Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on August 3rd and August 4th

Friday evening is just the right time to make plans and HelloMonaco put together a few suggestions for your weekend.

Art en Ciel Monaco

On Saturday evening don’t miss Monaco Fireworks FestivalToday organised by the Espace Léo Ferré , the Monaco Fireworks Festival was originally founded in 1966, as part of celebrations to mark the Centenary of the Sovereign Ordinance creating the district of Monte-Carlo.

In 1996, the 31st edition of the Festival ushered in a new era as this pyrotechnical event became a pyromelodic competition, with each fireworks display being set to rhythm and music.

In 2018, the competition’s name was changed to Monaco Art en Ciel. The Municipal Council was keen to give a real new identity to this prestigious event with the new name evoking the colours that will light up the skies above Monaco this summer, with four high quality pyrotechnical displays.

The event is a genuine competition, the first of its kind on the French Riviera, which every year thrills spectators with pyrotechnical displays of the very highest standard. Of all the fireworks festivals in the world, Monte-Carlo’s is the only one to feature so many different competitors and nationalities.

The Jury, made up of members of the Muncipal Council and representatives from the art world and civil society, is chaired by the Mayor or one of his deputies. There is also a popular prize, awarded on the basis of an online vote. Every five years, previous winners return to Monaco for the Winners Competition.

8.30 pm: Caligagan – Port de Monaco
9.30 pm: Pyromelodic firework display, Quai Rainier III
9.50 pm: Caligagan – Port de Monaco

Marco Mengoni

Another option for the Saturday evening is a concert of the Sporting Summer Festival 2019 with Marco Mengoni on Saturday 3 August 2019, at 8:30 pm, Le Sporting Monte-Carlo – Salle des Etoiles.

Marco Mengoni is currently one of the biggest names in the Italian New Generation. The young artist, 30, hails from Latium and was discovered in 2009 after winning the third series of the Italian version of X-Factor. He won the MTV Europe Music Awards for “Best Italian Act” and “Best European Act” one year later.


On Sunday all music lovers can enjoy a symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko with Stephen Hough, piano on Sunday 4 August, at 9.30 pm Palais Princier – Cour d’HonneurOn the programme: Johannes Brahms and Ludwig Van Beethoven

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Summer Concerts at the Prince’s Palace. Created in 1959 at the behest of Prince Rainier III, the event has become an unmissable occasion for international classical music lovers.

In the unique setting of the Palace Courtyard, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing six special concerts on 18, 21, 25, 28 July and 4 and 8 August 2019.


This week in Monaco started “SURREALLINES”: exhibition of photographs, organized by the Monaco Cultural Affairs Department from Thursday, July 25 to Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 1 pm to 7 pm (closed on Mondays), Quai Antoine I Exhibition Hall.


A new interesting exhibition recently opened in Monaco: The Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780From July 12 to August 28, 2019, Chaumet will present at the Grimaldi Forum an exhibition devoted to the art of the diadem, this cult jewel, a symbol of power and sovereignty that has become the symbol of the sublimation of femininity. Placed under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, this event will highlight outstanding women, empresses, queens and princesses of the European courts, as well as the jewels created for them by Chaumet for 240 years. The curation was placed under the responsibility of Stéphane Bern, a media personality, journalist and writer, along with Christophe Vachaudez, a jewel historian, both specialists in the Royal Courts. Separated into six major themes, the exhibition will take you on a journey into the heart of the creation and symbolism of head jewelry. Based around Chaumet’s rich heritage collections, but also on the generous participation of prestigious museums, great European families and many private collections, this unique exhibition will be a hymn to the splendor of Parisian jewelry from the 18th century to the present day.

And if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that take place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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