Belize City’s Albert Street was teeming with people of all ages at the annual Street Art Festival held on Albert Street. The festival has been gaining momentum, and this year featured decorated booths of artwork, handmade items, foods and beautifully decorated pastries, children’s corners and even fashion designs and a tattoo booth!

Organizers of the event had the street festively set up, with music blaring from 2PM until 10PM. Many families came out to enjoy the event, which provided a variety of entertainment for everyone. The most popular booths included the face-painting area, and for the many mini-musicians, the Winds and Strings and Puppet Booth presented quite the attraction.

Fashion shows were held every so often in the waning light of the evening, and an appreciative audience applauded as each beautiful young lady strutted on the catwalk showcasing the fashions created for the event.

The night brought with it an amalgamation of artists onstage at the Battlefield park. After the introductory sounds of The Remaining, they provided backup music for fabulous artists such as Jenko Velli, Nello Player, Melonie Gillett and Ernestine Carballo. From start to finish, the festival was a wonderful way to bring in people of all ages to appreciate and enjoy a good time in the city.

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Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym ‘Tia Chocolate’. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.

Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.

She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.


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