Now in its 40th year festivities will begin on Cayman Brac (3-5 November) with a bon fire, welcome party, heritage displays, a parade and fireworks. It’s three days of Cayman Brac culture, fantasy and fun.
The festivities move to Grand Cayman for the most famous of events (9-13 November), five fun filled days of music, street dances, competitions, games, traditional dishes and drinks, a Pirate Pooch Parade, a children’s fun day, teen dance, two glittering parades, sporting events for all ages, a pirate invasion and spectacular fireworks displays!
On Saturday 11th November, the 'pirates' will invade the islands attacking from the sea in Hog Sty Bay in George Town harbour. Traditionally the Governor is 'captured' and the pirates 'run amok' before being cast off again for another year.
Thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle and its good-natured swashbuckling fun. It's the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region and it caters to everyone in the family!
This year’s 40th celebration comes with a big change, moving from an 11-day to a five-day festival combining the annual district Heritage Days. With all five of Grand Cayman’s district representatives in one place, guests will have the chance to explore the Cayman Islands all in one day during the largest Heritage Day event in the islands’ history! Visit your favourite booth and vote for your favourite district.
But the fun doesn't end there, with lots of excitement also happening in Little Cayman (17-19 November). There you will find a pirate’s welcome party, the annual parade where on this smallest of the three islands, if 50 people turn out, the whole village is out! End up the weekend with a firework display and farewell BBQ.
This Pirates Week, there is something for everyone, don't miss it!
Keep checking the Pirates Week website for updates and special offers at our gift shop 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see pirates and landlubbers alike at this year's festival, ready to have lots of fun in the Cayman Islands.
Pirates Week Office,
10 Shedden Road,
P.O. Box 5,
Grand Cayman KY1-1101,