Swashbucklers swarmed Little Cayman as Pirates Week officially got under way in Little Cayman over the weekend.
Crowds gathered for a flotilla parade on Saturday, Nov. 5, which began at Head O’ Bay and headed on to the Hungry Iguana restaurant, where pirates and other patrons enjoyed a costume competition, a pirate dance, food and drinks. Fireworks capped off the festive evening.
Cayman’s own pirates Darvin “Captain Black Terrence” Ebanks of the Bloody Bay Buccaneers pirates krewe, and Orneil “Captain Gunpowder Wes” Galbraith of the Las Tortugas Pirates krewe were among the well known participants joining tourists, residents and children all excited to take in the fun in Little Cayman.
“This is truly a community event,” said Frank Roulstone of Cayman Distributors Group, one of the festival’s sponsors.
“Pirates Week is inclusive of all three islands, and Little Cayman is one of the greatest parties of all. We are happy to be involved, happy to be here. As always, it’s a great party.”
A farewell barbecue was held Sunday at McCoy’s Lodge, as the popular festival gears up for lots more events on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac over the coming days.
“This is only the beginning of what is shaping up to be a fantastic festival,” said Pirates Week Executive Director Melanie McField. She thanked all the sponsors and participants for traveling to Little Cayman and gave a special thanks to Kerry Scott, Little Cayman planning committee chairwoman.
“Without her hands-on approach, none of this could have been possible,” Ms. McField said.
For more information on Pirates Week activities, see www.piratesweekfestival.com.