Cardinall Avenue to close for street fair

A street fair is planned for Cardinall Avenue in downtown George Town on Thursday.

To facilitate the Culture Shop fair, the road will close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Harbor Drive entrance to Albert Panton Street.

The West Bay Pirates Week Committee, in collaboration with the Pirates Week Festival, is hosting the street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Traditional arts and crafts will be on display and food will be provided by well-known Caymanian chefs such as Miss Corita, Chef John’s BBQ, Darvin Ebanks and Marcie Hydes. Entertainment will include John A. Cumber Primary School’s Pan N Riddim steel band.

“This event is a monthly affair aimed at giving cruise ship passengers a taste of Cayman and to revitalize the George Town city center for all to enjoy, locals and visitors alike,” said Eziethamae Bodden, coordinator for the West Bay Pirates Week Committee.

The street fair will also showcase thatch works by some of Cayman’s best straw work artists, including Lizzy Powell, Rosemae Ebanks, Effie Ebanks, Carlene Carter, Marcie Hydes and Marlena Anglin. Craftsmen Billy Banker and Deal Ebanks and catboat maker Kem Jackson will also have some interesting works for visitors to browse.