Belize Festivals and Events

Belize Festivals and Events 

Month  Event  Destination 
January  KREM New Year’s Day Cycling Classic  Corozal District 
  Horse Race  Burrell Boom Village 
February  Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival  Placencia Village 
  Belize Game Fish Association’s International Bill Fish Tournament   
  Carnaval de San Pedro  San Pedro 
  NICH Street Art Fesival  Belize City 
  Valentine’s Day Cycling Classic  Belize City to Benque Viejo Del Carmen 
March  La Ruta Maya River Challenge  San Ignacio 
  Baron Bliss Day Parade & Boat Regatta   
  Reef Week   
April  Band Fest   
  Hopkins International Paranda Fest  Hopkins Village 
  Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic  Belize City to San Ignacio 
  Burrel Boom Horse Race  Burrell Boom Village   
  Sittee River Easter Monday Fair and Canoe Race  Stann Creek 
  San Pedro Lagoon Reef Eco Challenge  San Pedro 
  Semana Santa (Holy Week)  Benque Viejo Del Carmen 
  National Agriculture and Trade Show   Belmopan 
May  Cashew Festival  Crooked Tree 
  Chocolate Festival of Belize  Toledo 
  Female Cross Country Cycling Classic  Belize City to San Ignacio 
  Reef Week Hol Chan   San Pedro 
  NICH – Music Week  Belize City 
  East Indian Festival  Corozal 
  Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX)   
June  Mango Fest  Hopkins 
  Jazz Festival  Belize City 
  San Pedro Lobster Fest  San Pedro 
  Placencia Lobster Fest  Placencia 
  Caye Caulker Lobster Fest  Caye Caulker 
July  Summer Splash  Dangriga 
  Benque Fiesta  Benque Viejo del Carmen 
  Fiestarama  Orange Walk 
  Stann Creek Lionfish Tournament  Stann Creek 
August  International Costa Maya Festival  San Pedro 
  Tres Pescados Slam Tournament  San Pedro 
  Queen of the Bay Pageant (Bliss Institute)  Belize City 
  San Joaquin Fiesta  Corozal 
  Tourism Expo  Orange Walk 
September   Yamaha Salwater Fishing Tournament  Placencia Village 
  Carnival Jouvert & Road March  Belize City 
  West Fest  San Ignacio 
  Battle of St. George’s Caye Parade  Countrywide 
  Pan Yaad Steel Band Concert  Belize City 
  Belize Expo and Market Place  Belize City 
  Barry Bowen’s Beer Fest  Belize City 
  Belize Independence Day Parades  Countrywide 
  Orange Walk J’ouvert & Carnival  Orange Walk 
October  TIDE Fish Fest  Punta Gorda 
  Belize Birding Festival  San Ignacio 
November   Belize International Film Festival  Belize City 
  Cultural Festival  Dangriga 
  Taco Fest  Orange Walk 
  Battle of the Drums  Punta Gorda 
December   Mistletoe Ball  Placencia 
  Arts Festival  San Pedro 
  Holiday Lighted Boat Parade  San Pedro 



Protected Species Seasons 

Type of Species  Closed Season 
Conch  July 1 – September 30 
Spiny Lobster  February 15 – June 14 
Nassau Grouper  December 1 – March 31 (of the following year) 
Hicatee  May 1 – May 31 
Whelks  January 2 – September 30 


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