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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2016

Parties, cultural events or other activities, the Dominican Republic has a lot to offer. Herewith you will find a selection of important events of the Dominican Republic:


PARTY AT THE RUINS OF SAN FRANCISCO,
ZONA COLONIAL
every Sunday evening
Grupo Bonyé at the Colonial City: Held every Sunday in the Colonial City from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the program includes free performances of Merengue, Jazz and Son.


WHALE WATCHING IN SAMANA
15.  January – 25. March 2016
Watch the 3,000 to 5,000 whales that migrate to the waters of the Samaná Bay on a guided boat tour or from the land at the observatory in Punta Balandra. The official whale watching season runs Jan. 15 – Mar. 25, but tours are available as long as whales are in the Bay. More information: Excursion Whale Watching Samaná


DOMINICAN CARNIVAL
7. / 14. / 21. / 28. February 2016                             
With origins dating back to 1520, Dominican Carnival is a tradition inherited from Spanish forefathers. Celebrated every Sunday of February, Carnival Parades and entertainment vary by city, among them Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Río San Juan, Constanza, La Vega, Montecristi, Samaná, Higuey, La Romana, Santiago and Santo Domingo. More information: http://carnavalvegano.do/cv


MASTER OF THE OCEAN
February 2016
An annual kite boarding competition held in Cabarete on Dominican Republic’s North Coast. The event declares a ‹‹Master of the Ocean›› or ‹‹Team Master of the Ocean›› based on four categories - surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddle (SUP). More information: www.MasteroftheOcean.com


MERENGUE FESTIVAL
August 2015
Merengue Festival: Plaza Juan Barónat Santo Domingo's Seaside Boulevard, El Malecón, hosts the Merengue & Caribbean Rhythms Festival. The event features various styles of music including Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Caribbean rhythms, Reggaeton, Reggae and much more. More information: www.fest300.com/festivals/fiesta-de-merengue


COLONIAL FEST SANTO DOMINGO
November 2016
A celebration of Santo Domingo’s cultural heritage, gastronomy, history and monuments. The event emphasizes the musical and artistic elements that formed the first city of the New World. More information: http://www.colonialfest.org/index.php/en/


Further events you can find on our Event Schedule 2016

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