Food and festivals

It’s a great time of year for lovers of the arts and culinary delights. February is fairly busting with events, including Taste of Cayman, CayFest and the Cayman Arts Festival. Then Mardi Gras is just around the corner at the beginning of March, so you’ve still got time to get some feathers, bangles and beads for the big party.

Taste of Cayman is really stepping it up this year with its event on The Festival Green in Camana Bay. With over 35 restaurants participating in 2014, it promises diversity and flavors from all around the world.

Cayfest has fabulous performances in store from dancing to singing and storytelling at its Red Sky at Night evening where the Harquail Centre area is transformed into a twinkling venue perfect for a night under the stars.

The Cayman Arts Festival will showcase fantastic local talent, along with award-winning visiting artists such as the Harlem Gospel Choir and Amy Dickson, professional saxophonist. It’s the ideal opportunity to see world-class musicians and singers on the local stage, and for an incredibly reasonable price.

Mardi Gras will be held in George Town on Harbour Drive this year, and as it will be a public holiday Wednesday, you’ll have all day to celebrate, dance and make merry.

It is so easy for us to make excuses and not head out to these wonderful festivals. Maybe we think we’re too busy, or we figure we’ll just catch them the next year around. The fact is that if you don’t go, not only are you missing out on some brilliant experiences; you’re also missing an opportunity to support local culture and the arts.

We hope to see you there!