Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on August 21st and August 22nd

It’s Friday evening. Which means it’s time to relax and enjoy your free time and here are a few suggestions on what you can do in Monaco this weekend.

14th Palermo-Montecarlo regatta
Start of the 14th Palermo-Montecarlo regatta (Gulf of Mondello, Palermo, Sicily). © Carloni – Raspar / CVS

This Saturday starts the 16th Palermo-Montecarlo, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco that runs from Saturday 21 to Thursday 26 August 2021.

Since its launch in 2005 on the initiative of Circolo della Vela Sicilia President Angelo Randazzo, the Palermo-Montecarlo quickly established itself as a Mediterranean classic, with its 500nm course that continues to attract a growing number of entrants.

Whereas the previous edition has been postponed because of the sanitary conditions, the Palermo Montecarlo race organised by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, will start again on Saturday 21st August 2021 at 12 noon.

For seasoned sailors like Mauro Pelaschier, Jochen Schümann, Francesco Bruni, Philippe Monnet and Brad Butterworth, four-time America’s Cup winner, it’s a race against the clock to beat the record; for others it is an adventure over several days at nights at sea with family and friends.

International Festival of Amateur Theatre

Mondial du Théâtre (17th World Amateur Theater Festival), organised by Le Studio de Monaco started this week and will run till Sunday 22 August 2021, in the Principality of Monaco.

AS Monaco captain leaves the club

Football fans will surely enjoy the French Premier League Football Championship: Monaco – Lens on Sunday 22 August 2021, at Louis II Stadium.

Monaco view

With the traditional and very popular carousel, the crazy kart (small electric karts that can turn on themselves) and two basketball playgrounds (an inflatable structure for children and a 3×3 field for adults), there is no doubt that Summer at Port Hercule” on Quai Albert Ier will satisfy both Monegasques and residents as well as tourists.
In addition, every Wednesday and Saturday (excluding fireworks evenings on July 31 and August 7), from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Town Hall offers an introduction class to radio-controlled vehicles in partnership with the company MC Clic. It’s available from the age of 5, sessions of 15 minutes maximum (depending on attendance), 2 participants per session. The vehicles are loaned by MC Clic.
The installation of shaded benches and the presence of plants, in particular succulents, allow a cool stopover in the Port.
Finally, as part of a partnership with the Grimaldi Forum, a parallel is drawn with the exhibition Alberto Giacometti – A retrospective, the marvelous reality with the installation of explanatory panels.
Exhibition "Alberto Giacometti. A retrospective. The real marvelous "

In summer 2021, the Grimaldi Forum is presenting for the first time in Monaco a major retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important of recent years.

Organized in association with the Giacometti Foundation this exhibition will focus on all the periods of the artist and all the media which he has used.

It will offer a comprehensive view of Alberto Giacometti’s creations, from early works to the surrealist period, from the return to figuration to the invention of post-war icons.

Bringing together over 230 works, including masterpieces and accompanied by photographs and films, this retrospective will offer visitors wonderful discoveries as part of a journey orchestrated by curator Émilie Bouvard, scientific director and collections of the Foundation Giacometti.

Exhibition - Artists' Jewelery - From Picasso to Koons - the Diane Venet Collection

Passionate about art, Diane VENET acquired her first artist’s jewel, a brooch by the painter Roy Lichtenstein, in New York in 1967. But it was her meeting with the sculptor Bernar VENET in 1985 that decided to create, through encounters, favourites or commissions from artists, a collection dedicated to the jewel of an artist.

Diane VENET brings together, over 30 years, a rich collection of more than 230 pieces of jewellery by artists. 180 of them will be unveiled for a month at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. From Picasso to Jeff Koons, including Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Keith Haring or Louis Bourgeois, Orlan, Miguel Chevalier… modern and contemporary, international and French artists will be represented.

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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