Belize’s calendar is full of festivals, ranging from the local to the national. The calendar below only includes a few highlights – you’ll find plenty of entertainment at any given time.

February

Carnaval is celebrated with dancing, parades, costumes and drinking.

March

Celebrations throughout the country in honour of Baron Bliss Day (March 9); La Ruta Maya River Challenge in San Ignacio.

April

Fiesta in San José Succotz honouring the village’s patron saint.

May

Cashew Festival in Crooked Tree; Toledo Cacao-Fest in Punta Gorda; Coconut Festival in Caye Caulker; National Agriculture and Trade Show in Belmopan.

June

Caye Caulker Lobster Festival; three-day Día de San Pedro festival in San Pedro; Placencia Lobster Festival.

July

Belize international film festival in Belize City.

August

Week-long Deer Dance Festival in San Antonio; Costa Maya festival in San Pedro.

September

Celebrations commemorating St George’s Caye Day and Independence Day.

November

Garífuna Settlement Day (Nov 19).

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