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

March 2020
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Wednesday, March 4th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm

Candlelight Vigil for Major Adran Ramirez (1983-2020) of the Belize Defense Force. Assemble at Central Park, dress in colorful clothing, bring a candle or veladora. Procession will end at the Ramirez Home on Marage Street. Corozal Daily

Sunday, March 8th, USA, 2am CST

Daylight Savings Time begins in most of the USA. Here in Belize we never use the stuff. Quintana Roo, including Chetumal, doesn’t either, though they are always an hour ahead of us. But many Belizeans have family and friends in the US, or watch programs that originate in the US, so be aware that they will probably be an hour ahead starting today.

Sunday, March 8th, Central Park 9:30am, Ricalde Stadium 10am

CFA Tournament meets at Central Park, Corozal Town. Clubs parade to Ricalde Stadium, with opening ceremony at 10am. Calcutta vs Bacadia, then Majestics vs Rising Stars. Other football includes U15 and U17M games. Corozal Daily

Monday, March 9th, Countrywide

National Heroes and Benefactors Day before 2008 was called Baron Bliss Day. It was to honor Baron Henry Bliss, who donated most of his fortune to Belize. It now honors him and other Belize heroes, including Hon. George Price, Hon. Phillip Goldson, and the first mayor of Corozal Town, Hon. Felipe Santiago Ricalde. Corozal House of Culture

Monday, March 9th, Gateway Retreat Center near Xaibe, 8:45am-3:45pm

Communication Workshop entitled Depening Awareness through Communication, a special one-day retreat with Dr. Sandra Fiegehen. Cost is $40 and please bring your own lunch. Please RSVP by email to and all proceeds go toward supporting the Gateway Retreat Center. For location see see Corozal.bz
Gateway Retreat

Tuesday, March 10th, Methodist Eye Clinic, from 8am

BCVI Eye Exams at the Methodist Eye Clinic, near the Corozal Hospital. The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired usually comes to Corozal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. It’s first come, first served. They provide exams ($10, free if you buy glasses), and they will fit you with glasses if needed. Prices are reasonable. For a limited time FREE GLASSES are available for children up to 14 years old who are registered with NHI, who is paying for this special service. corozal.com/bcvi

Tuesday, March 10th, Methodist Eye Clinic, from 8am

CANCELLED: BCVI Eye Exams at the Methodist Eye Clinic, near the Corozal Hospital. The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired usually comes to Corozal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. It’s first come, first served. They provide exams ($10, free if you buy glasses), and they will fit you with glasses if needed. Prices are reasonable. For a limited time FREE GLASSES are available for children up to 14 years old who are registered with NHI, who is paying for this special service. CANCELLED: BCVI will be closing services nationwide until the COVID-19 threat improves. corozal.com/bcvi

Thursday, March 12th, parts of Corozal and O.W. Districts

Scheduled Power Outage to affect a portion of the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts: Caledonia, Progresso, Buena Vista, Sarteneja, Pueblo Viejo, Saltillos, Copper Bank, Chunox, Ferry Road, Joseito and Dominguez Layouts. BEL to energize newly constructed power lines in the area. Belize Electricity Limited

Friday, March 13th, Jam Rock, Miami Beach, 7pm-midnight

Belize DJ Championship district finals. Corozal House of Culture

Saturday, March 14th, 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. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.

Sunday, March 15th, Blackbeard’s at Cerros Sands, 1pm

St Patrick’s Day Bash at Blackbeard’s at The Royale, Cerros Sands. Live Rock n Roll music, special menu, cold drinks on the beautiful Cerros Sands Beach. Blackbeard’s at The Royale - Cerros Sands Belize

Tuesday, March 17th, Calcutta Village from BAC to MOW, 1pm-4pm

Planned Water Interruption in Calcutta Village, from Belize Adventist College to the Ministry of Works. Belize Water Services

Thursday, March 19th, 9:49pm Belize Time

March Equinox when the days and nights are most nearly equal. This also marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, though here in Corozal we don’t really have 4 seasons.

Friday, March 20th, Corozal Public Library, 5pm

Women’s Month forum featuring a presentation on COVID-19 by Mr. Babb (HECOPAB) and Mrs. Elda Sutherland (Health Community Workers). Free testing: pressure, glucose, etc. Corozal Library

Friday, March 20th, Paraiso Village, 7-8pm

CANCELLED: Salsa Dance Class by Irma and Jose Yuque. Fee $5 per person, with all proceeds to To’one Masehualoon NGO mentorship and educational scholarship program 2020. CANCELLED due to COVID-19. To’one Masehualo’on NGO Belize

Sat, Sun, Mon, March 21-23, Laguna Seca Ferry

Laguna Seca Ferry (the smaller ferry) will be closed for repairs from 8am Sat Mar 21st to 5pm Mon Mar 23rd. Objective is urgent repairs to the structure and also minor issues. Corozal Living

Saturday, March 21st, Gateway Retreat Center near Xaibe, 8:45am-noon

POSTPONED: Learning to See photography workshop with Debra Wilkes Gray. Bring a camera or cell phone. Cost $20, including refreshments. All proceeds support Gateway Retreat Center. See location on Corozal.bz For information or to reserve your spot, email POSTPONED due to COVID-19. Gateway Retreat

Sat. & Sun, March 21 & 22, Coconut Hut, 10am-7pm

Coconut Splash at Coconut Hut, 4th Ave across from A&R. Local artists, local marketplace, food & fun. $5 fee for vendors. Call 637-9298 or email for info. This has probably been cancelled but we never saw any official notice.

Saturday, March 21st, Consejo Shores, 10am

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at 73 Consejo Beach Trail, Consejo Shores, to benefit the Corozal Bay Sailing Club. Live Irish music, food, and drink. Come support Corozal’s youth sailors. Corozal Bay Sailing Club

Tuesday, March 24th, Methodist Eye Clinic, from 8am

CANCELLED: BCVI Eye Exams at the Methodist Eye Clinic, near the Corozal Hospital. The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired usually comes to Corozal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. It’s first come, first served. They provide exams ($10, free if you buy glasses), and they will fit you with glasses if needed. Prices are reasonable. For a limited time FREE GLASSES are available for children up to 14 years old who are registered with NHI, who is paying for this special service. CANCELLED: BCVI services nationwide are suspended until the COVID-19 threat improves. corozal.com/bcvi

Friday, March 27th, Santa Rita, Corozal Town

POSTPONED: Maya Wedding Reenactment at the Maya Archaeological Site, Santa Rita Layout, Corozal Town as part of the Coconut Festival March 27th and 28th. Postponed due to COVID-19. BTIA Corozal

Saturday, March 28th, On the Beach, Corozal Town

POSTPONED: Coconut Beach Festival on one of the beaches in Corozal Town. Part of the Coconut Festival March 27th and 28th. More info should be coming soon. Postponed due to COVID-19. BTIA Corozal

Saturday, March 28th, 8:30pm

Earth Hour on-site events will not be held this year due to concerns about COVID-19. Instead, they recommend doing activities from home, such as turning off all non-essential lights in your home from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time. WWF Mesoamerica

April 2020
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Friday, April 10th, Good Friday in Belize

Good Friday in Belize. Some businesses will be closed.

Saturday, April 11th, Holy Saturday in Belize

Holy Saturday in Belize. Few businesses will be closed.

Sat & Sun, April 11th & 12th, Miami Beach, Corozal Town

CANCELLED: Easter Bash at Miami Beach. Cancelled due to COVID-19. Corozal Town Council

Sat-Mon, Apr 11th-13th, Orchid Bay, Corozal District

Easter Bash 3-day event, with live bands, special foods, activities for kids, boat rides, etc. Entry $5 per car. Tradewinds Restaurant of Orchid Bay

Sunday, April 12th, Easter Sunday in Belize

Easter Sunday in Belize. Church services for most denominations.

Monday, April 13th, Easter Monday in Belize

Easter Monday in Belize. Public Holiday.

Saturday, April 18th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm-9pm

CANCELLED: Art in the Park at Corozal Central Park. It has been cancelled this month due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. This is usually 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. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.

News and Memories of Corozal

They Came from Corn, by Beardall

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.

Sweetness and Labor, by Oland

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.

Chetumal Bay Archaeology, by Walker

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.

Aventura Archaeology Project, by Robin

Video and gallery for Dr Cynthia Robin’s presentation Aventura Archaeology Project 2019 for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 16 July 2019.

St George’s Caye Day 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 10th Anniversary

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.

Historical Railway System Exhibit

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.

Kids Independence Ceremony/Parade 2019

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 2019

Carnival in Corozal Town, 20th September 2019. Floats, dancers, and others getting ready for the parade, then the parade itself.

Independence Day 2019

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 2019

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.

Graffiti Fest ’20, January 26, 2020

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”.

Love Fest 2020 and Municipal Bazaar, February 14, 2020

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.

In Memory of Vilma Romero

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.

 

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