Festivals in Cork
Decades Festival - 31st May to 3rd June 2013
The Decades festival is a unique festival taking place in pubs around Cork City and suburbs. Each venue chooses a decade to host for the weekend and then dresses their venue and staff as well as provides entertainment to suit that decade.
Ocean to City - Corks Maritime Festival - 1st to 10th June 2013
Ocean to City - An Rás Mór is a 15 nautical mile rowing race and maritime festival celebrating Cork's unique maritime heritage and natural harbour. The race attracts entries from all over the world competing in all types of rowing boats and kayaks.
Cork City Marathon - 3rd June 2013
Live at the Marquee
This is the 9th year of the renowned concert series and sees the welcome return of Elton John and Christy Moore while new acts like Elvis Costello and ZZ top will appear in the famous marquee for the first time at the popular summer music festival.
Click here to view the acts confirmed to date
Kinsale Arts Festival - 6th to 14th July 2013
Kinsale Arts Festival is an annual celebration of international and local arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of a seaside town in Co. Cork. Now in its ninth year, the festival has become an integral part of Ireland’s cultural calendar, welcoming a selection of the most exciting established and emerging artists, writers and performers to takeover the town for nine days each July.
Cork Cycling Festival - 20th to 28th July 2013
Cork Cycling Festival
celebrates the bicycle as a fun, stress-free, clean way to get around and see Cork
. The festival prides itself on being a 100% free event with plenty of family-friendly activities
. Fantastic fun festival
whether your wheels were made for racing, touring, tricking or simply to get from A to B.
Cork Folk Festival - 10th to 13th October 2013
The Cork Folk Festival is an international celebration of world class Folk and Traditional Music. The festival is 35 years old and is one of Ireland's most exciting music events. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 pubs and on the Streets. It will feature concerts, gigs, lectures, trad sessions, workshops, children's events, dancing and specialist instrument concerts in fiddle, accordion, pipes and traditional song.
Kinsale Gourmet Food Festival - 12th to 14th October 2013
The picturesque town of Kinsale
is gearing up to celebrate its 36th Gourmet Festival
, which this year will take place from Friday 12th
to Sunday 14th
October. The Kinsale Gourmet Festival
has established a well-earned reputation over the years for its delicious food and fine wines, and always promises to deliver the finest in food, wines and fun-filled entertainment.
Cork Rebel Week - 14th to 20th October 2013
Cork Rebel Week 2013
will take place between the14th
October, 2013. It will be a week-long celebration of “all things Cork" with a specific focus on bringing International visitors and family home to Cork County
and Cork City throughout the week. The concept surrounding Rebel Week
we believe will embrace the imagination of Corkonians living locally, nationally and Internationally with the strong potential of Rebel Week becoming a new annual event in the National Events Calendar.
Cork Jazz Festival - 25th to 29th October 2013
The Cork Jazz festival
is a bit of an institution with it's first edition over 35 years ago in 1978.
In that time over 1 million people have visited the festival, many coming from UK, USA and continental Europe as Cork Jazz festival is now such an established and respected festival on the circuit. The festival comprises free jazz workshops, a street parade and of course jazz nights in scores of pubs and clubs across Cork City.
Cork Film Festival - 10th to 17th November 2013
Cork Film Festival
is one of the oldest European Festivals.. Established in 1956, the festival has enjoyed a steady growth in scale. The programme is a wide-ranging mix of big budget pictures, world cinema, independent films
, documentaries and short films from all over the globe. The festival is a major showcase for Irish film production
Established in 1956, the festival has enjoyed a steady growth in scale, in numbers of admissions and guests, in reputation and in media coverage. The festival has developed an ever-increasing audience of general public, film lovers and filmmakers