The other major events of the year

  • The Ballets de Monte-Carlo
    January 2022
  • Le Bal de la Rose
    July 2022
  • Monte-Carlo Summer Festival
    July 2022
  • The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
    July 2022
  • Gala de la Croix Rouge Monégasque
    July 2022
  • Meeting Herculis EBS
    August 2022
  • Monaco Yacht Show
    September 2022
  • Festival International du Cirque
    January 2023

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.