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European Union United Kingdom Cayman Islands Cayman Pirates Week Festival

George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
9/8/2007 - 9/18/2007 (Where's the current dates?)

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Music, street dances, costumes, games, food and drink, "pirate invasion", Kids Day, glittering parade, sports events, Heritage Days, fireworks! It's 11 fun-filled, festive days in the sun with something for everyone, and a lot of it FREE!

First it's fireworks, followed by a local song contest and then, almost every day for 11 days, Caribbean rhythms pulsate in open-air street dances until the wee hours of the morning. An authentic slice of the native Caribbean!

A mock "pirate invasion" from the sea! Two old-time sailing vessels, loaded with "pirates" make a Saturday surprise landing at the bowl-shaped George Town harbour, as thousands line the streets to take part in the spectacle or just watch. It's good-natured fun, there's a new twist every year, and families just love it. It's the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region.

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General Information:
Pirates Week Administration
Tel. (345) 949-5859
Fax: (345) 949-5449
E-mail: pirates@candw.ky

Official Website:

Cayman Pirates Week Festival external website
http://www.piratesweekfestival.com/ external website

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vutjebal says:

I think , in one of his last posts,  he wrote he was going  to visit his  sista in Jamaica, if it's correct.

Posted on 17 Sept 2007 at 7:58pm | View Post in Forum

Scott says:

I haven't see harmac around much this week.  I wonder if he is at the Cayman Pirates Week Festival.

Posted on 16 Sept 2007 at 4:21pm | View Post in Forum

caymanian says:

30th Pirates Week a treasure

 

By Cliodhna McGowan, cliodhna@cfp.ky

Tuesday 3rd July, 2007   Posted: 16:41 CIT   (21:41 GMT)

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For this year?s 30th anniversary of Pirates Week there will be some special hidden treasures to be discovered.

The festival this year runs from 8 to 18 November.

Aside from the usual events, there are a couple of new events coming on stream for the 30th year.

A special honouring of contributors to the festival will be a unique feature, said Executive Director of Pirates Week Dave Martins.

?Specifically for the 30th year we?re identifying 30 people who have contributed significantly over time to the festival, going back to its beginning. Some of those people have passed on, but nonetheless we are identifying them.?

Although these people have been chosen, the names are not being released until August, Mr. Martins said.

They will be honoured at a function being held at a major hotel the weekend before the festival begins. ?It will be a sort of a combination celebration?dinner evening with entertainment and the highlight will be presenting plaques to these 30 people or somebody representing them.?

Ideas are being worked out with major sponsor Digicel for promotions on the same 30?year theme.

Other new features coming on board, although not directly flowing from the 30th year, include a 40?piece high school marching band ? St. Judes Marching Band from Kingston, Jamaica. This band has been national champion in Jamaica several times. The marching band does a lot of acrobatics also and has an impressive drum section with about 30 drums. The drums will be worked into the pre?landing entertainment, Mr. Martins said.

The band will be here for the first weekend, participating in the parade on Saturday, 10 November, and on Sunday, 11 November, it will do a gospel concert in the George Town area.

?Co?incidentally, we found out that they are celebrating their 30th anniversary also, so it?s a good time,? Mr. Martins commented.

Some stilt walkers from Trinidad are also being brought here for this year?s festivities. Previously there have been stilt walkers from Barbados participating.

A comedic juggler will also be part of the fun. ?He does a lot of stuff that would fit into the pre?landing entertainment section. He does juggling swords, a walk the plank act; he?s very funny and entertaining,? Mr. Martins said.

The juggler will also be involved in the children?s fun day on Sunday, 11 November.

Laser effects will be a feature this year, as they were the year before last, in an evening show from Breezes by the Bay.

Red Bull is bringing back the Air Force Parachute team, which impressed all with parachute jumps last year. They will also feature in the parade and another event this year.

A bicycle staging race will also take place again, having stopped a few years back. It looks like this will be on the last Saturday of the festival, 17 November, said Mr. Martins.

On Thursday, 15 November, the local Motorsports Association will put on an automobile dexterity competition in a car park in George Town. Cars will have to go through a timed obstacle course against the clock.

Negotiations are still ongoing for the visiting entertainment band, with two possibilities from Trinidad and one from Barbados.

Alongside the new features in this year?s festivities, Pirates Week will be the usual multi?faceted event with all the usual features included, with sports, cultural events, heritage events, fireworks show, song competition, costume contests, street dances, food festival days, children?s day.

Also, there is a Little Cayman Day on Saturday, 3 November, and Cayman Brac events on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November.

Visit www.piratesweekfestival.com for details on the festivities.



Edited by Scott - 06 July 2007 at 6:40pm

Posted on 04 July 2007 at 8:26am | View Post in Forum

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Note: Event dates are subject to change. Please contact the event organizer before making travel plans.

Carnival Connection: Your source for Caribbean Carnival Festival Information, including festival dates, parade information, contact information and links to official websites. Includes information about Mardi Gras, Trini-Style Carnival and other related festivals.

Where's the current dates? - Unlike other websites, CaribbeanChoice only publishes the official dates as released by the carnival organizer. Most other websites simply guess what next year's dates are. We don't do that. We want to make sure our information is as accurate as possible.

This page will be updated as soon as we get the official dates from the event organizer, or they post it on their official website, whichever comes first.

Note: We haven't heard anything from this carnival in awhile. It may not be held anymore. If you have information about this carnival, please contact us.


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