The West Fest 

First of it's kind, the West Fest is an eco-friendly and family-friendly event that celebrates three thousand years and counting of culture, food and music of the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena at the Macal River Park on September 15. The West Fest is organized by the Cayo Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) with the intentions of giving back and builing the local community through the funds generated. This year, the fund generated will be used to purchase resources for the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Police Department.

It will be a no-plastic and non-alcoholic event, perfect for families to come out and experience the richness of all the cultural ethnic groups in the West. All cultures will be represented at the festival through custumes, music, dance, food, and performances. There will also be a grand raffle of amazing prizes worth up to $60,000! Come out and celebrate with us! Represent your culture at the West Fest on September 15!

Sign Up for Booths

San Ignacio Police Formation

Grand West Fest Raffle:

There will be a Grand West Fest Raffle with prizes worth up to $60,000. The winner for each prize will be selected at the festival. Some of the prizes include:

  1. 50% Off - 2yrs Tourism Scholarsip at Galen University ($30,000)
  2. 1 House Lot on Bullet Tree Road ($17,800)
  3. 1 Year Scholarship - Sacred Heart Junior College ($1200)
  4. 1 Year Scholarship - Sacred Heart Junior College (High School) ($936)


The West Fest is a vibrant event that will highlight the Cayo District's rich culture and biodiversity. It will be happening at Macal River Park on September 15, at 9:00 AM. If you are interested in being a part of the event and would like to represent your culture through food, arts and crafts or other products or services, email the BTIA Cayo Chapter for a booth at or message them via  Facebook Page.

Activities | Games

It is going to be a fun day for the entire family! There will be tons of games and activities for everyone to enjoy. More details on this will be announced soon!


$1000 BZD
- Your business logo and name will be displayed
prominently in advertisements
- 2 free entrance tickets
- Booth space & banner


- $500 BZD
- Your business logo and name will be displayed
prominently in advertisements
- Booth space & banner