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Batabano events to benefit HSA’s Dialysis Unit

The Dialysis Unit at the George Town Hospital has once again been chosen as the recipient of part-proceeds from all upcoming 2021 Batabano events.

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06 Feb | 2021

Batabano 5K Walk/Run to benefit HSA Dialysis Unit

Participants are encouraged to wear their favourite carnival costume, T-shirt, or accessory for a chance to win great prizes. 

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Batabano launches series of fundraising events

Funds raised go towards making Batabano 2021 a blockbuster

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Cayman Carnival Batabano to host first ever virtual street parade

Cayman Carnival Batabano launches its first ever Virtual Street Parade this Saturday May 9th in the Cayman Islands, featuring international Soca performers Marszville and 5Star Akil!

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13 Mar | 2020

Batabano postponed until the Fall 2020 due to ban on public gatherings

The Cayman Carnival Batabano events slated for May 2020 are now postponed until the Fall, following the government's announcement of a new ban on public gatherings after one imported Coronavirus case was confirmed on Grand Cayman.

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Batabano adds turtle-themed float competition to parade

Community groups and businesses on Grand Cayman are being invited to join in the celebration of the start of another turtle nesting season this May, by entering a float in this year’s Batabano parade on May 9, 2020. 

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Batabano a unifying economic driver for Cayman

Batabano is so much more than just a road parade for masqueraders because it truly unites all demographics of people living in our community while offering a tremendous economic boost for a wide cross section of local entrepreneurs.

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The Batabano Board of Directors and the current Batabano Mas Bands, stand firm in our position that there should not be two separate carnival parades on Grand Cayman. However, we are at least satisfied that the Government's current plan eliminates holding two major carnival parades on the same day on Grand Cayman and on Cayman Brac.

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Springing into a new decade with Cayman Carnival Batabano

Batabano 2019 was an amazing springboard into the 2020 decade! It was one of the largest street parades in the Cayman Islands to date, with 15 registered Masquerade Bands and groups on the road (five of them newly launched, with Batabano) and some 4,000 revelers playing Mas with us, Cayman style!

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07 May | 2019

Cayman Carnival Batabano pays homage to Cayman’s turtling heritage at Junior Batabano

Junior Batabano is set to hit the streets of George Town on Saturday May 11, 2019 with the theme “Once Upon A Turtle”, which pays homage to Cayman’s turtling heritage.

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06 May | 2019

Batabano Committee welcomes the return to one parade on Grand Cayman

Having served as the National Carnival of the Cayman Islands since the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman established Batabano in 1983, the Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee welcomes the Government's decision to no longer grant road closure permission for a second carnival parade on a separate date, on Grand Cayman.

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01 May | 2019

Batabano grows to biggest parade in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee is thrilled to announce that there will be fifteen (15) masquerade bands, groups, and floats in the Batabano parade this Saturday May 4, 2019, with up to 4,000 masqueraders anticipated this year.

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Le Masque dinner show returns to Batabano

Organizers of Cayman Carnival Batabano are bringing back its signature dinner show, Le Masque, at the historic Pedro St. James Castle on May 2, 2019, featuring “The Violin Queen”, Mapy, with her unique fusion of Soca and Afro-Beat violin music.

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Rotary Club of Grand Cayman continues its support of Batabano

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee is pleased to welcome the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman as a sponsor for the national carnival’s Junior Batabano Street Parade and Family Fun Day, slated for Saturday May 11, 2019.

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Guide to choosing the right Batabano Mas Band for you

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Commitee loves hearing from new masqueraders who are interested in playing mas in Cayman's only national carnival. We recently received a question asking "how does it work" as far as researching, choosing, and paying for costumes. Use this handy overview as a guide to getting you in costume and on the road in Batabano!

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