Cultural Events

Art Monaco

Since it began in 2008, the Opus Eventi Agency has organised the Art Monaco trade fair every year. A key event in the world of modern and contemporary art, hosted in the Principality. Over a period of four days, gallery...


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 the...


Monaco Art en Ciel

Every summer, four evenings of fireworks are planned from Port Hercule, which the public can watch from Quai Albert I. This international fireworks competition, the very first on the French Riviera, was created by the Monaco City Council in 1966....


Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe

Organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco the Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe bears witness to Monaco’s attachment to the sea and its sailing heritage. Created in 1994, the event brings together in the same port, all types...


Monaco International Film Festival

The Monaco International Film Festival is dedicated to non-violent films and screen productions from all over the world. It is a not-for-profit organisation, created in December 2003 and founded by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley. The festival’s awards, known as...


Monaco Red Cross Gala

This gala takes place every year at the beginning of August, in the heart of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club’s Salle des Étoiles. The gala’s first addition was in 1948, taking place in the Principality and internationally. Since its creation, the...


Mondial du Théâtre

Also known as the “International Amateur Theatre Festival” or “World Amateur Theatre Festival”, this event takes place in the Principality every four years. It is an event that was created by the Studio de Monaco in 1957. Since that...


Monegasque National Day

The “day of the sovereign” is traditionally set on the day of the patron saint of the Reigning Prince. However, Prince Rainier III broke from from this tradition by choosing the day of his coronation, 19 November, which is the...


    Monte-Carlo Circus Festival

    Launched in 1974 by Prince Rainier III, the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival takes place every January under the Fontvieille Big Top. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco is the linchpin of the event created in 1974 by Prince Rainier III. During...


    Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival

    The Monte-Carlo Film Festival is an international comedy film festival. The festival is made up of officially selected films, as well as those not in the competition. Each year, this event benefits from the participation of personalities from the world...


    Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

    Organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, this gala has been taking place since 2017. Previously called the “Gala for the Global Ocean”, the event made a turning point in 2020 by extending to the planet in general....


    Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

    Although created in 2006 by Jean-René Palacio, the Artistic Director of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, it is Prince Albert II of Monaco who presides over the festival. The event usually takes place at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo,...


    Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

    Every July and August since 1974, Monaco has welcomed internationally renowned artists. They meet in an exceptional setting, the Salle des Étoiles du Sporting d’Été. Symbolising the cultural and human adventure, the Monte-Carlo Summer Festival is an unmissable event...


    Monte-Carlo Television Festival

    Since 1961, the Principality of Monaco has been home to “the oldest” and “most majestic” television festival in the world. Studios, TV channels and TV stars meet every year for a few days in an idyllic location. The purpose of...


    New Generation Festival

    Prince Rainier III created the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in 1974 to give support to the art of the Circus and its families. This was followed by the creation of the New Generation festival for young artists based on an...


    Spring Arts Festival

    Founded in 1970 by Princess Grace of Monaco, the festival takes place every year in the spring, over several weekends. Each edition features more than 500 artists from all walks of life and offers a variety of shows such as...


    The celebration of Sainte Dévote

    The celebration of Saint Dévote corresponds to one of the oldest traditions of the Principality of Monaco. Celebrations take place every year on 26 and 27 January. This tradition is a big part of Monaco’s national culture. It features in...


      The Monte-Carlo Ballet

      The Monte-Carlo Ballet is one of the Principality’s most prestigious artistic events. Dating back to 1909, Monaco’s love of dance was instilled by the genius impresario Sergei Diaghilev. After presenting his Ballets Russes for the first time in Paris, Serge...