Every year, the people of Monaco get together at Port Hercule to celebrate the day of St. Peter, a patron saint of fishermen. The holiday is known as Fête de la Mer (Festival of the Sea).
Summer is a perfect time for festivals and other events in the open air. The people of Monaco usually make the most of this holiday. The Yacht Club of Monaco, city council, Rowing club of Monaco, boat association, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Oceanographic Museum, and the scuba-diving club do their best to entertain everyone as well as to promote the ideas of protecting nature. The highlight of the celebration is a boat parade between Monaco's two harbours.