New Years Day - January 1, Horse Racing in Burrel Boom;
Race starts at the entrance of the track and the horses run
one mile around. Krem New Year's Cycling Classic;
Starts in Corozal and ends in Belize City.
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 beforeLlent.
Billfish Tournament: Belize Game Fish Assoc. 50K prize to
angler 500lbs landing blue marin.
Pedro Carnival: Fun in the Sun on La isla Bonita!
Cycle Race: Starts in Belmopan, then to Benque Viejo, back
to Belize City.
Annual Agricultural & Trade Show Held in Belmopan, Orange
Walk Town and nearby Chan Pine Ridge every two years. Livestock,
handicrafts, traditional costumes and dances.
Bliss Day: March 9, 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.
& Livestock Show: Held in Belmopan at the National Agricultural
Showgrounds every other year, the last weekend in March.
Ruta Maya Canoe River Challenge: San Ignacio to
Belize City. Four-day canoe race retracing the route of
the ancient Maya.
Easter monday - Burrell Boom Cycle & Horse Races:
Annual cycling event, featuring national and international
cyclists. Race starts in Belize City, ends at the Sylvestre
Stadium in Burrell Boom. followed by all-day celebrations.
Horse races, food and music. Easter Fair:
Held during the holiday weekend in San Ignacio. Features
entertainment, live music, sports activities and family
Friday in Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker Special Catholic
Church services. Beginning at 3pm most villagers participate
in procession carrying the cross through town.
Saturday Cross Country Classic - Bicycle race in
Belize City and out to Western Highway. Circles around park
in San Ignacio and returns to a dramatic finale in Belize
City. Horse race. International participation.
Jose Succotz Fiesta: Local fair celebrating the
day of their patron saint. Entertainment for kids, rides,
food, marimba music.
Festival: Crooked Tree Village. Celebrating the cashew harvest
season. Live punta music, Cashew Wine & Desert,
Caribbean-style dishes, games, folklore stories, dance
Expo: San Ignacio. Displays of local crafts and products.
Sample local foods.
Festival Caye Caulker: Food, beverages, crafts. Parade with
prize for floats, coconut competition and dancing.
Day: May 24
Celebrated nationwide as the Queen's birthday. 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.
Day: May 1
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.
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.
San Pedro Day (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 a fiesta/jump-up follows.
Festival: Held annually in Caye Caulker and Placencia Village.
Celebrates "Fisherman's Day" and the opening of
Mountain Bike Classic: Annual international biking
competition starts in Belize City, ends in Placencia Village.
Benque Viejo Fiesta - Local fair. Celebrates the day of
their patron saint with cultural shows, marimba bands, food
and games. Nine days of prayer.
Deer Dance Festival: San Antonio, Toledo District. Week-long
celebrations. Historical reenactments, costumes, homemade
harps and violins.
Maya Festival: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. A festival of
music, arts/crafts, cultural dances and foods from Belize,
Mexico and neighboring countries.
Joaquin Fiesta: Honors patron saint. Mass, fiesta, food,
music and family entertainment.
Colorful pageantry, costumed bands, parades, street "Jump-ups,"
music, dance, food. Takes place annually.
Orange Walk. Agricultural show, horse races, rides such
as ferris wheel and merry-go-round. Foods from different
Georges Caye Day - 10th of September
Click here to learn the history of St. Georges Caye day.
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.
Orange Walk and Corozal towns people cross over into Mexico
to reunite with families and have celebrations.
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.
Billfish tournament with spectacular prizes. Sponsored by
the Belize Game Fish Association.
Day (Pan American Day)
Orange Walk and Corozal . Fiestas and beauty contest to
celebrate Mestizo culture. Horse and cycle races. Regatta
racing in Belize City.
Garifuna Settlement Day - November 19
Festival, mainly in the southern most areas of the country
to mark the first arrival of the Garifuna in 1832 in Dangriga.
Creek Agricultural Fair:
Exhibits of livestock and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Award Show: Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Belizean
Christmas Eve: Midnight mass all over town.
Dec 26th - A holiday celebrated by many black American-belizean
honoring their African-american culture.
Day: December 26
Parties, dances , horse races and some Garifuna dances are