Dia di Rincon (Rincon Day) events start on King’s Day and continue through May 1st.
The village of Rincon has released a stellar schedule of events for the 2017 edition of Dia di Rincon (Rincon Day) with events starting tomorrow, King’s Day (a national holiday) and running all the way through Monday, May 1st (also a national holiday).
Thursday, April 27th (King’s Day)
From 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM, head to Rincon for the go-kart race and the Simadan di Rei, the King’s Harvest Parade.
Also starting at 9:00 AM, Rotary Bonaire will hold its annual Feria (market) at Wilhelmina Park.
Friday, April 30th:
From 8:00 PM until midnight, gather in Rincon to get “warmed up” for the weekend with the Den Trin (Party Hotspot) event.
Saturday, April 29th
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, enjoy Mangazina di Rei’s Nos Zjilea, with the music of Watapana and the Foyan Boyz, food, plants, arts and crafts, and local food.
At 3:00 PM, the Simadan parade from the schools will take place, starting several days of festivities to celebrate Bonaire’s Simadan, the harvest time.
At 8:00 PM, there is a Ban Topa (Let’s Meet) pre-opening event.
Sunday, April 30th
The day’s party begins with Mass at 8:00 AM and will continue in high form until midnight. Don’t miss the annual celebration of Dia di Rincon (Rincon Day) highlighting Bonaire’s culture with all its musical and dance performances, local food, drink, and other goodies!
Monday, May 1st
Starting at 10:00 AM, at the Centro di Bario Rincon, view the parade of the Antillean Bicycles.
From 5:00 PM through 8:00 PM, there will be closing ceremonies to close out another fun and event-packed Dia di Rincon. Meet at the Centro di Bario Rincon.
If you’re in Kralendijk, be sure to watch for the Simadan parade of Doei Diaz, from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Susan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing on The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog.