Grupo Puntacana announced the fifteenth edition of the Punta Cana Carnival, to be held next Saturday, February 3, 2024, on November 1st Boulevard at Puntacana Village.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the grand parade will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the participation of more than 20 troupes and more than 1,500 national and international carnival participants, who will celebrate Dominican folklore and culture. It is estimated to receive more than 15 thousand people, including nationals and tourists.
During the event, the public will be able to enjoy the coronation of the King or Queen Momo, which is the big surprise of the festival’s gala, since the distinction is awarded to national, outstanding and influential personalities who inspire Dominican society with their work. Last year, the renowned singer Eddy Herrera was crowned King Momo of the Carnival Parade.
In previous editions, figures such as Oscar de La Renta, Marcos Diaz, Michel Camilo, Jose Antonio Molina, Freddy Ginebra and, in 2020, the “Queen of Merengue”, Milly Quezada, was crowned as the first Momo Queen.
The Punta Cana Carnival is a free event for the general public, and will have stages for sale for those who wish to purchase their tickets at the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village hotel, the Visitor’s Center of Puntacana Resort & Club and at the Real Estate Sales offices in Galerias Puntacana, Puntacana Village.
For more information: 809-959-2714 or visit @carnavaldepuntacana. https://puntacana.com/en/to-do/carnaval-punta-cana
This edition will feature food trucks and entertainment in a safe, family-friendly environment.
For the first time, the event will feature the Cueva de los Tres Caras, a space open to the public with gastronomic offerings and experiences for the entire community.
The event will also feature waste recycling stations, the implementation of reusable cups and the use of biodegradable gastables on stages, in order to promote sustainable initiatives and reduce the environmental impact of the event.
The Punta Cana Carnival is supported by All Productions Puezan, Altice Dominicana, Banco López de Haro, Banreservas, Baskin Robins, Bepensa, Banco BHD, BlueMall Punta Cana, Bora Services, Brugal, Café Santo Domingo, Consorcio Energético Punta Cana – Macao (CEPM), Cerveza Canita, Coolekos, Diario Libre, GB Energy – Texaco, Grabo Estilo, Grupo Rica, Hartemania, Hola Punta Cana, Naranja Chica, Pirulin, Tío Leo Cigars, United Capital and Universal.
About Grupo Puntacana
The Puntacana Group is a pioneer in sustainable tourism, with an umbrella of 18 thousand direct and indirect collaborators, which 54 years ago, had the vision and dream of developing a destination, with the mission of creating a tourist community that respects nature and promotes social responsibility.
About Punta Cana Carnival
The Punta Cana Carnival is the most anticipated gathering of art and culture in the Eastern region. The cultural festival was born in 2008, as an initiative of the Puntacana Group, with the purpose of promoting the folkloric traditions of the DR and guest countries to thousands of local and foreign visitors.
Among the emblematic troupes of the Punta Cana Carnival are “Las Musas de Punta Cana”, made up of a group of ladies from the community, who each year jointly design their carnival costumes, choosing a theme representative of Dominican culture.
The Muses of Punta Cana are accompanied by the comparsa of the Puntacana International School (PCIS), in which students and staff members of the school parade with ingenious carnival costumes, symbolizing themes related to the environment and the culture of the country. Also participating is the troupe of Los Tres Caras, the protectors of Las Musas.