If you’ve ever been to Belize, you already know that it is one of the world’s happiest, peaceful and friendly tourist destinations.
You will find some of the most genuinely, warm and accepting people here who only desire to be accepted as the beautiful souls that they are, and who live to share a real exchange of energy and passion.
Every year, all over the country you can find a wealth of exciting seasonal adventures to suit your fancy.
This award-winning festival coincides with the start of lobster season and the annual Fisherman’s Day festivities.
At its centerpiece is everything lobster: coconut lobster muffins, lobster patties, lobster tacos, lobster burgers, lobster pizza, lobster flatbread, lobster ravioli, risotto with lobster, lobster salad, lobster fajitas…the list of delicious lobster-packed dishes is endless, each one offering its own particular flavor and flair for this crustacean which we learned, in this part of the world, grows without claws!
Of course, there are also other delicious Belizean and Caribbean culinary dishes as well, but during the festival many people opt for nothing but this amazing, succulent lobster!
The festival itself lasts three days (the Saturday night fun spilling over until 6 a.m.), and one of the things that makes it so unique is that it is put on by, and primarily patronized by, the locals who come from not only Placencia but other nearby villages, giving it real “hometown” heart and soul.
The wide array of activities includes live entertainment—from marching bands to Garifuna drummers and singers, DJ jams, and other performances—spirited makeshift table carnival games, talented local arts and crafts vendors, fun raffles, a Belikin (the official Belizean beer) drinking contest, a hot wings eating contest, and a Mr. & Ms. Physique contest.
You will also find numerous family-friendly activities including Tug-o-War, kayak racing, sand net casting, and numerous booths presented by a variety of local social service and educational organizations.
The crowning events for the fisherman are the “Biggest lobstah’” and Lionfish tournament competitions, who vie for these titles and bragging rights for the next year.
Exciting, delicious, homey and oh so much fun, the Placencia Lobsterfest should not be missed when in Belize!
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