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.
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
Monday, August 7th, Central Park, 7:30am
Greening Across Belize initiative, by the Rotaract Club of Corozal and the Belize Audubon Society. Plant 20 mahogany trees in Patchakan, Xaibe, and Calcutta. For more info, see the Rotaract FB page.
Friday, August 14th, Patchakan Village, 8am to noon
Scheduled Power Outage to affect Patchakan Village. BEL to clear hazardous vegetation growing into power lines in the area as part of Hurricane Preparedness. Belize Electricity Limited
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.
Friday, September 11th, Andres Campos Civic Center, 5pm
Belizean National Chicken Foot Eating Contest $5 to enter. Natl Chicken Foot Eating Contest
Saturday, September 12th, 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.
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.