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.


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.

Carnival of the Sea in Boca Chica 2012

Carnival of the Sea/ Carnaval del Mar will be held March 24th starting at 3PM in Boca Chica along Calle Duarte going to the Rotonda then continuing on to the beach.

Boca Chica Gagá won 1st place two times in the National Carnival Parade held in Santo Domingo for Traditional line and the Reality Show/ Tradicional del Desfile Nacional y en el Reality Show. Now they want to celebrate this by having their own celebration Boca Chica style.

This is a video we took at the Gran Carnival in Santo Domingo 2012 of Gaga de Boca Chica Carnaval Dominicano 2012.

Many of the groups coming here will have costumes and masks with marine motifs. There will also be modern dance troupes with choreography and costumes that represent the sea. Troupes from the entire island will be there including Los Lechones from Santiago, Diablos from La Vega, Los Robalagallina from Bani, Gaga de San Luis, Los Guloyas from San Pedro de Macorís, Macaraos from Bonao, Los Pintaos from Barahona, Toros y Civiles from Montecristi, Los Diablos Marinos from Samaná, Los Cachuas from Cabral, Los Alí Babá from Santo Domingo, la Comparsa de Fantasía the winners of the Grand Carnival Gala in Santo Domingo plus there will be local dance troupes.

After the parade there will be entertainment by Diomedes y el Grupo Mío, Marcos Caminero, Roldan y su Banda, Juan Esteban, DJ’s, drums, and to top it off Gaga from Boca Chica/ el Gagá de Boca Chica.