Public invited to Queen’s birthday celebrations

Cayman will be joining the U.K. and other countries in celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday this weekend.

While Monday’s public holiday is designated to mark the official birthday of 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, celebrations in Cayman, which include a parade and a garden party, will be held on Saturday.

The parade by uniformed services begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a brief ceremony outside the Legislative Assembly, at which recipients of the Queen’s Honours will be recognized. Managing Partner of EY Dan Scott will receive an OBE, and Rudy Myles will receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for his decades-long commitment to the arts, his career and the wider community.

Organizers are asking guests and the general public to be in place by 9 a.m.
In the event of wet weather, the ceremony will take place inside the town hall in George Town, starting at 10 a.m.

Garden party

Immediately after the ceremony, a garden party on the lawn of Government House will be held from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. and all are invited. Organizers ask guests to adhere to the semiformal dress code. Hats are optional.

Road closures

Fort Street, from the harbor front junction with North Church Street to the junction with Edward Street, near the town hall and clock tower, will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday for the parade and ceremony, police said.

The junction of Albert Panton and Fort streets will also be closed.