I can’t think of a better place to be: Belize in February
It’s hard to pick the best time or the busiest month in Belize…and while Christmas week may be the busiest single week of the year, February may be the busiest in terms of a month of solid events and visitors. Belize is February is probably MOST popular because of one factor: absolute weather perfection.
There has been little to no rain for a few weeks (or more) and there are few if any mosquitos.
Almost every day has a high of 80F, is sunny without the serious summer humidity.
There are festivals and concerts and events all over Belize. Here is a list to get you started for February 2019.
And I’m starting a WEE bit early this year – end of January – and stretching it a wee bit longer – beginning of March – to give you a sense of ALL that is going on.
January 28, 2019: ESTEL’S 8th ANNUAL BBQ COOK-OFF
Each year, grillers from Belize and abroad gather at Estel’s to prepare the best ribs. For a crowd.
It’s not as easy as one would think. Smoke, sweet vs. savory, tender…too tender…salt, spicy…there are lots of factors and many of them are personal choices. The entrants serve the ribs (differentiated by only colored tooth picks) to the judges and the crowd. And winners are chosen.
Even if you miss this fun, music filled, fund raising event, make sure to swing by Estel’s on weekends. Proprietor Charles has the BBQs fired up and his ribs are pretty much as good as they get.
THE SUPERBOWL, Feb 3th, Show
I don’t give a rat’s ass about football BUT I do like Maroon 5 (the half time show), I enjoy a good get-together and I LOVE classic Superbowl food. Wings and nachos? Yes please.
The game and the commercials will be playing EVERYWHERE but here are some spots that usually have some great parties:
Palapa Bar: Live music from 2 to 5pm with Kelly McGuire, 5 huge screens, seabreezes and good times. Also a great option since those not interested in football can lounge on the sundeck and go for a swim.
Palapa Bar is also hosting a Boat Pub Crawl on Saturday the 2nd that sounds like fun.
Croc’s Sunset Bar, the Truck Stop has a huge party…I’ll list more as I see them!
KELLY MCGUIRE CONCERTS, First two weeks of Feb – Each year Texas singer/songwriter celebrates his birthday in Belize…a country he loves and has written many song about…
His performances are scheduled for two weeks. Here is a list of the ones I know about…keep your eyes on Facebook for additional dates.
I just posted about him yesterday, how he broke the law in Belize 😮 and a bit of his schedule. Take a look.
And now heading south…
Placencia Sidewalk Arts Festival, Saturday February 11th and 12th
Super fun event with lots of beautiful art of all kinds from all over the country. I attended in 2014 and have been dying to go back.
Jewelry, art, soaps, glass works, entertainment…and colorful Placencia. A great weekend.
Stay tuned to the event’s Facebook page for more details.
BASKETBALL SEASON It’s time for basketball in Belize. The seasonis starting this week with an away game – and after JUST missing the finals last year, we are BACK@
It is SOOOO MUCH FUN TO ATTEND these games. Love basketball? Or just like to hang out with a few hundred SUPER excited San Pedro residents on a Saturday night? It’s totally infectious. You’ll love these games.
Here’s my schedule for February and March – home games only. Feel free to print it out and laminate it.
Belize City Street Art Festival, Saturday, February 23th, 2 to 10pm
Just a day…but music, art and fun. It’s right down the “main drag” – just over the swing bridge. An easy day trip from San Pedro or Caye Caulker on the water taxi.
Looking thru the pictures, I’m reminded that I want to buy this butterfly wing tapir!
There are events all week but the biggest days are usually the last few. Saturday, Sunday Monday and Fat Tuesday.
And the town council JUST announced a PARADE!
If you chose, you can look like this.
Music, dancing, street groups called comparsas (often cross dressing) and paint.
More information is on the Facebook page. Though I think it might be a bit late to start riding your bike down now.
More keeps popping up so 1. make sure you are here in February and 2. make sure you stay dialed in. There are LOTS of these that you don’t want to miss.
To remember it best – PIN IT 🙂