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2 posts from November 2011

11/13/2011

Pirates Week 2011 is Underway

Every November, the Cayman Islands have a celebration that turns the island upside down. It is the annual Pirates Week Festival. When the event kicked off on Thursday night, it was the 34th consecutive year that Grand Cayman celebrated Pirates Week. The event spans 11 fun packed days including music, parades, contests, fireworks and more. With an 11-day celebration, there is something for everyone of all ages. 

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Thursday saw the celebration kick off with a Pre-Pirates Week Happy Hour at Breezes by the Bay, a Miss Festival Queen Costume Contest, and a Pre-Pirates Week Kick off Party at the Wharf with a live band.

Friday included Happy  Hour at the Hard Rock Cafe, a 5K Run starting at Bayshore Mall, a Pirate Costume Contest, Fireworks at Harbour Drive, Pirates Week Song Contest, and a Street Dance and Food Festival on Harbour Drive that started at 9:00 and ran into the wee-hours of the morning.

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Saturday was the day for a 5K sea swim, a float parade, another street dance, and a Teen Disco.

Sunday kicked off with a Lion fish culling competition at the Public Beach, a Children's Fun Fair Day, an underwater treasure hunt in West Bay, a boat cruise, and a turtle release in Safehaven.

Monday is Bodden Town/Savannah Heritage Day. Tuesday is Georgetown Heritage Day. Wednesday is East End Heritage Day and also live music at Hard Rock. Thursday is West Bay Heritage Day. Friday is North Side Heritage Day, near Kaibo. 

Finally Saturday is a culmination of an excellent week with walking on water competition, paddle board race, cardboard boat race, snapper cook-off, trial of the pirates, and an extraordinary fireworks display. Saturday night ends with a Street Dance Finale and another teen disco.

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So whether you've never been to Pirate's Week or been there many times, you can see that there is plenty for everyone to do. It might be too late to get down to Pirates Week 2011, but it's not too late to start planning a trip to the 35th annual Pirates Week in November of 2012.

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11/06/2011

Halloween: Cayman Style

Ever wonder if the Cayman Islands celebrate Halloween? That question can be answered with a resounding YES! Treasure Island's Monster Bash Halloween Party is a celebration unlike any other. Thousands of people gathered together last Saturday night for a Halloween celebration complete with drinks, music, dancing, and oh yes...costumes. 

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Starting at 7:00, Treasure Island's lobby is the only place to be for the biggest Halloween costume party on the island. With several prize packs sponsored by Tortuga Rum and free flights on Cayman Airways presented to the best male and female costumes, this party has it all.

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The event is sponsored by Grand Cayman's flagship radio station, Z99, which provides the music for the night. There are even drink specials, such as 2-for-1 Jager shots. If you happen to be on the island over Halloween, I highly recommend checking out the lobby of Treasure Island for the biggest, baddest, Halloween bash around. 

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However, the party didn't stop there. Friday night there was another great party at Karma, a recently opened sushi restaurant and bar, located in West Shore Plaza. This event was also complete with a costume contest, DJ, and dancing on the bar floor.

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Finally, on Monday (the actually date of Halloween), there was another party at Elements, a night club located near Foster's on Seven Mile Beach. So clearly, the spooks, ghosts, and goblins that are prevelant in the United States are just as common in Grand Cayman. The island is full of Halloween tricks and plenty of treats so don't hesitate to book a fun trip next year over the Halloween holiday. 

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