Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017. 1:00 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The annual chocolate festival will be held this weekend in the Toledo district.
The three day celebration runs from May 19-21st in Punta Gorda and is a part of the cacao-driven culture of the Toledo District.
The Toledo District is known for its superior cacao. The cacao beans are a significant export crop and, within the country are transformed into distinctive and high quality chocolate.
The chocolate festival is celebrated annually over the long commonwealth weekend in Belize.
Belizeans countrywide head to Toledo to experience, the sounds, and tastes of cacao products.
The celebration begins tomorrow, Friday with a “Wine and Chocolate Night” at the Garbutt’s Marine and Fishing Lodge located on Front Street in Punta Gorda Town.
Tickets are available for $60 per person and attendees are offered complimentary wines and a buffet of chocolate creations to sample. There are cultural performances for the opening night as well.
The event continues on Saturday with a street fair entitled “Taste of Toledo”. It is a full day event with chocolate cuisines, desserts, drinks and entertainment for the whole family on Front Street in Punta Gorda Town.
For the grand finale on Sunday, Mayan performances and artists are the highlight of the day at Nim Li Punit.
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