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What’s on in Cork

Annual Festivals in Cork City and County

Ireland’s second city or ‘the real Capital’ is alive with fun and inspiring festivals of all shapes and sizes from January right through to December. There’s a reason to visit Cork at any time of the year! Below you’ll find links to some of the more well-known events held in both the city and county.

In 2016

Cork Folk Festival – Traditional Irish and Folk Music Festival;

Lifelong Learning Festival - Promoting and celebrating learning of all kinds

Cork Choral Festival - 27th April - 1st May

Cork City Marathon - Bank Holiday Monday 6th June

Ocean to City Maritime Festival - 4th - 12th June (Ocean to City Race taking place this year on Saturday 4th June 2016)

Live at the Marquee - All the big names performing in the gorgeous surroundings at the Live at the Marquee venue; see Live at the Marquee page for all the events

Cork Midsummer Festival - Annual festival featuring world-class performances, events and entertainment

Cork Pride Festival 

Decades Festival - late August

Cork International Short Story Festival - Readings, Public interviews with the Authors, Seminars

Culture Night - Many different events to choose from happening in Cork City;

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival - Annual Ireland's Jazz event; 28th - 31st October 

Corona Cork Film Festival - Festival featuring film presentation from all around the world; 11th - 20th November 

Discovery - Science Festival - Cork's interactive science festival 

Art Trail Festival - An annual contemporary art festival; November / December

Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration - Make sure you visit Cork to truly feel the Glow of Christmas spirit

For a complete listing of what’s on in Cork, click here to check out the Cork Entertainment website and WhazOn to stay up to date with current events happening in Cork City and County.

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  • Cork Folk Festival
  • Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
  • International Cork Choral Festival
  • Cork City Marathon
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  • Live At The Marquee
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  • Cork Pride Festival
  • Decades Festival
  • Cork Culture Night
  • Corona Cork Film Festival
  • Discovery Science Festival
  • Art Trail Festival
  • Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration