Good morning afternoon evening night and welcome to the premier website for the people, culture, history, attractions, schools, and other things in the Corozal District of Belize.
Note: In our 22nd year of service to Corozal, we are continuing to update this site. Our directory data has been moved to our sister site Corozal.bz
Also see Recent News at bottom of page.
NEW! We have started a page with information for Corozaleños to avoid or cope with the Coronavirus COVID-19.
Check the planned page for events planned after the calendars below.
Event planners: please let us know as soon as you have planned your event.
Upcoming Events in Corozal
Thursday, July 2nd, 9am-noon, parts of Corozal District
Power Outage scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 to affect a portion of the Corozal District: Cristo Rey, San Pedro, Yo Chen, Concepcion, Louisville, San Roman, Santa Clara, San Narciso, San Victor, Aventura, Estrella and Libertad. BEL to replace burnt utility poles in the area. Belize Electricity Limited
July 3-10, Corozal House of Culture, 9am-11am
Art Class with Hilberto Trujillo for landscape using perspective drawing. Intermediate level, for students who want to improve their skills. Ages 10-15, July 3, 6, 8, & 10th. Social distancing and masks required. Message, call, or visit the House of Culture to pre-register, fee $20. Corozal House of Culture
Sunday, July 12th, 7am-3pm, entire Corozal District
Power Outage scheduled 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 to affect entire Corozal District. This scheduled power outage is necessary for our teams to conduct maintenance and testing of equipment at Corozal substation and to install new power lines in the area. Belize Electricity Limited
Mon-Fri, July 13-17, Corozal Library, 9am-11:30am
Summer Program with story reading, educational games, gardening, library & technology, arts & crafts & much more! Free. Spaces limited, call 422-3751. Corozal Library
Mon, Wed, Fri, July 13, 15 & 17th Corozal House of Culture, 1pm-3pm
Corn Husk Doll Making with Beverly Orio for ages 15 and up, fee $10, masks required, accepting 10 students. Message, call 422-0071, or visit the Corozal House of Culture to register. Corozal House of Culture
CANX: Saturday, July 18th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm-9pm
Art in the Park at Corozal Central Park. This is a monthly event that draws artists and craftspeople from all of Corozal District and beyond. Besides the sale of lovely artwork, there are also vendors for food and refreshments, and often live performances. CANCELLED due to logistical support problems. Hoping for one August 15th. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.
July 23rd-25th, Sarteneja, 9am-3pm
Environmental Summer Camp 2020 for 11 and 12 year old youths from Chunux, Copper Bank and Sarteneja and will include educational field trips and activities. Deadline to apply is Friday 17th July and space is limited. For more information see This post.
Mon, Wed, Fri, July 27, 29, 31, Corozal House of Culture, 1pm-3pm
Coconut Shell Jewelry Making Program with Kimberly Griffith, all ages, fee $15, masks mandatory, accepting 10 students. Corozal House of Culture
Saturday, August 15th, Philip Goldson International Airport
PGIA reopens under the Phase 3 of Belize’s 5-phase reopening strategy for tourism. For details, see the article on Facebook.
Saturday, August 15th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm-9pm
Art in the Park at Corozal Central Park. This is a monthly event that draws artists and craftspeople from all of Corozal District and beyond. Besides the sale of lovely artwork, there are also vendors for food and refreshments, and often live performances. Note: We are HOPING for this date. Check later to be sure. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.
News and Memories of Corozal
Video and gallery for Antonio Beardall’s presentation They Came from Corn: The Origins of the Maya for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 15 July 2019.
Video and gallery for Dr Maxine Oland’s presentation Sweetness and Labor: The Historic Period Sugar Industry in Northern Belize for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 15 July 2019.
Video and gallery for Dr Debra S. Walker’s presentation Chetumal Bay Archaeology: Shifting Capitals and Fierce Independence over the Millennia for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 16 July 2019.
Video and gallery for Dr Cynthia Robin’s presentation Aventura Archaeology Project 2019 for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 16 July 2019.
Corozal Town celebrated the 221st anniversary of the Battle of St George’s Caye with a ceremony including coronation of the Corozal Queen of the Bay and a parade.
Art in the Park celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 14th of September, 2019. We have a gallery of photos from it, and a link to more photos posted on Facebook.
Belize’s Historical Railway System Exhibit launched at the Corozal House of Culture on 17 September 2019, and it will run through June 2020. Be sure to drop by and look at this excellent exhibit.
Primary schools and preschools celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Independence of Belize on Friday, 20th September 2019 with a ceremony at the Andres Campos Civic Center, and a parade through the streets of Corozal Town. Thanks to the school students and their faculties and staff, Corozal Town Council, Ministry of Education officials, and others who made this possible.
Carnival in Corozal Town, 20th September 2019. Floats, dancers, and others getting ready for the parade, then the parade itself.
Independence Day Ceremony and Uniform Parade, 20th September 2019. The first part is the traditional Ceremony including the crowning of Miss Independence 2019-2020. Next is the Uniform Parade, with students from secondary schools in the Corozal area, and others including components from Chetumal.
World Diabetes Day, program and walkathon. The Belize Diabetes Association, Corozal Branch, along with schools and villages throughout the Corozal District, called attention to diabetes with a program and walkathon in Corozal Town.
On Sunday, 26th January 2020, at Miami Beach, Graffiti artists from Belize, México, El Salvador, and Cuba, along with other artists, performers, and others, met for a great event honoring “Ancient Chactemal”.
On Friday, 14th February 2020 was Valentine’s Day, and also Love Fest 2020 in Central Park, and also the monthly Municipal Bazaar in front of the Town Hall. It was a great day to see what our Government and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Corozal District do, grab a bite of lunch, and do some local shopping with vendors at the Bazaar.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Vilma Romero, one of Belize’s best and most productive artists. In tribute, we offer this gallery, with remarks by Debra Wilkes of the Corozal House of Culture, and ending with the poem that Joanna Magaña wrote for Vilma Romero.