Year-round events with a global reach

Fireworks ©Alessandro Landra- Shutterstock

Monaco holds more than 500 events of all kinds every year. Thousands of visitors from around the globe are drawn to experience Monaco’s world-renowned events. From Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the iconic Formula 1 Grand Prix to the finest art and culture festivals, the most exciting shows and concerts, Monaco can introduce visitors to a world of glamorous year-round amusements.

Here are some examples of not-to-be missed events organised in Monaco every year:


International Circus Festival ©Direction de la Communication


Monte-Carlo Car Rally

Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival

Monte-Carlo Historic Rally ©Monaco Press Centre


Monte-Carlo Historic Rally

Monte-Carlo Rose Ball 2019 ©Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer


Monte-Carlo Spring Art Festival

Monte-Carlo Rose Ball

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2016 ©Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer


Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 ©Michael Alési_Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer


• Monaco Historic Grand Prix:  A unique event of retro motor racing. Taking place every 2 years, 2 weeks before the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix andon that same hair-raising street circuit, its various categories offer an eyepopping array of expertly preserved cars and a feel for what motorsport used to be like.

• Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix: The 4-day Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, an event that has achieved almost mythical status in the years since its inauguration in 1929. Held each in May on city streets transformed with grandstands, pit garages and barriers, the so-called Circuit de Monaco, a 3.4-kilometre lap, includes tight corners, elevation changes and a tunnel.

Despite its relatively low speeds the Monaco circuit is considered the most difficult of Formula 1 races, the ultimate test of the harmony of man, team, and machine. Tickets must be bought in advance, but spectators watch from wherever they can, which often includes balconies, rooftops, and yachts.

Monaco E-Prix: The all-electric Monaco E-Prix was established in 2015 to promote clean mobility technologies and bring new values to the world of motor racing. The only international championship involving 100 per cent electric single seater cars, this is Formula E: fast, furious, energy efficient. Since 2022, the Monaco E-Prix moved from a biannual to an annual event following 2021 June’s decisions from the FIA World Motor Sport Council.


Top Marques – Luxury Car Show

Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping

Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra©Monaco Press Center


  • Concerts at the Prince’s Palace
  • Monte-Carlo International Fireworks Competition
  • Monte-Carlo Red Cross Gala Ball
  • Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival: It is possibly the greatest live music festival in the world. It certainly attracts its biggest celebrities. You name them, they will have played here: Peter Gabriel, the Beach Boys, Rihanna, Charles Aznavour…The list is endless. As, indeed, is the night sky when the roof of the Salle des Étoiles, a dreamlike venue inside the Sporting Club, is open.
Monaco Yacht Show ©Drodin Vladimir_Shutterstock


  • Monaco Yacht Show: Each September since 1991, Monaco’s Port Hercule, one of the few deep-water ports of the French Riviera, hosts an unparalleled celebration of all things super yacht. This much-attended event showcases some 120 magnificent vessels, each a one-off, on display in the marina for the purposes of admiration and purchase. Around 40 new models make their world premiere to dropping of jaws and popping of champagne corks.
Sportel Awards 2017 ©Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer


SPORTEL: International Sport, Television and New Media


Events celebrating Monaco’s National Day

• Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Christmas Market ©Direction de la Communication


Monaco Dance Forum

Monaco Christmas Market