Belize Events

New Years Day! Prayers and Blessings for the New Year!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Belizean-americans honoring Dr. King's struggle for human rights for all people.

Fiesta de Carnaval: Nationwide celebrations and dance competition (Comparsas) one week before lent.

International Bullfish Tournament: Belize Game Fish Assoc. 50K prize to angler 500lbs landing blue marin.

San Pedro Carnival: Fun in the Sun on La isla Bonita!

Annual Agricultural & Trade Show Held in Belmopan, Orange Walk Town and nearby Chan Pine Ridge every two years. Livestock, handicrafts, traditional costumes and dances.

Baron Bliss Day: Celebrations held nationwide to honor this great benefactor of Belize. Harbor regatta is held in front of the lighthouse where he was buried. Horse and cycle races are also held.

Trade & Livestock Show: Held in Belmopan at the National Agricultural Showgrounds every other year, the last weekend in March. Features rodeo.

Good Friday in Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker Special Catholic Church services. Beginning at 3p.m. most villagers participate in procession carrying the cross through town.

Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic: Bicycle race in Belize City, continues on Western Highway , Circles around park in San Ignacio and returns to a dramatic finale in Belize City. International participation.

San Jose Succotz Fiesta: Local fair celebrating the day of their patron saint. Entertainment for kids, rides, food, marimba music.

Cashew Festival: Crooked Tree Village. Celebrating the cashew harvest season. Live punt music, cashew wine, Caribbean-style dishes, games, folklore stories.

Cayo Expo:
San Ignacio. Displays of local crafts and products. Sample local foods.

Coconut Festival Caye Caulker. Food, beverages, crafts. Parade with prize for floats, coconut competition, dancing. Commonwealth Day:
Celebrated nationwide as the Queen's birthday. National Sports Council holds horse races in Belize City at the National Stadium and in Orange Walk Town at the People's Stadium. Cycle races are held between Cayo and Belmopan.

Labour Day:
Address by the Minister of Labour or a representative, followed by parades and rallies held throughout the country. Kite contest, cycle race, harbor regatta, horse race.

Toledo Festival of Arts:
Week-long festivals in which school children depict various cultural groups in the district through drama and music. Arts and crafts exhibition includes basketry, paintings, clay sculpture, seashells and calabash vessels.

Dia de San Pedro Three-day festival honoring St. Peter, the patron saint of San Pedro. Early morning boat parade. Boats and fishermen are blessed, a special mass is held and and a fiesta/jump-up follows.

Benque Viejo del Carmen Fiesta
Local fair. Celebrates the day of their patron saint with cultural shows, marimba bands, food and games. Nine days of prayer.

BETEX 96 (Belize Tourism Expo)
Belize's first trade show. Theme is "The Ecological Destination of the 21st Century.

Deer Dance Festival
San Antonio, Toledo District Week-long celebrations. Historical reenactments, costumes, homemade harps and violins.

International Sea & Air Festival:
San Pedro. A festival of music, dance, and foods from Belize, Mexico and neighboring countries.

St. Georges Caye Day - 10th of September
Click here to learn the history of St. Georges Caye day.

Independence Day! September 21st
Numerous cultural, religious and sporting activities held a couple of weeks before St. George's Caye Day. Flag-raising ceremonies, parades, street jump-ups, music, dance and foods. Crowning of Miss San Pedro.

Mexican National Day:
Orange Walk and Corozal towns people cross over into Mexico to reunite with families and have celebrations.

St. George's Caye Day:
Celebrates and commemorates a battle in 1798 when the Spanish were defeated by slaves, Baymen and British soldiers. Around the country similar official ceremonies and parades take place. Carnivals, sporting activities, fire engine parade, and pop concerts held several days prior to this event.

Belikin Spectacular
Billfish tournament with spectacular prizes. Sponsored by the Belize Game Fish Association.

Columbus Day (Pan American Day)
Regatta racing in Belize City.
Hike & Bike for the Rain Forest:
A two-day cross-country run and mountain bike race. Local and International athletes will compete throughout the Cayo area for the benefit of the rain forest.

Pan American Day:
Orange Walk and Corozal . Fiestas and beauty contest to celebrate Mestizo culture. Horse and cycle races. Tourism Week: Activities include silent and Dutch auction, grand vacation raffle drawing and fair.

Garifuna Settlement Day!
Festival, mainly in the southern most areas of the country to mark the first arrival of the Garifuna in 1832 in Dangriga.

Stann Creek Agricultural Fair:
Exhibits of livestock and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Christmas Eve: Midnight mass all over town.
Christmas Day: Merry Christmas!

Kwanzaa! Dec 26th - A holiday celebrated by many black American-belizean honoring their African-american culture.

Boxing Day:
Parties, dances , horse races and some Garifuna dances are performed.