Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Festivals

San Pedro honors the country with annual pre-Independence Day ceremonies

The anticipated pre-Independence Day celebration in San Pedro Town was held at the Honourable Louis Sylvester Sporting Arena on Wednesday, September 20th, with thousands of islanders in attendance. This year, San Pedranos joined Belizeans nationwide and abroad in celebrating Belize’s independence anniversary under the theme ‘Hope Ignited, Hands United, Vision Reviewed: Belize @42! The traditional event included cultural presentations, speeches, and the official flag-raising ceremony at midnight, ushering in Belize’s Independence Day-September 21st with a grand fireworks spectacle.

The San Pedro BTIA chapter hosts first island Beer Festival

On Saturday, August 5th, the Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter (SP BTIA) added one more festivity to the island’s summer calendar with...

The machinery behind a successful San Pedro Lobsterfest

The 2023 San Pedro Lobster Festival was another successful event that saw thousands of islanders and tourists flocking to the Honourable Louis Sylvestre (Saca Chispas field) during its block party on July 15th. The annual festival honors the opening of the lobster season and provides a spike in the island's economy during a period considered the starting of the low tourism season. As the popular festival nears two decades since its debut in June 2007, here is a peek into the process of organizing one of the largest events in the country that continues to grow year after year.

San Pedro Lobster Fest block party brings people together and awards the best in food and drinks

The San Pedro Lobster Fest block party on Saturday, July 15th, saw hundreds of tourists and locals enjoying the celebration in honor of the Caribbean spiny lobster season. The annual festival was held at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Arena starting at 5PM, showcasing the best in lobster dishes, colorful and creative restaurant booths, live music, celebrity chef appearances, and the highly anticipated food and drink competition. The massive celebration following the week-long Lobster Crawl was the conclusion to San Pedro's Lobster Festival.

San Pedro Lobster Crawl is in full swing

While in Caye Caulker and Placencia, where lobster celebrations occur this weekend, San Pedro Town launched festivities on July 3rd with the annual Lobster Crawl, with daily lobster-themed events taking place in various participating businesses across the island. Crawlers, both local and visitors, have indulged in their favorite lobster delicacies, from pizzas, ceviche, taco lobster, and curry lobster, to even lobster-shaped chocolate treats. These fun events will continue crawling for the rest of the week and end with the grand Lobsterfest block party on Saturday, July 15th, at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Arena (Saca Chispas field).

Dia de San Pedro festivities crown new queen; delights thousands with local and international entertainment

During the 2023 Dia de San Pedro festivities, islanders welcomed a new beauty ambassador. The extravaganza opened with the anticipated Miss San Pedro Pageant on Friday, June 30th. Among the five young ladies vying for the title, 22-year-old Mariel Calderon, sponsored by Caribeña Enterprises, was selected as the next island queen and was crowned by outgoing Miss San Pedro Faith Edgar. The festival ended with a spectacular show on Saturday with entertainers from Belize, Mexico, and international talent, DJ Wuazat.

Festivities for Dia de San Pedro begin

From as early as 4AM, San Pedranos started the annual and traditional Dia de San Pedro celebrations on Thursday, June 29th. The first day of the festivities honoring the island’s Patron Saints, San Pedro and San Pablo, included a full day of activities spearheaded by the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church. The festival will span over the weekend with the Miss San Pedro Pageant and local and international entertainment at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre sporting complex.

San Pedro Lobsterfest kicks with Lionfish tournament and lobster crawl

The 2022-2023 lobster season has officially opened, and San Pedro Town celebrates the occasion with the annual Lobster Festival. To kick off the festivities, a Lionfish tournament marked the beginning of the event in tandem with the famous Lobster Crawl.

All ready for Dia de San San Pedro

El Dia de San Pedro festival starts today, Friday, June 24th, with the Miss San Pedro Pageant, which includes an after-party with international Deejay Osocity and local DJs. The celebration continues tomorrow Saturday, with the popular Mexican star Pedro Fernandez concert. All activities are taking place at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex.

September celebrations begins in San Pedro with flag raising ceremony

At 6AM on Saturday, all municipalities across Belize hosted a flag raising ceremony, welcoming the September celebrations that will lead up to Independence Day on September 21st.

Ivy Queen to headline the 2018 Costa Maya Festival!

The International Costa Maya Festival committee has confirmed that the legendary Ivy Queen will be headlining the 2018 stage on Saturday, August 4th.