Agenda & Schedule of Activities
Day 1 - Taste of Orange Walk. This is a one day festival, usually held on a Sunday, to include over 50 vendors displaying their favorite version of the taco. The festival starts around 7:00 a.m. at the Banquitas House of Culture. There is food booths, live cultural music, food tasting, partying, live entertainment and dancing. Make your way around all the different booths, and try as many versions of tacos as your appetite can handle.
Is Transportation provided? No
You will need to arrange your own private transportation to the event by either: car rental, shuttle, public transportation (buses), taxi, or hitch-hiking.
Contact & Location Information
Contact: Dillon Jones (501) 626-4882
Venue: Banquitas House of Culture
District: Orange Walk District
Why is the Taco Festival held?
The primary goal of the Taco Festival is to capitalize on those of us who have a love for the taco in any form. The inspiration behind the Taco Festival is simply to pay tribute to a food many truly love.
Taco festival comes at the beginning of high-season (November) in Belize. The festival promotes the cultural and culinary uniqueness that both locals and tourists enjoy. This is done by featuring a variety of authentic foods and delicacies to that can be placed inside a taco. Enjoy the cultural entertainment, music, dancing, where you will find clean wholesome fun for the entire family.
The Taco Festival is just good clean family fun, that celebrates everything about the taco, with good food, music, and dance in a wholesome, family-friendly atmosphere. The festival also provides an economic boost to the local businesses.
When vendors sign up for the festival, they are charged a small fee, given a booth space at the festival, and they get a crate full of chicken from quality poultry products. This is their incentive to do well, and make a little money.
What Happens on the Festival Days?
Day 1 - Taste of Orange Walk. This is a one day festival, usually held on a Sunday, to include over 50 vendors displaying their favorite version of the taco. There is food booths, live cultural music, food tasting, partying, live entertainment and dancing. Make your way around all the different booths, and try as many versions of tacos as your appetite can handle.
At the Taco Festival, you'll find big entertainment for everyone, also the kids. We have a bouncy house, a kid's corner and lots and lots of giveaways.
When is the Taco Festival Held?
The Taco Festival is a one day festival event, usually held on a Sunday (late November), in the the Orange Walk District of Belize.
Best Way to Experience Taco Festival?
This is a one-day event held (late November), and starts at 7:00a.m. in the morning. Throughout the day, you can eat, drink, and listen to a variety of cultural presentations, dancing, live music, and kids activities. Bring your appetite, as you will want to taste a taco in every food both, by every vendor. This is a time to sit back, enjoy a drink, watch the kids play, listen to some music and enjoy some good, clean, family fun.
What to do at the Belize Lobsterfest?
The Lobsterfest in San Pedro (on Ambergris Caye), is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to experience lobster in a unique and exciting way. To celebrate this local event, local artisans, chefs and fisherman bring their lobster catch and transform them into delicious unique dishes that will tantalize anyone's taste-buds. You can’t miss this once-a-year event.
Be sure to arrive hungry as there are dozens of different lobster-themed dishes and other delicacies on offer during the festival. The festival also showcases key elements of the local culture, mixing music and food for a truly special experience. Along with all of the lobster delicacies, be sure to save room for dessert.
Where is the Lobster Festival Located?
The Taco Festival is held at the Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk Town, in the Orange Walk District of Belize.
How Do I Get to the Lobster Festival?
If you are already in San Pedro (staying at Belize Budget Suites), you have three choices in getting to the event.
By Golf Cart - If you've rented a golf cart, simply drive into town. Its about a 10 minute drive from Belize Budget Suites.
By Taxi - Simply take a taxi to the center of town, asked to be dropped off and then when you're ready to head back for the evening, simply take another taxi back to the hotel. A taxi will cost you about $10.BZ or $5.USD for two people from the hotel to the center of town.
By Walking - You can walk to the center of town from Belize Budget Suites, it takes about 30 minutes. Then at the end of the day (after you're belly is full and you've had a few drinks), we suggest taking a taxi back to the hotel.
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