According to the official press release by the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster, the Dominican Rum Festival 2019 edition has been cancelled. Please read the details in the official announcement

In one month on August 16-17, Puerto Plata will celebrate the second edition of the Dominican Rum Festival. This tradition started last year and pursued the objective of promoting the great diversity of products offered by the local rum companies as well as the cultural identity behind each brand. 

The Dominican Republic is considered one of the most important rum producing countries in the world. So the festival is called to represent the true spirit of the Dominicans. It’s not just a rum festival, it’s more a celebration of the Dominican identity.

The visitors will be able to enjoy a great exhibition and tastings of the finest rums from all over the country. Besides the most popular brands such as Brugal and Macorix, some less-known for the international audience brands will be present too. Veleiro Ron, Roble Ron and Ron Bermudez will bring the best samples of their products to the festival. The event program also includes music performances,  seminars, workshops, cocktail parties and gastronomic tastings. Moreover, Miriam Cruz, El Chaval de la Bachata, Alex Matos and Joseph Fonseca will give a unique performance within the framework of the rum festival to demonstrate the best traditions of the Dominican music. You can check the festival’s full program on their website

The Dominican Republic Rum festival is organized by the Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster. It is a voluntary association that operates since 2003 as a consortium of different institutions and companies involved in the development and promotion of tourism in the Puerto Plata province. 

The event will take place in the emblematic Puerto Plata Amphitheater at La Puntilla of the Malecon. The tickets are already available at the organizer’s office, supermarket Jose Luis, Amphitheater’s information booth and the official website. The prices start from RD500 and depend on the day when you decide to visit the rum festival.

We recommend you to visit this unique rum festival to experience the best of the Dominican culture. We’re sure you will enjoy the Dominican rum, music, food and hospitality of the people. After all, it will be a great opportunity to buy some authentic rum brands for souvenirs to take back home from you vacation. For other original Dominican souvenir ideas, please don’t hesitate to check our free eBook.