Cork Harbour Festival is the largest annual event in Cork Harbour offering a 9-day celebration of Ireland’s maritime culture over the first week of June. Beginning on the June Bank Holiday Weekend with the flagship Ocean to City – An Rás Mór, the festival features over 70 different events – taking place in Cork City as well as in 17 harbour towns and villages.
Throughout festival week there is a huge variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more.
This year we are delighted to welcome SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, to Cork’s quayside from 7-9 June.
So – whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, come and experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City from the many vantage points along the harbour. Join us for a host of free family events at SeaFest; go crab fishing in Cobh; explore our many heritage sites; brave a guided ghostly trail; sail in the harbour or come for a kayak and discover Cork from a different perspective.
The full festival programme will be announced Wednesday 1 May. To receive the 2019 programme straight into your inbox, sign up here.
Now in its 5th year, the festival celebrates Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, with the communities and their stories at the heart of it.
Cork Harbour Festival is coordinated by Meitheal Mara, the community boatyard, training centre and charity in Cork City, and the Festival Committee. This committee includes representatives from Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, UCC MaREI, RCYC, Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Meitheal Mara.