Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

Updated: January 13, 2017. 4: 28 a.m. CST.

Come join us in Placencia for the 14th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival and enjoy Belizean culture through a variety of mediums

Every year, the small fishing village of Placencia comes alive as the central sidewalk is transformed into an interactive art gallery and music festival. Sculptors, painters, singers, photographers, musicians, and vendors from all over the country come to Placencia to display their art and sell a wide range of delicious local foods and drinks. With plenty of games and activities to entertain the whole family, the Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival is a must-see festival in Belize.

Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

Starting at 10:00 am, the central sidewalk in Placencia comes alive, with every inch of the 4000 foot-long strip bursting with colorful art, beautiful handicrafts, gorgeous photographs, amazing sculptures, fun games, joyous music, poetry readings, mouthwatering food, and delicious drinks.

Why you have to attend the Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

The village of Placencia does not have a standard main street; instead, it has a central sidewalk, which doubles as the main street in town. More than 4,000 feet long, but just four feet wide, the sidewalk qualifies the village of Placencia for the longest main street in the world.

Visitors to the festival will enjoy:

  • Amazing displays of local art and homemade handicrafts
  • Delicious food and drinks
  • Live music
  • Games
  • Vendors selling everything from handmade furniture to clothing
  • Poetry readings
  • Wood carvings and sculptures

Where in Belize is this event held?

The Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival is held in the village of Placencia, located at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula.

When this event is held in Belize

The Sidewalk Art and Music Festival is held in February of every year.

How to get to the Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

Many local operators and taxi services provide transportation to Placencia from anywhere in Belize. In addition, Placencia Airport has numerous domestic flights to and from Belize City (both the municipal airport as well as Philip Gordon International Airport), Dangriga, and Punta Gorda, with service provided by Tropic Air and Maya Island Air.

Water taxis and private tour operators also offer service to Placencia from nearby cayes (islands) as well as other points along the coast of Belize.

Best way to experience the Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

Slip on your sandals and “run the gauntlet”, strolling down the narrow sidewalk, taking in the marvelous riot of color, sound, and mouthwatering foods, as local artists display their finest works and vendors hawk their wares. Whether you’re interested in buying homemade jewelry, or outfitting your home with amazing handcrafted furniture, there is truly something for everybody at the Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival. With plenty of games for the children, and live music featuring some of the best bands in Belize, the festival is a wonderful two-day celebration of art and culture.


Interested in attending the Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival on your Belize Vacation? Contact us and we will provide you with more information on this event.

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  • Why You Have to Visit Placencia Belize on Your Vacation Reply

    April 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    […] rainy season runs from approximately June to November. Every year in February, the village hosts a Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival with plenty of entertainment options for the whole family. And every year in June, Placencia holds a […]

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