[private] Coxen Hole’s Main Street July 14 was closed for a 12-hour street party dubbed the Festival Turístico de la Amistad (Tourism Friendship Festival) Roatan 2012.
The event, the first of its kind, was sponsored by the Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce, local resorts and businesses, local and national media and Salva Vida beer.
Musical and dance groups from the islands and from Mainland Honduras paraded through the city center during the afternoon and performed on stage well into the night. Booths provided information and cuisine from different organizations and departments of Honduras, and participants in that day’s Harley Davidson rally made an appearance and ride-through.[/private]