Celebrate Cayman
Events & Activities


May

Celebrate with Caymankind  /  U. K. Reception

60th Anniversary Reception | Durbar Court, London, United Kingdom
Monday 14 May
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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.


June

Celebrate with Ceremony  /  Official Launch Ceremony

Official Launch Ceremony | Glass House Lawn, Grand Cayman
Monday 4 June
10:00am - 11:30am

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 a local breakfast favourite prepared by some of the Cayman Islands' best home cooks.


June

Celebrate with Fun!  /  Start of Summer Festival

Summer Festival | George Town Harbourfront
Saturday 23 June
4:00pm - Midnight

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.


August - November

Celebrate with Curiosity /  Did You Know? Historical Information Media Campaign

Local Media Campaign | Radio Cayman 89.9FM and Kiss 106.1FM
Begins Monday 27 August

Beginning Monday 27 August, be sure to listen to Radio Cayman's Talk Today from 12:10pm - 2:30pm to hear fascinating facts and information about the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms. Every weekday, one listener will win a Celebrate Cayman prize bundle with memorabilia commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms.
Also, listen to Kiss 107.1FM on weekdays at 8:10am as Celebrate Cayman and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands partner to share highlights of the arts, culture, and history of the Cayman Islands.


September - December

Celebrate across the Islands /  Travelling District Displays

Mini Travelling Displays | Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman
Wednesday 12 September - Thursday 6 December
 

The Cayman Islands National Museum has curated a mini exhibit focused on culture, history, and the story of the Coat of Arms that will be travelling throughout the Cayman Islands.

The exhibit also includes special educational programming that is designed to encourage discussion, thought, and learning about the Cayman Islands identity. 

What's more, Celebrate Cayman is partnering with Cayman Airways for the national airline's 50th anniversary for a fun, entertaining, community gathering on select weekends during the district display period.



September

Celebrate with Ceremony /  Sister Islands Ceremony

Royal Warrant Unveiling | District Administration Building, Cayman Brac
Thursday 6 September
9:00am - 10:30am

All are invited to the lawn of the District Administration Building in Cayman Brac and welcome the Royal Warrant to the Sister Islands. The morning ceremony will include an unveiling of the Royal Warrant, remarks from Government officials, local entertainment, and a tasting of local breakfast favourites. The original Royal Warrant was lost in a fire at the old Government administration building in 1972, so the acquiring and unveiling of a copy of the original Royal Warrant was an important moment for people in Cayman because it underscored the significance of the Coat of Arms as the first symbol of Cayman Islands identity.


October

Celebrate with Food /  Cayman Restaurant Month

Cayman Restaurant Month | Grand Cayman
Monday 1 October - Wednesday 31 October

Celebrate Cayman is collaborating with the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to tastefully infuse history, culture, and the Coat of Arms story into diners' Restaurant Month experience

Restaurant Month, which runs Monday 1 October through Wednesday 31 October, welcomes diners to enjoy lunch or dinner price-fixe menus at participating restaurants. Delicious 3-course menus start at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner with additional wine/drink paring (at participating restaurants). The great value offering gives people the opportunity to dine out—either to try new restaurants or return to old favourites. There are enough options that one can enjoy a new lunch and dinner spot each day during Restaurant Month. 

Stay tuned to learn more about this tasty collaboration.

October

Celebrate with Heritage /  Brac Heritage Autumn Festival

Brac Heritage Autumn Festival | Cayman Brac
Friday 12 October - Sunday 14 October

Join the Brac Heritage Autumn Festival Committee to celebrate Caymanian heritage, culture, and the arts. This annual event, now in its fourth year, offers a variety of arts and cultural events celebrating Cayman’s creative community.

This year's lineup includes an open mic and canvas night, a children's float parade, the Sister Islands Heritage Day, and a seaside old-fashioned church service. Celebrate Cayman is supporting this year's Brac events by presenting the "He Hath Founded It Upon the Seas" concert featuring traditional and contemporary gospel music. The concert is inspired by the motto on the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms.


December

Celebrate with Thanksgiving /  Cayman Thanksgiving

Cayman Thanksgiving | Across the Islands. Around the World.
Sunday 2 December

Cayman Thanksgiving is observed annually on the first Sunday in December giving our community an opportunity to express gratitude, mark the passage of the hurricane season and celebrate Caymanian traditions.  Festivities for Cayman Thanksgiving commence on the weekend preceding the first Sunday in December.

Cayman Thanksgiving designates a time in the Cayman Islands that brings a greater and more specific focus on Caymanian heritage and culture.  Borne out of love for our country and in the spirit of humility, kindness and service, this weekend-long national celebration brings family, friends and neighbours together to express gratitude, mark the passage of the hurricane season and celebrate a “Caymankind” of holiday.  As an open invitation to all to experience Caymanian culture first-hand, we reach out to the Caymanian diaspora and other people of the world who feel a sense of connection to our Islands.

Cayman Thanksgiving showcases a mosaic of Caymanian experiences that portray our Caymanian culture and values and promote the celebration of all things Caymanian. Cayman Thanksgiving can be celebrated by everyone in the Cayman Islands, the Caymanian diaspora and other people of the world who have an affinity for these Islands.

December

Celebrate with Education /  The Thatch Rope Times Student Publication

The Thatch Rope Times
Publish Dates: December, March, May

The Thatch Rope Times is a special publication designed especially for students across the Cayman Islands. The publication's underlying focus is the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms and the content will capture the interest of readers of all ages in a format that is fun and appealing. 
We very much look forward to seeing how our Cayman Islands Coat of Arms will be interpreted through the eyes, minds, and hearts of students.
Students will be co-producing the content with the Celebrate Cayman team and so we know that
The Thatch Rope Times will be entertaining and informative and filled with a mixture of articles, photo-stories, interactive games and puzzles. This publication will educate and reinforce the key aspects of our Islands’ first national symbol.

December

Celebrate with History /  Coat of Arms Exhibit

Cayman Islands National Museum Coat of Arms Exhibit | George Town, Grand Cayman
Opening 8 December

Through its dynamic programmes, exhibits and collections, the National Museum is the living connection to Cayman's past. The National Museum ensures that future generations have the opportunity to experience our island's unique natural and cultural heritage.

Opening in December, the National Museum takes a look back at the story of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms - its genesis, impact, influence, and more. The first national symbol of the Cayman Islands is more than an image and this exhibit shows us how and why.

 
 

We have an exciting lineup of initiatives and events planned for the coming year - some island firsts and others community favourites in collaboration with local organisations and associations.

 

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