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Batabano an 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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18 Jul | 2018

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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