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Festivals

Cork is known throughout Europe and around the world as a festival city, and the Cork Festivals Forum brings the growing number of festivals together.

The Cork Midsummer Festival has grown to be a very popular annual cultural extravaganza each June. The other best known annual festivals on the city's calendar include Cork World Book Fest each April based on UNESCO World Book Day, the International Choral Festival in late April/May, the Beamish Folk Festival in September, the Guinness Jazz Festival in the days leading up to the October holiday, and the Corona Cork International Film Festival in early November.

Civic Trust House on Pope’s Quay is home to many of the main festivals and cultural organizations in the city. 

Cork was European Capital of Culture in 2005.