Belize is a wonderful mix of culture, and you can experience every wonderful part of that mix at the Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival in Placencia. This vibrant festival celebrates everything uniquely Belizean. If you want to experience the colors, taste, and music that make up the beautiful quilt of Belizean culture, you can’t miss this event.
Enjoy Belize at Its Best
The festival has become a yearly tradition in Belize, turning the quaint seaside village of Placencia into a vibrant, lively center of music, color, food, dance and fun for all ages. Artists, craftspeople, musicians, chefs, jewelry makers and all types of artisans descend on this beautiful village to transform it with color, taste, and sound.
Placencia does not have a main street. It has a main sidewalk that is 4,000 feet long, and during the festival, every inch of it is covered with art and color.
Things to Do and See
You won’t run out of things to taste, see and sample at this festival. There’s something for everyone. This is your chance to meet the finest artists in the region and buy their work. If you’re looking for unique jewelry, sculpture, pottery, books, photographs, paintings or gifts, you can find them all here.
Indulge your foodie side by sampling Belizean delicacies made from fresh seafood, cocoa, coconut and more. Wash down all that great food with a cold Belikin beer or a tropical cocktail made with local rum.
You’ll be entertained by Belize’s best live musicians and dancers. There are also games and contests that your whole family will enjoy.
A Great Location
The festival takes place in Placencia Village. This charming destination is minutes from the gorgeous beaches and offers mesmerizing views of the reef, offshore islands the nearby lagoon.
After a day at the festival, head to the beach for a relaxing dip or stroll. Cap off your day with a succulent meal or a local cocktail at one of the Placencia beach bars.
What You Need to Know
What: 17th Annual Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival.
When: February 8 and 9, 2020.
Where: Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Belize.
Getting to the Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival
Placencia is a popular destination, and you can easily get there via airplane, boat or road transportation from most locations in Belize. The peninsula has its own municipal airstrip (Airport code: PLJ).