If you are looking for family-friendly fun during your visit to Grand Cayman, you will not be stretched for ideas. In addition to the numerous attractions and activities perfect for the whole family on this lush island paradise, there are also lots of events throughout the year that provide experiences you and yours will remember always. The Batabano Junior Parade on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 is one such event promising thrills for every member of your brood.
What It Is
The Batabano Junior Parade was created in 2002 as a way to celebrate the island’s youth. The highly-colorful parade has transpired each May since to help young island residents and tourists embrace how wonderful and special they are. The parade starts at the Glass House, or Old Government Administrative Building, in Grand Cayman’s George Town and ends at the Old Tower Building.
What It Includes
In addition to the dizzying parade of colorful characters dancing through the streets, this exceptional festival offers plenty of family fun before and after the parade, including face painting, snow cones, and mask decorating.
When It Happens
The Batabano Junior Parade happens Saturday, May 11th at 3pm at the Glass House and Old Tower Building. Family activities start at 1pm and continue after the parade until 6pm. Don’t miss it! Give your children the chance to play mas, or masquerade!
The Adult Batabano Parade…
If your Grand Cayman trip is at the end of April, you will be in time for Cayman Carnival Batabano, the adult version of the junior parade. It is the only national carnival in Grand Cayman and happens Saturday, May 4th at 1pm starting from Public Beach. The stunning parade ends at Harbour Drive, which is located near the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach. This annual event features a whopping six genres of music as well as a yearly food festival including some of the island’s best and most famous cuisine.
A Few Festival Tips
Bring plenty of water to this festival so neither you or your family gets dehydrated under the tropical sun. Carry sunscreen as well, and dress everyone in hats and sunglasses so none of you are severely burned by the end of the day. Ensure everyone has proper ID and knows where to go in the event of a separation, such as a location in the middle of town.
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