Ireland Bike Fest in Killarney is a world famous gathering of bike enthusiasts which is gaining in momentum with each passing year. It is Ireland's largest biker festival, it's free and every make and model of bike is welcome to attend.
It's one of Ireland's fastest growing festivals - just over 1,000 people attended the first festival in 2007 and upwards of 40,000 plus are expected as the years go on!
The Killarney Bike Fest, in
association with Harley-Davidson, is an international festival for motorcycle
owners, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in bikes!
Word of the spectacular
ride-outs along the Wild Atlantic Way and the electric atmosphere of the Bike
Village have spread throughout the biking community and every year more and
more people arrive from all over the world.
Ireland Bike Fest is renowned for its line-up of free live entertainment which takes place across three stages. The Bike Village is the main hub of activity, where visitors can browse the many trader stands selling all kinds of specialized biker wares or dine at one of the festival's many food outlets.
The Village is also the base for the daily Ride-Outs along the Wild Atlantic Way, the free Harley-Davidson demo rides, the Waterford & Dublin Harley-Davidson Dealers, H.O.G. & Rider Services, Jumpstart, the Technical Area and the Custom Bike Show.
The festival wouldn’t be complete without music and live entertainment so that’s exactly what visitors to the event will get. It’s all free on the outdoor stage, main Stage and the Harley Bar in the Bike Village. Re-fuel and re-charge in comfort by staying close to the action.
Accommodation is located surrounding the Bike Village so
you need never be more than a few metres away from the main entertainment,
events and family activities taking place over the weekend.
Killarney has all the ingredients for a great biker festival – great roads and scenery, quality hotels, camping and motor-home facilities and of course, legendary Irish hospitality.
It was the first festival of its kind in Ireland, geared especially for motorcycle owners, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in bikes. Today it is a highlight of the Irish festival calendar. Every make and model of motorbike imaginable rumbles into Killarney for the event which is Ireland’s only free open biker festival.
Motorcycle owners and enthusiasts, young and old, from countries including Ireland, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, the United States and more gather at the festival headquarters – The Gleneagle Hotel.
Concerts, open air gigs, ride-outs, test rides, parades and meeting up with friends old and new are just some of the highlights to look forward to. You certainly don’t have to be a biker to attend; the Bike Village is shear bliss for all visitors with a family fun zone, an eclectic array of places to eat, grab a drink, or simply sit and listen to the live bands and DJ’s and bask in the glory of some slick well-built machines.
Three free music stages including the outdoor stage located in the Bike Village, The Harley Bar and the Main Stage in The Gleneagle Hotel will see some of Irelands leading party bands entertain the crowds from midday until the small hours.