If you live for the spooky stuff, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
And there’s never been more to do in Cork during Halloween, with free events scheduled from the beginning of October, right up until Halloween night and beyond.
It’s all part of Urban October, supported and organised by Cork City Council and EcCoWeLL. The idea is to showcase how well designed and managed public spaces can have a positive impact on people who live in, visit or work in the city.
Here are four cool Halloween events that have us just as excited as the kids…
1. Join the Dragon of Shandon
WHEN: Throughout October
Cork Community Art Link opens its doors to volunteers throughout October as it prepares for its annual Dragon of Shandon Parade on Hallowe’en Night. Drop in to the Lido at 71 Watercourse Road, Blackpool to help with building giant props and puppets, painting, costume making, photography, videography, music, sound and lighting, then take part in the Dragon of Shandon Parade on October 31st!
Phone 021 455 3747 or email: [email protected] to get involved.
2. Enjoy Harvest Festival in Fitzgerald’s Park
WHEN: Sunday October 21st (11am – 4pm)
If foraging walks, pumpkin carving and hands-on outdoor workshops sound like your cup of tea, make sure you bring the gang to Fitzgerald’s Park on October 21st. Up to 1,000 people will be served food sourced from growing projects across the city, all generously donated from community gardens and allotments by redistribution charity FoodCloud.
For updates see corkfoodpolicycouncil.com.
3. Plan a magical night at the Dia de los Muertos Parade
WHEN: Thursday October 25th (7.30pm)
This year’s Guiness Cork Jazz Festival will kick off with a Dia De Los Muertos parade in the city centre, celebrating the beauty of life and death. Huge floats, dancers, musicians and performers will weave their way through the city in a New Orleans Funeral Procession with live jazz musicians.
4. Join Cork Zombie Walk
WHEN: Saturday October 27th (3pm)
Every Hallowe’en Cork’s streets are invaded by a gang of the living dead. Catch the Cork Zombie Walk on the Grand Parade on October 27th or take part in aid of charity – the details can be found at Facebook.com/CorkZombie.
Get the full Urban October schedule of events for the month here.