Belize City, Belize – June 6, 2012 – It’s no secret that Belize has some of the most sought after lobster in the world, and this June, as Belize’s Lobster Festival Season kicks off, lobster lovers will find their favorite crustacean served just about any way they like.
The lobster feasting will take place in San Pedro starting June 15th – 24th. The 7th Annual San Pedro Lobster Festival is the first of three major events taking place during the summer. The San Pedro Lobster Festival will be a ten-day, blissful, lobster-themed festival of activities which is being sponsored/hosted by different restaurants and hotels.
The three day 15th Annual Placencia Lobster Festival begins June 22nd – 24th. Lobster dishes will include barbecued lobster, lobster kebobs, stew lobster, lobster pies, lobster fritters, lobster ceviche, lobster fajitas and lobster pizza, will be among the many amazing lobster dishes available.
All of the lobster festivals are geared toward captivating and intriguing your senses. With a variety of fun-filled activities such as the “Miss Lobster Fest Pageant”, live music performances, open bars, the drawing of the Lobster fest raffle and a wide array of lobster dishes. “We’ll also be having games and competitions for the whole family; as well as a dance on Saturday and Sunday for those who want to stay up and party,” said Jolie Pollard of BTIA Placencia.
This year’s event coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Placencia Fishermen’s Cooperative and special recognition will be paid to that organization at the opening ceremonies of the Placencia Lobster Festival.
The 17th Annual Caye Caulker Lobster Festival is the last of the three festivals to be held, start on June 29th to July 1st. Historically, Caye Caulker was the first to celebrate this now cultural event, and with all their gained expertise, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for 2012!
About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.
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