It’s Party Time – September in Belize
The San Pedro Town Council did a great job creating a poster for this year’s September Celebrations in San Pedro. As you can see there are no shortage of events to celebrate the time around Belize’s Birthday on the 21st – this year the country turns 37.
September in Belize 2018
September 3, Coconut Cafe – Grand Re-opening
Celebrate the sunset and Coconut Cafeâ€™s grand re-opening at Brahma Blue. Enjoy live music from Valentino, free appetizers and drink specials. A free hourly boat shuttle between 3:15 pm & 7:15 pm will pick up on the lagoon side in town. Three docks south of the international water taxi terminal by Seaduced houseboat dock. The last shuttle from the party will be at 9:30 pm.
September 14, Color Your World – Diamond Lodge
Diamond Lodge is a deluxe Bed & Breakfast just south of town. Not only do they offer nice accommodations, they also host cool events. Among other things, they are starting 2h long painting class (on the first Friday of every month) guided by Melody of Paint n’ Splash. Embrace your artistic talents. Fee includes all equipment, a full lesson with Melody, plus a glass of sangria to enjoy while learning new creative skills and make new friends! $50.00 BZD – Adults only. Tickets are available directly through Diamond Lodge.
September 15 – 16, EXPO Belize Marketplace – ITVET Campus
Donâ€™t miss out on Belizeâ€™s largest business expo, where local businesses will be showcasing their finest products and authentic Belizean services. The event runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is sponsored by The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The campus is located on Freetown Road in Belize City
September 15, All you can eat – Mahogany Bay Village
Back by popular demand, Jyoto restaurant is once again preparing a fantastic all you can eat buffet of Japanese food (not just sushi). There will be two seating times pr 2 hours each. 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm $70.00+tax/person. Kids age 8-14 $35.00+tax Call 628-0100 or 608-8024 for tickets and to reserve your seats.
September 8 – 9, National Championship Regatta Caye Caulker
This two-day event will determine the national sailing champions for Optimist and Laser Radial. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day.
I decided to add an artsy one this time as so many people I know have enjoyed getting creative at the bar.
Belizean Melody Painting Classes
For several years Melody Wolfe has been running her Paint N Splash classes. She teaches techniques of painting that an amateur artist may never find out on their own. See the Paint N Splash Facebook page for the plethora of cool looking tropical paintings that have been done.
PSA – Just a reminder that the Truck Stop is closed until October 17 so the staff can get a well-deserved rest period.
You can also check out my Belize Nightlife page for more great things to do while on Ambergris Caye.
Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter
The BTIA Sap P[edro Chapter is making great monthly strides towards making Ambergris Caye a better place. I will be featuring a bit monthly (when there is something to report) about the great work they are doing.
Efforts are being made to form neighborhood watch committees and Citizens on Patrol. A survey was sent to folks who attended “For the Love of San Pedro” with a 50% response rate. There are definitely people interested in helping keep their communities safe.
Currently, vetting is being done by the San Pedro Police department on nine applications for Citizens on Patrol. There has no date been set for training so there is still time to apply for this volunteer position. If you are interested, contact Scott Harnish at the Palapa Bar and Grill.
A “how to get it done” brainstorming meeting is being coordinated with the SPBTIA and other organizations on the island regarding a mass clean up of the island – including the most difficult “white” garbage (appliances).
BTIA Executive and government officials met on August 29, to discuss a way to combat the sargassum issue. Results of that meeting should be made public soon.
BTIA members Triple R Rescue recently saved six people (including a 2-year-old) in two separate boating incidents. Way to go Rickilee Response & Rescue.
The BTIA will be holding a raffle to be drawn in conjunction with this year’s lighted boat parade in December. They are soliciting prizes. If you’d like to donate, contact raffle coordinator Jan Brown at email@example.com