The Magical Monaco Firework Festival

Without doubt one of the highlights of summer in Monaco is the magnificent fireworks displays which light up the night sky over the Principality every July and August.

The colourful displays are part of an annual international musical fireworks competition which has been held in Monaco for the last half a century.

On four separate evenings in July and August, the sky erupts into a multitude of illuminations set to music which blasts out from sound systems set up near Port Hercules, a stone’s throw from some of our most exclusive Monaco real estate for sale.

Crowds come from far and wide to look at the beautiful displays – although few get quite such a bird’s eye views as those watching from our selection of property for sale in Monaco.

This year’s 45th Monaco International Musical Fireworks Competition will feature displays from Canada, Spain, Italy and China, with the first spectacle by Canada having taken place earlier this month.

The next display will be held on Friday 26th July when Spain will take the hot seat, whilst displays from Italy and China will take place on Friday 9th August and Wednesday 21st August.

Prizes will be awarded to the best display at the end of the competition, which was last year won by Great Britain for its fabulously colourful spectacle set to rousing music.

The fireworks competition was created by the Mairie de Monaco in 1966. Thirty years later, the displays were set to music which can now, thanks to sophisticated sound systems, be heard the length and breadth of the principality.

The competition in Monte-Carlo attracts more countries and a wider range of competitors than any other fireworks festival in the world.

For more information on the event, or about any of our apartments for sale in Monaco, do not hesitate to get in touch.


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