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Ireland BikeFest Killarney: What to Expect in 2024

If you’re looking for an action-packed event that combines your love of motorcycles with live music, and delicious food look no further than Ireland BikeFest Killarney. Every year over June Bank Holiday weekend, Killarney hosts a motorcycle and music extravaganza that draws riders from across Europe. The town’s breathtaking scenery, friendly locals, and the festival’s reputation as one of the best and largest on the touring circuit make it a must-visit destination for any motorcycle enthusiast.

Ireland BikeFest Killarney Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan

About Killarney Bike Festival

Back in 2006, the quiet town of Killarney found itself thunderously transformed when 5,000 members of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group rolled in for their annual European rally. The roar of the engines, the gleam of the bikes, and the camaraderie of the riders left an indelible mark on the town and its people.

Smitten with the motorcycle community, Killarney decided to create its own annual biker festival the very next year. With the support of Harley-Davidson, the Gleneagle Hotel, and Fáilte Ireland, Killarney’s free open biker festival was born.


What to expect in 2024

Three days, three nights, and four open stages. This year’s Ireland Bike Fest Killarney is celebrating its 16th birthday in style. It is set to bring a stellar program of entertainment, events, experiences, and family fun – there is something for everyone.

Hit the Open Road

The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the breathtaking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way unfolding before you – that’s exactly what awaits at  Ireland BikeFest ride-outs! However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Be sure to stroll down the Bike Village and join in the Saturday parade. That is where seasoned pros and newbies alike can connect with fellow enthusiasts and celebrate their shared passion for biking.

Get Your Adrenaline Fix

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride like a pro? Now’s your chance to find out! The Ireland BikeFest Killarney offers demo rides and rider experiences that will give you a taste of the freedom and joy of biking. On the other hand, should you be looking for some serious thrills, their stunt shows are guaranteed to leave you amazed.

Bike Heaven

Let’s be honest, we’re all geeks at heart when it comes to awesome motorcycles. The Ireland BikeFest custom bike show is going to blow your mind! You’ll see some of the most incredible bikes you’ve ever laid eyes on. Without a doubt, your inner biking geek will be doing backflips!

Live Tunes and Tasty Grub

However, it’s not all about the bikes – shocking, we know! The festival serves up free live music performances across multiple stages, so there’s always something to get you moving. To top it all up, when you need to refuel, the food stalls have got you covered with a variety of tasty treats to keep your energy up.

Family-Friendly Fun

The Ireland BikeFest Killarney is full of kid-friendly activities to keep the little ones busy while you drool over amazing motorcycles. Soak up the lively vibes of the Bike Village, packed with high-octane activities to keep kids entertained all day long. From festival food to photo ops with colourful bikes and characters, there’s no shortage of excitement.


Rider enjoying the ride out as part of Ireland BikeFest
Killarney BikeFest Ride Out Photo by: Valerie O’Sullivan

Secure Your Spot

If the Killarney Bike Festival isn’t already on your bucket list, it’s time to add it. Experience the thrill of the festival, the warmth of the Irish welcome, and the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Killarney’s biker bash is sure to attract crowds! Avoid disappointment and register now to secure your spot at this epic festival. On the other hand, for the perfect accommodation during your Killarney adventures, Scotts Hotel invites you to the heart of the town. Ideally situated just a 5-minute drive from Bike Fest Village, the hotel is perfectly positioned to suit all your needs.

Scott Hotel Killarney Location
Scott Hotel Killarney Location
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