Annual Events in the Cayman Islands

Guide to annual events in the Cayman Islands with month-by-month event coverage.

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Last updated 03 January, 2024
The Batabano Carnival happens in May 2024

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, 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.

January 2024

Cayman Cookout - 10th-15th January
Join Chef Eric Ripert for the annual Cayman Cookout, celebrating food and wine. Enjoy demonstrations from world famous chefs, competitions, tastings, gala dinners and more at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

February 2024

Super Bowl 2024 - 11th February
Whether you're an NFL fan or your interest in Sunday Night Football begins and ends with the food, the Super Bowl always makes for a great evening - and the half time entertainment is not to be missed! Check out our article here.

Cayman Islands Agricultural Show - 14th February
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. It is held annually on Ash Wednesday.

Coco Fest at Pedro St James - 17th February
A celebration of all thing’s coconut, Pedro St. James, and the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) are looking forward hosting its annual Coco Fest. Coco Fest brings together local cooks, craftsmen, producers, artisans, and farmers through a shared love for the Cayman coconut in a fun and interactive environment. There will also be demonstrations on the uses of coconut throughout Cayman’s history.

Mercuryman Triathlon - 18th February
Get stuck in at this annual event as a team, solo competitor or supporter! See their website for more information.

March 2024

The Cayman Islands Orchid Show - 23rd & 24th March
A fantastic floral show that includes indigenous Cayman orchids with exotic orchids for sale. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

An annual comedy show that has been running since 1992. It takes a light hearted dig at the multicultural society that is Cayman.

Easter Weekend - 29th March-1st April
You’ll find lots of fantastic events happening over Easter in the Cayman Islands. This year Easter falls on Sunday 31st March. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so residents enjoy a lovely long weekend in Cayman.

April 2024

Kaibo Kitefest - 1st April
A family fun day on the beach with kite competitions, live music and kite-making for the kids.

Taste of Cayman - 13th April 
Taste of Cayman is a famous food and drink event held annually in Grand Cayman. Now in its 36th year it attracts in excess of 5,000 people and features 45 of Cayman's best restaurants plus local and international wines, liquors and brews. Taste of Cayman features a host of festival entertainment including cooking demonstrations, cocktail competitions, live music and fireworks for people to enjoy.

Batabano Carnival Junior Parade - 20th April
Featuring children’s parades, calypso and soca dancing, steel drums and food.

Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament - 23rd-3rd April
Anglers compete annually in this much anticipated event. Register early by contacting (345) 945 3131 or visit

May 2024

Batabano Adult Parade - 4th May
An explosion of Caribbean music, dancing and costumes that brings George Town to life with steel pan bands, floats and a parade.

Cayman Art Week - 22nd-26th May
An annual week-long curated programme of gallery tours and open studios around the Cayman Islands, Cayman Art Week is designed to connect collectors and art lovers with creators and to facilitate the sale of art.

June 2024

Flowers Sea Swim - 15th June
Over 1,000 competitors, including Olympic level swimmers, take part in this annual one mile swim along Seven Mile Beach. Hundreds of prizes to be won.

July 2024

July-Aug - Summer Moonlight & Movies
Every Tuesday throughout July-Aug enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars in Camana Bay. Bring a blanket and have a picnic!

Constitution Day - 1st July
Celebrate Constitution Day at Camana Bay Harbour. Also a public holiday monday.

October 2024

Cayman Restaurant Month - All of October
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 is your chance to re-visit your favourite restaurant or branch out and try something new.

Cayman Cocktail Week - October
A unique celebration of Cayman's cocktail culture with an incredible array of cocktail parties, culinary events and tastings.

Halloween - October 31st
There's always lot happening for your little ghouls to take part in on All Hallows Eve in Cayman. Click for more.

November 2024

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

Pirates Week - 8th-17th November (Grand Cayman)
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 five fun-filled days of pirate parades, music, street dancing, competitions, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, sports events, Heritage Days and firework displays. Little Cayman - 1st-3rd November 2024; Grand Cayman 8th-17th November 2024 and Cayman Brac 22nd-24th November 2024.

Tree Lighting at Camana Bay
Enjoy a Holiday Craft Market and live music on the Paseo from 4pm. The Town Centre, including the tree, will be illuminated at 7pm. Restaurant reservations along the Paseo and the Crescent are encouraged.

An international festival that brings together storytellers from Cayman, the Caribbean and North America. Events take place in parks, beaches and even private backyards, evoking an atmosphere of the days of yore when storytelling was the only entertainment.

December 2024

Cayman Islands Marathon - 1st December 
Full and half marathons, four person relays and a kid’s fun run with the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Island and Caribbean Sea. 

Christmas Day - 25th December
Christmas is always a fun-filled day in Cayman with numerous restaurants hosting Christmas lunch. 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks - 31st December 
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.

Don't miss a thing!

Want even more events? We have got you covered! In addition to looking at the Explore Cayman event calendar you can also download the What's On Cayman app from the Apple & Google App stores.


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