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Batabano, Braccanal, and CIMBA stand united for Cayman Carnival

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee (CCBC), the Cayman Islands Mas Band Association (CIMBA), and the Braccanal Committee, stand unified in full agreement with the public's call for the return to one carnival on Grand Cayman, like it had been since Batabano’s inception in 1983 until 2016 when a local group of private investors broke away and started their own separate carnival on Braccanal’s long-established dates.

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10 May | 2018

Junior Batabano's Pan on Parade Concert a pre-Mother's Day Treat

The rescheduled Junior Batabano Pan on Parade Concert, sponsored by Dart and Flow, is set to be hosted this Saturday May 12, 2018 from 4pm on the beautiful Crescent at Camana Bay.

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29 Apr | 2018

Batabano Food Festival spices up with Saxon

As the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, it’s only fitting that Cayman's national carnival, Batabano, has a Food Festival that delights the senses. This year, as the Batabano Food Festival sees a record 27 vendors registered, local insurance company, Saxon, is spicing up the Batabano Food Festival as its title sponsor. 

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29 Apr | 2018

Cayman's Ministry of Tourism praises Cayman Carnival Batabano

Cayman Carnival Batabano is proudly celebrating its 35th anniversary as the national carnival of the Cayman Islands (since 1983), with the ongoing sponsorship and support of the Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism, and Transport.

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11 Mar | 2018

More Than 450 Students To Participate In Junior Batabano 2018

More than 450 students from government and private schools in the Cayman Islands are busy planning their costume presentation and dance routines for the 17th annual Junior Batabano street parade set for Saturday April 28, 2018.

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06 May | 2017

Fresh Carnival Is Batabano “Band Of The Year” 2017

The 34th annual Cayman Carnival Batabano culminated on Saturday May 6th, 2017 with Fresh Carnival taking home the coveted “Band Of The Year” title for the second year in a row. Tribal came in a close second by only 1 point.

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05 May | 2017

Hopscotch Elevates Batabano Concert With Superior Event Production

Entertainers at Batabano’s Friday night fete on Harbour Drive May 5th, 2017 will be performing on a state-of-art stage with professional sound and lighting by Cayman’s largest full service production company, Hopscotch Productions!

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28 Apr | 2016


Cayman Compass – April 28 2016 Youngsters are encouraged to get into the carnival spirit with this year’s Junior Batabano. The event, which includes a family fun day, takes place on Saturday. More than 200 children from local schools and youth groups are already signed up to join in the colorful parade, which kicks off

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22 Apr | 2016

Cayman Carnival – Joy of Jouvert

For the first time ever, Cayman Carnival is bringing a J’Ouvert Parade to Cayman as part of the annual Batabano Festival. Early birds need to set their alarm clocks, because believe it or not, the parade begins at 4 a.m. Yep – you read that correctly – 4 o’clock in the a.m. It’s like a marathon for revelers.

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04 May | 2015

Batabano brings out thousands

Calypso and soca – the rhythms that turn a street parade into Carnival – pulsed down West Bay Road Saturday afternoon, as colorfully clad dancers made their way into George Town in the last and main event of the annual Batabano festival. Trucks were stacked with speakers, pushing music out to the dancers who followed.

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01 May | 2015

Feel The Island Rhythm Of Batabano

Are you ready for the electrifying energy of Cayman Carnival Batabano – to dance and jump to the island’s rhythms and beats? The multi-faceted annual event has already included a highly successful Junior Batabano and Family Fun Day; gala dinner and concert featuring the legendary Byron Lee’s Dragonaires; and bar hop that has seen various bars throughout Grand Cayman compete for best “BataSpirit” beverage with Batabano’s official custom-made...

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07 May | 2014

Batabano- Don’t Stop The Carnival!

By all accounts, this year’s Batabano festivities were a complete success. Thousands of revelers from all walks of life marched, danced and otherwise promenaded down Seven Mile Beach to the Geroge Town waterfront in a wonderful menagerie of energy, song and whirling colors.

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02 May | 2014

Get On Board With Batabano

Sequins, feathers, music and revelry will fill the streets this weekend as Cayman Carnival Batabano returns for its 31st year. An intrinsic part of Caribbean culture, Batabano starts Friday with the “Touch the Sky” happy hour from 5 p.m. at the Sky Lounge bar, George Town, with live entertainment from visiting musicians the Caribbean Divas and popular Trinidadian soca artist Oscar B.

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03 May | 2013

Get Ready For The Big Batabano Bash

Cayman Carnival Batabano is a riot of colour, dance, music and friends old and new. Longstanding festival queen-type person Donna Myrie of the organising committee tells us all about what to expect. “Batabano is a celebration of life. The costumes will definitely be the highlight and the feature of the parade. The masquerade – mas – bands and the parade are spectacular.

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26 Apr | 2013

Junior Batabano Is A Showcase For Cayman Kids’ Energy And Imagination

The brilliant Junior Batabano and Family Fun Day takes place on Saturday, 27 April and will be a joyous occasion. Wendyann George of the Batabano committee tells us that the bash is set to be the best ever. “This year the parade is back at the Glass House in George Town and there is a family fun day that starts at 1pm. The parade is 3pm.

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