Belize Festival & Events

by McNab Editorial Team
Belize Festival & Events

Belize Festival & Events

Belize has no shortage of celebrations, festivities, and festivals. The colorful spirit of our people is reflected in events that take place all year long that include sporting activities, food festivals, cultural and historical celebrations, and much more. To make things easy, we have listed all the yearly events below, by month, so you can either choose when to come based on what’s happening or if you have already planned your trip, you already know where to find the fun stuff.

Throughout the year, many other activities take place so be sure to keep up to date on Our Stories to always stay up to date with what is happening in Belize.


  • KREM New Year’s Day Cycling Classic – Corozal District
  • Horse Race – Burrell Boom, Belize District


  • 16th Annual Placencia BTIA Sidewalk Arts Festival – Placencia Village, Stann Creek District – February 8th & 9th
  • Carnival de San Pedro – Ambergris Caye – February 23rd


  • La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge – San Ignacio to Belize City – March 6th – 9th
  • In lieu of National Heroes and Benefactors Day (Originally Baron Bliss Day)


  • Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic – Round trip Belize City to San Ignacio – April 11th
  • Easter Weekend Semana Santa Processions (Holy Week) – Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo District
  • Easter Monday Horse Races at Burrell Boom Fair – Belize District – April 13th
  • Sittee River Easter Monday Fair and Canoe Race – Stann Creek, District – April 13th


  • Labor Day
  • National Agriculture and Trade Show – Belmopan, Cayo District – May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
  • Cashew Festival – Crooked Tree Village, Belize District
  • Belize Chocolate Festival – Punta Gorda, Toledo District – May 23rd & 24th
  • In lieu of Belize Commonwealth Day – (Sovereign’s Day Holiday)
  • BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge – May 20th – 25th


  • Mango Festival – Hopkins, Stann Creek District
  • Stann Creek Lionfish Festival – Stann Creek, Dangriga
  • San Pedro Lobster Festival – Ambergris Caye – June 11th – 20th
  • Placencia Lobster Festival – Stann Creek District – June 26th – 28th
  • Caye Caulker Lobster Festival – Caye Caulker – June 26th – 28th


  • Benque Fiesta – Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo District
  • Grand Caribe Belize Deepsea Classic Fishing Tournament – Ambergris Caye – July 17th, 18th, & 19th
  • International Costa Maya Festival – Ambergris Caye – July 31st – August 2nd
  • Fiestarama & Business Expo – Orange Walk District


  • Tres Pescados Slam Grand Tournament – Ambergris Caye
  • San Joaquin Fiesta – San Joaquin Village, Corozal District
  • Orange Walk Tourism Expo – Orange Walk


  • Carnival Road March – Belize City
  • Battle of St. Geroge’s Caye – Paradise in Belize City and Belmopan
  • Expo Belize Marketplace – Belize City
  • Yamaha Saltwater Fishing Tournament – Placencia, Stann Creek District
  • Orange Walk Carnival – Orange Walk District
  • In lieu of Belize Independence Day – Countrywide Parades


  • TIDE Fish Fest – Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
  • In lieu of Pan-American Day – Countrywide
  • Belize Birding Festival – San Ignacio – October 24th – 25th


  • Belize International Film Festival – Belize City
  • Battle of the Drums – Punta Gorda, Toledo District
  • Garifuna Settlement Day – Dangriga, Hopkins Village and Punta Gorda
  • Taco Festival – Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District


  • Holiday Lighted Boat Parade – Ambergris Caye
  • Placencia BTIA 20th Annual Mistletoe Ball – Placencia Village, Stann Creek District
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
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