New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Ring in the new year with displays all along Seven Mile Beach; there is also a formal display at 8pm over The Harbour at Camana Bay. Visit the event calendar for a full list of New Year's Eve Events in Cayman.
|Monday, 2 January||New Year’s Day (observed)|
|Monday, 23 January||National Heroes Day|
|Wednesday, 1 March||Ash Wednesday|
|Friday, 14 April||Good Friday|
|Monday, 17 April||Easter Monday|
|Monday, 15 May||Discovery Day|
|Wednesday, 24 May||General Elections Day|
|Monday, 19 June||Queen's Birthday|
|Monday, 3 July||Constitution Day|
|Monday, 13 November||Remembrance Day|
|Monday, 26 December||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday, 27 December||Boxing Day|