A monthly newsletter updating the businesses and people of Cork about the events and activities happening in our wonderful city centre!

Cork Pride Festival

27 July – 4 August

The Cork Pride Festival returns on 27 July to celebrate the diverse culture of Cork’s LGBT community.

You can expect a wide variety of activities and functions aimed to enrich the lives of LGBT people and the community as a whole (with family fun days, the famous Pride Parade and much, much more!).

Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for updates


Summer in the Park
Cork City Council is delighted to present Summer In The Park, a new diverse programme of events in one of Cork City’s beautiful parks.

This summer there’s lots of free events happening – and suitable for all ages!

Why not try the Digital Scavenger Hunt, or bring the little ones to the Cork Puppet Festival or practice your cúpla focal le ‘SOS Lóin’

Click here for the programme of events.


Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

22 & 23 July

The 14th annual Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular returns this summer to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park. This free family festival showcases the best in international street performance, the world’s leading living statue artists, over 100 free family activities, delicious street food from around the world as well as a pet area.

Find out more here


Cork Puppetry Festival

30 July – 5 August

Cork’s Fitzgerald Park is set to transform into a science super-park on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, as Cork’s first Carnival of Science comes to town. With a Big Top, Explorium, Stardome and Imaginosity Little Top, the Carnival of Science will be an incredible national and international celebration of science, that will delight and enthrall young and old!

Check out the website for further details – click here 


SeaFest Survey for Businesses

SeaFest are undertaking a brief survey to see what the impact of this national festival has had on your business.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take part in this short survey, to help us with our planning for next year. Many thanks for your time!

Find out more here


Local Enterprise Office

Check out LEO Cork City’s upcoming courses which will be of interest to owners/managers of small businesses in the city.

You can choose from a wide range of courses, seminars, and clinics like:

24 July – BREXIT Advice Clinic

26 July –  Trading Online Voucher Seminar

To find out more click here


Cork Mother Jones Festival

31 July – 3 August 

 The Eighth Spirit of Mother Jones festival and Summer School will take place in and around the Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 31st July until Saturday 3rd August 2019.

Over 30 events will be held, and will include participants from the US, UK and from all over Ireland. Events include the summer school itself as well as a host of singers, poets, films, book launches, music and the traditional toast at the Mother Jones plaque to conclude the festival.

Find out more here


Cork – A City Of Change

In an historic day for Cork City, on Friday, May 31 2019, the city increased fivefold in size and welcomed 85,000 new residents. Due to the first extension of the city boundary in over 50 years, Ballincollig, Glanmire, Douglas, Frankfield, Grange, Blarney, Tower and Whites Cross became part of what is a ‘new city’.

Cork, which is earmarked as the fastest growing city in the country under the National Planning Framework, is now home to over 210,000 people.

Find out more here