Carnival time in Cayman

Thousands took to Grand Cayman’s streets on Saturday to participate in or watch the annual Cayman Carnival Batabano parade. – Photos: Taneos Ramsay

Thousands of carnival-goers dressed in the distinctive, colorful costumes of Batabano, filled the streets of Grand Cayman on Saturday as the country came together for the annual festival.

From Public Beach in West Bay to George Town, the participants presented a sea of red, gold and green as far as the eye could see. Thousands more lined the streets to watch as carnival-goers danced through to the pounding rhythms of soca music.

The event was one of the best-attended carnivals in recent years, and it was almost 5:30 p.m. before the parade reached its final destination on Harbour Drive in the capital.

The carnival and after-parties appeared to have unfolded safely, with police reporting no major incidents in the aftermath.

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