2017 Carnival Road March attracts thousands in Belize City
The 2017 Carnival Road March was held in Belize City on Saturday, September 9th, and saw thousands of Belizeans lined up along the designated Carnival route. It is one of the many anticipated events during the September Celebrations, and features Belize’s vibrant culture and heartfelt patriotism. This year the colorful road march ended at the Marion Jones Sports Complex where several participating bands were awarded for their outstanding performance.
Despite the grueling temperature and humid atmosphere, spectators from all around the city and country convened along the parade route. The different participating groups in this year’s event put on another memorable show, complete with elaborate costumes. It was a live jamboree on the streets of the city, with blaring speakers playing Soca beats, while both junior and senior bands, and steel pan bands mounted on large double deck trucks did their best to charm the judges along the route.
After hours of dancing and showcasing their choreography, the bands arrived to the Marion Jones Complex where the winners of this year’s road march were announced. In the Junior band division, coming in third place was Trench Town Masqueraders with a total of 494 points. In second place with 559 points was Black Pearl. Taking the top prize in the competition was Mahogany Masqueraders, with 563.5 points.
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CARNIVAL IN THE CITY! Belize Carnival 2017
Check out some cool highlights from the carnival in Belize City from over the weekend. We went to Belize City to enjoy the carnival thats held as part of Belize's Independence activities. I was there to catch it on film. Enjoy