The Sights and Sounds of Hopkins Mango Fest 2017
The people of Hopkins celebrate the opening of mango season with the Hopkins Mango Fest, because the best mangoes in Belize can be found in Hopkins, in abundance. What better way to celebrate than with a festival?
Mango season in Belize usually begins around the end of April/May and runs through the end of June/July. There are over 15 different mango varieties in Belize, and they are eaten and enjoyed throughout the different stages of ripeness. The Hopkins Mango Fest has become an annual event, and took place this past weekend, June 3 – 4, 2017.
Hopkins Mango Fest is definitely an event worth attending to experience authentic Belizean culture. The event is always well attended, and features various types of competitions and games, a wide variety of food and drinks, and live music.
The all-night live cultural performances create an incredible atmosphere on the beach in Hopkins. This year’s Beach Bash featured well-known artists such as Pen Cayetano, C-Wills, Lloyd Augustine, Tanya Carter, Griga Boyz, DJ Kadejah and DJ Spice.
Families and children also enjoy the festival, with countless activities for teenagers and the younger kids. The atmosphere is breathtaking, with gorgeous beach weather, and the Caribbean Sea as the backdrop.
…and the organizers won’t let you forget that the event is about mangoes! Can you guess what’s their twist on the traditional “lime and spoon” race?
Be sure to experience Hopkins Mango Fest! All the photos in this post are courtesy the Hopkins Uncut Facebook page.
Villa Verano guests can easily enjoy Hopkins Mango Fest. We are conveniently located on the beach in Hopkins, with accommodations for up to 38 people. Our 10-bedroom luxury villa is ranked among Belize’s top hotels. For any type of individual or group travel, such as families or weddings, guests will find that Villa Verano is the ideal spot, with exclusive access to the many private amenities and personalized services. Guests can also experience countless inland and water adventures in Southern Belize.
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