March features a busy roster of family-friendly events. Here’s some of the key dates you’ll want to mark in your diary.
Red Sky at Night
A showcase of all things art and culture, the annual Red Sky at Night will this year be held on Saturday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, the event will be held on the grounds of the F. J. Harquail Cultural Centre.
Part of Cayman’s Cayfest celebrations, this year’s Red Sky at Night will feature live performances from musicians, dancers, actors, and storytellers, as well as displays of creative work by visual artists and crafts people. Food vendors will also be serving up a selection of mouthwatering traditional Caymanian fare.
According to organisers, visitors will “revel in a sensory filled experience at this multi–disciplined arts fair, as the sounds of steel pan, fiddle and drums, and the aroma of mouthwatering local culinary delicacies waft on the night air.”
Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $10 for those aged 65 years and over, or for students aged 13 to 17. Tickets are available from several outlets including Fosters Food Fair locations, Funky Tangs, HealthCare Pharmacy Grand Harbour and direct from CNCF.
Light up the Night beach walk
Enjoy an uplifting walk under a full moon all for a good cause with the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual Light up The Night beach walk.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m. Walkers will set off at 7 p.m. sharp from Royal Palms and enjoy a walk along world-renowned Seven Mile Beach to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, before heading back to Royal Palms.
Post walk, participants will be able to enjoy a selection of cocktail specials at Royal Palms priced at just $6 along with 10 percent off all food items.
The Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 2009 and provides financial aid to several local charities working in the field of breast cancer education as well as those providing aid for treatment costs.
Since its inception the foundation has expanded its work with a wellness programme which directly helps breast cancer patients from diagnosis through treatments and beyond. The Foundation also sponsors training and equipment for assisting medical professionals in Cayman to better treat breast cancer patients.
Register to walk now by visiting www.breastcancerfoundation.ky or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively register to walk on the night from 6 p.m. The walk costs $25 and includes one raffle ticket to be in with the chance to win an amazing selection of prizes.
The first 100 people to register will receive a free glow-in-the-dark T-shirt ensuring they truly light up the night!
The Cayman Islands Agriculture Show is a must-visit event. One of the largest annual events, the Ag Show is slated for Ash Wednesday, March 6.
Now in its 52nd year, the event takes place at the Agriculture Grounds and offers a wonderful opportunity to meet Cayman’s local farmers and artisans.
Local produce alongside arts and crafts will be available for purchase in addition to food vendors selling traditional Caymanian cuisine.
Organised each year by the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society, the family-friendly event also includes live music, a wide range of games and competitions, and the ever-popular raffle, offering a grand prize of $20,000.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults; $5 for children aged 2 to 11 years. Admission is free for those under 2. Raffle tickets are priced at $25 and include admission to the show. Gates open at 7 a.m.
For more details follow the Cayman Islands Agriculture Society Facebook page.
On Saturday, March 30, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands will host its annual Glow Run.
This unique run attracts more than 500 participants each year who each don glow paint for a fun-filled night time run.
Now in its fifth year, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Harbour Drive near Margaritaville, with the race proper starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-event activities include face and body painting and a live DJ. Concluding the race is the eagerly anticipated raffle, with a host of prizes from local businesses.
The event is Cayman’s only night run and is a key fundraiser for the National Trust. Funds raised are usually shared amongst some of the National Trust’s key programmes, including educational, environmental, and historic.
Tickets are $25 for National Trust members, $35 for non-members. Tickets for children aged five to 12 years are priced at $10. A corporate rate of $25 per runner is available for 10 or more employees. Register online at www.nationaltrust.org.ky.