Americans in Cayman will be out in force to celebrate U.S. Independence Day on July 4. The federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. On this date, America severed all formal ties with the British Empire and a new nation was born.

The holiday is celebrated informally, marked by baseball games, parties, parades and – just about everywhere – fireworks.

Fourth of July fare typically includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, baked beans, cool salads, chips, beer and lemonade.

These local venues are offering Fourth celebrations with music, entertainment and festivities:

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The resort is organizing four days of festivities for guests and locals to celebrate Cayman’s Constitution Day and U.S. Independence Day.

Dining and event highlights include the Stars & Stripes Brunch at Seven restaurant on July 3 from noon to 3 p.m. Eat as much as you please and indulge in bottomless Champagne, as well as a huge selection of American classic dishes. Please note that reservations are required.

Another July 3 event is the festive Bonfire and American Barbecue on Seven Mile Beach, starting at 6:30 p.m., featuring live music from Red, White and Blues. Activities include American-style games, face painting and a magician.

On July 4, join in the resort’s fifth annual Pie-Eating Competition on Seven Mile Beach.

For more details on all weekend events, visit or call 943-9000.

The noble hot dog is classic American fare.
The noble hot dog is classic American fare.

Calico Jack’s

The beach bar’s July 4 deck party kicks off at 3 p.m. and will roll on until 8 p.m. with Bud, Bud Light, Absolut and Bloody Mary specials, along with a DJ and chicken and rib barbecue.

Camana Bay

Camana Bay is hosting a Patriotic Festival at The Crescent on July 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Take the family or go with friends. The festival encompasses Constitution Day, Independence Day and Canada Day.

Enjoy live music, festival games and prizes, glow-in-the-dark arts and crafts, face painting and henna. Visit the food and drink stands to sample the flavors of each country. At 8 p.m., watch the fireworks display over The Harbour.


Famous Americans who were born or died on 4th July:

Malia Obama, Calvin Coolidge, Neil Simon and Geraldo Rivera were all born on 4th. Those who died on that day include Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Barry White.