Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

The 2020 Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

How important are arts and music festivals? Georgia Southern University Masters candidate Kimberly F. Rudolph wrote her honors thesis on the topic. Art festivals, she discovered, are more than excuses to shop. They’re unifying, too! According to Rudolph’s research, art and music festivals are community-building events that bring like-minded people together, so even if our politics and opinions are diverse, when we share entertainment experiences,…

celebrate garifuna settlement day in belize

Celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day 2019

Every nation celebrates ethnic holidays to recognize the importance of their unique cultural heritages, but in Belize, Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th is so important, it lasts an entire week! One of the most homogeneous societies in Central America, Belize has become the proud homeland of myriad cultures, but few are as colorful and friendly as the Garifuna people whose roots stretch back to…

The 2013 Chocolate Festival of Belize

Chocolate lovers have an even sweeter excuse to discover Belize, as the annual “Chocolate Festival of Belize” provides 3-days of indulgence starting May 24 – 26, 2013!  With rooted Maya history in cacao production, this anticipated event captures the traditional and modern chocolate making procedures, fun activities, chocolate inspired dishes and beverages, along with great cultural entertainment! Toledo District, the chocolate mecca of Belize, offers a…