Belize City Street Art Festival
Belize may be known for its clear waters and expansive stretches of jungle, but it’s as rich with culture as it is with natural beauty. Case in point: the Belize City Street Art Festival.
Now in its ninth year, this street festival brings much-needed attention to the unique creatives who call Belize home. The high proportion of American expatriates and its rich blend of native cultures result in a showing of art that’s as varied as it is distinct.
2019’s Belize City Street Art Festival will take place on February 23. As always, the festival will set up shop in the middle of Belize City’s downtown, with Albert Street serving as its hub. While the event is organized by local patron Karen Vernon, the festival is also sponsored by the Belize City Council and the National Institute for Culture and History.
If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of this beautiful country, there’s no better event to attend. While artists and their works are the true stars of the show, there’s a lot more than just paintings and crafts on display. Live music is a standard, and the kid zone has become a huge hit of the event. Then there’s the food court and the local stalls that allow you to get a taste of genuine Belizean cuisine.
Be sure to save this one in your calendar, and get in touch with the National Institute for Culture and History to learn more.