See all the exciting upcoming events, in all categories, in Belize! Holidays, concerts, religious events, and more!

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Deer Dance Festival

August 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

« All Events

The Deer Dance Festival is held in the Maya village of San Antonio in Belize’s southern Toledo District. The traditional festival features a ritualised dance which imitates the hunting of a deer. This is then followed by a very interesting watch, locals scaling a greased pole.
An important heritage practice to the Mayan communities, the deer dance depicts the relationship between the Maya people and the land. The Mayan heritage is deeply connected with the rainforests where the communities have made their livelihoods for hundreds of years. This festival is an important ritual and a nice tradition that has been passed down through many generations.


August 1, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


San Antonio Village
Toledo District 501 Belize + Google Map