Review: Big Spring Festival at Aparthotel Las Canas
On Saturday, March, 30′th we had a chance to attend BIG Spring Festival at Las Canas, Sosua. In spite of a minor rain shower, this event attracted quite a good number of people. Children and adults had a great time swimming in the big pool, and tasting various Dominican treats and snacks, participating in the clown show, shopping from local vendors and dancing to live music performances.
The aim of the Festival, was to both attract new residents for Las Canas Apartments and to put on something nice that everyone could enjoy.
In the entrance hall there was an exhibition of paintings by local artists. One of the artists was even giving her painting lessons every second hour to those who were interested to try out their skills in painting a landscape. This workshop was especially popular.
The organizers of the Festival arranged sales tables / booths in front of the pool. Local entrepreneurs offered various kind of products for sale: jewelry, clothing, toys, souvenirs, crafts, books, food and drink. There was a 2nd hand market, an Amber exhibition, Bikini fashion show, body painting, dance competition, BBQ, drinks, snacks and ice cream. There were also information stands by local entrepreneurs I.e. Air ambulance Insurance, construction companies, architects, real estate etc…
Two Clowns from Puerto Plata put on an entertaining show for the children, who seemed to have lots of fun, participating in the clown’s pranks, and dancing contests.
Later in the afternoon the audience got to enjoy 2 very different bands performing.
The first was a performance by family music band “Vinay” from Ecuador. They played their own compositions, as well as famous music like merenge, bachata, salsa tunes.
The 2nd was the local rock and blues band “The X Pats”, who performed both their own songs and a few popular rock and blues hits. The performance of “The X Pats was very well received, and really got the audience bouncing around.
It was an all day Festival, and the organizers Jurisa and Walter promised that there will be more festivals to come.
The NPN Admin
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