Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on May 25th and May 26th

This weekend all Monaco will be watching Formula 1 Grand Prix and cheering for their favorite driver. But while waiting for the awards there are a few other things you could do.

Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

So like we said the must see event of the weekend is the 81st Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco held from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May 2024, Principality of Monaco. The Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious motor races, as iconic as the Indy 500, the Le Mans 24 Hours, and the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally.

Christina Aguilera and Myriam Fares come to Monte-Carlo Summer Festival 2022

And then go party hard in the evening. Lilly’s Club is back for a third year offering the most coveted club night experiences during this year’s biggest weekend in Monte Carlo, the Monaco F1 GP 2024 After Party. Lilly’s Club will bring new light to the ultra-luxurious Fairmont Monte Carlo during its four-night residency, from May 23 to May 26, 2024. This year’s exceptional lineup of artists and extravagant collaborations include the unveiling of a scintillatingly lavish VIP section, Lilly’s Lounge by Baccarat, which will radiate with the refined elegance and singular light of Baccarat’s creations.

In efforts to elevate previous experiences and keep delivering over the top services to A-List clientele, Lilly’s Club has opted out of traditional wait staff replacing them with personal in-club butler, caviar bump concierge services and more.

With past performers consisting of Rick Ross, French Montana, Marco Carola and Travis Scott, Lilly’s 2024 residency is proving to deliver another world-class roster of musical talent, with the Martinez Brothers confirmed for opening night, Rampa from Keinemusik on Friday, May 24 and Peggy Gou on Saturday, May 25th – with headliners for the closing party to still be announced.

Cannes Film Festival
© Shochiku Co., Ltd. – Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa (1991) / Graphic creation © Hartland Villa

And don’t forget about the 77th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 14 to 25 2023. Spring on the Côte d’Azur is the time when the French Riviera begins to wake up after the winter season. In May, the rich and famous flood Monaco and the Côte d’Azur for two reasons: the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix. The American director, screenwriter, and actress Greta Gerwig is to preside over the feature film Competition Jury of this edition. The Cannes Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.


exhibition "Ferrari F1 in Monaco: History and Victories"

The Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco hosts the exhibition “Ferrari F1 in Monaco: History and Victories” from May 9 to August 31, 2024.

This exceptional exhibition will trace the fascinating history of Scuderia Ferrari in the Principality of Monaco, which began on May 21, 1950, during the first Monaco Grand Prix of Formula 1, the most famous race of the season. That year, driver Alberto Ascari, behind the wheel of a 125S, finished second, thus marking the first podium of a very long series for the Italian manufacturer.

Since then, Ferrari has won nine victories as well as numerous pole positions and several fastest laps on the Monaco circuit.

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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