The other major events of the year

  • Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
    26 April 2018
  • Grand Prix de Formule 1 de Monaco
    24 May 2018
  • Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival
    28 June 2018
  • Jumping International de Monte-Carlo
    28 June 2018
  • Concours International de Feux d'Artifice Pyromélodiques
    21 July 2018
  • Gala de la Croix Rouge Monégasque
    27 July 2018
  • Monaco Yacht Show
    26 September 2018
  • Festival International du Cirque
    17 January 2019
  • Le Rallye Monte-Carlo
    21 January 2019
  • Spring Arts Festival
    15 March 2019
  • Le Bal de la Rose
    30 March 2019
  • Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
    15 April 2019

Le Bal de la Rose

The Bal de la Rose (The Rose Ball) was established by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954. It is organised in March every year by the Monte-Carlo SBM group in the glamorous Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo.

A Society Event
This unique event brings together international high society for the first major society event of the year. In one evening, it illuminates the Principality with splendour and light, creating an atmosphere of brilliance and celebration.
Chaired nowadays by H.S.H. The Reigning Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Bal de la Rose is a symbol of glamour which continues the fascinating legend of Monte-Carlo, which it helped create. Its aura is such that it attracts many nameless admirers who wish to feel the dreamlike fairy‑tale of Monaco.

A Ball Combining Tradition and Modernity
SA brilliant spectacle in fabulous surroundings, the Bal de la Rose takes on a different theme every year, represented by artists, novel trends… Great names take charge of the artistic organisation of the evening, bringing its splendour to life, inviting everyone into a dreamlike dimension.
In March 2013, the year the Monte-Carlo SBM Group celebrated its 150th anniversary, the event was re-named for the occasion Bal de la Rose du Rocher. Thanks to the artistic talents of Karl Lagerfeld, the Salle des Etoiles was transformed into a “Belle et Pop” ballroom.

A Benefit Evening for the Princess Grace Foundation
The Ball is not a mere high-society event, aimed only at the pleasures of celebration. Above all, it constitutes a charitable event for international outreach, and the profits from the tombolas and other unique prizes (sculptures, paintings…) have been paid in full to the Princess Grace Foundation since 1964. The Foundation’s vocation is to come to the aid of people in difficulty and disadvantaged children, developing to that end, humanitarian and philanthropic action.