Each February, in celebration of Carnival, Bonao features its own unique characters parading to the beat of the carnival drums on Sundays. Bonao carnival characters include the Santos de Palo, wooden representations of Catholic saints made by the artists who are grouped according to the saints they have created.
This museum, cultural center and art school was founded by one of the greatest Dominican painters of all time, the late Cándido Bidó. Large murals mark the entrance to the center and gift shop. Calle Mella.