Monaco is one of the Mediterranean’s popular yacht charter destinations and for good reason – this tiny Principality has plenty of excellent restaurants and bars, wonderful shopping, dynamic events and a fabulous climate.

Year round, any yacht charter guest can step ashore and enjoy a plethora of interesting Monaco events ranging from classical music concerts to sporting events and prestigious yachting shows.

Unmissable Events in Monaco

Here are some of 212 Yacht’s picks for Monaco events not to miss when on your Mediterranean yacht charter:

Top Marques Monaco 

If spring is your favourite season, then visiting Monaco should be placed into your diary now.  Each year, the creme of luxury brands descend on the Grimaldi Forum Monaco for 4-days of premium showcases.

Top Marques Monaco is a dynamic event with luxury brands including cars, watches, jewellery and boats

More than 45,000 visitors attended Top Marques Monaco 2017 in April whereby technology, innovation and the best of luxury products merged for an exclusive exhibition incorporating supercars, watches, jewels and superboats.  Even better, more than 5,000 glasses of bubbles were served in the Champagne Bar and VIP Lounge this year!

The 15th edition of Top Marques Monaco will take place from 19 to 22 April 2018, so book your yacht charter now to enjoy this luxury event.

Monaco F1 Grand Prix

The checkered flag has fallen this year, but Monaco F1 Grand Prix will remain as one of the pinnacle events on the social calendar in Monaco.  Chartering a private yacht while watching the race action beside the famous circuit will ensure an unforgettable experience!

Held in late May annually, this international showcase for the F1 tour is a prestigious event with all the glamour of quayside parties, celebrity sightings and fast-paced action.

The 76th Monaco F1 Grand Prix will be held from 24 to 28 May 2018.   For fans of classic cars, the Grand Prix Historic will also race around the Principality from 11 to 13 May 2018.

Book your Monaco Grand Prix yacht charter with 212 Yachts as far in advance as possible so you can secure the best berths.

Chartering a yacht for Monaco Grand Prix is a one-of-a-kind experience!

Open-air cinema

Monaco’s mild Mediterranean climate is perfect for leisurely days al fresco whether you are on the aft deck or on land enjoying the diverse activities of the Principality.

This summer, Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel launches a program of four iconic films shot around the Mediterranean Sea, to (re) discover each Tuesday on their private beach.

The four films are :

  • Golden Eye directed by Martin Campbell
  • Mamma Mia! directed by Phyllida Lloyd
  • And God Created Women directed by Roger Vadim
  • Purple Noon directed by René Clément

You can see the film schedule here: and enjoy one of the most relaxed Monaco events under the stars.

Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival 

Held annually, the summer nights are enlivened by fabulous concerts by international recording artists and world-class shows as part of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival.

In 2017, the acts include Kool and the Gang, Joss Stone, Michael Bolton and Andrea Bocelli who will perform at beautiful venues including Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo and Salle des Étoiles.

Don’t miss your chance to hear some of the biggest stars of classical music, rock and variety!

The Forbidden City in Monaco : Imperial Court Life in China exhibition

In 2001, Grimaldi Forum Monaco honoured the ‘China of the First Emperor’ with an absolutely unforgettable exhibition. This summer, the focus will be on the last imperial Chinese dynasty (1644–1911).

The Forbidden City is one of the most impressive palace complexes, and the world’s most popular tourist venue, with some 10 million visitors annually. Now both a palace and a museum, it became the cradle of power for the Manchu dynasty for almost three centuries.

The exhibition in Monaco is an exceptional chance to view some 200 remarkable exhibits, from the former palace of the emperors and loans from major European and American collections.

The Forbidden City exhibition runs from 14 July through to 11 September 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

'The Forbidden City in Monaco : Imperial Court Life in China' exhibition is a rare chance to see items from the last Chinese imperial dynasty of the Qing Emperors (1644-1911)

Monaco Yacht Show 2017

Each September, Port Hercules plays host to the world’s biggest international yachting exhibition, the Monaco Yacht Show.   The show is a unique opportunity to see over 120 of the world’s most spectacular superyachts, including around 40 that debut at the show.

During the 4-days of the show, attendees can enjoy numerous events including sumptuous cocktail soirées, luxury product launches and glittering parties all set in the heart of Port Hercules with easy access to Monaco’s finest nightlife and shopping.

The Monaco Yacht Show 2017 will be held from 27 to 30 September 2017.

Monaco Yacht Show is a leading yacht show with over 120 of the world's largest superyachts on display

Monte Carlo Opera & Ballet

Monaco is well known for prestige, glamour and opulence but there is more to this yacht charter destination than meets the eye as Monaco is a place of culture with an excellent symphony orchestra, outstanding opera and ballet companies and first-class theatre productions.

The Monte-Carlo Opera housed in the legendary Salle Garnier welcomes classic and contemporary opera under the High Patronage of S.A.S Prince Albert II.   The beautiful interpretations from the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo offer stunning performances under the Presidency of H.R.H Princess of Hanover.

The Gala Opening of the Opéra and Ballets of Monte-Carlo will be held on 21 September 2017 with the 2017/2018 programmes found online here Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Ballets of Monte-Carlo.

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Jenny Caird

Written by Jenny Caird

Irish born Jenny Caird is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable, and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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