Cayman KiteFest 2017
Cayman Kitefest at Kaibo Beach
Easter Monday April 17th 1-4.30pm
What is Cayman Kitefest?
Cayman Kitefest is part of Kaibo’s vision to celebrate Caymanian culture. The kite festival is set to welcome the summer season, when the wind is suitable for kite-flying activities. Visit Kaibo Beach in Cayman Kai over Easter to take part in an age-old custom. The Caribbean tradition of kite flying on the island’s breezy shores may have been forgotten by many, and we hope that Kitefest will inspire Cayman’s new generation to return to a custom that costs little and is environmentally friendly.
The event will not have a door fee, there will be a boat leaving Camana Bay at 12 noon, and a live local band playing on the beach. Entrants into the different kite competition categories have a chance to win fantastic prizes from local companies, such as a smart phone from Digicel. If you enjoy live local music and a chance to fly a kite in the Caribbean breeze, we hope to see you on the beach for our annual Easter Monday Cayman Islands Kitefest!
Kaibo Beach is open every day over the Easter break from 11am until midnight.
Kitefest is a FREE event to watch. Bring your own kite or make one at home.
Join the event in kite flying competitions to win great prizes. Registration will start at 1pm.
Kite Competition Registration is $5 donation to Cayman’s ARK charity.
Local band Bona Fide will perform, unplugged, and offer a chance to dance in the sand.
Live local music 1-2 and 3-4pm
Paddle boarding and kayaking and lots of fun in the water is available all day.
Kayaking and SUP use is $5 donation to Caymans ARK charity
Win a smart phone, flights with Cayman Airways, and many other prizes! There will be kiting competitions, and a chance to win prizes in different categories.
- Best kite, most creative and original
- Best kite flyer, with steadiest kite, Adult
- Best kite flyer, with steadiest kite, Youth (under the age of 15)
- Biggest kite
- Smallest kite
- Best dressed, matching kite and costume
- Oldest kite flier
- Youngest kite flier
- Most environmentally friendly kite
- Most Dark and Stormy cocktails ordered on the day.
Winning prizes are TBA but may include:
- Samsung Smart Phone from Digicel
- $100 from Cayman Airways
- Sunrise StingRay City boat trip for 2 people, with Whitesands Watersports
- 1 hour bioluminescence trip in kayaks for 2 people, with The Sweet Spot
- 1 hour cardio tennis lesson for 4 people with Cayman Tennis Academy
- Gift token from Funky Monkey clothing store
- Fabulous jar of candy from ItSugar
- Mature mango tree from QE2 Botanic Park
- Kaibo teeshirt, bag, hat and coozie and a voucher for a Month Of Mudslides at Kaibo Beach!
The person who orders most Dark and Stormy cocktails on Monday wins:
- A bottle of Appleton VX
…and please note that a $1 for every Dark-and-Stormy goes to Cayman’s ARK charity EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!! The more you drink the more you help others. Now that’s good fundraising!
All entrants must be unassisted in their kite flying to qualify. The judge’s decision is final.
Please buy or make your kite in advance. Judges will be looking for creativity!
Award giving will be at 4pm.
Support your community by raising awareness for Cayman’s ARK, the local charity who performs acts of random kindness to a huge number of causes in the Cayman Islands.
Come by boat!!!
Boat leaves Camana Bay at 12 noon
departs Kaibo Beach at 4.30pm.
Boat crossing is $10 round trip.
(boat transport is provided by independent boat operator.)
Bring the family!!
Kaibo Beach is open to all, so bring the kids, your dogs, the whole family, and make a day of it.
Praise for Kitefest
“Easter kite festival” Reviewed April 8, 2013
We went to Kaibo for the kite festival, and weren’t we glad we went. Excellent food delivered quickly despite it being extremely busy, wonderful live entertainment and the beach a few feet away. Recommended!
A word on Kitefest :
Kitefest Cayman at Kaibo is proudly sponsored by local companies. Main sponsor is Digicel. Secondary sponsors include Jacques Scott, Cayman Tennis Academy, Cayman Airways, WhiteSands WaterSports, Itsugar, Sweetspot, Funky Monkey; and Botanic Park.
Kitefest Cayman is a local event that supports a local charity and a Caymanian tradition.