Join us on Sunday August 3, 2014 
at Hawthorne Race Course 3501 S. Laramie Ave. Cicero, IL for our 34th Annual Celebration.
Time 12pm to 10pm
(5 Minutes from Midway Airport)

Belize Day in the Park Information

Admission Prices per person are as follows.
$10 Persons 13 and above
$3 Children 6 to 12
Children 5 and under are free

No coolers, food or beverages are allowed to be brought in.
Folding chairs can be brought in.
Shade tent a maximum of 10 x 10 can be brought in but must be setup in designated area so as not to block other peoples views.

Assistance will be provided for seniors and handicapped persons needing it to enter the event.

Recording video of this event except by authorized persons is strictly prohibited. Violators will be removed from the event.

Parking $10 per car

Directions from Chicago: South on Stevenson (I-55) Expressway to Cicero Avenue Exit. Turn north (right) half mile to Gates 5 & 6 (left-hand side)

Directions from South: North on Stevenson (I-55) Expressway to Central Avenue Exit. Turn north (left) to 35th Street. Turn right on 35th to Hawthorne Gate 4.

Directions from North: Exit Eisenhower (I-290) at Laramie Avenue. Go south to 35th Street, Hawthorne Gate 4.

By train CTA PINK LINE to Cicero then 54B South Cicero CTA bus runs by Hawthorne Gates 5 & 6

By bus 54B South Cicero CTA bus runs BY Hawthorne Gates 5 & 6

2014 Vendor information is now available.
Click to go to vendor page
Click to go to vendor page

If you would like to perform on stage at Belize Day in the Park fill out the attached form and mail to the address listed by June 16th.
Click to go to Performer Sheet
Click to go to Performer Sheet

Lova Boy

Lova Boy


The award winning Prince of Belize shined bright at the 2014 CARNAVAL CHETUMAL.
Headlining such a massive festival is no small fete for any artist of any genre.
This is the real deal. And so it was time. At 10pm sharp, the prayer was said,
the water dunk, and the push ups were done. The stage was set and the microphone
was placed in the hands of a calm spirited Lova Boy. However this calm was soon
to become a distant memory. Just like a lion in the jungle, the now infamous
bursting out of the concert speakers and immediately it casted a hypnotic spell
over what felt like the entire city. Armed with both the Belizean and Garifuna
flags, proudly waved by Royal Luna, the Prince took to the stage and the rest was
history. Once on stage, Lova Boy quickly established his dominance over the crowd,
singing and dancing his way graciously through and across the language barrier,
serenading and captivating 10,000+ predominantly Mexican concert goers. With a
style and swagger unmatched, the Belize bred hit maker did exactly what he has
become famous for doing, ENTERTAIN! At one point even making an on duty police
officer dance punta rock on stage. Through out the night Lova Boy belted out a
barrage of his hits including, PUMP, YOU DA WIFE, BEAUTIFUL and the classic
TORNADO. After an hour and a half of straight jamming and three encores, the show
was over and a shoe less Lova Boy was whisked away, but not before being mobbed
by eager fans and Lova Boy enthusiasts. Lova Came, Lova Saw and by all accounts
Lova Conquered the 2014 CARNAVAL CHETUMAL.

On behalf of the Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported Belize Day in the Park event on Sunday, August 4th, 2013. Without your continued support, Belize Day in the Park 2013 would not have been a success.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the vendors, entertainers and our fellow Belizeans who traveled far and wide to be a part of our event and for your contribution with making Belize Day 2013 a success. I would like to extend a special thank you to Secretary of State, Jesse White, Mayor Darrell Bradley of Belize City and the delegation from Belize, our Honorable Consul, Debbie Schell and all the other dignitaries for their support and presence at this year’s event. Last but not least, I would like to thank Mr. Jack Carey, Ms. Christina Vitone and the staff of Hawthorne Race Course for once again welcoming our event and the Belizean Community to their venue.

Belize Day in the Park 2013 was a successful event. As we move forward, we hope that you will continue to support Belize Day in the Park and we will continue to work hard to make Belize Day in the Park 2014 a huge success. Please feel free to send us your comments and suggestions on how we can continue to improve the Belize Day in the Park Festival.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you next year.

Phyllis V. Hughes
President, Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee

Emails about the 2010 event

From: "Anderson-Chestnut, Flora" FANDERSO@!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To: yubaandeh@!!!!!!!!!!; Phyllis Hughes wphughes@!!!!!!!!!!!; Joy Lucario j-mcgregor@!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sent: Mon, August 2, 2010 11:55:46 AM
Subject: Re: Day in the Park Celebration!

Good Morning,
Just wanted to say thanks for allowing “The Belizean Cultural Bearers” to participate in the celebration yesterday in sharing our Belizean Culture! I also wanted to congratulate each of you on a job well done in having the event at the Hawthorne Park facilities! Congratulations on celebrating 30 years!! Keep up the great work!




To: Farid Rishmawy frishmawy@!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: Patrick Staine wrote on your Wall...
Reply-To: Reply to Comment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick posted something on your Wall and wrote:

Job well done on Sunday by the group, had a great time. The convenience of parking and security provided the comfort required was a repeated comment I heard. I'm sure improvements will be made for next year so get to working. :)

YouTube videos of past Chicago Belize Day in the Park
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2010 Pictures are now available.

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