Cayman Islands events
Cayman Cookout (January)
Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
An incomparable roster of world famous chefs, wine experts and spirits blenders will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners that celebrate the barefoot elegance that only the Cayman Islands can deliver.
Cayman Culinary Month (January & February)
The Cayman Islands is the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Spend some time on our three islands to discover the bountiful selection of over 150 restaurants; including internationally acclaimed signature restaurants, independent boutiques and small, local diners that serve up everything from international cuisine to traditional Caymanian dishes.
From casual beach side lunches, to sunset dinners or an elaborate banquet, to culinary events such as Taste of Cayman
and Cayman Cookout
Cayman has the perfect culinary combination to appease your palate.
Batabano Carnival (April/ May)
The annual Batabano Carnival brings the Cayman Islands together in a colourful cultural celebration of costume parades, music and dancing. The infectious rhythms of soca, calypso and steel drums fill the streets with electrifying energy.
The heart and soul of Batabano are the Mas' (Masquerading) Bands, who interpret social issues with creativity and imagination. The elaborate costumes and floats are traditionally inspired by the beautiful local marine environment.
The islands are home to many sea turtles. The word batabano refers to the track left in the sand by the turtles as they drag themselves onto the beach to nest.
International Underwater film Festival (November)
A fantastic film festival with world renowned underwater photographers and cinematographers. This is a fun filled program for all divers, and we’ll be recognizing the newest inductees to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame that you will meet and dive and dine with too!
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (November), Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Awards Banquet recognize the leaders in the diving industry that have contributed to and grown the spot of diving in fields such as education, photography, research, exploration and more.
Meet the inductees, as well as past recipients, and be wined, dined and entertained by the exploits of these internationally renowned diving leaders.
Pirates Week Festival (November), different locations, Grand Cayman
Eleven fun filled days with music, street dances, competitions, games, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, glittering parade, sports events for everyone, Heritage Days, pirate invasion and fireworks galore.
Cayman Islands Triathlon (November), Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Could there be a better place for Triathlon than the Cayman Islands? Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, and then come ashore onto the world famous Seven Mile Beach to take in the sights and sounds as you cycle and run the roads of our island paradise.
Cayman Islands Marathon (December), Grand Cayman
The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in December every year. The event consists of a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person relay and a Kids Fun Run.
Things to see and do in the Cayman islands