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Cayman: Museum e-Newsletter (June 2024)

June e-Newsletter

Get ready to mango-liciously indulge at Mango Fest 2024! On Saturday, 20 July 2024 from 4-8pm, the National Museum will transform into a fruity paradise, welcoming all to celebrate the beloved mango. Admission is free, so bring your friends and family for a day filled with local delights, mango-infused treats, lively competitions, vibrant music, traditional crafts, and more. Join us as we embrace the essence of summer and revel in the joy of everything mango! Don’t miss out on the fun—save the date and get ready to make memories at Mango Fest 2024! Learn more

Mango Fest 2024 Highlight

Mango Cooking Competition

Mango Cocktail Competition

 Mango Dessert Competition

Mango Peeling & Eating Competition

Learn more

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM:Mango Fest 2024 Market & Festivities
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM:CNCF Children’s Corner 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:Cooking Competition
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM:Cayman Islands Folk Singers performance
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM:Mango Peeling & Eating Competition
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM:Mango Cocktail Competition
7:45 PM:Announcement of Competition Winners
8:00 PM:Event ends

Mango Fest Vendor Spotlight

Mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey of culinary delights, artistic wonders, and a sense of togetherness that will make this day truly unforgettable. Here’s a sneak peek of the delights that await you.

Willie’s Fresh Fruits & Juices

Mangoes Galore at Whistling Duck Farm! Discover your favourite mango varieties at Whistling Duck Farm, also known as Willie’s Farm! Whether you’re a mango aficionado or looking to try something new, we have a wide selection to delight your taste buds. Indulge in our freshly-picked sweet mangoes, or savor a variety of mango-based desserts. From jams, sauces, and chutneys to cakes, pies, breads, and candies, we have everything to satisfy your mango cravings. Don’t miss out on our savoury mango salsa, perfect with chips, and the beloved local favourite—green mango with sauce. Join us for a mango-filled event! We can’t wait to see you there.

Jazzy Cakes

Savour the creations of a young Caymanian pastry chef, including Mango Cheesecake Parfait, Mango Crumble Tarts, Tangy Mango Bars, plus Cassava Cake and Brownies. Experience the taste of paradise while supporting local talent! Don’t miss out!  

Interesting Mango Facts

Global Delight: Mangoes are often referred to as the “king of fruits” and are one of the most popular fruits worldwide, with thousands of varieties grown across the globe.

Cultural Significance: Mangoes have been cultivated for over 4,000 years and hold significant cultural and religious importance in many countries, including India, where they are associated with love and fertility.

Variety Galore: There are over 500 varieties of mangoes, each with its own unique flavour, texture, and colour. Some popular varieties include Alphonso, Haden, Tommy Atkins, and Ataulfo.

Nutrient Powerhouse: Mangoes are not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as folate, potassium, and fiber.

Versatile Fruit: Mangoes can be enjoyed in various forms, including fresh, dried, juiced, pureed, and even pickled. They are used in a wide range of dishes, from salads and smoothies to chutneys and desserts.

A Heartfelt Thank You to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism!

 We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism for their generous support and partnership as the title sponsor of Mango Fest 2024. With their invaluable contribution, we’re able to bring the magic of mangoes to life and create an unforgettable experience for all our attendees. Their commitment to promoting cultural events and showcasing the vibrant spirit of the Cayman Islands is truly commendable. | 949-8368 | [email protected]

Cayman Islands National Museum | PO Box 2189 | Grand Cayman, KY1-1105 KY


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