Carnival Santo Domingo 2017 Events

Desfile Nacional de Carnaval 2017 / National Carnival Parade 2017

Dedicated to the provincias de la Región del Nordeste / Dedicated to the Northeast Provinces.

Carnaval Nacional 2017

Carnaval Nacional 2017

Carnaval con el Califé

Feb. 25 and 26 – 3PM – Starting at the Obelisco Hembra and ends at the Obelisco Macho.

Carnaval con el Califé 2017

Carnaval con el Califé 2017



There will be more than 60 Carnaval groups coming from different neighborhoods throughout the entire country who will be sharing their unique versions of Carnaval.

Both days will end with music including salsa, merengue and urban music at Parque Eugenio María de Hostos:

*Saturday 25 Los Hermanos Rosario, La Revolución Salsera y Shadow Blow.

*Sunday 26 Héctor Acosta, El Torito, Davicito Kada and el Súper Nuevo.


February Monday 27 – Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations with the Military Parade on the Malecon.
Plaza Juan Barón – 6 PM – 12 different live bands will be playing.

March Friday 3

In many different plazas throughout Santo Domingo – 2 to 8 PM
Living Statues representing different carnival personalities

March Saturday 4

– 2 to 6 PM – Plaza ESpaña
Youth Carnival – Infantil de Carnaval

March Saturday 4

– 6 PM – Plaza España
Different youth groups from all over the country will be participating.
Festival de Coreografía Alí Babá
Entrega de premios Felipe Abreu


March Sunday 5

Desfile Nacional de Carnaval / Carnival National Parade – 2 PM – Malecón Santo Domingo
Route – West to East, from Máximo Gómez to Obelisco Macho.

Gran Cierre Desfile Nacional de Carnaval 2017 / Grand Closing National Carnival Parade 2017. Starting at 7 PM until ???. Plaza Juan Barón. Sponsors Kola Real.

A great show presenting Sergio Vargas, Mozart La Para,
Chiquito Team Band and Don Miguelo.

Remember you can not enter the carnival and concert areas with:
• Firearms, white weapons, sharp items or any object that could be used for violent acts.

• Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles or glasses.

•Fireworks.

There will be 580 security and police who will ensure the safety of all.

This is a party for big and small. Come with your family! Get dressed up! Fill the Malecon with fun, dancing and colors of Carnaval!

History and traditions Dominican Carnival.

Information about the masks and Carnaval Characters.

Our collection of hundreds of pictures of the Carnival.

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