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HelloMonaco recommends: Top Events to visit in Spring and Summer 2024

Monaco offers the most unique choice of business and leisure events every single year, and it seems that the choice is getting richer and richer every time. This year is not an exclusion and the Principality is ready to host world-class events, business and leisure ones. Sponsors and participants flock from all over to attend them. Hello Monaco has prepared for you a selection of key events for the upcoming period.

Monte-Carlo Fashion Week

April 22–26

Monte-Carlo Fashion Week
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The 12th Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will become one of the most glamorous spring events of the Principality. One of the main goals of the MCFW is to focus on sustainable and ethical fashion and help to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our planet and the life in it, following the guidelines of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Monaco E-Prix

April 27

7th Monaco E-Prix

The Monaco E-Prix 2024 will take place on April 27. Free practice sessions, qualifying, races, on-track demonstrations: a dense and varied programme. Since 2021, the electric cars have been driving on the full circuit, thus underlining the technological progress made by the discipline since its creation less than 10 years ago.

Monaco International Dog Show

May 4–5

International Monaco Dog Show: One Thousand Canines compete for Prestigious Prizes
Photo by Melissa Keizer on Unsplash

Monaco International Dog Show will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024, in the Principality. The International Monaco Dog Show is pleased to welcome 9 judges from different countries who will make their verdict designating the best subject of the exhibition. The Dog Show will be held under the aegis of the Société Canine de Monaco — Monaco Kennel Club chaired by Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy. Not by chance, Monaco International Dog Show is grounded in the history of the Principality, being founded in 1927 by H.S.H. Princess Charlotte who chaired the expo until 1950 when she handed over the presidency to her daughter, Princess Antoinette, and then to Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy who held the post from 2011 until her death in 2020.

14th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

May 10–12

14th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

This Grand Prix Historique will mark the 14th edition of this prestigious event in the Principality. During two and a half days, all competitors will share their passion for high level motor racing with thousands of fans — on a mythical track where 80 % of the straight lines and turns are exactly the same as in 1929, and still used every year for the most glamorous Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship. Following the great success of the previous edition, the Automobile Club de Monaco has decided to keep the 8 series and classes put in place for 2024 without any changes. The event will culminate in a series of tributes and anniversaries during real races in the authentic and majestic setting of the Principality’s circuit.

Ready for IT

May 14–16

Ready for IT
@ iDlaterale

The unmissable event for IT decision-makers! Experience 3 days of business and discussion around digital transformation. The promise of Ready For IT is to bring together, in a friendly environment and around quality content, all the major players in IT, but also start-ups that know how to go beyond the limits of innovation. Articulated around three areas of focus: Cloud, Cybersecurity and Data, the event aims to become a real place of convergence between technological and innovation departments, based on four major pillars: live demonstrations and feedback, one-to-one meetings between suppliers and decision-makers, a forum for presenting innovations and conferences and expert round tables on major trends in the sector.

Cannes Film Festival

May 14–25

Cannes Film Festival

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.

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses Monte-Carlo

May 22

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses Monte-Carlo

During Cannes 2024, the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses will take place at the iconic Carlton Hotel in Cannes. The venue was immortalized in 1954, when the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock starred Grace Kelly in his film “To Catch a Thief”. The action of this romantic thriller takes place on the Côte d’Azur. But of all the sets that made this film so beautiful, the audience remembered most of all the Carlton Hotel and still reverberating in their minds, of course, the subsequent fairy tale wedding of Princess Grace to Prince Rainier III.

Decades later, the magic of cinema continues to work and fans of Grace Kelly, who became the beloved Princess of Monaco, are still immersed in warm memories of their idol. This fabulous evening, a fairy tale in itself, held under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, is organised by the Noble Monte-Carlo events agency. Delia Grace Noble, opera singer and founder of the company, has already gained an impeccable reputation for organising stylish shows, unforgettable private parties and unique corporate events all over the world.

81th Grand Prix de Monaco F1

May 23–26

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There will be plenty of excitement in the Principality as the 8th round of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway over the 4 days in Monaco. The F1 single-seaters won’t be the only ones livening up proceedings on the streets of this legendary track, as the extra series (F2 / F3 / Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup) will also be taking part. Since its creation back in 1929, drivers and teams alike have always relished the challenge of competing around such a narrow circuit through the undulating streets of the glamorous Principality, with countless changes of elevation, tight corners and the famous tunnel. A young Monegasque pilot, Charles Leclerc, will perform on the Monaco circuit on behalf of the Ferrari team. We are sure we are about to enjoy the great spectacle!

41st Monte-Carlo International Swimming Meeting – Mare Nostrum

Andrii Govorov @​​​​​​​Maike Wellmann

June 1–2

The Monaco Swimming Federation is also a founding member of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour and welcomes swimmers and fans alike on 1–2 June, for the final leg of the 2024 edition! This circuit is unique in the world of swimming, as confirmed today by the presence of a galaxy of international-level swimmers, and is an outstanding technical opportunity for coaches, with three very high-level meetings held over eight days. All the countries of the world come to take part in the Mare Nostrum swimming event.

Top Marques Monaco

June 5–9

Top Marques Monaco 2023

Top Marques Monaco is the world’s greatest supercar show on earth. Cutting-edge technology, top performance, sophisticated styling, and even a concern for the environment make the Top Marques Monaco a truly remarkable window onto the supercar industry and the world of luxury. It is predominantly a supercar show but it also showcases other luxury items such as elegant watches, state-of-the-art super boats and bespoke jewellery. This year’s edition of Top Marques will take place from June 5th to 9th, with a greater line-up of supercars, hypercars and transport innovations than ever before. All these wonders will be presented at the show that will be held at the Grimaldi Forum.

Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

June 14–18

62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival
@ Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world. The Festival has also been at the forefront in showcasing the highly talented professionals associated with many of the most successful programs in the history of the medium. Offering a blend of global premieres, anniversary tributes, behind-the-scenes panels and signing sessions, the Festival creates a compelling must-attend experience for audiences, press and studios alike and platforms. The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors. Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in the competition. The Festival offers free entry and is open to the public.

Fête de la Mer

June 22

Fête de la Mer
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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). 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.

11th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

July 1–6

11th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge
Photo: Valentin Bréton for Hello Monaco

The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, this year taking place from 1 to 6 July 2024, is a race with an ambitious finishing line: not just getting there first, but utilising alternative propulsion systems that reduce environmental impact. These could be solar energy, hydrogen, electricity and other renewable energy sources. The competition, which will see the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, has attracted 46 teams from 25 countries, with 31 universities involved. Recently, the Yacht Club de Monaco revealed a cutting-edge addition to Port Hercule: a floating pontoon equipped with a hydrogen generator. This innovative installation, adorned with solar panels, is set to make waves during the upcoming 11th Energy Boat Challenge.

Monte-Carlo Jumping International

July 4–6

Monte-Carlo International Jumping
Jumping International de Monte-Carlo @ LGCT

The Monte-Carlo Jumping International equestrian tournament 2024, which takes place in the heart of Monaco, Port Hercule, is an indicator of the high level of both sports performance and organization of an event. In Monaco, nothing is impossible, even building a giant arena for show jumping, which requires hundreds of tons of special sand to cover the arena. Well-known is that the main initiator of the sports event is Charlotte Casiraghi. Monaco is one of the finest stars on the Longines Global Champions Tour, the prestigious world circuit of 5-star show jumping competitions. Suspense, top-level sport and shared emotions between riders and spectators make the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo a unique and endearing event.

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