San Pedro Belize’s 2015 JUMP UP Parade – THE ENERGY! Part Two

Yesterday I posted most of my pictures from the parade line-up.  Along the beach on what was a beautiful, INCREDIBLY hot day.  We had all hoped for sun…AND WE GOT IT.  Here is the parade…and the audience on Sunday.  Good grief…it was FANTASTIC!

Let’s begin…I was back and forth all along the route so the background will be changing.  Frequently.

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The town council giving out candy to the kids.  I only got pelted in the head with one lollipop.  (That’s good for me!)

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The smartest head gear for the heat.


Back to the parade!


The SAGA Humane Society crew…with a very cute pup that’s looking for a home.


Super cute!


Love the giant flags waving…

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And Sherlette who is with the ABC Pre-School every year…dancing in a huge HOT costume.  This woman is amazing.  A town treasure.


Queen of the parade…here’s 2014.






And 2011.  WORK IT SHERLETTE!  Back to 2015…





And a gorgeous horse on the island!  He rode the barge over for the event.IMG_5298


Belize is 34 years old.



Beautiful Barbara and Zuzanna.


DJ Debbie working the crowd.

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I loved Camp Starfish’s bike brigade.


The Mystic Mas group.  Wow.

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One of my favorite pictures.  GO MELODY!IMG_5346 IMG_5347

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My local store, Marina’s.

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The crowd was loving it.

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And then Miss Carnival.


And everyone ended in the park for a huge performance by Gilharry 7.  And THEN a powder color party.  This bloggist is too…old.  I was BEAT by the heat.  And headed home for a little nap.


San Pedro – you killed it.  Despite the rain-out and postponement…this parade was absolutely one of my favorites of all time.

Island Films did a RIDICULOUSLY great job of capturing the action.  Take a look at this:

San Pedro Independence Jump-Up Parade

The San Pedro Town Council would like to thank everyone for assisting all the events in celebration of Belize’s Independence. We are really grateful for your cooperation and understanding when we decided to postpone the parade to a later date due to weather conditions.We would like to applaud all those who participated in the parade; this was only possible because of you. Thanks to your beautiful and elaborate costumes and decorations, San Pedro had a great and successful Independence Parade.Special thanks to Island Films for documenting the parade for us, Astrum Helicopters for helping us revive the Flying Piñata tradition, the San Pedro Music & Dance Academy for their high spirit and charm, and DJ Debbie for always making us have a great time!Thank you San Pedro for making this event possible once again. We hope everyone enjoyed all the events – from the Miss San Pedro Pageant, Independence Eve and the Parade to the Color After Party with Gilharry 7 & DJ Debbie and the Flying Piñata. The San Pedro Town Council keeps on working hard in making these events possible for everyone to enjoy. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve our celebrations, please feel free to inbox us or email us at Live San Pedro! Long Live Belize!•Video Courtesy of Island FilmsEl Ayuntamiento de San Pedro quisiera darle las gracias a todos por asistir a los eventos que se llevaron a cabo en celebración de la independencia de Belize. Estamos mas que agradecidos por su cooperación y comprensión en el momento que se decidió cambiar la fecha del desfile por razones del clima.Queremos aplaudir a aquellos que participaron en el desfile. El desfile fue posible únicamente por sus participaciones. Gracias a sus preciosos trajes y decoraciones San Pedro pudo presenciar de un desfile de independencia en grande.Queremos mencionar especialmente a nuestros colaboradores que nos ayudaren en hacer esto posible: A Island Films por documentar el desfile , a Astrum Helicopters en ayudarnos a revivir la tradición de la Piñata Voladora, a la academia de musica y danza de San Pedro por su energía y entusiasmo y a DJ Debbie que siempre nos hace pasar un buen tiempo.Gracias San Pedro por hacer todo esto posible año tras año. Esperamos que todos se hayan divertido en los eventos – desde el certamen de Miss San Pedro, la noche de Independencia de Belize, y la fiesta de colores con Gilharry 7 y DJ debbie, hasta la Piñata Voladora. El Ayuntamiento de San Pedro sigue trabajando arduamente en realizando estos eventos para que todos disfruten.Si tienen algún comentario o sugerencia en como podríamos mejorar nuestras celebraciones, por favor contáctenos por inbox o mándenos un correo a Viva San Pedro! Que Viva Belize!•Video cortesía de Island Films

Posted by San Pedro Town Council on Tuesday, September 29, 2015


  • GREAT photos as always! Love all the colors and energy and especially seeing Sherlette’s latest costume creation. She is indeed the queen of the parade. What a wonderful attitude and spirit!

  • Bruce

    good job.