Top 10 Monaco Monte-Carlo biggest events


Her you will find the 10 biggest events in Monaco Monte-Carlo which take place throughout the year and you don't want to miss!


These are historic events that bring together many spectators and guests in the Principality every year.

The International Monte-Carlo Circus Festival (January) | Rallye Monte-Carlo (January – February) | Rose Ball (March) | Spring Arts Festival (March – April) | Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (April) | Monte-Carlo Prix (May) | Monte-Carlo Cross Gala (July – August) | Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival (July – August) | Monaco Yacht Show (September) | Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival (November)

1) The International Monte-Carlo Circus | Festival - January


The International Monte-Carlo Circus | Festival - January

The world’s greatest circus event whose “Clown d’Or” awards are looked upon as a supreme distinction in the field.


The International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, known as Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo in French, is an annual festival held since 1974 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.


The festival includes the awarding of the Clown d'Or (Golden Clown) award as well as awards for other circus skills. A permanent venue, the Chapiteau (circus tent) de Fontvieille, was built especially for this festival. The festival is held in late January or early February.

2) Rallye Monte-Carlo | January – February


Rallye Monte-Carlo | January – February

The oldest race of its kind.

The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is a rallying event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organizes the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. The rally now takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France. Previously, competitors would set off from all four corners of Europe and ‘rally’, in other words, meet, in Monaco to celebrate the end of a unique event. From its inception in 1911 by Prince Albert I it was an important means of demonstrating improvements and innovations to automobiles.

3) Rose Ball | March


Rose Ball Monte Carlo

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The Rose Ball was created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954. It is organized every year in March by the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo.


This exceptional event brings together the elite and international high society for the first important social event of the year. For just one evening, it bathes the Principality in splendor and lights, plunging it in an ambiance of radiance and festivity.


Currently presided by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Rose Ball is a symbol of glamour that maintains the fascinating Monte-Carlo legend that it has helped create. The aura is such that it attracts many people who wish to be part of the dream and enchantment of Monaco.


4) Spring Arts Festival Monte Carlo | March – April


 Spring Arts Festival Monte Carlo

One of the year's most exciting cultural events, Monaco's annual Spring Arts Festival, brings talented artists from around the globe to entertain guests with art, music, theater and dance at venues throughout the Principality. Also featured are performances by the world-renowned Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.


The Spring Arts Festival confirmed a multiplicity of styles spanning the 11th to the 21st centuries, a new way of experiencing music both through themes and locations, an increasingly greater openness to a younger audience, and collaboration and with some of Monaco's largest institutions.

5) Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters | April


Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

The Monte-Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, a commune that borders on Monaco. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament is played on clay courts and is held every year in the April–May period.


The Monte Carlo tennis championship was first held in 1897. It became an "Open" event in 1969. From 1970 through 1972 and from 1978 through 1989 it was a major tournament of the Grand Prix Tour as part of the Grand Prix Super Series top tier events. In 1973 the tournament was part of the Rothmans Spring Mediterranean Circuit. From 1974 through 1977 the tournament was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit. In 1990 it became an ATP Championship Series Single Week tennis event.


Beginning in 2009, Monte Carlo became the only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament not to have a mandatory player commitment. Most of the top players still elect to play the event despite this status.


6) Monte-Carlo Prix | May


Monte-Carlo Prix

One of the most spectacular race in the world.


The Monaco Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motor-sport. The circuit has been called "an exceptional location of glamour and prestige".

7) Monte-Carlo Cross Gala | July – August


Monte-Carlo Cross Gala

For almost 70 years, the Monaco Red Cross has been working with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to help the most disadvantaged, at both national and international levels.


This annual event is an opportunity for the Monaco Red Cross to showcase its recognition and gratitude to its benefactors, whose devotion and unfailing generosity to the humanitarian organization is immense and unwavering. Disasters, poverty and distress are increasing globally, therefore is urgent for the Monaco Red Cross to provide both help and financial support in solidarity.

8) Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival | July – August


Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

The Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival illuminates the summer nights on the French Riviera during the months of July and August with exceptional concerts featuring the most famous stars in music today.


Since its creation, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has earned the reputation of bringing the biggest stars to its stage. Backed by more than 150 years of Monte-Carlo magic, the festival and its exceptional programming continue to put Monaco, the Salle des Etoiles, and for the first time, the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo, at the top of the summer calendar.

9) Monaco Yacht Show | September


Monaco Monte Carlo Yacht Show

Not to be missed! An annual event that welcomes the most prestigious yachts in the world.


Each year, the MYS curates the exhibition of 125 extraordinary one-off super yachts built by the world’s
most respected shipyards and welcomes 580 leading companies from the yachting industry.


In September, the yachting industry turns its focus exclusively to the MYS where 45 new
launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut.

10) Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival | November


Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Since it was created in 2006, the festival has enjoyed the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


Faithful to itself, the festival reflects jazz music as it is today: open to all musical trends, always leaving room for tradition, but never static, taking inspiration from the music of the entire world and giving particular attention to artistic creation.


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