Cultural Events

Art Monaco

Art Monaco is a contemporary art fair that has been taking place in the Principality since 2012. The internationally recognised event brings together art galleries, art critics, and aficionados. The fair takes place over a period of four days and...


Feast of Sainte Dévote

Every year, Monaco celebrates the feast of Sainte Dévote, Patron Saint of Monaco. According to popular belief, the body of the Holy Martyr was placed on a boat in Corsica and washed up on the shores of Monaco. ...


    International Festival of Amateur Theatre

    Also known as the Mondial du Théâtre, the festival takes place every four years since 1957. It is the first festival in the world to be dedicated to amateur theatre. It is organised by the Studio de Monaco and the...


    International Organ Festival

    Every year at the end of the summer, music lovers gather in Monaco for conferences, concerts, and movie-concerts to celebrate a perhaps under-appreciated instrument: the organ. The festival takes place in several locations all around the Principality, including in...


    Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

    The love of dance is a long-standing tradition in Monaco, born of the passion of an impresario, Sergei Diaghilev. Monaco’s ballet scene has expanded throughout the years. On top of the national ballet company, the Principality is also home to...


    Monaco Art en Ciel

    Created by the Monaco City Council in 1966, Monaco Art en Ciel is an international fireworks competition, the very first on the Côte d’Azur. The competition happens over four evenings during the summer. Of all the world’s fireworks festivals, the...


    Monaco Classic Week

    Created in 1994, the biennial event is organised by the Monaco Yacht Club and brings together for a week traditional sailing boats, 12′ Dinghies, motorboats, and historic motor-yachts. The event features over 150 vintage boats.


    Monaco International FIlm Festival

    The Monaco International Film Festival focuses on non-violent films and was founded by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley in December 2003. The Festival is a non-profit organisation and has in the past welcomed the Dalai Lama.


    Monaco National Day

    Monaco’s National Day celebrates the Sovereign Prince and the independence of the Principality of Monaco. It was celebrated for the first time on 16th May 1734 by Honoré III. The date was changed in 1854 by Prince Charles III,...


      Monaco Red Cross Gala

      The gala takes place on a yearly basis at the beginning of August in the Salle des Etoiles of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. The first edition of the now world-renowned event took place in 1948. Zizi Jeanmaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles...


      Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival

      The comedy film festival is organised by Italian actor Ezio Greggio on a yearly basis. it includes screenings, workshops, premieres, and a glamourous closing ceremony. The festival screens a wide range of comedy films from all around the...


      Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

      The charity Gala is dedicated to the environment and is organised since 2017 by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Formerly known as the “Gala for the Global Ocean”, in 2020 the Gala was renamed by the Foundation to...


      Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

      Founded in 2006, the festival wants to show jazz exactly as it is: adaptable, daring, cosmopolitan, and an art form that gives pride of place to creativity.


      Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

      Organised every summer since 1974, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival welcomes talented artists for exceptional performances. Every year the festival welcomes internationally famous artists in the glamorous setting of the Salle des Etoiles at the Monte-Carlo Sporting. Previous headliners have...


      New Generation Festival

      Prince Rainier III founded the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival to celebrate circus arts, which he so loved. To keep the late Prince’s spirit alive, the board of the International Circus Festival decided to organise a second festival dedicated to young...


      Printemps des Arts

      Founded by Princess Grace in 1970, the festival takes place every spring over a period of several weeks. Each edition of the festival brings together over 500 artists from all around the world, both world-renowned performers and emerging talents. Spectators...