Belize September Celebrations 2010

Belize Independence DaySeptember is a big deal in Belize, September 21st is Belize’s Independence Day and this year Belizeans will be celebrating 29 years of Independence.  The first holiday that is celebrated in September is the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day on September 10th but the festivities start as soon as September does with various activities happening all over the country and going through Independence Day on the 21st.

The more traditional activities during September include, Queen of the Bay Pageant, Parades and live musical concerts, but there are educational and entertaining events happening all over the country.  This year the theme that has been selected is “United and Proud – Moving Forward – I Am Belize.”

If you find yourself in Belize this year during September make sure to get to one of these celebratory events this month.  Some of the upcoming events for this week include;

  • “29 Artists 29 Works 29 Years” National Collection of Art Exhibition
    Wednesday, Sept. 1st to Thursday, Sept. 30th (9:00am – 6:00pm)
    Location: Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, Belize City
  • Opening of September Celebrations
    Wednesday, Sept. 1st 6:00pm
    Location: Central Park, Corozal District
  • Opening of Belmopan September Celebrations
    Friday, Sept. 3rd 6:00pm
    Location: Independence Plaza, Belmopan
  • DJ’s Faceoff Competition
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 6:00pm
    Location: Central Park, Corozal District
  • Carnival King and Queen Competition
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 7:00pm
    Location: MCC Grounds, Belize City
  • Queen of the Bay
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 7:00pm
    Location: Sports Complex, Punta Gorda
  • Queen of the Bay Pageant
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 7:00pm
    Location: Civic Center, Belize City
  • Rotary Club Wine and Cheese Fundraiser
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 7:00pm
    Location: George Price Center, Belmopan
  • Miss San Pedro Pageant
    Saturday, Sept. 4th 8:00pm
    Location: Old Football Field, San Pedro
  • Lionman Triathlon
    Sunday, Sept. 5th 7:00am
    Sandlighters Promenade-Newtown Barracks, Belize City
    For registration information visit
  • Sports Day
    Sunday, Sept. 5th 10:00am
    Andres Campos Civic Center, Corozal District
  • Culture Sunday
    Sunday, Sept. 5th 6:00pm – 11:00pm
    Drums of Our Fathers, Dangriga
  • Francis Reneau Piano Concert
    Sunday, Sept. 5th 6:00pm
    George Price Center, Belmopan

Please check back for upcoming events next week and for more detailed information about Belize’s September Celebrations please visit;

If you are lucky enough to take part in any of these events please leave a comment and let us all know what your experience was like.

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