You have got to get down to Hopkins for November 19th. It is a village settled by Garifuna people and is still very rich with African culture and tradition. Every year they reinact how they first came to Belize. The dancing, drumming, food, etc. are not to be missed! There are also celebrations in Dangriga, but I prefer Hopkins- it's small and quaint like CC. Here's a little history from the San Pedro Sun:
The Garifuna originated from the Yellow Island Caribs who occupied the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela, South America. In 1220 the Caribs invaded and conquered the islands in the Lesser Antilles and parts of the Greater Antilles and intermarried with the Arawaks. This mixture gave birth to Island Caribs.
In 1635 African slaves were shipwrecked in the islands near St. Vincent. They intermarried with the Island Caribs; this resulted in the birth of the Garifuna. The Caribs and Garifuna populated these islands but soon after encountered many conflicts with the Europeans. The Garifuna strongly resisted European control, maintaining the tradition of the earlier Caribs. They fought against the Spanish, British and the French. The Europeans had guns and were eventually able to overpower them and they were forced to move to the Bay Islands, off the coast of Honduras.
In 1832, many Garifuna left Honduras after a civil war there and settled in Dangriga, Belize on November 19th.