The Merengue Festival in Santo Domingo celebrates one of the Dominican Republic's first loves, with ten days of non-stop music, shows, concerts, parades, fairs and parties in the streets. You'll also find food, art exhibitions, games, and other activities that draw thousands of revellers every year. While the event is centred at El Malecon on the waterfront, there are bands and DJs all over the city, all creating the sultry sounds of the country's national dance.
Venue: El Malecon
Date: 25 July to 10 August 2014