Cork Midsummer Festival
takes place in Cork city in June and features the very best of Ireland’s music, dance, opera and theatre.
Cork Choral Festival,
held at the beginning of May features national and international competitions, gala and fringe music and public performances.
Ballydehob Jazz Festival
is an enjoyable mix of music, food and crafts held in the streets and bars of this delightful village near Cork.
West Cork Literary Festival
is held in July and features a number of themes, guest speakers and the opportunity for up-and-coming writers to submit their work.
West Cork Chamber Music Festival
takes place in June/July at various venues in and around Bantry.
Irish National Windsurfing Championships
takes place annually in August with competitors from all over the UK and Ireland.
Skibbereen Arts Festival
is a unique and exciting programme of events featuring world-class local and international acts from the world of music, visual and dramatic arts and dance.
Cobh People’s Regatta
is centred in and around Cobh harbour in August. The three day festival includes sailing events, music, fancy dress and a carnival parade.