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What's on in Monaco July 2019

A heady mix of music, art, sports and fireworks

Featured in: | Ana Hernández, Monaco Editor | Published

The Riviera has warmed up nicely and the visitors are flocking to the beaches in Monaco as the summer season reaches its peak. However, you'll find there’s much more to do than relaxing on a sun lounger all day here, as the events calendar is jam-packed in July.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the events we're particularly looking forward to throughout July in Monaco.

Sporting Monte-Carlo Summer Festival

Sporting Monte'-Carlo Summer Festival

The month of July is filled with music from various countries and in a variety of settings. Since 1974, the Sporting Monte-Carlo has been organising a summer festival of dinner galas and concerts with some of the biggest names in the International music scene. 2019 will be no different with a whole host of stars taking to the stage in July – The Beach Boys, John Legend and Vanessa Paradis to name but a few.

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Dalí Art Exhibition

Dali Exhibition at Grimaldi Forum

The exhibition of the summer is without a doubt 'Dalí, A History of Painting'. Curated by Montse Aguer, director of the Dalí Museums, this exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the legendary Spanish painter's death with a collection of paintings, drawings and photographies from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Open daily from July 6th through to September 8th at the Grimaldi Forum.

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Herculis International Athletics Meeting

Herculis - Diamond League

Turning to sport, the fastest athletes in the world will be in Monaco this July to compete in the Herculis International Athletics Meeting. Get ready for some top-speed action from the best athletes in the world at the men's 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m races and the women's 100m, 800m and 400m hurdles. On the field, you will also be able to enjoy the triple jump, high jump, long jump, discus and javelin.

Summer Concerts at the Palais Princier

Summer Concert at the Palais Princier

Classical music takes over with the first dates of the Summer Concerts at the Palais Princier, a series of classical music concerts held in the beautiful Cour d'Honneur at the Prince's Palace. An essential event in the Monaco diary since 1959, this is one for classical music fans not to miss.

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Monaco Art en Ciel Fireworks Competition

Monaco Art en Ciel

The month ends with a bang as the first two dates of the International Musical Fireworks Competition are hosted on July 20th and 27th. The Monaco Art en Ciel Competition showcases displays from some of the finest firework manufacturers from across Europe including, this year, Lithuania, Spain, England and Ukraine. As well as the stunning visual displays, participants are also marked on the rhythm and melody of the whole spectacle. For the best views of the fireworks, hire a boat and watch them from the water.

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Although it may seem that July is the month of evening entertainment and music, you shouldn't forget that there are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the day. Monaco is a wonderful choice for a holiday in July – check our Events Calendar for a full rundown and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotels page.

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