Festivals and Events


Cayfest, The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, is Cayman’s finest showcase of local talent. With an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film, fashion design, and cultural discussions, this festival has an emphasis on local arts and culture. At the same time the festival stimulates and inspires local artists by including a diverse range of participants.

Some highlights of the Festival include locally produced films, Café Cayman, traditional music from the CI Folk Singers and the work of countless other local artists and arts organisations!

Cayfest 2016


National Arts & Culture Awards took place February 25th 2016.   

The National Arts and Culture Awards recognise those who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline, contribute to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands and support the work of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. If you would like to make a nomination please get in touch with CNCF by emailing vfoster@artscayman.org or by calling (345) 949 5477. Click here for information on this year's awardees.

Dress for Culture Day * Friday, February 26th 2016 Still want to dress up?  We accept DfC donations year round!

Now in its 4th year, Dress for Culture Day is a celebration of Cayman's diverse community which is comprised of more than 135 nationalities!  This annual 'dress up, dress down' fundraiser invites individuals, students and corporate entities to display love for culture by wearing traditional cultural wear, sportswear, country colours or anything that represents your culture(s).  Together, we plait a visual tapestry of beauty and harmony by sharing and learning from each other, while supporting cultural heritage programmes like the CI Folk Singers and Summer Arts Camp.  The cost to take part is only $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Each participant is invited to take part in a Facebook competition also.  Email culture@candw.kyto get started!

Cayman Islands Folk Singers in Concert took place Friday, February 26th 2016       

In 2009, CNCF formed the Cayman Islands Folk Singers, a company of amateur singers and musicians dedicated primarily to preserving, celebrating and propagating the musical traditions of the Cayman Islands. The company exists to bring to the people of the Cayman Islands folk music works of the highest possible artistic and technical standards and production values and works that are reflective of the Caymanian image and appreciative of our place in the Caribbean region and the wider world. Don't miss this dynamic group of singers and musicians share stories through song at the Harquail Theatre for one night only during Cayfest. Email marketcncf@candw.ky for more information.  Click here for more on CIFS.

‘Red Sky at Night’ festival took place Saturday, February 27th 2016                                                                                                                 

The event is an enchanting evening, rich in arts and culture. Walking through the garden, visitors will be treated to live performances from dancers, actors and storytellers as well as creative work by local visual artists and crafts people. Celebrated films from around the Caribbean and inspiring performances will be featured within the festival theatres. Visitors will be escorted by the sounds of the steel pan, fiddle and drums and lured by a mouthwatering array of local culinary delicacies. For all the reasons we love arts and culture in the Cayman Islands!  Email marketcncf@candw.ky or call us on (345) 949-5477 for details.

A BIG THANK YOU to our major sponsors including: 

DART, Camana Bay, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Cayman Distributors Group. 


See photos for Red Sky at Night 2015

by visiting our Facebook page HERE


Anyone interested in volunteering at this year's Red Sky at Night event? Email ebodden@artscayman.org or call 949-5477 for details. 


Please email us at cncf@artscayman.org or call us on (345) 949 5477.