The ever popular Island Living Show opens Friday, 5 July, at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre.
The two-day lifestyle extravaganza is a one-stop shop for everything related to living and working in Cayman, whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen, retile your bathroom, build a swimming pool, furnish a nursery, buy a new car, landscape your garden or get up to date with the latest technology.
The Island Living Show began as a home and garden show in 2005 and has since grown to showcase more than 30 exhibitors. The popular trade fair draws thousands of attendees over the two days.
Lisa Burke, WestStar sales and promotions coordinator, said that the show is the ideal opportunity for residents to see what local businesses have to offer in a fun and comfortable setting.
“The Island Living Show gives people a chance to ask the experts in many fields questions and take advantage of show specials,” she says. “The show also allows local businesses to spend quality face time with potential customers, and demonstrate their products.”
This year’s exhibitors include Little Darlings, WestStar, Cayman Automotive, Tomlinson Furniture, Home Gas, Camana Bay, the Yogurt Shop, Green Tech, Island Heritage, Caribbean Custom Interiors and the Marriott to name just a few. Cayman 27 talent will also be on hand to answer any questions and will be previewing the new “Made In Cayman” documentary series, produced by local production company Tangram Media & Entertainment.
This year’s exhibitors have a host of discount specials available during the two-day show only, and numerous prize giveaways, including three iPads at the WestStar booth.
The event opens on Friday at 5pm and will stay open until 8pm. The show then reopens again on Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next to the school, as well as around Camana Bay. There will also be free shuttle service from the Camana Bay town centre.
Upon arrival, guests will receive an orange reusable grocery bag, perfect for storing information and prize giveaways from the many exhibitors. There will be food vendors, including Mr. Burgers and the Yoghurt Shop, and little ones will be kept occupied at Starfish Village – a fun and safe area for children to play and create, where arts, crafts and games will be available.
Vanessa Singleton, senior advertising associate at WestStar, said that the show is a rare opportunity for people to meet with a wide range of island professionals.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s event and so happy to welcome a host of new exhibitors to the show,” she says. “Visitors of all ages will enjoy their time, it’s a great way to spend a few hours and it’s all free. Bring the family, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a cold beverage or frozen yogurt. Fabulous prizes and giveaways are always a hit. Stop by the many exhibits to get great ideas for in and about your home or business.”