Pirates are taking over the Cayman Airways planes and offices this week as the national airline and its mascot Sir Turtle join in the Pirates Week festivities.
Pirates Week kicked off Thursday night with a steel pan competition in George Town and an opening party at the Wharf. Over the next 10 days, there will be fireworks, music, street dances, a Miss Festival Queen competition, sports events and heritage days, as well as the annual “Pirates Landing” and float parade, which will be held on Saturday afternoon.
“Pirates Week was established many years ago to encourage visitors to come to Cayman during a traditionally slow time of year,” said Cayman Airways President and CEO Fabian Whorms. “The benefit from the swashbuckling Pirates Week festival is good for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Cayman, and we at Cayman Airways are proud to play our part in that success each year.”
Passengers traveling on Cayman Airways during Pirates Week’s launch weekend or visiting the company’s ticket offices on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will spot CAL staff dressed down in Pirates Week T-shirts and accessories, as well as handing out beads to passengers arriving at Owen Roberts International Airport.
For a full schedule of Pirates Week events, visit www.piratesweekfestival.com.