The Cork Jazz Parade WILL go ahead as planned tonight (with a small route update)
The show must go on.
And despite the dodgy forecast for the day, the organisers of tonight’s ‘Blaze of Jazz Parade’ through the streets of Cork City say the event will go ahead as planned this evening at 7pm.
A family-friendly affair, the parade will mix visiting and local jazz bands with fiery Cork characters who will dance through the city streets in a dramatic musical procession.
The fun begins after dark at 7pm, when a fire-breathing, skeleton-led parade will gather alongside some of Ireland and Europe’s finest marching bands on the Grand Parade.
There has been one update to the route however; the parade route will now turn onto Academy Street in order to give everyone a better view before finishing on Emmet Place.
UPDATE: Due to increased demand, we are updating the Blaze of Jazz Parade route to turn onto Academy street, giving everyone a better view! Expect big brass marching bands, flaming antics and ghoulish performers. Kick-off is at 7pm tomorrow! See you there!🎺🎵 pic.twitter.com/EagkdO6BlL
— Guinness Cork Jazz (@corkjazzfest) October 24, 2019
Our advice? Grab a decent brolly and get out and enjoy the fun.