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World Book Festival

Cork World Book Festival combines readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultyral street fair: book stalls, music, street entertainment, the spoken word, and more.

23 April
27 April

Cork International Choral Festival

Experience the best in vocal music on the first weekend in May with a jam packed programme ranging from wold class Gala Concerts and a diverse Fringe programme, to the vibrant Choral Trail, where voices spill out from restaurants, bars, galleries and public spaces across the city.

01 May
05 May

Cork Harbour Festival

Ocean to City - An Rás Mór is Ireland's friendliest rowing race and maritime festival attracting thousands of spectators each year. The festival draws hundreds of participants from all over the world competing in everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs and longboats to Chinese dragon boats, kayaks and canoes.

01 June
09 June

Cork City Marathon

The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is an offical 42.195km (26 miles and 385 yards) marathon course, and serves as a Boston qualifier.

02 June
02 June

Live at The Marquee

As array of major live music and comedy acts in a huge marquee set in the showgrounds about a mile from Cork city centre.

07 June
12 July

Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Midsummer Festival is one of Ireland's leading international multi-disciplinary arts festivals. It is an annual festival which transforms the city of Cork for two weeks every June with a programme of local, national and international events including theatre dance, music, opera, visual arts and street arts, as well as ambitious participatory projects and an extensive programme of free events

14 June
23 June

Cork International Short Story Festival

This is the world's oldest annual short story festival and is produced by the Munster Literature Centre. Every year writers of this calibre come to Cork to engage with lively audiences through readings, workshops, seminars etc.

06 September
08 September

Culture Night

On the third Friday of September culture-junkies can look forward to incredible art, exhibitions, drama and music when this year's Culture Night comes to town.

20 September
20 September

Cork Jazz Festival

Over 1,000 musicians take over the city in an extraordinary blend of sounds across the entire jazz spectrum. With loads of free events, heaps of legendary headliners and over 50 venues taking part in the action.

24 October
28 October

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running annually for ten days in November in Cork. Award-winning films from the international film festival circuit, new discoveries and cinema classics are selected by our experienced curatorial team, to be premiered on the big screen in Cork.

08 November
17 November

Cork Science Festival

The Cork Science Festival is developed by a team representing the best in education and industry in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from the Cork area.

11 November
18 November