Each event is designed to have its own unique flavour and atmosphere, giving visitors a distinct and different experience at each venue and a real ‘reason to ride’ to each one. The only constants will be a schedule of great live music, custom bike shows, demo rides, parades, dealer and traders areas, ride-outs – and the camaraderie of thousands of fellow Harley riders.
The event season kicks off in earnest at Grimaud, South of France with the ninth annual Harley-Davidson Euro Festival, taking place from 7-10 May in the Golfe de St-Tropez in the chic Cote D’Azur region. There will be a laid back vibe at this increasingly popular beachfront event in the Harley calendar. Over 13,000 Harley devotees and biking fans attended the 2014 edition of this event, and this year many more are expected to soak up the resort atmosphere, listen to some great music on the beach stage and chill out at the many nightclubs and restaurants.
The highlight for many Harley riders and fellow motorcyclists each year is the European H.O.G. Rally, which moves to a different location each year. The 24th Annual European H.O.G. Rally takes place 18-21 June in the beautiful setting of sophisticated, chic Spanish marina resort Puerto Sherry near Cadiz. This stunning location has never hosted a major Harley-Davidson event before and over 10,000 riders are expected to attend this year.
Next on the calendar is the annual Barcelona Harley Days (3-5 July). Started in 2008 as the official 105th Anniversary celebration for Europe, this open and free event in the heart of the cosmopolitan Catalan capital is a perennial favourite and a massive draw for Harley riders and brand enthusiasts from across Europe.
Finally, the celebrations come to a climax in Austria with the traditional season closing event in Faaker See, Austria. Once again Faaker See plays host to Europe’s biggest open and free biker festival, European Bike Week. From 8-13 September, more than 100,000 riders from all over Europe and beyond will be turning the province of Carinthia into a massive Harley-Davidson festival. The event will provide entertainment, events and activities to suit every taste, amid some of the most breathtaking scenery and riding roads to be found anywhere in the world.
“2015 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Harley-Davidson, and we are going to mark the occasion with our most exciting line-up of events yet,” said Trevor Barton, Harley-Davidson Europe Consumer Experience Manager. “Harley-Davidson is a customer-led organisation and we have listened to what our owners and customers told us to ensure we deliver the best season of Harley-Davidson events yet.”
Tickets for Euro Festival and the European H.O.G. Rally went on sale 9 March with tickets starting at just €20 – visit their website for event details and to purchase tickets.
For details of all Harley-Davidson and Harley Owners Group events for 2015, log on to the Events Calendars on.