Cayman carnival season usually takes place in May, however due to COVID-19 measures, carnival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 and was reinstated in 2022 during May (Batabano) and August (CayMAS). Batabano 2022 is set to take place on 7th May 2022.
The Batabano Committee run many exciting events between in the week leading up, including the Junior Batabano Parade. Be sure to check out their website for a full calendar of events.
There are many colourful and festive mas bands that participate in Batabano including Tribal Carnival Cayman, Fresh Carnival, Renegade Mas, Party Animal, Revel Unit,, Local Carnival, Kaotic, Quinntessential Movement and Mas Azucar.
The Braccanal parade brings together colourful costumes, soca music, enthusiastic revellers and delicious Caymanian dishes.