Open Streets for Cork

Exciting News! A series of "Open Streets" events are coming to Cork city this summer, the first of which will take place on Sunday 19th May from 1-5pm  to coincide with Bike Week. 


We are encouraging people to walk, cycle or take public transport into town on Sunday, May 19 to enjoy a colourful and lively programme of dance, music and street performances on Cornmarket Street, North Main Street and St. Patrick’s Street.  These streets will be closed to private cars between 1pm and 5pm to facilitate the events, creating a safe and people-friendly atmosphere.  All city car parks will remain open during this period and parking and access for blue badge holders will be facilitated as normal.


This is a kick-off event in a series of 5 planned events, the subsequent events to take place on:

  • Sunday, June 16   - Cork Midsummer Festival Parade on Oliver Plunkett Street
  • Saturday, August 24 – North Main Street Carnival
  • Sunday, September 1 – Autumnfest  - Douglas Street
  • Friday, September 20 – Culture Night – Cornmarket Street and North Main Street   


Open Streets is being held in association with Cork City Council, Cork Chamber of Commerce, Cork Business Association, Cork Environmental Forum, Transport & Mobility Forum, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Cork Cycling Campaign.

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