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The Cayman Islands Celebrates Its Pirating Heritage

The Cayman Isalands 35th annual Pirates Week Festival is set to be the biggest festival ever!

Pirates Week 2012 will start on 8 November and finish on 18 November and will be another eleven fun filled days with music, street dances, competitions, games, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, glittering parade, sports events for everyone, Heritage Days, pirate invasion and fireworks galore! There is just too much going on for you to miss out on.

The festival starts with a fantastic steel pan competition and kick-off party and on Friday night the festival goes off with a bang with a spectacular fireworks display. With the crowning of the Festival Queen and the opening Street Dance and Food Festival on that night, there is no better place to be in the Caribbean.

On the first Saturday there is 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 with the pirates capturing the Governor. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle and its all good-natured fun with a new twist every year. Families just love it. It’s the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region.

Keep checking the website for updates and special offers throughout the year. You can also become a fan of the festival on Facebook or follow on Twitter and if you want to be in the ‘pirate invasion’ or volunteer for the festival then please contact: [email protected].

Source: Pirates Week Festival

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