Ireland Bike Fest is an annual festival which takes place in Killarney every June Bank Holiday weekend. It has evolved into one of Ireland’s premier summer festivals.
In 2006, Killarney hosted the 15th European Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally – it was a resounding success. Killarney had all the ingredients for a great biker festival – great roads and scenery, quality hotels, camping and motorhome facilities and of course, legendary Irish hospitality. The concept of annual festival was born and the following year the inaugural Ireland Bike Fest took place. 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.