Get to Mardi Gras

The one in Little Cayman, of course

It’s vibrant, it’s colourful and it’s definitely a party.

Add to the mix the fact that it’s taking place on quite possibly the most perfect Caribbean island you can imagine and you are without doubt on to a winner.

It’s the annual Little Cayman Mardi Gras Parade and Party and it’s coming up fast – Saturday, 26 February, to be exact.

This year’s king and queen are Robin Fite and Dianne Sherer, who are sure to be a bright and breezy part of the famous parade, which begins at 4pm from Head O’Bay.

Gladys Howard says the event features literally something for everyone, with the theme of this year’s parade being Building Our Future.

“The parade includes everyone – and most of everyone on Little Cayman is in the parade as we have a resort float division, a resident float division, and then a youth division and a bike/walk division, plus awards for best male, female, boys, girls, costumes and most colourful, most unique, and most comical individual awards.

“There will be an awards ceremony at the Hungry Iguana parking lot immediately after the parade.

Trophies and ribbons will be awarded in a variety of categories, including: best float resort and resident, youth, male and female costume, most colourful, most comical and most unique, among others.

There will also be a trophy and ribbons awarded in the walk/bike category, and we are strongly encouraging Grand Cayman residents to come participate or just join the fun of watching,” she says.

Catch of the Day

Dinner follows at Little Cayman Beach Resort at 6.30pm with live music provided by Suite Elite from Grand Cayman, starting at 8.30pm.

On the menu are a host of island favourites, from a chicken, shrimp and sausage jambalaya to jerk chicken, creole catch of the day, salad, cornbread, rice and beans and coleslaw.

The dinner costs $25 and benefits the Little Cayman Committee of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. Specifically, funds are being raised to assist with the purchase of the Rock Iguana Sanctuary and Reserve, says Gladys.

Dinner tickets will be on sale at the Southern Cross club, Little Cayman Beach Resort, Paradise Villas, Pirates Point and the National Trust House, as well as at the event itself.

Please contact chairman of the Mardi Gras committee, Gladys Howard, on 948-1010 for more details.

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