Events in Puerto Plata

Discover all the events and festivals in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is one of the liveliest and vibrant places in the Dominican Republic. Celebrate its cultural diversity by discovering all the events in Puerto Plata that are held throughout the year: music festivals, gastronomic events, carnivals, concerts, tournaments, and much more.

Carnival in Puerto Plata

The carnival in Puerto Plata is internationally renowned and is a great opportunity to get to know the island’s local culture. This spectacle of colors, parades of floats, and troupes with costumes, music, and Latin dance is held between the months of February and March. It features characters from Puerto Plata such as the legendary Taimáscaros[CC1] . Don’t miss out on the most famous of Puerto Plata’s festivals.

Caribbean Cigar Night

One of the most interesting events in Puerto Plata is Caribbean Cigar Night, which is held every year in March. The Dominican Republic is internationally renowned for producing some of the best cigars in the world. If you travel here during this month, make sure you don’t miss out on this celebration, where you can try some of the most prestigious domestic and international cigar brands in an event accompanied by music and delicious food.

Master of the Ocean

Carabete beach is a mecca for water sports lovers in the Dominican Republic. For this reason, the Master of the Ocean event is held here every year in February. This competition brings together professionals from all over the world in kitesurf, windsurf, and surf, among other sports, who show off their skills in the waters of this Puerto Plata beach.

Dominican Rum Festival

As is well known, another of the leading products of the Dominican Republic is rum. During the month of July, the Dominican Rum Festival is held. This can’t-be-missed event will let you in on all the secrets of this prized local product. During the festival, tastings, seminars, talks, workshops, and contests are organized as well as concerts and gastronomic tastings. You’re sure to have a good time.

Discover Puerto Plata

Like all first-rate tourist destinations, Puerto Plata has its own tourism fair, which is held between September and October. Discover Puerto Plata is organized each year to promote all the charms of this province on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. 

Jazz Festival

In Puerto Plata, jazz lovers will find one of the premier events of this music genre. The festival is held each year in November and brings together an impressive line-up of jazz musicians from all over the world.

Concerts in the La Puntilla Amphitheater

La Puntilla, Puerto Plata’s amphitheater, is a spectacular open-air venue that measures 6,765 square feet and has a capacity of 4,000 spectators. It is located alongside the San Felipe Castle and features the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Throughout the year, this venue hosts all types of concerts, dance shows, and other artistic events.

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