Virtual Batabano Street Parade
A virtual Batabano street parade will take place on Saturday May 9th via Zoom and Facebook, starting at 1pm! This virtual Batabano experience will feature international artists and international and local dj's.
You can also tune in to live radio broadcasts by Radio Cayman, FeteDayz iRadio, Vybz345Radio, and Hot 104.1.
Wear a costume, wave your flag and post with hashtag #CaymanCarnivalBatabano!
On March 13th, 2020, the postponement of Batabano and CayMas Carnival was announced in adherence with government regulations to combat the local transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Following discussions with the Ministry of Culture and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, a new date will be announced in the fall.
The official Cayman Carnival Batabano parade usually takes place on a Saturday, beginning at Public Beach at 1pm. 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.