Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Monaco

Photo: Facebook Stars'n'Bars
Photo: Facebook Stars’n’Bars

The number of resident cards issued in Monaco to US citizens is around 275, although the community totals around 300, when including children under-16 years.

For Americans, or friends of Americans, looking to celebrate the Declaration of Independence in Monaco, here’s what on today.

Stars’n’Bars is hosting its annual Fourth of July party but this year, due to the events popularity, the festivities will spill out onto the street in front of the bar on the port of Monaco.

There will be live music by Fat Cat Hackett, entertainment for adults and children and an all-American BBQ. Entry is free from 6 pm, and there’s a pre-party aperitif until 7 pm upstairs on the StarDeck, with a cash bar. For the barbecue, coupons can be purchased for €3 and €5.

Later in the month, there will be a special evening for MonacoUSA members at the barracks of the Carabiniers du Prince, to watch the second entrant in the annual International Fireworks Competition. Reservations must be made in advance as only 80 people can attend, and there will be many attractions during the evening, including a visit to the Carabiniers’ private historical museum.

Nikki Beach will be celebrating Independence Day with a “Let’s Play Ball” party, honouring various American sports, including baseball and American football. Staff on the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo will be wearing sport uniforms and the hostess will be the referee for the evening. And don’t forget the cheerleaders …

As part of the Méridien Beach Plaza hotel’s summer cinema – a chance to rediscover cult films shot around the Mediterranean – Roger Vadim’s And God Created Women will be shown “under the stars” in French with English subtitles Tuesday at 9:45 pm. Limited seating, tickets are €30, which includes a signature cocktail and popcorn, or €25 for guests of L’intempo restaurant. Valet service available.

At part of the Monte Carlo Sporing Music Festival, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox performs its second night at the Salle des Étoiles, at 8:30 pm.

In 2009, Scott Bradlee posted a video of a session on Youtube playing the repertoire of the Canadian group Nickelback on 1960s arrangements, “A Motown Tribute to Nickelback”. Encouraged by this initial smash success, he created his own Youtube channel and formed the Postmodern Jukebox where different musicians and vocalists took turns. Shortly later, their vintage cover Radiohead’s “Creep” shattered the internet with 19 million views.

Tickets for 8:30 pm dinner show are €143.50.

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