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
Address: Downtown Orange Walk
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 Taco Festival?
The Taco Festival (in Orange Walk), is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to experience the wonderful flavor of authentic local tacos in an exciting way. To celebrate this local event, local cooks, and chefs from all over Belize come to display their delicious version of Belize's favorite taco. The taco festival is held only once a year, so don't miss this event.
Be sure to arrive hungry as there are dozens of booths, all displaying the best of the best when it comes to Belize tacos. The festival is held at the Banquitas House of Culture, which is a museum full of history as it relates to Belize. Why not attend the taco festival and make arrangements to tour the museaum with your family.
Where is the Taco 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 Taco Festival?
Located in the heart of Orange Walk Town, on Main Street, Las Banquitas House of Culture offers a unique historical collection depicting the evolution of norther Belize. From the ancient Maya development of the north to the cultural predominance of the Mestizo, learn the traditions and significance of this region.
By Taxi or Rental Car - (1) hour drive from Belize City
By Bus - (1-1/2) hour ride from Belize City