This will be magic for little locals.
The schedule for Cork Midsummer Festival has been unveiled and this year the fun will include the first-ever Midsummer Parade through the city streets.
Taking place on the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21st, the Midsummer Parade will see fantastical floats, puppets, masked performers and all manner of musicians, dancers and revellers take to Oliver Plunkett Street for a unique performance in the celebration of the longest day of the year and the creativity of Cork communities.
“Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Community Art Link (creators of the annual Dragon of Shandon) lead the development of this new parade, collaborating with local community groups and organisations such as Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance, Suisha Creative Arts and Cork Samba Band as well as over 100 local participants to create parade floats to fill the bright Midsummer night with real Cork colour.” the organisers said today.
“Cork Community Art Link are the leading practitioners in participatory and street arts in Cork, and have been nurturing the arts in the city for 30 years.”
An exciting invitation to stay up late, the Midsummer Parade will begin at 7pm, running for around 45 minutes. For more information, visit the Cork Midsummer website.