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2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015! Enjoy this Mestizo/Maya cultural fair taking place at the Cancha Marshalleck Stadium in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District. Be ready for all things festive! 

From mechanical rides, local games and fireworks displays to football competitions, musical performances, dances, local foods, drinks and more!

Highlights Include:

  • Thurs. July 16th: Opening Ceremonies, Fireworks Display, and Dance by “La Raza que Arraza Marimba Orchestra.
  • Fri. July 17th: Dance featuring “Discoteque of Guatemala” (9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.)
  • Sat. July 18th: Football Quadrangular Tournaments (Female) Melchor vs. San Ignacio (9:00 a.m.), (Male) Guatemala vs. San Ignacio (3:00 p.m.), “Dance of the Year” featuring: Super Furia, Discoteque of Guatemala, Sweet Pain Band, and DJ Richie (8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.)
  • Sun. July 19th: Football Finals (3:00 p.m.), Benque Fiesta Parade, Cultural Extravaganza, Band Presentations, Greasy Pole, Dance by “Discoteque of Guatemala” (9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.)

A Religious Showcase:

Benque Viejo is a cultural destination for Belize’s Mestizo community. This is where you’ll enjoy the history of the Benque Fiesta, a tradition commemorating the town’s patrones “Our Lady of Mount Carmel”! You’ll discover that this Catholic tradition started as far back as the 1900s and is held 7-16 July annually and features post-service procession, with Marimba rhythms through the streets!  

Visit Benque Fiesta 2015 and be immersed in this extravaganza of culture that is perfect for family, friends and solo-travelers! There’s much to eat and drink too. Get ready for a truly enjoyable experience! For more information on this and other events happening in Belize, or to get tips on planning your dream vacation, email us at: or call us TOLL FREE at: 1-800-624-0686.