The Midleton Arts Festival is a vibrant and welcoming weekend which aims to promote, express and celebrate creativity. The workshops and events offer a chance to join in with the art that happens locally throughout the year. There are opportunities to try new art forms and be involved with others in the community. Things to do and see that will inspire and enrich. The Main Street comes alive with art filled shop fronts, impromptu performances, busking, open studios and film installations. The festival is a highly enjoyable experience whether you are participating actively or just chilling out listening, watching, exploring. The festival features all facets of the arts for all ages including film, a creative playground, fine art, sculpture, craft, music, dance, literature, poetry and drama. Midleton Arts Festival aims to promote and present art as a catalyst for change and growth and as a wonderful way to explore, share, reflect and express yourself.

A mid-May celebration of the arts. Bringing art to the community.

“Midleton Arts Festival is rapidly emerging as one of County Cork’s leading Arts Festivals. With its strong emphasis on making the arts accessible for all, it brings together great artists and great audiences to enjoy and participate in a programme of events that range from the cutting edge of contemporary art to the traditional” Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer, Cork County Council

If you are interested in being a volunteer during the festival, or if you are an artist who would like to be involved in future festivals, please contact us via the form or


If you have any other queries about the festival you can let us know here too.
The festival is for all the community and we hope you feel included in the celebrations!

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Maya Buckley, aged 9, from Cloyne pictured at the official opening of the Midleton Arts Festival Pic: Diane Cusack