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Cork Jazz Festival with Kids

cork jazz with kids

We have two kids in the house who love to boogie!! ThisIrishBoy particularly can’t contain himself any time he hears a beat.  Naturally we can’t miss taking him to ‘The Jazz.’

In preparation of the 2017 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival we’ve got you covered for where is the best jazz the whole family can enjoy.

Jazz Parade

I mean really is there a kid who doesn’t like a parade?!?!  I have it on good authority this year’s parade is bigger and better than ever!!! Be sure to head in the city and get a good spot along the parade route .

Live @ the Library

As part of The Fringe the City Library, Grand Parade will host family friendly events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Music and books in one place – our little ones will love it for sure!!!!

Jazz on the Plaza

Hopefully Mother Nature is getting all the bad weather out of her system ahead of Jazz Weekend.  When the weather is dry we think the best place for jazz is in front of the Opera House.   All weekend longs bands take to the outdoor stage to entertain.  It’s also the perfect place to listen to music and snack on some tasty treats at Jazz Food Fair at Emmet Place.

Festival Club

The Festival Club at the Metropole Hotel is the centre of the jazz and afternoon sessions are FREE all weekend long.  We love free.  We also love the family friendly atmosphere throughout the hotel.  Our top tip is to dress in layers though – the hotel gets warm with all that music and dancing!

Our Ninja Turtle enjoying the Festival Club 2016

Jazz weekend is a little different for us now that we have kids but it is still one of the very best weekends in Cork all year.

Happy jazzing!

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