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Pirates Week, Cayman Islands

Each November, the Cayman Islands hosts its wildly popular 11-day pirate extravaganza that typically attracts 35,000 visitors. First there are fireworks, then a local song contest and a mock invasion where two old-fashioned sailboats packed with pirates make a surprise landing in the George Town harbor. There are parades galore, street dances, games, food and music that sometimes last until the wee hours. Adding to the mayhem is the cardboard boat regatta at George Town harbor. The best part for festivalgoers? It's all free.

Pirates Week will be another 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! There is just too much going on for you to miss out on.

We start our festival with a fantastic steel pan competition and kick-off party and on Friday night the festival goes off with a bang with a spectacular fireworks display that you will not want to miss! With the crowning of the Festival Queen and the opening Street Dance and Food Festival on that night there is no better place to be in the Caribbean.

On the first Saturday we have a mock ‘pirate invasion’ from the sea! Two old-time sailing vessels, loaded with pirates make a Saturday surprise landing at the bowl-shaped George Town harbour with the pirates capturing the Governor. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle and its all good-natured fun with a new twist every year. Families just love it. It's the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region.

Keep checking the website for updates and special offers throughout the year. You can also become a fan of the festival on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and if you want to be in the ‘pirate invasion’ or volunteer for the festival then please contact us at [email protected].

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism has a Visitor Information booth in the Customs hall of the Owen Roberts International Airport. The Visitor Information booth is fully stocked with the latest tourist publications, brochures and other information visitors may need during a visit to the Cayman Islands.

We hope to see you all in November, pirates and landlubbers alike with you all ready to have lots of fun with us in the Cayman Islands.

 

Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival added 58 new photos — with Melanie McField at Head O Bay, Little Cayman.
Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Swashbucklers on the littlest Sister Island spent their time capturing the "Governor" and his Red Coat guards on what is believed to be the first ever Pirates Landing in Little Cayman. This was a fantastic event for visitors and locals, children and adults! #celebratingtheseasSwashbucklers on the littlest Sister Island spent their time capturing the "Governor" and his Red Coat guards on what is believed to be the first ever Pirates Landing in Little Cayman. This was a fantastic event for visitors and locals, children and adults! #celebratingtheseas ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday December 2nd, 2018 - 8:15 am

Today we celebrate another year of prosperity, safety from the storms and family, friends and fellowship. God bless you all!
#caymanthanksgiving2018 #caymancatboatclub #caymanianheritage #piratesweek2018 #celebratingtheseas
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Today we celebrate another year of prosperity, safety from the storms and family, friends and fellowship. God bless you all!
#caymanthanksgiving2018 #caymancatboatclub #caymanianheritage #piratesweek2018 #celebratingtheseas

 

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Happy Thanksgiving ♥️

Thank you Lord.

Thursday November 22nd, 2018 - 11:43 am

Want some excitement added to your day? Then you should watch this amazing Vlog by 13 year old up and coming YouTuber @Philip Whan Tong as he recaps the Pirates Week Festival Cardboard Boat Regatta. Enjoy! #celebratingouryouth #encouragingcreativity #piratesweekfestival2018 #celebratingtheseas #cardboardboatrace #kirkfreeport #cis #caymaninternationalschoolwins!
YouTube Kirk Freeport @phill_vlogs @Ian Whan TongCaaaaaaarrrdd Booooaaarddd! Subscribe. - PHILL VLOGS
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Hilarious! great vlog and that was a great event!

Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival shared Burger King Cayman Islands's post.
Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Saturday November 17th, 2018 - 5:04 pm

Thanks to Burger King Cayman Islands for supporting the 2018 Pirates Week Children’s Fun Day!Join Burger King Cayman at the Pirates Week Children's Day at Pedro St. James Castle on Sunday 11 November. From 12-4pm, there will be fun and games, arts and crafts, bouncy castles and much revelry! We will be joining forces with Popeyes Cayman Islands to supply your little pirates with a hearty lunch, while supplies last so make sure to get there early. ... See MoreSee Less

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Encouraging the future generation of pirates!

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Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Saturday November 17th, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Thanks to longtime supporter and sponsor Popeyes Cayman Islands for providing lunch for our families to enjoy at the 2018 Pirates Week Children’s Fun Day!
#popeyeschicken #celebratingtheseasJoin Popeyes at the Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival Family Fun Day at Pedro St. James Castle on Sunday 11 November from 12 - 4pm. Bring your little pirates for fun and games, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, bouncing castles and of course, Popeyes chicken!
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Thanks to longtime supporter and sponsor Popeyes Cayman Islands for providing lunch for our families to enjoy at the 2018 Pirates Week Children’s Fun Day! 
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And another amazing day for our young generation of pirates! Thank you @cayman Islands Pirates week festival!

Sonny Chau

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Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Saturday November 17th, 2018 - 8:45 am

Head’s up, join in and maybe you will score!
The Tourism Attraction Board (governing body of Pirates Week Festival) is proud to be sponsoring the Cayman Islands Classic.CONTEST - We are giving 2 game tickets for Monday, Nov. 19th, opening day of the tournament! Two winners selected, choose which game you want to attend. Game times are 11am, 1:30pm, 5pm & 7:30pm.. HOW TO ENTER CONTEST: 1. Like this post 2. Comment on this post by using hashtag #CaymanIslandsClassic and add your own comments 3. Share this post on your timeline DEADLINE: Contest runs from Friday, Nov.16th from 12 noon - Sunday, Nov.18th, 3 pm est. Winners announced at 4 pm. GOOD LUCK! Visit us at www.caymanislandsclassic.com
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Head’s up, join in and maybe you will score!
The Tourism Attraction Board (governing body of Pirates Week Festival) is proud to be sponsoring the Cayman Islands Classic.
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Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Wednesday November 14th, 2018 - 6:29 am

We’d love to have you again Dollar Thrifty Grand Cayman!We had great fun at Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival 2018 ☠️. Looking forward to next year already! ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday November 13th, 2018 - 7:38 pm

Calling all Little Caymanians 🙃 The pirates are passing your way before heading out to sea for another year! #littlecaymanpiratesweek #celebratingtheseas #piratesweekfestival2018 ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Little Caymanians 🙃 The pirates are passing your way before heading out to sea for another year! #littlecaymanpiratesweek #celebratingtheseas #piratesweekfestival2018

 

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Lovely pic of you both!

Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival added 18 new photos — with Xiomara Gañan and Vladimir Portales Mora.
Cayman Islands Pirates Week Festival

Monday November 12th, 2018 - 11:46 pm

Some highlights of the #PiratesWeekFestival2018 Illumination Parade. #celebratingtheseas ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sharika Pandy

Wish I was there again :(

Monday November 12th, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Pirates Week, What A Time! Cayman Compass #CelebratingTheSeas #PiratesWeekFestival2018Scores of privateers and marauders flooded the streets of downtown George Town in search of plunder and booty Saturday in the marquee event of Grand Cayman’s... ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the video👍 you captured more than I ever saw.. and I was in the parade. Thanks.. great put together

Jeff Szeryk & Jana Abram Hartley - your boat race kids made the video!!

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