No matter the time of the year, your visit to Dominican Republic will be memorable
At Billini Hotel, the opportunities to experience the vibrant spirit of Santo Domingo are nearly endless. Catch a free outdoor concert or Dominican Winter League baseball game. Chat and celebrate with friendly locals at one of many seasonal festivals or culinary events. Join in the revelry of a holiday celebration. Check out our event calendar below to learn more about what’s on during your visit to the Dominican Republic.
The city of Santo Domingo will host this year the famous international event Le Dîner en Blanc, which has been held in 80 cities in 30 countries. Those interested in participating must register, so that they can receive their invitation before October 2. This annual event offers an evening of elegance, beauty and unforgettable magic. It takes place in a secret public space whose location is only revealed a few minutes before the start of the event, with a completely white decoration and the guests are dressed in white. Hundreds of diners and fashion and culture enthusiasts will attend. Registration for the event has three phases: phase 1 is for members of the 2015 and 2016 edition; phase 2 is for new members who are recommended by the attendees of phase 1; and phase 3, which is for people who have registered on the waiting list on the website.
Fall and winter are full of life with the games of the professional baseball series, which take place at the stadiums of Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Francisco de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, and La Romana. At the moment, the games are scheduled from October 12 to December 17, but more games will be posted later on until January. At the end of the season, the winning team represents the country in the Caribbean Series, competing with Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Venezuela.
One of the ambassadors of the Mexican charros, the singer Alejandro Fernández, will perform at the Fillmore Hall in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. He is a winner of two Latin Grammys and three Billboard Awards. He is bringing his “Breaking Frontiers” show with the best hits from his lastest album. The album has been a gold and platinum record. It is regarded as one of the best contemporary pop albums in Latin music, with a mix of different rhythms such as ballads, pop ballads, and urban themes.
The first Annual Casa de Campo Couples Golf & Spa Retreat features three days of competition under the Schamble, scramble and best ball modalities. Participants will enjoy golf on Teeth of the Dog, Links, and Dye Fore in the morning and have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the Spa and all the amenities Casa de Campo has to offer in the afternoon.
Santo Domingo Food Fest, The Cheese Edition is a different Festival that welcomes you with three spectacular areas. The Market: Dominican premium products where you can discover, try and buy everything that local artisans offer; The Village: gourmet experiences that come from the four corners of the world; and The Classroom: two Master Classes taught by Janet Fletcher on wines and cheeses and beers and cheeses. Janet Fletcher is one of the most prestigious contemporary Food Writers & cheese experts with more than published 20 books, editor of Planet Cheese and cheese teacher in the Napa Valley. Reserve your table and enjoy unexpected matching sessions.
The Barceló Bávaro Palace and Barceló Bávaro Beach hotels will have their kitchens up and running for a week of good food featuring exquisite dishes. In the 6th edition of Culinary Week at the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort will celebrate flavors from around the world by tasting the Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean, gourmet, Mexican, French and Caribbean haute cuisine. Guests will enjoy an authentic culinary experience created by 9 chefs who will put together 7 dinners in the different themed restaurants in the hotel, celebrating the cuisine of a different country every day.
The 14th edition of the official Dominican fashion event, presented by the City of Santo Domingo, features the exclusive collections of Giannina Azar, Arcadio Díaz, Leonel Lirio, Jenny Polanco, Jacqueline Then, Carlos de Moya, Rafael Rivero, Michelle Reynoso and Miguel Genao. Also, the Dominican brands Camila Casual, Cayena, Arnaldo Womenswear, Toribio Brand, Louardos, and Achadom. In the children’s show, they will have the collections Children Showcase from Little Tales and Dixy Kids. As well as the designers Toribio Brand of MB Fashion Week, from Costa Rica and Charleston Brown from Jamaica. The emerging designers are Fancys Sinner by Laura Peña, Ramon Julio, Stephany Pérez, Facelles, Carolina Loz, Natasha Morales, Sinead Facelli y Mannelik Ortega, from San Juan Moda, Sonia Rivera and José Raúl, as well as the brand Leonardos Fifth Avenue. The closing of the event will be done by the renowned Indian designer Naeem Khan.
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The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival now in its 23rd year is the longest running jazz event in the Dominican Republic. The event is a free, multi-day festival full of rhythm, flavor, and color held on the north coast and Punta Cana, featuring some of the World’s best Latin Jazz groups and musicians. The festival also brings music education to the region through its affiliation with FEDUJAZZ, a non-profit organization that conducts musical workshops for youth, which benefits more than 200 children. The Santiago Version will feature Pengbian Sang and Retro Jazz, followed by Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (Mexico/USA).
The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival now in its 23rd year is the longest running jazz event in the Dominican Republic. The event is a free, multi-day festival full of rhythm, flavor, and color held on the north coast and Punta Cana, featuring some of the World’s best Latin Jazz groups and musicians. The festival also brings music education to the region through its affiliation with FEDUJAZZ, a non-profit organization that conducts musical workshops for youth, which benefits more than 200 children. The Puerto Plata version will feature Joshy y su 4 Jazz and other performers.