The wait for Cork Culture Night 2021 is finally over with more than 100 events taking place across the city today. Photo: Cathal Noonan

Anyone up for some culture?

It’s showtime, folks! Despite the massive challenges faced over the past year, Cork Culture Night 2021 is finally here with over 100 indoor, outdoor and online events to behold.

From 4pm today, 17 September, Cork city will come alive with music, poetry, film, dance, science, history, art, circus, theatre, and anything else you can think of that makes this city of ours great.

The Cork arts sector has really come together to make today happen and the sheer variety of what’s on offer is testament to its unwavering creativity and dedication.

There will be street performance and puppetry in Fitzgerald Park, music and poetry in Nano Nagle Place, dance class at CADA Performing Arts, exhibitions at Collins Barracks, online films from the Cork International Film Festival, and much, much more.

A full list of events is available at, complete with detailed information on every event and links for the online offerings.

Today marks the 17th annual Culture Night in Ireland having started as a relatively small scale event staged only in Dublin in 2006.

Since then it has become a significant, national celebration of culture attracting some 350,000 people to museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country each year.

Cork City Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council in partnership with Cork City Council and is proudly supported by media partners the Cork Independent, and Cork’s Red FM.