Cork Harbour Festival
Cork Harbour Festival is a week-long celebration of Ireland's unique maritime heritage, set in the second largest natural harbour in the world.
Cork Harbour Festival returns this June 3rd - 13th, 2022 with over 50 amazing events in 15 beautiful locations across Cork City & Harbour.
Celebrate Cork’s unique maritime heritage as the second largest natural harbour in the world.
The varied programme spans on-the-water activities, history, music, art, workshops, talks and walking tours, the environment, and family events. There is truly something for every age and activity level. Sing a sea shanty, view the sea on the moon, learn about marine life or try your hand at foraging for seaweed. Families and children can make a model boat, join a picnic, create Lego art or explore the harbour’s awe-inspiring forts.
Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, we invite you to experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City - An Rás Mór on June 4th, from the many vantage points along the harbour.
There are lots of family events organised including family orienteering, art workshop at Crawford Gallery, and an Open Day with SailCork.
The flagship event of the festival, Ocean to City - An Rás Mór on Saturday, June 4th from 13:00 is Ireland's premier rowing spectacle. It attracts hundreds of participants from all over the world competing in everything from traditional wooden boats, currachs, gigs and longboats to Chinese dragon boats, kayaks and canoes. It is the largest event in Cork Harbour and a firm fixture on its cultural calendar.
Camden Fort Meagher Family Weekend,Passage West Picnic, Family Orienteering, Terrific Teens: Aerial Performance & Workshop, Lego Maritime Workshop and much more.