February and March are two of the best months of the year for visiting the Dominican Republic. Weather is at its best with cool early mornings and evenings, but warm and sunny afternoons. It's also the month for the Carnival celebrations that take place all around the country. It is a time to take great pictures. The best carnivals are held in La Vega, Bonao and Santiago, with activities as of noon on every Sunday in February. Come March, the best of these carnival and smaller representations from other cities in the country, come together for the parades in Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and La Romana.
In La Vega this year, there is a complete schedule of top popular music performers booked for the La Vega Olympic Stadium. The schedule is:
10 February: 8pm, Jowell and Randy
17 February: 8pm, Don Omar
24 February: 8pm, Prince Royce
Puerto Plata's carnival also takes place on Sundays, with celebrations starting at 2pm at the Malecon, with music shows at 7pm. The grand parade is set for Saturday, 23 March.
Santo Domingo has its own Carnival, with a special event taking place on Sundays at 5pm with Bonye at the San Francisco Ruins.