After two years of pandemic, the Mairie has announced the return of summer fun in the form of festivals, concerts, fireworks shows and other events. Here’s what’s in store for the next few months.
The endless days of worry over Covid have slowly been replaced by a return to hope and fun. In that vein, the Mairie of Monaco has announced its seasonal programme, which is filled with great events for young and old to enjoy.
It all kicks off on 15th June with the return of the Splash Party at the Stade Nautique Rainier III. Kids 12 to 17 take over the pool from 2pm to 6pm, giving them a chance to start of the summer right, as well as beat the heat.
Then, from 17th to 20th June, is the Junior Street Art Challenge, part of the newly renamed UPAINT festival. Three teams of secondary school students from Monaco will take over the Casino Terraces and show what they can do on a 150cm x 150cm panel. The three teams will be competing simultaneously for full effect. There will also be live performances by known street artists and other events surrounding this special brand of art.
On 21st June, to celebrate the longest day of the year, Fête de la Musique is back. Starting at 10am, music will be heard everywhere in the Principality, from the Condamine to Fontvieille to Place des Moulins and the Port, local bands will be playing throughout the day. At 7:30pm the Condamine Market will be the site for a rock concert with Suspicious Minds, and at 8:30pm the Port will be hosting Afroman Radio and Skip the Use. Access is free and open to all.
U Sciaratu, the Summer Carnival, returns to the Rock this year with an African theme. On 8th July from 6pm, parades, music troupes, and fun workshops will animate the streets of Monaco-Ville and a DJ will provide the atmosphere from 10pm to midnight on the Place de la Mairie.
No summer is complete without a fireworks display, and this summer, Monaco will be hosting two nights, on 30th July and 13th August at 10pm on Quai Albert 1er. After the show, a concert will be held so people can boogie into the night.
Finally, from 14th July to 21st August, the Port of Monaco will offer a variety of outdoor activities including basketball courts, an “e-motorcycle” carousel and karting from 18th July. Shaded areas will be set up around the port as a respite from the heat and a kiosk serving food and drinks available.
For a full listing of the summer programme, visit the website on www.mairie.mc
This article was originally published on 15th June 2022