The top festivals in Cork

Looking for the top festivals in Cork? Whether you are a local, new in town or just a tourist, you will find many festivals in Cork all year around. Let’s check some out.

Cork Choral Festival – April/May

Held at the beginning of May every year, Cork Choral Festival is one of the very best of choral and vocal music festivals in Cork. The festival includes amazing international and national competitions, gala concerts, outdoor and public performances and an education programme. As the festival moves from the different venues such as UCC grounds, St Finbarr’s Cathedral and St Francis Church and many more venues, follow the festival. Additionally, the event has attracted many choirs and singers all around the world. Therefore, if you are a choir lover, you shouldn’t miss it out.

Cork Folk Festival – September/October

Cork Folk Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest traditional and folk music festivals in Cork in September. You will find something for every taste and interest-from set to sean nos dancing, Cajun music and singers clubs to songwriters. And many of the events are free, so you can save your budget. It opens every year with a big event in Grand Parade with wonderful music and dancing performance.

Cork Film Festival- November

Cork Film Festival is one of Ireland’s prestigious cultural festivals in Cork. Established in 1956, the event has increased the number of general public audience, film lovers and filmmakers. Therefore, if you are a film lover, this is a great event that you shouldn’t miss. The program is wide-ranging, an eclectic mix of big budget pictures, world cinema, innovative independent films, documentaries and short films from all over the world.

Cork Jazz Festival- October

Cork Jazz Festival is one of the most interesting music festivals in Cork, taking place in the month of October every year. The festival sets Cork City alight with the amazing sounds jazz throughout Cork City Center. Since the event happens in many different venues around Cork, remember to follow the headlines to make sure that you won’t miss the performances out.

There are so much more festivals in Cork all year around but above are one of the most popular ones. Hope you enjoy the blog and have a great time in Cork.

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