July Rainy Weather? Events and Mariachied on My Way Home
July Weather in Belize
The forecast for the first week in July is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures reaching 87. 8°F (3 1°C) with lows overnight down to a nice 75.2°F (2 4°C). According to NOAA’s cool satellite image I used above for the feature, there doesn’t look like there is much on its way from the east (which is usually the direction hurricanes come from). I have heard from a few people in planning stages of their vacation being concerned about what the weather is like in July as the forecast shows a lot of rain. If you are one of these people and want some reassurance – click through to see some wise vacation weather thoughts from Destination Expert Jean H.
June 29 – July 1st Caye Caulker Lobster Fest
This annual event is always a laid back fun island street festival. and they’re very own Miss Lobster Fest Pageant which started the activities last night. Saturday & Sunday will feature a huge beach bash starting at 10:00 am. A fun scheduled event worth catching, Saturday (today) at 3:00 pm a bartending competition will be held. There will also be music from some of Belize’s top DJs and powered by Blue Wave Sound.
July 1st – Canada Day Celebrations!
Wear red and white and celebrate Canada’s 151st anniversary. Crazy Canuck’s (of course) is the place to be for this event. Live music from 3:00 – 7:00 pm which is their regular Sunday Funday. $10.00 Caesars – the Canadian version of a Bloody Mary 😀 They will also be doing food specials for the day – $5.00 hot dog and chips, brat and chips or cheeseburger and chips both $12.00.
July 4th – US Independence Day
Another other country day celebrated in Belize (at least on Ambergris Caye). One place advertising a 4th of July party is Mahogany Bay Village. 5:00 pm poolside. Enjoy favorite 4th foods and listen to some great music. They will be serving samples of an All-American wine flight from Karl H Menzies Beverage Division.
July 13th – 15th Benque Fiesta 2018
This country sure knows how to party 🙂 Now in its 52nd year, the Miss Flor De La Feria pageant starting July 13th is packed full of excitement and will give you a happy ending with a Friday night fireworks display after the pageant 😀
On Saturday, July 14th you can take in not one, but two football (aka soccer) games beginning at 3:00 pm. The evening will feature a big a dance with a live band and DJ music.
Sunday, July 15th will begin with a parade and end with more music and dancing. See the poster of events on the Pageant’s Facebook page.
3 Regular Island Options
Coco’s Loco Beach Bar
If you like a little action while you are sipping cocktails on the beach, Coco’s Loco is a great gaming location. Monday night Cribbage and Taco and Trivia Tuesday. They also have a swim-up pool bar, host Thirsty Thursday’s and are regular participants in the poker run. Just north of the bridge – entrance is on the south side of the Village Market.
Poker Run North
This is a super fun event and great for those who like to meet new people, be on the move and possibly win a few bucks at the end of the night. The next one is Scheduled for July 7th. Check out all the information including ways to win some nice cash, on the San Pedro Poker Run – North Facebook page. Please remember this is a driving event so drink responsibly or if you are in the mood to get tanked bring a designated driver.
If you like to eat low cost but want a change from street stands, try Amber Beach Bar & Grill. Monday night features $1.00 wings or $10.00 Nachos. Also, try their Taco Tuesday special. Friday enjoy singing Karaoke with Raul from RG Entertainment. If you are buying food or drink at the restaurant, you can also use beach loungers and the pools at Caribbean Villas Hotel.
Mariachied On My Way Home
If you have ever been to San Pedro you know that the shortest distance from point A to B is not always the fastest. Last night was a perfect example of that. After getting frozen Custard at DandE’s, my friend Denise and I were walking towards my street and sure enough, something shiny caught our attention – the fair. Suddenly a family Denise knew was beside us and She got chatting a which instantly led me to be drawn into the fair a minute to take a picture of the violin playing Mariachi band on stage for Dia De San Pedro.
Before dessert and getting Mariachied, we had enjoyed a nice dinner of my fav secret off-menu item at Hungry Grouper Restaurant and a long chat with Chef Argyle. Since it was an almost full moon, we decided to do a walk around the park and get closer to the sea. Denise who is leaving in a few days also wanted to say goodbye to Albertina. She owns a favorite taco stand – I recommend the shrimp or pork.
Here is best freehand cell phone moon shot I got – not an easy task moon looks slightly wonky.