May 2024: Daily Events Calendar on Ambergris Caye

This is a list of the many MAY 2024 events and activities around Ambergris Caye. But before I dive into that long list, let’s start with the big picture. What is Belize like in May?

Belize Weather in May: 

May temperatures are quite warm on the cayes but even more so, inland. Rain can start after months of dry dry dry, usually falling as light showers night/very early morning. The end of dry season in Belize (and the beginning of summer in the US/Canada) means fewer travelers than the High Season (end of December to April) and in spots, less expensive prices on accommodations and tours.

As this is the beginning of the lower season/shoulder season, please double check on event thru the host’s facebook page or website to double check they are happening!

Avg May Temperature on Ambergris Caye: 82F (but high humidity). Temperatures are relatively stable day and night. Add 5-10 degrees for mainland Belize

The “Easter winds” – the high ocean winds of March and April – start to die down, which can make it perfect for diving, snorkeling and flyfishing. (For the most reliable forecasts, I use Windfinder.com. Good for a few days out…not weeks!)

If it is your first time on the island, see Your Guide to Ambergris Caye.

Big Events, Holidays and Festivals in May, 2024

May 1st is a National Holiday for Labour Day. Schools and banks will be closed as well as some smaller businesses.

The Crooked Tree Cashew Festival, May 11th and May 12th. When…oh when…do you have a chance to win a BULL. Is he allowed on the water taxi? Crooked Tree is a lovely little village and I LOVE cashews. Maybe I can make it this year. May 11-12, 2024.

Flyer for 2024 Cashew Festival

Belize Chocolate/Cacao Festival in Punta Gorda, Belize, May 17 to 19th

I attended years ago and it was fantastic. I’d love to get back for this too! (Sigh…how I’d love to be sponsored by one of our local airlines…or even the water taxi) For more information, see their website.

To add your event or events to this list, email me at [email protected]. Thank you!

AMBERGRIS CAYE DAILY EVENT CALENDAR FOR MAY

May 1st, Wednesday

It’s Labour Day in Belize; May 1st is a national holiday. Schools, banks, government offices, and some small, family-owned businesses will be closed.

BINGO and Fried Chicken Special, every Wednesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 5pm (reservations recommended)

Trivia Wednesday at Toast San Pedro, about 1.5 miles south of town, sign-up 6pm, starts at 6:30pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Manny MusicSomeplace South Cafe (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 2, Thursday

The Chicken Drop, every Thursday at Corona Del Mar Resort about 1/2 mile south of San Pedro town, 6pm – take an inside look at this very unique event

Live Music with Annie & Pupo, Someplace South Cafebar about 2.5 miles south, 6 to 9pm

Paint & Splash at NautiCrab, Boca Del Rio, 2pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Brent ButcherToast Boozery and Grill (about 2 miles south of San Pedro), 5-8pm

Toast with Brent Butcher

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm and…

Trivia at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north, 7pm

Truck Stop Trivia on Thursdays!

May 3, Friday

Drive in Movie Night at Mangata Villas, 6 miles north, 7pm (make reservations) every Friday

Paint & Sip Friday (every Friday), The Factory Sweets about 1/2 mile south of town, 2-4pm, RSVP only (see flyer above)

Trivioke (trivia followed by karaoke) at NautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, Trivia, 6pm, Karaoke, 8pm, every Friday

Steak Night & Live Music with Dennis C Wolfe IISomeplace South CafeBar (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Mayan Feast Buffet every Friday, Elvi’s Kitchen in San Pedro town, 6pm (make reservations)

Welcome to the Weekend Jam Session, Palapa Bar & Grill in Boca Del Rio, 2-4pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 6pm

BINGO at the Lion’s Den, Front Street San Pedro, 6pm (Super fun)

May 4, Saturday

Fundraiser for the Amazing SAGA Humane Society at Someplace South

Family Movie night at The Truck Stop every Saturday, 1 mile north of town, 7pm (see FB page for movie title)

May 5, Sunday

Sunday BrunchNautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 9am to Noon

$5bzd off at Charmaine’s, Charmaine’s Bakery on Back Street, All Day

(These guys make GREAT cake)

Charmaine's Cinco De Mayo Cake

Cinco de Wayo at Wayo’s Over the Water Bar & Restaurant, Boca Del Rio Area, 2pm to late

Cinco de Wayo

Live Music with Island Kings Band every Sunday, Croc’s Sunset Sports Bar & Grill, 3/4 mile north of town, starts at 6pm

Cinco De Mama at Tacos Las Diosa (See my visit there just last month)

May 6, Monday

OGC: I Don’t Hate Mondays Guitar Circle, every Monday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, Noon to 5pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Name Dat Tune at Wayo’s Beach Bar, every Monday, just north of town, 7pm

May 7, Tuesday

BINGO at Toast, about 1.5 miles south of San Pedro, starts at 6pm

Jam Night at Croc’s Sunset Bar, .5 miles north of the bridge, starts at 4pm

Jam Night

Hermit Crab Races, every Tuesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 6pm (reservations recommended) – My last visit to this event in their previous location: Ready…Set…Crawl!

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Taco Tuesdays with Live Music, Mata Chica Resort, 5 miles north, 4 to 7pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 8th, Wednesday

BINGO, every Wednesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 5pm (reservations recommended)

Trivia Wednesday at Toast San Pedro, about 1.5 miles south of town, sign-up 6pm, starts at 6:30pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Manny MusicSomeplace South Cafe (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 9, Thursday

The Chicken Drop, every Thursday at Corona Del Mar Resort about 1/2 mile south of San Pedro town, 6pm – take an inside look at this very unique event

Live Music with Annie & Pupo, Someplace South Cafebar about 2.5 miles south, 6 to 9pm

Paint & Splash at NautiCrab, Boca Del Rio, 2pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Brent ButcherToast Boozery and Grill (about 2 miles south of San Pedro), 5-8pm

Toast with Brent Butcher

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm and…

Trivia at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north, 7pm

Truck Stop Trivia on Thursdays!

May 10, Friday

Drive in Movie Night at Mangata Villas, 6 miles north, 7pm (make reservations) every Friday

Paint & Sip Friday (every Friday), The Factory Sweets about 1/2 mile south of town, 2-4pm, RSVP only (see flyer above)

Trivioke (trivia followed by karaoke) at NautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, Trivia, 6pm, Karaoke, 8pm, every Friday

Steak Night & Live Music with Dennis C Wolfe IISomeplace South CafeBar (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Mayan Feast Buffet every Friday, Elvi’s Kitchen in San Pedro town, 6pm (make reservations)

Welcome to the Weekend Jam Session, Palapa Bar & Grill in Boca Del Rio, 2-4pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 6pm

BINGO at the Lion’s Den, Front Street San Pedro, 6pm (Super fun)

May 11, Saturday

Family Movie night at The Truck Stop every Saturday, 1 mile north of town, 7pm (see FB page for movie title)

Sippin’ Saturdays, Someplace South Cafe & Bar, 2-5pm $10 glasses of selected wines & special appetizers + Live Music with Valentino 6-9 with $10 off all bottles of wine

May 12, Sunday

Sunday BrunchNautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 9am to Noon

Live Music with Island Kings Band every Sunday, Croc’s Sunset Sports Bar & Grill, 3/4 mile north of town, starts at 6pm

May 13, Monday

OGC: I Don’t Hate Mondays Guitar Circle, every Monday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, Noon to 5pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Name Dat Tune at Wayo’s Beach Bar, every Monday, just north of town, 7pm

May 14, Tuesday

Jam Night at Croc’s Sunset Bar, .5 miles north of the bridge, starts at 4pm

BINGO at Toast, about 1.5 miles south of San Pedro, starts at 6pm

Live Music at Someplace South, about 2.5 miles south of town, 6 to 9pm

Hermit Crab Races, every Tuesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 6pm (reservations recommended) – My last visit to this event in their previous location: Ready…Set…Crawl!

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Taco Tuesdays with Live Music, Mata Chica Resort, 5 miles north, 4 to 7pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill

May 15th, Wednesday

BINGO, every Wednesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 5pm (reservations recommended)

Trivia Wednesday at Toast San Pedro, about 1.5 miles south of town, sign-up 6pm, starts at 6:30pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Manny MusicSomeplace South Cafe (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 16, Thursday

The Chicken Drop, every Thursday at Corona Del Mar Resort about 1/2 mile south of San Pedro town, 6pm – take an inside look at this very unique event

Paint & Splash at NautiCrab, Boca Del Rio, 2pm

Live Music with Annie & Pupo, Someplace South Cafebar about 2.5 miles south, 6 to 9pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Brent ButcherToast Boozery and Grill (about 2 miles south of San Pedro), 5-8pm

Toast with Brent Butcher

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm and…

Trivia at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north, 7pm

Truck Stop Trivia on Thursdays!

May 17, Friday

Cacao Fesitval Begins in Punta Gorda, Belize with Gala At Copal Tree Lodge (see website for more)

Drive in Movie Night at Mangata Villas, 6 miles north, 7pm (make reservations) every Friday

Paint & Sip Friday (every Friday), The Factory Sweets about 1/2 mile south of town, 2-4pm, RSVP only (see flyer above)

Trivioke (trivia followed by karaoke) at NautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, Trivia, 6pm, Karaoke, 8pm, every Friday

Steak Night & Live Music with Dennis C Wolfe IISomeplace South CafeBar (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Mayan Feast Buffet every Friday, Elvi’s Kitchen in San Pedro town, 6pm (make reservations)

Welcome to the Weekend Jam Session, Palapa Bar & Grill in Boca Del Rio, 2-4pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 6pm

BINGO at the Lion’s Den, Front Street San Pedro, 6pm (Super fun)

May 18, Saturday

Cacao Fesitval Day 2 with Market/Fair in Punta Gorda, Belize (see website for more)

Family Movie night at The Truck Stop every Saturday, 1 mile north of town, 7pm (see FB page for movie title)

Sippin’ Saturdays, Someplace South Cafe & Bar, 2-5pm $10 glasses of selected wines & special appetizers + Live Music with Valentino 6-9 with $10 off all bottles of wine

May 19, Sunday

Cacao Fesitval Day 3 in Punta Gorda, Belize (see website for more)

Sunday BrunchNautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 9am to Noon

Live Music with Island Kings Band every Sunday, Croc’s Sunset Sports Bar & Grill, 3/4 mile north of town, starts at 6pm

May 20, Monday

OGC: I Don’t Hate Mondays Guitar Circle, every Monday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, Noon to 5pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Name Dat Tune at Wayo’s Beach Bar, every Monday, just north of town, 7pm

May 21, Tuesday

Jam Night at Croc’s Sunset Bar, .5 miles north of the bridge, starts at 4pm

Community Discussion re: Hol Chan Fee increase from $10US to $20US, 6pm Lions Den

BINGO at Toast, about 1.5 miles south of San Pedro, starts at 6pm

Live Music at Someplace South, about 2.5 miles south of town, 6 to 9pm

Hermit Crab Races, every Tuesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 6pm (reservations recommended) – My last visit to this event in their previous location: Ready…Set…Crawl!

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Taco Tuesdays with Live Music, Mata Chica Resort, 5 miles north, 4 to 7pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of t

May 22, Wednesday

BINGO, every Wednesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 5pm (reservations recommended)

Trivia Wednesday at Toast San Pedro, about 1.5 miles south of town, sign-up 6pm, starts at 6:30pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Manny MusicSomeplace South Cafe (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 23, Thursday

The Chicken Drop, every Thursday at Corona Del Mar Resort about 1/2 mile south of San Pedro town, 6pm – take an inside look at this very unique event

Paint & Splash at NautiCrab, Boca Del Rio, 2pm

Live Music with Annie & Pupo, Someplace South Cafebar about 2.5 miles south, 6 to 9pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Brent ButcherToast Boozery and Grill (about 2 miles south of San Pedro), 5-8pm

Toast with Brent Butcher

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm and…

Trivia at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north, 7pm

Truck Stop Trivia on Thursdays!

May 24, Friday

Drive in Movie Night at Mangata Villas, 6 miles north, 7pm (make reservations) every Friday

Paint & Sip Friday (every Friday), The Factory Sweets about 1/2 mile south of town, 2-4pm, RSVP only (see flyer above)

Kelly McGuire Live at El Patio on Front Street San Pedro, 5-8pm

Kelly McGuire in San Pedro

Trivioke (trivia followed by karaoke) at NautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, Trivia, 6pm, Karaoke, 8pm, every Friday

Steak Night & Live Music with Dennis C Wolfe IISomeplace South CafeBar (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Mayan Feast Buffet every Friday, Elvi’s Kitchen in San Pedro town, 6pm (make reservations)

Welcome to the Weekend Jam Session, Palapa Bar & Grill in Boca Del Rio, 2-4pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 6pm

BINGO at the Lion’s Den, Front Street San Pedro, 6pm (Super fun)

May 25, Saturday

The official beginning of the long Memorial Day (May 27th) weekend in the USA. The unofficial beginning of summer. This can be a busy week for vacation – both in the US and to visit Belize.

Small Craft/Vendors Fair at The Commons by Patz Deli (south of town), 10am to 2pm

Kelly McGuire’s Back in Belize! Playing at Someplace South, 5 to 8pm

Family Movie night at The Truck Stop every Saturday, 1 mile north of town, 7pm (see FB page for movie title)

Sippin’ Saturdays, Someplace South Cafe & Bar, 2-5pm $10 glasses of selected wines & special appetizers + Live Music with KELLY MCGUIRE! 5-8pm

May 26, Sunday

Sunday BrunchNautiCrab Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, 9am to Noon

Live Music with Island Kings Band every Sunday, Croc’s Sunset Sports Bar & Grill, 3/4 mile north of town, starts at 6pm

May 27, Monday

OGC: I Don’t Hate Mondays Guitar Circle, every Monday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, Noon to 5pm

Live Music (see Daily Music calendar here), Palapa Bar & Grill, San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Name Dat Tune at Wayo’s Beach Bar, every Monday, just north of town, 7pm

May 28, Tuesday

Jam Night at Croc’s Sunset Bar, .5 miles north of the bridge, starts at 4pm

BINGO at Toast, about 1.5 miles south of San Pedro, starts at 6pm

Live Music at Someplace South, about 2.5 miles south of town, 6 to 9pm

Hermit Crab Races, every Tuesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 6pm (reservations recommended) – My last visit to this event in their previous location: Ready…Set…Crawl!

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Taco Tuesdays with Live Music, Mata Chica Resort, 5 miles north, 4 to 7pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill

May 29, Wednesday

BINGO, every Wednesday, NautiCrab Bar & Grill, just north of San Pedro town, 5pm (reservations recommended)

Trivia Wednesday at Toast San Pedro, about 1.5 miles south of town, sign-up 6pm, starts at 6:30pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Manny MusicSomeplace South Cafe (2.5 miles south), 6-9pm

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm

Flash Back Tuesdays with DJ AlertWayo’s Bar & Grill, just north of town, 7pm

May 30, Thursday

The Chicken Drop, every Thursday at Corona Del Mar Resort about 1/2 mile south of San Pedro town, 6pm – take an inside look at this very unique event

Paint & Splash at NautiCrab, Boca Del Rio, 2pm

Live Music with Annie & Pupo, Someplace South Cafebar about 2.5 miles south, 6 to 9pm

Live Music at Palapa Bar & Grill, (see Daily Music calendar here), San Pedro town, see time on their calendar

Live Music with Brent ButcherToast Boozery and Grill (about 2 miles south of San Pedro), 5-8pm

Toast with Brent Butcher

Live Music at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north of town, 6 to 9pm and…

Trivia at The Truck Stop, 1 mile north, 7pm

Truck Stop Trivia on Thursdays!

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  1. John Jay Placencia on April 23rd, 2024 at 3:38 am

    What no race car fans in San Pedro?” One of the greatest days in auto racing history comes to us every Labor Day Weekend. First we have (pretty early in the AM) Formula One’s own Monaco Gran Prix. Not the greatest track for Modern F1 Race Cars. It’s still worth the watch and the history behind it is incredible.
    Then right in the middle the USofA we have the Indy 500 short for Indianapolis 500. Duh, everyone should know that. This is the 108th running of the Great American Race. Non bigger in the world. Almost 600.000 race fans descend upon Indianapolis every year on this weekend. It used to be a bring what you built and race it as long as you could qualify it. Remember; STP’s, Andy Granatelli’s, Turbine Powered Race car. Driven by the one and only Parnelli Jones. If not no worries it was 1966. The car was built in utter secrecy no one was expecting a turbine powered car. It would have won the Indy 500 except with 3 laps to go a $3 bearing let go, and thus ended the short but very famous Indy Race Car of all time. * In the afternoon we have Nascar’s (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) located in Charlottesville N.C. We have Coca Cola 600. The longest Nascar race of the year. The whole concept of Nascar came about when the good ole boys in the Southern U.S. finally figured out that Moonshine running was getting to costly, Mainly from the aspect that the police were catching on to them. Spending time in the Gray Bar Motel was costly and not much fun. They wanted to know who among them was the fastest, so racetracks were found or built and Nascar got it’s start. It went onto become the largest form of car racing in the US. Because of Drives like Dale Earnhardt, Carl Edwards. Jimmy Johnson, AJ Foyt, Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliot, Richard Petty, and Jeff Gordon Just to name a few.
    What a stupendous weekend for racing fans. Have fun its an all day affair.

  2. johnjk on April 23rd, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    That’s Memorial Day not Labor Day

    • San Pedro Scoop on April 24th, 2024 at 7:13 am

      Labor Day in Belize is May 1st and Memorial Day in US is end of month. Did I confuse them? Lemme look!

  3. Joyce Ashford on May 7th, 2024 at 8:44 am

    Can you please give us all the dates and location that Kelly Macquire will be playing on Ambergris Caye in 2024/25 thank you

    • San Pedro Scoop on May 8th, 2024 at 8:14 am

      Sure – the ones I know are on this calendar – here are the ones he posted a few weeks ago on his FB page.

      May 22, Wed- Corazol Belize-OrchidBay
      May 24- San Pedro Bze- El Patio
      May 25- San Pedro Bze-Someplace South

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