Batabano Carnival keeps on growing

With less than two months until the start of Cayman Carnival Batabano 2006, organisers are excited to announce this year’s event line-up that features some exciting changes from previous years, a press release said.

Having started life as a single-day carnival 19 years ago, Cayman Carnival Batabano has grown to encompass a full spectrum of events taking place over three weekends.

Fans of the street parades, an essential part of carnival, will be thrilled that there will be two separate street parades this year, taking place over two consecutive weekends.

The Junior Carnival featuring school and youth groups will take place on Saturday, 6 May, with the adult street parade to take place on Saturday, 13 May.

Donna Myrie, Chair of the Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee, said: ‘We are very excited to see the carnival developing and growing, and invite all residents to come and enjoy the festivities.

‘We are delighted that the Junior Carnival will have its own parade this year. The full Committee will be on hand to ensure that the young people have a safe and enjoyable environment to take part in this important Caribbean tradition and hope this will encourage more schools and youth groups to participate.’


Saturday 29 April – International Song Competition at the Mango Tree

Saturday 6 May – Junior Carnival in George Town

Thursday 11 May – Masquerade Fete at Pedro St. James

Friday 12 May – Friday Night Fete

Saturday 13 May – Adult Street Parade from West Bay Road to George Town

Sunday 14 May – Whine Down Beach Fete

Further exciting events are expected to be added to the carnival week schedule.

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