The following road closures will be carried out over the next two weekends to facilitate the annual Batabano carnival and associated events, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Insane! Wet Fete
On Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., Harbour Drive will be closed between Shedden Road and Fort Street in order to facilitate preparation of the event.
The following day, Friday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., Harbour Drive will be closed between Shedden Road and Fort Street.
Junior Batabano Parade
On Saturday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Elgin Avenue will be closed between Shedden Road and the Glass House.
The parade will travel north from the Glass House on Elgin Avenue, turn left onto Shedden Road, right onto Harbour Drive, right onto Fort Street, right onto Edward Street, then continue onto Elgin Avenue and finish at the Glass House. Police officers will be directing traffic on these roads during the parade and motorists are asked to exercise caution in these areas.
Carnival Friday Night Fete
On Thursday, May 3, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Harbour Drive will be closed between Warwick Drive and Fort Street to facilitate preparation.
On Friday, May 4, that section of Harbour Drive will be closed from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Cayman Carnival Food Festival
On Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to midnight, Cardinall Avenue and Albert Panton Street will be closed.
Adult Batabano Parade
On Saturday, May 5, the junction of the West Bay Road and the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, north of Duke’s restaurant, will be closed from noon. The parade will proceed south along West Bay Road from 1 p.m. and road junctions will be closed as the parade proceeds.
As the procession passes closed junctions, these will be reopened to afford motorists the use of the road to the rear of the procession. The procession will continue onto North Church Street all the way to Harbour Drive.
Harbour Drive (between Fort Street and Shedden Road), Fort Street, Edward Street, and Shedden Road (between Harbour Drive and Edward Street) will be closed to facilitate the parade and subsequent events.
Cayman Carnival Street Dance
On Saturday, May 5, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Harbour Drive and South Church Street will be closed between Fort Street and Boilers Road.