The summer season is going full throttle and Monaco has prepared a rich agenda both for its residents and guests. The business and cultural life of Monaco is buzzing with new events. The middle of summer and the beginning of autumn is probably the most anticipated time of the year, because even the weekdays are filled with exciting and interesting business and leisure events day after day. HelloMonaco has prepared for you a selection of key events in the summer 2022.
The Rose Ball
First initiated in 1954, the Bal de la Rose has long earned a reputation of being one of the most important charity events in Monaco. This evening has always symbolized the arrival of spring, and this year summer too, encouraging good deeds. All the funds raised over the gala evening are donated to the Princess Grace Foundation’s charity projects. It is a must for celebrities, businessmen and statesmen from around the world. The Rose Ball, always attended by the Princely family, will take place in Salle des Étoiles of Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. This year the Rose Ball will gather its guests in summer.
Christian Louboutin — The Exhibition[ist]
9 July – 28 August
A new major Christian Louboutin exhibition will start at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on July 9 and run until August 28. The set design being prepared for Monaco will encompass 2,000 m² and unveil previously unseen works tied to the designer’s Monegasque inspirations as well as such new collaborations like the unique project developed with British artist Allen Jones. At the heart of the exhibition, the Musée Imaginaire room will bring together items from Louboutin’s personal collection and historic and artistic works borrowed from public and private collections, including from Monegasque museums.
Monte-Carlo Summer Festival
13 July — 11 August
The 2022 edition of the annual «star» summer music festival will delight the Monegasque audience, as it traditionally does, with a kaleidoscope of incredible events and the diversity of its program. Numerous enchanting concerts will cheer up the Principality, and such masters of the hall as Pink Martini and Imany with her show “Voodoo Cello”, Alicia Keys, Queen Machine Symphonic, Black Eyed Peas, James Blunt, Simple Minds, Christina Aguilera and Rita Ora will entertain you from first sight. The festival takes place in the mythical venues of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. Enjoy romantic musical chords and a soulful show, because this will be a great emotionally charged summer!
artmonte-carlo‘s 6th edition will take place from the 14th to the 16th of July 2022 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. The VIP Preview will take place on Wednesday, July 13th. In 2022, artmonte-carlo will present as usual its very exclusive and original format with a selection of prestigious contemporary galleries including Air de Paris, Almine Rech, Andrea Caratsch, ABC Arte, By Lara Sedbon & 193 Gallery, Opera Gallery, Perrotin, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Robilant+Voena, Sébastien Bertrand, Tang Contemporary Art, Galerie Janvrin and Galerie Retelet just to name a few. Initiated in 2016 by Thomas Hug under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, artmonte-carlo is a leading artistic platform for contemporary art, modern art and design.
The Monaco Red Cross Ball
The Red Cross Ball will be the undeniable peak of the summer season in Monaco. One of the most influential charity gala evenings in the world unites the international elite, cultural personalities and superstars, in the prestigious Salle des Étoiles, Monte-Carlo Sporting. The solemn opening of the event from year to year is given by the Princely couple. Set in a glamorous atmosphere, the Gala starts with the traditional drawing of the tombola, followed by a lavish meal featuring summer flavours. Traditionally, the event also includes a superstar. On 18 July, 15-time Grammy award-winning singer Alicia Keys will take to the stage for an exclusive outdoor concert on the Place du Casino, in front of guests.
Exclusive BIG ART FESTIVAL: concert of Andrea Bocelli and Jamie Cullum
Presented as a part of the BIG ART FESTIVAL, an incredible double concert in one night with two of the most fascinating musicians of the moment will be one of the biggest cultural highlights in 2022. Maestro Andrea Bocelli, the classical Italian superstar tenor, and Jamie Cullum, one of the leading jazz-pop musicians in the world, will perform during an unforgettable night in Capri, the most beautiful island of the Mediterranean. The location for this extraordinary event will be none other than the Capri Palace Jumeirah, one of the most luxurious hotels on the European continent. On July the 20th, the BIG ART FESTIVAL will present a truly outstanding night of fabulous music that will satisfy the highest expectations of even the most distinguished audience. During the first half of the double concert, Jamie Cullum will play his unique set with all the hits that made him an international superstar far beyond jazz lovers. The second half of the night will be dedicated to the power of Italian music, performed by Maestro Andrea Bocelli, the most successful classical artist of all time.
Summer fireworks in Monaco
30 July, 13 August
The summer will be in full swing with two fireworks on Saturday 30 July and Saturday 13 August, at 10 pm. A special summer concert will be organised after each fireworks in the Square Gastaud.
Exclusive BIG ART FESTIVAL: Italian Night with Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov
For the second time in a row, and after a huge success in 2021, BIG ART FESTIVAL invites guests to an exclusive concert with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in Forte dei Marmi. On July the 31st, the soprano and the tenor are invited in Italy to give a concert at the Villa Bocelli. Located in the middle of a breathtakingly beautiful landscape on the shore of the Ligurian Sea, the large garden of the grand estate will be the stage for one of the most important high-class events of the year, combining extraordinary music, haute cuisine by renowned chefs and a distinguished service. The programme that will be exclusively compiled for this occasion will include Anna’s and Yusif’s favourite compositions from opera, international art song, Neapolitan song and operetta.
Exclusive BIG ART FESTIVAL: HAUSER at the Villa Bocelli
World famous cello virtuoso HAUSER is one of the biggest stars in the music business. BIG ART Festival is proud to present HAUSER as part of their magical Mediterranean concert series. The audience will not only enjoy the exclusiveness of Bocelli’s home, but also be delighted by a top-notch haute cuisine dinner, while listening to HAUSER’s solo programme that will also feature spectacular guests.
Exclusive BIG ART FESTIVAL: a unique gala evening with Valery Meladze
On August 6th, the Yacht Club de Monaco will host a unique gala evening with the participation of Valery Meladze. Elitism at the highest level, and luxury in every detail, it is here that the next exquisite, romantic and unique BIG ART FESTIVAL gala evening will take place. Here, in an atmosphere of prestige and exclusivity, a unique live concert of the main romantic of the stage, Valery Meladze, will take place. It is difficult to list all the golden hits of Valery Meladze — there are dozens of them, and on this magical summer evening, guests will be able to hear a live performance of these and many other favourite songs, exclusively and specially for the BIG ART FESTIVAL. The menu of the gala dinner this evening will also be special. Exquisite gourmet cuisine from the best chefs will surprise even the most discerning gourmets.
Herculis EBS, Monaco Wanda Diamond League
Monaco Wanda Diamond League, the Herculis EBS 2022 meeting will take place on
August 10, 2022. Fans can buy their tickets and rediscover the world athletic elite at Stade Louis II. The program for the 2022 meeting is already rich. We can expect some additional events and numerous animations to be added as every year.