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We present you the official CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL OF BELIZE 2018 event schedule! More details will be posted as it relates to each event listed here

Punta Gorda, Belize hosts the annual Cacao Festival May 18-20, 2018.

The two main "Tourist" events are the Saturday/Sunday Wine and Chocolate and Grande Finale. The Friday street fair is a great day, just less attended. The pre-bash on Friday is anticipated to attract a more local crowd. X-Band will be performing.

The event is the a co-creation of BTIA Toledo in partnership with Punta Gorda Town Council.


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The sweet celebration of chocolate in southern Belize

Humble in appearance yet heavenly in flavor, cacao AKA chocolate, has been celebrated in the Toledo District since 2007. This southern area of Belize is recognized for its superior cacao beans that are not only a significant export product for the area but a national treasure when it comes to Belizean chocolatiers. Always held over the Commonwealth Holiday weekend (mid-May), what began as the Toledo Cacao Festival later evolved into the Chocolate Festival of Belize. This funky looking pod that almost resembles a squash and yields flavors that only dreams are made of is more than worthy of the three-day celebration in Punta Gorda Town!

Each year this delicious festival grows and attracts hundreds of visitors from around Belize and beyond. This year, the event committee is changings things up a bit with a Pre-Chocolate Bash on the evening of May 18th with the energetic music of the X-Band. The following day is the Taste of Toledo Street Fair held along front street which is closed to traffic during the day. With live music, cultural booths featuring local crafts and unique products and of course a variety of foods and chocolate to sample, the day is well-spent wandering the street and taking in the bounty of fun.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the My Beautiful Belize Blog

Come To Cacao Fest

This weekend Belizeans and tourists have the chance to visit chocolate heaven at the tenth annual Cacao fest in Punta Gorda. The fest is an eagerly anticipated event because of the rich diversity of chocolate and cultural offerings. We found out more about what the weekend has to offer from one of the event organizers Dennis Garbutt - who we spoke to via phone.

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