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Events in Cork

Festivals, Fairs & More!

Cork is a fabulous place with amazing people and things to do. There is always something to do in Cork with festivals, events and concerts. We’ve put together a list of events here to help you plan ahead your holiday to Cork. There is something there for everyone, here in Cork International Hotel we host some well established events in the Cork annual calendar, namely Cork International  Travel Fair, Cork International Car Show and Cork Baking and Chocolate Weekend. Below is a list of highlights from the coming months.

Plan your trip to Cork see upcoming events arranged by season below.

Summer

Cork Carnival of Science

Ireland’s Biggest Outdoor Science Engagement Event returns to Fitzgerald’s Park on the 11th and 12th of June!

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Irish Independent Park Gigs

See the list of Irish Independent Park Gigs for 2022 online here

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Westlife - Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Westlife have rescheduled their gigs that were due to take place on the 28th & 29th August 2020. See more here.

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Cork Harbour Festival

Situated between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, from the 3rd to the 13th June, Cork Harbour Festival unites heritage, water sports,

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Live at the Marquee

Live at the Marquee concerts for June 2020 have been rescheduled for 2022 dates. Check out rescheduled events here.

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Cork Summer Show

Cork Summer Show one of a kind family experience in June. A fantastic day out for all the family featuring animals, crafts, music, horticulture and more.

Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork’s favourite Summer festival featuring theatre, music, dance, arts, family activities and the legendary Long Table event.

Kinsale Arts Weekend

Featuring a mix of fantastic events including comedy, music, art, culture, food, dance, literature, crafts and more

Cork Pride

Celebrating the diverse culture of Cork’s LGBT+ community, enjoy a selection of amazing arts, cultural and educational events across Cork, including the

Laya City Spectacular

The Laya Healthcare City Spectacular (street performance festival) is a free festival in Cork to entertain people with music, performances, artisan food and

West Cork Literary Festival

Attracting international speakers and authors (last year’s speaker was Graham Norton!) The West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of

Autumn

Spike Island Literary Festival

In the dark and spooky corridors of Spike Island prison, tales of daring thieves, prolific murderers and notorious villains send shivers up the spines of

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Guinness Cork Jazz Weekend

Delighted to announce that Guinness Cork Jazz Weekend will be returning once again this October Bank Holiday. See what events are on this year..

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Halloween in Cork

Looking for things to do for the October Bank Holiday Weekend? Check out our list of things to do with the kids this Halloween.

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Alpine Skating Cork

Ireland’s first Alpine Skate Trail will open up in an ‘enchanted forest’ among the trees at Fota on Friday, November 12th, 2021.

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Cork Culture Night

Cork city will light up with over 100 events in venues across the city and county

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Winter

Cork Science Festival

Cork Science Festival is delighted to be back to reality from the 6th to 14th November this year to showcase the best Cork has to offer in science, technology,

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Alpine Skating Cork

Ireland’s first Alpine Skate Trail will open up in an ‘enchanted forest’ among the trees at Fota on Friday, November 12th, 2021.

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Christmas in Cork

Looking for things to do in Cork for Christmas? Check out our festive events by our Family Concierge for the perfect family Christmas break in Cork.

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Spring

St Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day is always a huge celebration in Cork with an extensive line up of events including the famous parade thanks to the St Patrick’s Festival

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Easter

Easter Sunday is Sunday 9th April 2023. School holidays are from Fri 31st Mar – Monday 17th April 2023. Plan your family Easter break now.

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Cork International Choral Fest

Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class

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