- Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP
Premier of the Cayman Islands
From a Caymankind reception in the United Kingdom to the official launch ceremony on Grand Cayman to a multi-faceted summer festival in downtown George Town, the year-long calendar of events to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms begins in May.
Celebrate cayman UK RECEPTION
MONDAY 14 May 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Durbar Court, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Honourable Premier hosted a reception at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where guests were treated to warm Caymanian hospitality and experience Cayman's rich culture through a taste of local food and drink including our award-winning Caybrew beer and Tortuga Rum Cake, the sounds of live local music by Swanky Kitchen Band, live thatch rope making demonstrations and plaiting by some of Cayman's best crafters, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with our islands' national dress worn by students and other Caymanians living in the United Kingdom. It was an evening of culture, celebration, and Caymankind.
Celebrate cayman launch ceremony
MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
former Government administration building lawn
All are invited to the lawn of the former Government Administration Building to officially launch the year-long national festivities to Celebrate Cayman. The morning ceremony will include a re-enactment of the Coat of Arms proclamation, remarks from Government officials, a first look at featured initiatives and activities for the coming year, and a tasting of local breakfast favourites prepared by some of the Cayman Islands' best home cooks.
celebrate cayman SUMMER festival
saturday 23 june 2018
4:00pm - MIDNIGHT
George Town harbourfront
Downtown George Town is the site of the Celebrate Cayman Summer Festival to kick off the year-long celebration with energy and excitement along the beautiful harbourfront area. Whether you enjoy the sounds of local voices, creative work by visual artists, savouring culinary delicacies, making your own crafts, exploring fascinating history, or simply love being outdoors, you are invited to come out to an enchanting evening that is sure to be a rich multi-sensory experience.
Watch & Celebrate
The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK has produced a short video to tell the story of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. This is in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the grant of the Coat of Arms by Her Majesty the Queen on 14 May 1958. Learn about the story of the Cayman Islands and why this Coat of Arms is so prominent, particularly regarding the importance of Cayman's relationship with the UK.
Attend & Celebrate
We have a growing calendar of events, activities, and initiatives that offer something for everyone to Celebrate Cayman. Check out our first few upcoming events.
Partner & Celebrate
Celebrate Cayman is a national celebration of culture, history, and community. It is a partnership between the Cayman Islands Government, the private sector, non-profit, and other organisations. Want to partner with Celebrate Cayman?
Get Involved & Celebrate
Celebrate Cayman is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our country. We invite you to Celebrate Cayman by getting involved in this national celebration and contribute to sparking community connection and engagement throughout the next year. Whether you want to use your time, talent, or treasure, there are a variety of opportunities to get involved and use your skills to contribute to the celebration.