Bikefest Killarney, 31st May - 3rd June 2019
Now in its 13th year, BikeFest has attracted a lot of positive attention from locals, national and international visitors alike. This festival has evolved into a well-oiled machine attracting bike enthusiasts in their tens of thousands from all over the world. Ireland’s only free open biker festival, this 3 day motorcycle and free music extravaganza takes place across Ireland’s June Bank Holiday weekend.
The real attraction of this fiesta is the opportunity to ride the twisting tracks around the mountains, high above the lakes and running alongside the sea, on world-famous routes such as the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.
31 May - 2 June
Since 2013, K-FEST has transformed Killorglin's disused, deserted, and long-forgotten buildings into bespoke pop up galleries, showcasing more than 700 artists and 3,500 original works of art. Our emerging and established artists alike bring their paint, print, sculpture, performance, textiles, fashion, graphic design, photography, film, and audio-visual pieces for display in these strange spaces, and visitors flock to listen, to learn, to think, to feel.
Puck Fair. August 10th, 11th and 12th 2019
Killorglin, in the geographical heart of Kerry, is the venue for one of Ireland's most unusual street festivals - Puck Fair. The fair is one of Ireland's oldest and longest celebrated and is held without fail on 10th, 11th and 12th August every year with 12 hours of free family street entertainment.
The first day of Puck Fair is called The Gathering Day which makes Puck Fair the original and oldest Gathering Festival in Ireland. You can experience the unique coronation ceremony & parade and you can enjoy free day & night concerts, storytelling, traditional music session & dancers, music & dance workshops, midnight madness fireworks & the horse fair, as part of the 36 hours of free family entertainment. The carnival atmosphere includes street traders, street artists, craft fair, buskers, face painting, pet show, bonny babies, puppet theatre, music sessions, and Ireland’s premier funfair – Euroshow!