It’s the time of the year when we start planning summer festivals. You know we are big water babies here at OnTheQT so you can imagine the excitement in the office when we heard a week long celebration on the water was going to take place in June!!! We are very excited to hear that SeaFest and Cork Harbour Festival are coming together for Ireland’s biggest maritime celebration, which will take place in Cork this June. SeaFest will take place in the Port of Cork on 7 – 9 June and . Cork Harbour Festival runs from 1 – 9 June, with over 70 events for all to enjoy. The programmes of both festivals will be announced in the coming weeks. For more see seafest.ie and corkharbourfestival.com.
Speaking on today’s announcement, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn said: “We are delighted that Cork city will enjoy two festivals this June, with nine action-packed days of activities focused on the water. While Cork Harbour Festival will celebrate Cork’s rich maritime heritage, SeaFest will acknowledge the value of Ireland’s oceans and encourage national engagement with our seas. These two festivals will be a spectacular showcase for both locals and visitors alike, with an amazing variety of family-focused events, exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and workshops soon to be announced.”
Cork Harbour Festival Manager Joya Kuin added: “June will be a fantastic celebration of all things maritime, with Cork Harbour Festival returning with another jam-packed programme and SeaFest docking at the city’s quayside for the next three years. The collaboration of the two festivals will highlight to a local, national and international audience our rich maritime culture and how easily it can be accessed for all to enjoy.”