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February

Cayman Arts Festival

Thursday, 9 – Saturday,11: The popular bi-annual Cayman Arts Festival returns bringing a slew of world-class performers, including the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, which will perform at a host of venues across Cayman. Visit caymanartsfestival.com for more details.

Cayman Heart Fund Red Dress Gala

Friday, 10: Join the Cayman Heart Fund for their annual fundraiser, the “Red Dress Gala,” and celebrate the charitable organisation’s 10th anniversary, 6:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Email info@caymanheartfund.com for ticket details.

VAS Art Show

Friday, 10: The Visual Arts Society, in partnership with the Cayman Arts Festival, hosts an art show at Gardenia Court, Camana Bay, 5-9 p.m. The show will feature artwork by Cayman’s local artist, including a music performance (6-7 p.m.) by students from the CAF’s after school programme and the Cayman Youth Chori.

Kids Gaelic football

Saturday, 11: The Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Football Club will host a “Start of Season Blitz” at the Camana Bay Cayman International School football pitch. This event will encompass training skill sets for each age group and culminate in a round robin of games. All children between the ages of 5-18 are welcome including those who have not played before and those who attended the inaugural games last year. Registration is at 9.30 a.m., with the training running until 11.30 a.m. This event is free of charge to all.

Valentine’s Mile

Sunday, 12: Help raise funds for Cayman HospiceCare with this fun run. Start and finish at Bayshore Mall. Race starts at 4 p.m., with registration starting at 2:30 p.m. The race is followed by an under 10s race at 5 p.m. Adults, $20. Juniors (under 18), $5. Children’s race, free. Trophies for first three males and females in each race. Medals for first 100 children who finish.

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

Wednesday, 15-17: Now in its fourth year, the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit brings together leading thinkers and decision makers from different segments of the global alternatives industry. The conference, which will be held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, has quickly grown to become one of the most influential discussion forums within the alternative investment industry. This year’s theme is “Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times.”

Legends Tennis

Friday, 17: Tennis Hall of Fame legends join Grand Slam champions and former world No.1s on the court at the Festival Green in Camana Bay for one night of exhibition entertainment under the Caribbean stars. Events include men’s singles and mixed doubles with John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Jim Courier and Daniela Hantuchova.

Coco Fest

Saturday, 18: Celebrate the coconut! Enjoy coconut-inspired food and drinks, locally made arts and crafts from coconuts, music by local musicians, games, crafts, and activities. From 12-4 p.m. at Pedro Castle. Admission for adults $5, kids 12 and under go free.

CDS ‘Not Now Darling’

Thursday, 23 – Saturday, March 11: The Cayman Drama Society kick-start’s their 2017 theatre season with comedy “Not Now Darling,” a typically mad-cap British farce by playwright Ray Cooney. Playing at the Prospect Playhouse, Red Bay. Visit cds.ky for production times and tickets.

One Dog at a Time bowling

Thursday, 23 – Join One Dog at a Time at King’s Sports Centre for a fun night of bowling from 7 p.m. to help raise money for the animal welfare organisation. Prize for the highest score on the night. $25 a ticket. Serious and silly bowlers both welcome. Email info@odaat.ky

Property and Construction Conference

Friday, 24: Join more than 200 property and construction professionals for a one-day conference at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Topics include the global real estate market, Cayman Islands market outlook, and property measurement standards. Cost is US$100. Visit bit.ly/ricscaymanconference.

Cayman Hospice Care Flag Day

Friday, 24 – Saturday, 25: Cayman Hospice Care will once again be blanketing the island for their Flag Day. Volunteers will be located at dozens of Cayman’s key locations, asking the general public to give generously. The Flag Day is Cayman Hospice Care’s largest fundraiser, helping the charity to offer palliative end of life care for free to anyone in the Cayman Islands. To volunteer, or for more details, visit caymanhospicecare.ky.

Red Sky at Night

Saturday, 25: The popular annual multi-disciplinary arts fair returns offering a magical evening of art and culture. Held on the grounds of the F J Harquail Centre the festival will feature over 40 vendors, screenings of Caribbean films, and live performances. In addition, there will also be a wide range of culinary offerings. From 4 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for children. For tickets visit artscayman.org/cayfest.

The Cayman Islands Orchid Show

Saturday, 25 – Sunday 26: A fantastic floral show that includes indigenous Cayman orchids with exotic orchids for sale. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/QEIIbotanicpark.

Off The Beaten Track

Sunday, 26: Now it its sixth year OTBT is quickly becoming a major sporting event in Cayman. Based on the gruelling Marathon des Sables, the 26.2 mile course covers off-road trails and cuts across beaches, the bush and back roads of Grand Cayman. Run as an individual or as part of a relay team. Fifty percent of proceeds go to the charity Facing Africa. The other half goes to two local charities; Cayman’s Ark and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. www.offthebeatentrack.ky.

March

Public Holiday

Wednesday, 1: Ash Wednesday

Agriculture Show

Wednesday, 1: Enjoy one of Cayman’s most popular and longest-running family friendly events, the Agricultural Show. Held at The Grounds in Lower Valley, the event features local livestock, produce and food, along with live music, arts and crafts sale and activities for all to enjoy.

Mardi Gras Festival on the Waterfront in George Town

Wednesday, 1: The Cayman Islands comes alive with a fantastic theme day festival in Cayman Mardi Gras 2017. Enjoy a variety of live music and fabulous attractions. Details to be confirmed.

PAWS in the Sand dinner

Saturday, 4: Animal welfare charity PAWS hosts their annual “PAWS in the Sand” fundraiser at The White House, Bodden Town. Tickets are $135 and include a complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival, a full course meal and one bottle of wine per couple, along with live entertainment. Contact captaing@candw.ky or The Lighthouse Restaurant to reserve tickets.

Pretty on the Outside

Saturday, 11: The MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands presents their launch event and fundraiser, Pretty on the Outside. It is from 6-10 p.m. at the National Gallery. The MS Foundation is working alongside Louise & Eleanor, a U.S. based handbag company. Pretty on the Outside will consist of a fashion show, featuring the handbags and clutches created by Louise & Eleanor. The bags will be modelled by Miss Cayman Islands contestants.

St Patrick’s Day 5k Irish Jog    

Friday, 17: The 29th annual Irish Jog. This 5k run/walk is around the Britannia Golf Course and you’ll be eligible to win loads of great prizes including water sport excursions, dinners for two and even spa services. There will be free hats, face stickers, wigs and other fun wear for everyone. Complimentary refreshments will be available after the event.

April

Public Holiday

Friday, 14: Good Friday

Kaibo Kitefest

Saturday, 15: A family fun day on the beach with kite competitions, live music and kite-making for the kids. www.kaibo.ky.

Public Holiday

Monday, 17: Easter Monday

Junior Batabano

Saturday, 29: Little ones get their chance to shine and enjoy carnival with the annual Junior Batabano. Parade leaves from the Glass House, weaves through Shedden Road, up Harbour Drive, down Fort Street, then along Edward Street returning to the Glass House. A costume competition, and kid-friendly events follow the parade. Visit caymancarnival.com for more details.

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