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Festivals and Events in Belize Worth Traveling For

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Experience local culture and plan your Belize vacation around these holidays. September, especially, is one big celebration. Bring your whistle, wear your colors, and get ready to party with and like the locals.
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San Pedro, Belize
Mid-June kicks off lobster season, and celebrations take place in Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye, and Placencia. One of the biggest events is Ambergris Caye’s Lobsterfest. The weeklong festivities include daily specials, drinks, and musical...
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Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye is a remote island off the coast of Belize, well-lauded in the diving world as a must-see hotspot. Nestled on the island's center, the small town of San Pedro buzzes with barefoot excitement. This is a very common departure point...
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Barrier Reef Dr, San Pedro, Belize
Another very festive time in Belize is “September Celebrations.” This incorporates National Day, which is the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day (September 10), and Belize’s Independence Day (September 21). Belize City hosts a number of related...
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Punta Gorda, Belize
Cacao is such an important product in Belize that there is now an annual Chocolate Festival taking place in Punta Gorda. Usually lasting two days, it draws businesses, artisan-chocolatiers and consumers from all over Belize. There is also a street...
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Belize City, Belize
Every year the bras, panties, glue guns and glitter come out for the huge September celebration Carnival in Belize City. There are two über-patriotic holidays in Belize. The first, September 10th, is to commemorate the battle of St. George's Caye...
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Dangriga, Belize
Garifuna Settlement Day celebrates the arrival of the first Garinagu on Belizean shores back in the 1800s. All-night parties leading up to the November 19 holiday take place around the country, along with cultural reenactment ceremonies. Garifuna...
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San Pedro, Belize
If ghouls and goblins are your thing, mark the last Saturday in October on your calendar and pack your best costume! Head to Ambergris Caye for one of the biggest and most entertaining parties of the year—Holiday Hotel’s Halloween Bash. Drawing a...
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Caye Caulker, Belize
Belize’s top two tourism hot spots, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, are its two most populous islands, some 21 miles off the coast of Belize City. In San Pedro, Ambergris Caye’s main town, tourists spend their days diving,...