East Coast Calendar
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Punta Cana Carnival is this weekend.
The annual carnival parade along Punta Cana Village’s 1st of November Boulevard is set for this Saturday, 7 March 2015. The cultural celebration, now in its eighth year, will showcase some of the top carnival troupes from provinces across the country, including La Vega, Puerto Plata, Santiago, Cotui, San Pedro de Macoris and San Juan de la Maguana along with international guests from Curacao, Aruba, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.
The organizers describe the event as a contribution by Grupo Puntacana to the positive image of the country and the eastern region in particular, with a blend of the main Dominican cultural and folkloric traditions.
On Friday evening, 6 March 2015, the opening gala starts at 8pm in Galerias Puntacana with a special appearance by local carnival troupe Las Musas del Coral and a concert with Dominican merengue star Eddy Herrera, sponsored by Brugal.
On Saturday, the parade kicks off at 3pm and spectators will enjoy the authentic traditions and folklore of Carnival in the Caribbean. The celebrations end with a live concert on the boulevard with reggaeton star Tony Dize.