Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 22nd and June 23rd

You are up for an exciting weekend with lots of sports and cultural events. And here we prepared for you a few suggestions.

Fete de la Mer (Festival of the Sea)

Every year St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, is celebrated in a day-long festival organised by the YCM in partnership with other Monegasque institutions, including Monaco City Hall, Société Nautique de Monaco (rowing club), Association des Pontons de Monaco (pleasure boats), Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Oceanographic Museum, Club d’Exploration sous-marine de Monaco (scuba diving), and the Association Monégasque de la Protection de la Nature (Environment Protection Association).

The Port Hercule will once again celebrate the Fête de la Mer during which a large parade will be organised at sea. Sailing, motor, rowing, all units are welcome to participate in this event.

Provisional programme 2024

  • 10.00am Start of activities & workshops at the Yacht Club de Monaco
  • 10.30am Blessing of the Parade
  • 11.15am Arrival of the Parade in front of the Yacht Club de Monaco
  • 12.30am Interruption of activities – Lunch break
  • Group photo & Speeches
  • 2.00pm Resumption of activities, workshops and competitions
  • 2.00pm Convivial regatta – Baptism of sailing
  • 2.00pm Closing of the Fête de la Mer
  • Registration for activities will take place on site on the day of the event, from 10.00 am.
    – Access to activities is open to all after signing the disclaimer waiver.
    – Children must be able to swim and remain under their parents’ supervision at all time.
Le Grill

Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo 2024Yoann Conte, chef and owner of the two Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant La Table, will be joining Dominique Lory on the eighth floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, where the two great culinary perfectionists will create an amazing six course menu especially for their guests on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024 in Le Grill. The order of the day will be “sharing”!

Saint-Jean 2024

As every year, the Monaco Town Hall and the Saint-Jean Club are organizing two evenings on Sunday June 23 and Monday June 24 to celebrate Saint Jean, the festival of fire and light:

Sunday June 23 – Place du Palais
Around 9 p.m.: following a ceremony (by invitation) in the Palatine Chapel, the “batafoegu” (burning of the bonfire) and folk dances by the dancers of La Palladienne will take place.

Monday June 24 – Place des Moulins
Around 7:30 p.m.: Departure of the traditional parade, bringing together several Municipal Councilors, Town Hall standard bearers, representatives of the Traditions Committees, Municipal Music, La Palladienne dancers, as well as the Hoa Nui folk dance troupe, invited this year. As usual, little Saint John and his sheep will lead the way.
8 p.m.: Religious celebration at the Saint-Charles Church, animated by the songs of the U Cantin d’A Roca choir.
8:35 p.m.: Blessing then lighting of the fire during the interpretation of the Monegasque national anthem by the Municipal Music and the singers of U Cantin d’A Roca. Aubade: Musical entertainment by U Cantin d’A Roca and traditional dances by La Palladienne and the Hoa Nui folk dance troupe.

Exhibition - "Symphony of colours"

We are delighted to announce the new exhibition “Symphony of Colours” featuring the exceptional talents of three artists: Maja Kerin, Liudmila Sun, and Maria Mikileva. From June 20th to July 6th, from 10am to 6pm, come and discover in Espace 22 the works of these three inspired women from the Principality. Immerse yourself in a world of intriguing colors, where each canvas tells a unique story. A visual symphony that will enchant your senses and feed your artistic soul.

Exhibition: "Miquel Barceló, Oceanographer"
Miquel Barceló Oblada, 2015
Technique mixte sur toile 28 x 36 cm
© Miquel Barceló/Adagp, Paris, 2024 Photo : André Morin

Exhibition: “Miquel Barceló, Oceanographer” started on Friday 7 June and will run till Sunday 13 October 2024 in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma.

Featuring a selection of around sixty works (paintings, ceramics, embroidery, works on paper), this exhibition is a chance to discover the prolific and eclectic creations of Miquel Barceló, a Spanish artist whose favourite subject was the sea.

Oceanographic Museum
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Polar bears and emperor penguins are the protagonists of the exhibition “The Ice Giants” by Michel Bassompierre organized from Wednesday April 10 to Sunday October 6, 2024 in Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Seven monumental works will take over the Oceanographic Museum and its roof terrace. On this occasion, the sculptor will unveil five new creations: four polar bears as well as a 3-meter-high emperor penguin. Original drawings and sketches will also be exhibited accompanied by the screening of a film presenting the artist’s work. This temporary exhibition is part of the Polar Mission program run by the Oceanographic Institute since 2022.

Pasolini in Chiaroscuro Exhibition in Villa Sauber
Angelo Novi
Pier Paolo Pasolini sur le tournage de Teorema, 1968
Cineteca di Bologna / Fondo Angelo Novi

Among many interesting exhibitions that are held in Monaco these days you can take a look at the exhibition at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber (from March 29 till September 29), which looks at the influence of classical and contemporary painting on the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini. “Pasolini in Chiaroscuro” brings together a variety of work, including film clips, paintings, drawings, installations and photography from the 16th century till today. It finishes with works by other artists who paid tribute to Pasolini.

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

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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