11.30am - 4.30pm
Flat surface throughout. Suitable for limited mobility and wheelchair users.
Summer is officially here! Join us for a whole afternoon of free arts entertainment and activities throughout Cork’s fantastic Fitzgerald’s Park. The Park will be alive with high energy dance, music and installations. In celebration of Circus 250, circus performers and walkabout acts will entertain throughout the day. Bring a picnic or try some delicious food on site from local food markets. From 11.30am - 12pm, don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the annual Cork Midsummer Festival Maypole Dance!
Fancy a bite? The Féasta festival markets will be offering the best local produce including Cork’s best street food (as well as appearing at Emmet Place on 16 & 23 June!).
Sponsored by Cork City Council
Ireland's largest ever Maypole Dance!
After the huge success last year and in keeping with the spirit of Midsummer, we’ll be staging Ireland’s largest ever Maypole Dance again! With a little help from some of the dancers from Union Black!
Circus Outside The Box - Walkabouts & Tea Lady
Ali and Henrik Acro Show
Wobbly Circus Show
Circus Ringmaster stiltwakers
Cork Community Art Link Present Oscar Wilde’s A Child Star
The High Hope’s Choir
Cork Light Orchestra
The Cork Ukuleles
The High Hope’s Choir
Cork Light Orchestra – Meet the Orchestra
Clowns Without Borders Cork - Circus Skills Workshops for all ages will take place all afternoon.
Dowtcha Puppets - Puppet Making Workshops
Shandon Ukulele Group – Ukulele lessons
Balloon Installations presented by Jenny at Red Balloon
Red Balloon are an international award winning balloon business who loves what they do and it shows. They specialise in unique balloon displays. Their balloons will introduce a Wow Factor to the surprises planned for the Picnic In the Park.
Traditional Carnival Rides
Old Style carousel and swing boats and ‘hook a duck’ shows
Shandon Ukulele Group
A fortnightly gathering of ukulele players in Cork city. A fun way to socialise and further your ukulele playing ability
Goldiefish PopUp Food Market
Providing only the best local Cork Street Food, Snacks and Beverages
Also taking place:
• The Digital Scavenger Hunt
• Ringo Music Bingo at the Stage
• Performers from Erin Connolly and The Children of Lir (show in the Everyman palace in July)