Call for Events! 15-24 May 2020

Call for Events! 15-24 May 2020
November 15, 2019 Cork Harbour Festival

Next year’s Cork Harbour Festival starts 2 weeks earlier than usual, from the 15th of May 2020, and we would love you to be part of it.

You’ve probably already heard that European Maritime Day 2020 (EMD) will be hosted here in our very own Cork city. This is a huge opportunity, with over a thousand delegates from the European maritime community expected to attend.  To celebrate the occasion, SeaFest and Cork Harbour Festival will be following directly on from EMD 2020, bringing together three big maritime events on a European, national and regional level.

Cork Harbour Festival will again collaborate with the SeaFest organisers on programming and marketing, and look forward to including  «OrganisationName» as part of our 50+ event partners.  As in 2019, the SeaFest celebrations take place over one big weekend at the Port of Cork. We in Cork Harbour Festival will extend the celebrations to the entire maritime community of Cork city and harbour across full 12-days, with the flagship Ocean to City event closing festivities on the 6th of June. Hooray!

Do you want to be part of Cork Harbour Festival 2020?

We’re on the lookout for all things maritime / harbour themed to add to the festival programme and invite Cork city and harbour communities to come on board; water activities, open days, seafood events, shows,  tours, walks, talks… you name it!

We’ve had a fantastic selection of events over the past five years and encourage everyone to help us keep the festival programme fresh and surprising by organising a new/different event for 2020.

For example: tourist attractions organising a special event for festival week; water-sports providers teaming up with local cafés; open days with talks or music; or walking tours with seafood tasters.

We need you, our event partners, to help us develop Cork Harbour Festival to a new level!

Save the dates!

  • 14-15 May: European Maritime Day (EMD)
  • 15-17 May: SeaFest
  • 15-24 May: Cork Harbour Festival (CHF)
  • 30 May: Cork Harbour Festival (CHF)
  • 6 June: CHF presents Ocean to City – An Rás Mór (O2C)

Last year’s Cork Harbour Festival attracted over 30,000 visitors and we are planning to make 2020 bigger again!  Your event will be included for FREE in the 10,000 festival brochures (Download 2019 CHF Brochure here) which will be distributed to city and county; the festival will be featured on the cover of the May WhazOn (36,000 copies); it will be promoted through our website (26,000 unique visitors) & social media (10,000+ followers); and an extensive PR campaign will also be rolled out. In other words, we will do our very best to promote you and make the 2020 Cork Harbour Festival even bigger and better!

If you would like us to include your event, we ask that you complete our event application form and return it to us by the 17th of January 2020. Alternatively, you can also send us an email with your ideas, or give us a ring on 021 4847673.

We hope that you will be part of the 2020 Cork Harbour Festival and look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Joya Kuin & Deirdre McCaffrey