My Belize calendar at this time of year is always fuller than my Canadian one was. Although we are still in slow season, October is shaping up to be a pretty busy month so far. Aside from all my favorite Halloween parties, there are lots of interesting events to enjoy. This year I am actually a bit behind on my costume planning considering I usually need about 3 for this island. Thankfully my friend Aimee is back in Texas for two weeks and willing to bring back a costume for me from Yandy my favorite online costume shop.
October 3rd and 4th – Intermagia Magic Show – Tuesday 5:30 & 7:30 PM and Wednesday at 6:00 PM.
This Guatemalan Company aims to promote art and magic by bringing a high-quality show to San Pedro. Click through to event page to see list of ticket sellers. This event is an Ambergris Caye Rotary Club fundraiser and based on attending last year, I would say it is definitely worth going to if you like magic and want to support a great organization. Click through on Making the Impossible Possible to see 2 funny and mystifying magic mashup videos and pics from last year’s magnificent Intermagia show.
October 7th and 8th – TIDE (Toledo Institute for Development and Environment) Fish Festival in Punta Gorda Town. This year TIDE celebrates 20 years of community participation in conservation.
October 7th and 8th – Belikin Spectacular Blue Water Tournament. Celebrating 30 years in tourism. Catch the adventure. South Water Caye. Click here to see the poster on the Blue Marlin Resort FB page. For more information contact Andrew Roe; 615-3172 or Mike Meighan 610-5556.
October 12th – Pan American Day (Columbus Day) – Bank and Public Holiday.
October 20th – BTB’s Tourism Industry Conference – The Ramada Belize City Princess – Click through to Belize Tourism Board’s Facebook page.
October 27th – Halloween Bash at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar. The perfect party for those who want to have fun but not stay out too late. This popular beach bar promises you will have a spooktacular time and still have be in bed at a reasonable hour. Party will feature DJ all night, costume contest with prizes, drink specials and free shots throughout the night.
October 28th – Holiday Hotel Halloween party. This is hands down the best Halloween party I have ever been to (many times). The prizes are great and everyone’s costumes incredible especially the last 2 years with the same group costumers hitting a home run for that prize category between Jurassic Park in 2015 and Star Wars for 2016. Take your vitamins for this one as it the party goes well into the witching hour.
October 30th and 31st – 4th Annual Haunted House Halloween Fundraiser at Wayo’s Beach Bar. Costume contest will be on Halloween night, so make sure to come out in your best costume to win a prize. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and drink specials. Admission is $2 for kids, and $5 for adults, and candy at the end of your haunted house tour. This year they are raising funds for Raise Me Up, a local organization dedicated to the betterment of Belize families in need. Proceeds will be distributed between, San Pedro Food Bank, San Pedro Kids Club, Hope Haven Children’s Shelter, Adopt-A-Bear, and the Literacy Program at Holy Cross. Check out Wayos Facebook page for updates.
While I have not seen the date announced yet somewhere at the end of the month SAGA Humane Society will do their annual pet party, likely at Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar. My guess is it will likely fall on Sunday Oct 29th but watch SAGA facebook page for the official announcement of when and where.
To find out what is going on around town anytime check the following comprehensive and up to date event calendar: Paradise Guy.
Holiday Hotel Halloween Videos
I will leave you with a couple of short videos.
Just under 2 minutes of fun from the 2015 Holiday Hotel Annual Halloween Party. Click through on Holiday Hotel Halloween Mash Up to see some great costumes – people here go all out.
Every year the Holiday Hotel throws the biggest Halloween Party in Belize and 2016 was no exception. To see last reals Halloween party line up and a wide variety of great costumes click through on 4 Fun Island Style Halloween Parties.