Pack up the family, a picnic and your kites and head out to Kaibo on Easter Monday.
It’s Kitefest Cayman and, following an age-old tradition, the skies over Cayman Kai in North Side will be filled with bright colours as children and adults enjoy a day of competitive kite flying.
Kitefest Cayman is part of Kaibo’s vision to celebrate Caymanian culture and inspire the younger generations to keep these traditions alive. It’s a free event and a great end to the Easter weekend, particularly for those who have been camping in the area.
For those coming from further afield though, the journey is an easy one, with a special boat laid on taking people from Camana Bay to Kaibo and back again. The boat departs Camana Bay at noon and Kaibo at 4.30pm. It’s $10 roundtrip, so hop aboard.
Once you get there, there’ll be all sorts of fun and games, including kiting competitions and the chance to win prizes in various categories including most beautiful kite, best kite flyer, biggest kite, smallest kite and matching kite and costume.
So bring your own kite, make one at home or even buy one at the festival. There are awesome prizes to be won, including an iPhone 5, a week of fitness classes, a gift basket of organic goodies from Island Naturals, snorkelling and sailing trips and bioluminescence trips.
The event will support local charity Acts of Random Kindness, with profits from kite sales and the charitable D-ARK and Stormy cocktail going to support the cause.
Out at sea, you can watch kiteboarders performing tricks and demos and stand up paddleboards and kayaks will be available to rent for the whole day for only $10.
Local band Bona Fide will be playing live between 2 and 4pm, so if you’re not busy flying kites you can be dancing on the beach – or falling over in the bouncy castle.
It’s going to be another fun filled and colour filled day for all the family at Kaibo on Monday, 1 April. Entry is open to all.