Dia de San Pedro, La Alborada, Caye Caulker Lobsterfest, Pictures from this Morning and the Island’s Cheapest Beers?

Last weekend we finished off San Pedro Lobsterfest with a bang…but this weekend will be as busy if not busier with holiday celebrations on both Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.

All week the town (mainly through the Roman Catholic church) has been remembering St. Peter (our patron saint) with special evening masses.  Tonight, Thursday, is La Alborada in Central Park at 7:30pm.  (From my very poor Spanish, here is what I gleaned from the morning show today.   It is a traditional ceremony/party in San Pedro…dancing, music, artists.  The public is invited.  And the bar will be open.  I know…I’ll be helping out at it.  If you have any additional information, please let me know.)

Friday at 4:30am is the Annual Fisherman’s Mass (yes FOUR AM) at the church followed by a breakfast at the Lion’s Den and then a boat procession at 7am.

In the evening, they will have a special mass at 5pm and a procession in the streets at 6pm.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, 7pm:  Opening Ceremonies, live music, karaoke, local entertainment and fireworks (Old Football Field)

Saturday, 7:30pm:  More celebration continues including Gilharry 7 band and various dance groups

Sunday, Noon:  Live music, fishing tournament and party at Holiday Hotel

Sunday, 8pm:  Surprise Cultural Performance (Old Football Field)

Caye Caulker’s Lobsterfest

Friday Night, The Miss Lobsterfest Pagaent (a big deal on Caye Caulker), Evening, 7pm.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children

The party continues Saturday with an all day beach bash, Saturday night all over the island and into Sunday.

I’m excited to be attending for the first time. You’ll definitely be hearing all about it.

And…one more thing…on my walk this morning, I passed the cheapest beer I’ve seen at a bar to date.  $2.75!  I’m pretty sure I won’t be spending my nights here going forward but…good to know.

Has anyone been here (other than me)?

Today is shaping up to be a beauty and I am almost overwhelmed by this weekend’s choices.

What was I writing about one year ago?  Mosquito Coils

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