The Principality offers the most unique choice of business and leisure events every year. This year even in spite of the pandemic Monaco is already ready to host world-class events, business and leisure ones. Sponsors and participants flock from all over to attend them. HelloMonaco has prepared for you a selection of key events for the upcoming period.
Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters
April 10–18, 2021
This year the 114th edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will be held from Saturday 10 April to Sunday 18 April, at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is one of the oldest tournaments in the world of tennis. Previously known as the “Monte-Carlo Tennis Championship”, the famous competition on clay originated in 1897. It is now part of the Masters 1000, a category of events organised by the ATP that includes nine tournaments staged annually in Europe, North America and Asia. This year’s tournament took place from behind closed doors, in accordance with the latest government measures which extend the state of health emergency until June 1st, 2021. The top 5 men in the world have all signed up to battle it out: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsisipas. Add to that two players, Fabio Fognini (2019) and Stan Wawrinka (2014), who have won it in the past and you have a gladiator arena any tennis sponsor would die for.
12th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
April 23–25, 2021
This Grand Prix Historique will mark the 12th 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. Despite all current sanitary protocols caused by the pandemic, 170 competitors have entered the event. The diversity and richness of the field will allow celebrations of the greatness of the Ferrari brand, and in particular its very first win in the Formula 1 World Championship, by Argentine’s Froilan Gonzales in 1951 on the Silverstone track. Six models that belong to the legend of motorsport will be visible and active on the mythical Monaco track.
EVER Monaco 2021
May 5–7, 2021
The 16th edition of EVER Monaco will be taking place from 5th to 7th May 2021. The event will be held in the Espace Fontvieille, a location covering close to 9,000 square metres. With its exhibition marquee and test tracks the Fontvieille venue offers a wide range of options, which will enable EVER Monaco to develop, to meet market demands and to offer its exhibitors and partners a unique opportunity to showcase themselves in a spectacular setting. The event features scientific lectures, roundtable discussions and international meetings on ecological vehicles and renewable energy. Since his accession, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has spurred the Principality into a sustainable development policy, in particular in relation to ‘clean’ mobility. The goal of this event is to increase awareness about the development of renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. During EVER 2021, the final of the Energy management in transportation and housing Europe 2021 competition, which is organised by the Εcoles de l’Institut Mines Télécom, will also be held in Monaco.
4th Monaco E-Prix
May 8, 2021
It has become a tradition that Formula E alternates with the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco and takes place on the territory of the Principality every two years. For the first time, the race of these ‘electro-bolides’ will take place on the full Formula 1 track. Hopefully, the familiarity of the home location will lead the Monaco team to an epic victory. Reigning champion Antonio Felix Da Costa (DS Techeetah) heads the 24 Formula E stars visiting Monaco in May. Among the drivers lining up for Season 7, some notable names have already experienced the challenging streets that skirt around the famous waterfront, including former Formula 1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team).
Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2021
May 10, 2021
The President of International Action Art Monaco, and famous Royal Artist, Ioanna Efthimiou has the great honour to announce the first annual Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2021, which is going to be held on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 12.15 h, in the spectacular Salle Empire of Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo. The Gala is organised under the kind auspices of the Greek Community of Monaco. The upcoming Maria Callas Monaco Gala consists of a magnificent Opera Concert by the great musician Artists, Elena Kuzheleva (Soprano) and Roman Lopatynskyi (Pianist), and Award ceremony featuring distinguished personalities from different areas such as Music, Charity, Medical Sciences & Sports. The Gala will be accompanied by a gourmet Dinner & Cocktail, a Contemporary Art Exhibition by the Art Gallery YellowKorner Monaco, and a very elegant Fashion Show of Top designers. At the end of the Gala all guests will receive a unique handmade jewel gift that the famous jewellery designer & Artist Xaris Apergi designed especially for Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2021. All the above will take place under the magical sounds of the Opera!
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Monte-Carlo Fashion Week
May 14–18, 2021
The 9th Monte-Carlo Fashion Week is one of the most glamorous spring events of the Principality. This year’s fashion week boasts a rich panel which includes the most innovative designers of the international fashion scene as well as moments of reflection concerning the themes of sustainability, with the hashtag #sustainabletogether. With fast fashion being one the leading causes of global pollution, Monaco will be showing the world how ethical and environmental clothing makes everyone look and feel great. The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week 2021 will be under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlène of Monaco for the fifth year in a row. The event will bring the Principality to the centre of the fashion universe by attracting a large number of participants and professionals, with particular attention to ethical and sustainable fashion, one of the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode’s fundamental objectives.
78th Grand Prix de Monaco F1
May 20–23, 2021
For the 78th time the streets of the Principality will rustle not only from the roar of the motors of the cars, but also from the cries of enthusiastic fans. For the second time, a young Monegasque pilot, Charles Leclerc, will perform on the Monaco circuit on behalf of the Ferrari team. We are sure that the spectacle will be just incredible!
Meeting International de Natation – Mare Nostrum
May 29–30, 2021
The XXXVIIIth International Swimming Meeting of Monte-Carlo will take place on the 29th and 30th of May 2021, and will be the first step of the Mare Nostrum Tour. 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.
Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy 2021
May 31 – June 5, 2021
The 18th edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, the prestigious kermesse dedicated to comedy, conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio, will be held at the Grimaldi Forum following the security anti-COVID measures. The festival’s aim is the promotion and the diffusion of the various comedy genres presented through the screening of movie previews, meetings with comedy experts, master classes, seminars and more. The festival’s movie projections will be divided in two main sections: official selection with the projection of all movies in the competition, and gala Screenings; the section will present a limited number of films out of competition selected from the best comedy productions of the year.
8th Cultural Associations Forum
June 5–6, 2021
The Department of Cultural Affairs will hold the 8th Cultural Associations Forum on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Rainier III Auditorium. This event, which takes place every two years, brings together forty or so associations, with the main aim of presenting and showcasing the activities and diversity of cultural associations in Monaco. As at previous forums, the format of this event will offer each participating association an opportunity to have a stand and, under certain conditions, to offer the public a short demonstration on a stage set up especially for the occasion.
June 14–18, 2021
The 16th edition of Monacology, the 100 % eco-sustainable village that will animate Quai Antoine 1er at Port Hercule in Monaco, will be held from the 14th to 18th June 2021. The theme of this edition is “My action for the planet.” About 1300 pupils from the Principality are expected to visit the Eco-village. The aim of this edition will be to highlight all the environmental actions put in place by institutions, associations and private companies in the Principality but also in the world. This annual event offers the Riviera’s youth the opportunity to test and increase their environmental awareness thanks to a series of workshops, exhibitions and also through educational role-playing. It is promoted by key players who support the Principality’s environmental goals and also by the best schools in Monaco. The educational activities include workshops, lectures, film screenings and interactive games developed by more than thirty organizations representing the government, the Department of Education, non-profit associations and the private sector.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses
June 17, 2021
Monaco will offer its guests a particularly uplifting experience on June 17th 2021. There is to be an international Gala with exciting entertainment in an atmosphere of incomparable splendour. The main objective of this Grand Ball is to transform the Principality for one night and create a fairy tale royal atmosphere, in which participants with the souls of princes and princesses deviate joyfully from everyday life to enter the fantasies of fables and mystical dreams. Delia Grace Noble, soprano and UNICEF ambassador is the artistic director of this project. Together with her team, she strives to turn magical creative fantasies into reality, thereby providing unforgettable emotions for the guests of the event. Do not forget that the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is not only an entertaining pastime, but it is also an important charity project. Part of the funds raised at the gala dinner will be donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, as well as the Princess Grace Foundation.
The 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
June 18–22, 2021
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. 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 competition. The Festival offers free entry and is open to the public.
Monte-Carlo Jumping International
July 1–3, 2021
The 15th Monte-Carlo Jumping International equestrian tournament, 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. Emotional, spectacular, a most charming show is guaranteed!
The 1st Monaco Streaming Film Festival
July 3–6, 2021
The first of its kind, Monaco Streaming Film Festival (MCSFF) will take its first steps on the red carpet and stream everything on its agenda worldwide.
Launching July 3–6 at the Grimaldi Forum (preceding the Cannes Film Festival 6–17 July), with Netflix Founding VP Mitch Lowe onboard as festival Co-Founder, and in conjunction with major Hollywood streaming studios, The Princess Grace Foundation and GEMA Foundation, this innovative hybrid “festival-meets-summit” experience celebrates the streaming industry’s content, makers, creators and talent, and leverages streaming technology to power the festival.
Industry leaders and talent will descend on the glamorous principality of Monaco, the festival’s homebase, to partake in four dynamic days of premieres, an awards night, VIP receptions, a marketplace, and a conference featuring talks and Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak as keynote speaker.
Technologically-driven, global in scale, MCSFF extends beyond Monaco’s borders, opening its doors to a global audience via MCSFF’s live streaming platform, which will also feature virtual-only content and panels with personalities participating remotely.
MCSFF invites you to the Gala Awards Dinner, at the Grimaldi Forum and virtually, to recognize the best in the streaming industry and to celebrate key film, media and technology innovators and personalities..
2021 Cannes Film Festival
July 6–17, 2021
This year, for the first time in its history, the Festival de Cannes will roll out its red carpet in the summer. Prevented from opening last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes inaugurates this new decade with an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter, actor, editor and producer, the American Spike Lee. For 2021, an ambitious programme has been set out to ensure that the event and its organisation are part of a proactive environmental approach, focusing on the two key priorities of CO2 emissions and waste management.
Herculis EBS, Wanda Diamond League 2021
July 9, 2021
The Herculis 2021 meeting will be held at the Louis II stadium on Friday July 9th and will offer 14 events. The 2020 edition was marked by the global pandemic but above all by incredible results. More than 130 athletes and 3,500 spectators were welcomed in sanitary and safe conditions at the Stade Louis II. The sports results were brilliant with as highlight the World Record broken in the 5000 m by Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei. The 11 established World Leads (including 8 that remained at the end of the season) allowed Herculis EBS to be ranked Best World Meeting of the Year.
July 15–19, 2021
Founded in 2016, artmonte-carlo will celebrate its 5th anniversary in July 2021 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Initiated on the French Riviera under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco and directed by Thomas Hug, artmonte-carlo is a leading artistic platform for contemporary art, modern art and design and has established itself as the main artistic event of the region.
The event showcases every year around 50 carefully selected international galleries including faithful dealers to the fair such as Gagosian, Pace, Victoria Miro, White Cube, Franco Noero, Almine Rech, Perrotin, Tornabuoni Art, Continua and De Jonckheere. Private collections and the region’s rich heritage are also featured within the exhibition. A new special section of the show will display high end jewellery brands.
In 2021, artmonte-carlo will present an even more exclusive and original format with a selection of prestigious galleries including Hauser & Wirth, White Cube, kamel mennour, Perrotin, Air de Paris, Robilant + Voena, Tornabuoni Art and Carpenters Workshop. Galleries will be featured alongside a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti, a significant event for the Principality’s cultural scene. A monumental installation by artist Otto Piene will be presented on the Grimaldi Forum’s Esplanade, in collaboration with Berlin based gallery Sprüth Magers.
artmonte-carlo relies on the precious support of the Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB) and the prestigious Swiss watchmaker F.P.Journe.
International Pyromelodic Firework Competition
July 24 – August 14, 2021
This summer, the sky will be decorated not only with millions of stars, but also with flashing fireworks. Following its initial success in 1966, the Principality of Monaco regularly holds a unique pyrotechnic festival, in which the best professionals in this field from around the world compete for the title.