Summer in Monaco: Live music events and family-friendly activities fill the calendar

With everything from fireworks to art festivals, carnivals and live music sessions on the agenda, the Mairie de Monaco has lined up a summer that will be packed with fun and activities for the whole family. Here are some of the highlights. 

On 7th June, the town hall will be partnering with the LEGO® School to host Abracada’bricks at the Espace Léo Ferré on Avenue Albert II.  

See more: Abracada’bricks: Four Lego masters coming to Monaco’s Espace Léo Ferré

The same day, the Parc Princesse Antoinette will be holding the first of several Soirées Enfantines from 6pm. The evening events are aimed at children aged three and up, and will feature live shows and music.  

Next up comes the Street Art Challenge Junior, which will coincide with the UPAINT Monaco urban art festival, on 8th and 9th June. 

See more: Mr. One Teas among the international street artists set to star at UPAINT Monaco

Splash Party will be held at the Stade Nautique Rainier III in Port Hercule on 26th June between 2pm and 6pm, ahead of the traditional U Sciaratu carnival on the Rock on 5th July. This year, the chosen theme for the festival is pirates and princesses.  

With the Fête de la Musique coming up on 21st June, the Mairie de Monaco has announced its sponsorship of several events at this family favourite day-to-night celebration. Among them are La Boum des Enfants from 6.30pm on the Allée St Jean Paul II and The Groove Family performance from 7.30pm in the Place d’Armes sector.  

The following night, Toulouse-based hip-hop duo Bigflo & Oli will be coming to Port Hercule for a special invite-only party that will mark the 100th anniversary of AS Monaco Omnisports.  

Over the course of the summer, the Square Gastaud will be hosting a number of live music events honouring the music of nations such as France (10th July) and Ireland (24th July). Meanwhile, the Place Anne-Marie Campora in Larvotto will be holding a Cuba-themed night on 21st August.  

From 1st to 25th August, a range of summer fête-style activities will be laid on in Port Hercule, including a go-karting track, basketball courts, a carousel, Ninja courses, a mini-football field and trampolines. Various stands for AS Monaco and the Sites Historiques Grimaldi de Monaco network will be open from 4.30pm until 10pm.  

A fireworks show is being lined up for 27th July, followed by a drone show on 9th August. There will also be two themed nights held on 3rd and 17th August that will feature bouncy castles and other family-friendly activities. All of these occasions will be based around Port Hercule.

The Marché de la Condamine will also be hosting an array of special nights over the coming months, such as the Gypsy Night on 5th June, an American evening on 4th July and the traditional Bal de la Marché on 14th September. 

See more: Gipsy Luna to headline Gypsy Night at the Marché de la Condamine

The Médiathèque has arranged a full roster of events for children throughout the summer, from games nights to film screenings and workshops. Click here to find out more. 

And finally, new this year are the Mairie-sponsored scuba diving lessons at the Stade Nautique Rainier III. Held in conjunction with the Monaco Underwater Exploration Club, these initiations to the sport will be taking place on 10th July, 19th August and 4th September. Reservations can be made on-site.  

For more details on the Mairie de Monaco’s summer programme of events, click here


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