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Live 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.

Gigs, Concerts & Live Shows

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is coming to Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cork on 16th May 2024. Stay at Cork International Hotel – less than 10km from Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Live at the Marquee Cork

Get ready for an unforgettable summer of music at Live at the Marquee in Cork! Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere as world-class artists take the

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Musgrave Park Gigs

Experience the magic of live music under the stars at Musgrave Park in Cork this summer! From thrilling performances by top artists to unforgettable evenings

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Garden Dinner in Aid of Cope

‘The Garden Table’ is our new fundraising dinner taking place at the Beech Hill Garden Centre in Montenotte on August 24th.

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Cork on a Fork Festival

Calling all Foodies! Cork on a Fork Festival, a city-wide celebration of Cork’s food and ever evolving dining scene is here from August 16th-20th 2023

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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

Cork Heritage Open Day

Embark on a historic tour of our hotel on Saturday August 12th, 2023. Venues across the city open for one day only with tours, workshops, music, exhibitions,


Wedding Showcase

Join us on 27th August 2023 for our Wedding Showcase where our Wedding Coordinator, Sinéad, and her team can advise you on our spaces, menus and much more.

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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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Cork Culture Night

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

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Alpine Skating Cork

Alpine Skate Trail will open up in an ‘enchanted forest’ among the trees for families to enjoy this Winter. Dates to be announced soon

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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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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 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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Start Looking forward to 2024

Wedding Showcase

Join us on 11th February 2024 for our Wedding Showcase where our Wedding Coordinator, Sinéad, and her team can advise you on our spaces, menus and much more.

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Live at the Marquee

Keep an eye out for concert announcements for Summer 2024

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Musgrave Park Gigs

Keep an eye out for announcements for 2024 gigs

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Kinsale Arts Weekend

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

Cork Harbour Festival

Situated between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, from the 2nd to the 11th June, Cork Harbour Festival unites heritage, water sports,

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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.

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

Cork Carnival of Science

Ireland’s Biggest Outdoor Science Engagement Event returns to Fitzgerald’s Park on the 10th and 11th of June 2023

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Cork Midsummer Festival

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

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