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#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 23rd and 24th

The central event of this weekend is St. John’s Day Festival that would make happy both kids and adults. So learn what you can do this Saturday and Sunday in order not to miss anything interesting.

St. John's Day Festival

Friday 23 June at 8.30 pm, Place du Palais : St. John’s Day Festival with the participation of folk groups.

Perpetrating an ancient tradition celebrating the summer solstice, the Roman Catholic Church has consecrated June 24th as the day for the celebration of St. John the Baptist, one of the central characters of the Bible and Annunciator of the Coming of the Messiah. St. John’s Testimony emphasizes Light and the Holy Spirit.

On June 24, St. John’s Day, the Feast moves from Monaco-Ville to Monte-Carlo. A procession forms up on the Place des Moulins (Mill Square) where the old olive presses used to operate. Program includes various folklore groups, traditional costumes, songs, dance, a special service at St. John’s Chapel, traditional bonfire and a  procession.

The folk groups form a guard of honor around “Little Saint John” and his lamb. The procession, accompanied by music of its own making, reaches the Church of St. Charles in the parish of Monte-Carlo.

l'Opera de Monte-Carlo
l’Opera de Monte-Carlo

Gala of the Princess Grace Academy on Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June, Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.


The nightlife in the Principality has its own special charm, that blooms thanks to the incomparable discos of the world level, including parties at Jimmy’z that particularly stand out. In connection with the renovation works, the epicenter of Monaco’s club life was closed for 6 months. After a long pause, the opening ceremony of the nightclub Jimmy’z finally took place. Here is your program of performances for this weekend :

Thursday 21 June : « MUSIC IS THE ANSWER »

Colorful interior, exciting shows and the world’s most famous artists — this, and much more, is waiting for you in the renovated Jimmy’z in Monaco.

And if you want to learn about other events and exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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