The much-loved Monaco Fun Fair returns this week with a total of 61 attractions and two new rides. However, there are health restrictions, so here is everything you need to know before heading down to Port Hercule.
The Monaco Fun Fair will be open to the public from 22nd October to 19th November after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. All the usual favourites will be there, along with some new rides and a new set up.
This year, the attractions, entertainment booths and food stands will be located over the whole of the upper part of Quai Albert Ier, whilst the lower part, the Darse Sud, will be the scene for a variety of activities, but no food concessions.
In all, 61 vendors, game booths and rides will be on site including two new attractions: Aladdin, for children aged two and up, and Techno Power, for thrill-seeking older kids.
The Mairie has put all the most current health and safety measures in place for this year’s event. In addition to the usual security checks, there will be additional health checks in line with government protocol including presentation of a valid health pass for all those over 16 years of age. Mask wearing is also compulsory for all visitors over five. This year, all customers are asked to sit and eat any food or drink purchased as walking with food and drink is prohibited.
There will be seven access points, with five on the Quai Albert Ier and two on the Darse Sud, marked by carpets. The health requirements allow only for a certain number of visitors at once, so once capacity has been reached, entry will be temporarily suspended until visitor numbers lessen. The fair can be viewed in real time at the Mairie’s website and those wishing to come are strongly advised to go online to see what the latest crowd situation is before making the journey to the Port.
The fun fair will be open every day from 11am to 11pm and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as on the eve of any public holidays. Exceptionally, on 18th November, the eve of National Day, attractions will stay open until 1am.
To access the real time webcams, visit the City Hall website at www.mairie.mc
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