What to Do in Monaco this Summer: An Ultimate Guide to Best Events 2022

Known for playing a host to a myriad number of world-class events every year, Monaco draws crowds of tourists, business people, and celebrities from all over the world. From global conventions and business conferences to music festivals and gala dinners, the events often astonish visitors with their exquisite and sophisticated ambience. Although many events were cancelled during the pandemic, this year, The Principality expects to finally have it all. iPremium has prepared for you an ultimate guide to the best events in Monaco this summer.

Top Marques Monaco 
June 8–12

The world’s greatest car show, Top Marques Monaco, will feature as always cutting-edge technology, top performance, sophisticated styling, and environmental cause. No other show can boast such a collection of supercars and other luxury items, from sleek watches to state-of-the-art super boats and bespoke jewelry. It is said that this year, the show will feature even the greater line-up of supercars, hyper cars and transport innovations than ever before.

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The 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival 
June 17–21

Founded by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the supervision of Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has showcased the very best of television industry over the years. Fusing global premieres, anniversary tributes, behind-the-scenes panels and signing sessions, the event not only allows guests to enjoy an entertainment program but also offers a great platform for business opportunities. Besides, the festival’s Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, which makes it a must-see event. The festival is free and open to the public, so no need to book the tickets.

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art3F International Contemporary Art Fair Monaco 
June 24–26

What sets International Contemporary Art Fair in Monaco from other world-class events of this nature, it is the warm, friendly touch that draws crowds of locals, tourists, and industry professionals alike. This year, for example, the festival promises to open a catering area next to the tents. Besides, gourmet plates and refreshments, this atmosphere will allow for more real and personal exchanges with the artists and galleries.

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Fête de la Mer 
June 25

Every year, Monaco celebrates the patron saint of fishermen, St Peter, with a large parade at Port Hercule. Anyone can participate if they can sail, motor, or row. The festival is organised by YCM in partnership with numerous respectable Monégasque institutions like Monaco City Hall, Société Nautique de Monaco, Association des Pontons de Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Oceanographic Museum, Club d’Exploration sous-marine de Monaco and many more, offering guests great marine experiences. 

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The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses 
June 25

Aiming to transform the Principality for one night into a royal fairy tale, in which participants will deviate from an everyday life to become fabled princes and princesses, The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is set to raise funds for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, as well as the Princess Grace Foundation. UNICEF ambassador and the artistic director of the project, Delia Grace Noble promises to bring an unseen splendor to the Monégasque world this summer.

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Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 
4–9 July

As the humanity faces environmental and technical challenges requiring our urgent response, the Yacht Club de Monaco aims to be the driving force behind the transformation of the yachting industry. Under the leadership of its President HSH Prince Albert II, the organization will hold Monaco Energy Boat Challenge to stimulate the creativity of tomorrow’s engineers and the industry to develop ways to power yachts with clean energy, providing a platform for exchanges and meetings through a conference, Tech Talks and Exhibition. 

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Rose Ball 
8 July 2022
Founded in 1954 by Princess Grace of Monaco, the charity event takes place every year in March by the Monte-Carlo SBM group in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. Although, the event was postponed to July 8 this year, this fact won’t stop the elite and international high society from coming to the first major social event of the year. What’s interesting about this year’s event is that the theme “The 20s, the return” was jointly developed by Princess of Hanover and her friend, Christian Louboutin. The day after the Bal de la Rose, the major summer exhibition, "L'Exhibition[niste]", dedicated to Christian Louboutin, will have the spotlight until the end of the summer. 

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Monte-Carlo Summer Festival
July 13–August 11

Spread across the month, this year’s festival will be held at the Sporting, the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo, and today's the new Place du Casino. At these mystical venues, guests will hear Pink Martini and her jazzy-latin tunes, Imany with her show "Voodoo Cello", and Alicia Keys for the Monaco Red Cross Summer Concert. Afterwards, guests will have a chance to attend one dinner shows that will feature Queen Machine Symphonic for Fight Aids Monaco Evening, followed by Black Eyed Peas, James Blunt, Simple Minds, Rita Ora, and Gianna Nannini not to mention the Oriental Night. Book your tickets in advance because it will surely get crowded, now when the covid restrictions were eased.

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