Event city Leoben: Sport, music & fun

From the traditional Gösser Kirtag to the IRFC Charity Hammer – the events in Leoben will inspire you!

The top events in Leoben

A visit to an event together is probably one of the best memories you can create with your favorite people.
It doesn’t matter whether you go out together to your favorite music, work out or simply spend a relaxed evening.
The main thing is that you have fun!

Leoben has numerous top events that create a great atmosphere among visitors and locals every year.
Organize your bachelor party, your company or club outing or your school trip around one of these events.
Or include culture & action in your plans.
The Hotel Kindler 2.0 is always the perfect base for you and just a few steps away.

Oberlandler Kirchtag

The Leobener Oberlandler have been active since 1895 and take care of their two most important concerns – charity and Styrian consumption!

The Kirchtag at Massenburg Castle is the highlight of the year. Get your traditional costumes out of the wardrobe and celebrate together with the Oberlandler with a view of the city’s rooftops.

AREA 53 Festival
July 11-13, 2024

Area 53 is often referred to as “the coziest metal festival”. In addition to the usual first-class line-up, the seventh edition will once again feature exciting improvements for the audience.

Among other things, the organizers have converted an old barn into a “shelter”, making the festival a little more comfortable again.

Enjoy the finest metal with your friends in a relaxed Styrian atmosphere!

Leoben Meadow Festival
September 05-08, 2024

Once a year, the Brandlwiese in Leoben is transformed into a festival site. In the anniversary year 2024, there will be celebrations and dancing in the marquee for the 15th time. As usual, the musical program is top-class, and one guest is likely to make this year’s edition particularly popular.

Gerrie Friedle. alias DJ Ötzi, is also celebrating an anniversary. He has been entertaining local music fans with his hits for 25 years and will be rocking the tent on Thursday, September 5th.

Also in the line-up:
Oliver Haidt, DJ Erich Fuchs, DJ Almklausi, Die Südsteierer, K’s Live, the Pagger Buam and the Hafendorfer

Leoben Wine Festival

The wineries of Styria are known for their top-quality products. At the wine festival, 40 wineries present their best wines on the main square. There will also be culinary delicacies and musical entertainment.

Ideal as a prelude to a proper stag party or as the end of an action-packed day on the Mur or on a bike.

LE running event
September 14, 2024

Ten exciting competitions await runners of all ages at the LE running event.

The aim of the “66 minutes from Leoben” is to complete the running course as often as possible in 66 minutes. For every kilometer run, 66 cents will be donated to the Down Syndrome Center in Leoben-Hinterberg. Other charitable projects are also supported.

Be part of this unforgettable event and set an example for inclusion and sportsmanship together!

September 21, 2024

The longest river in Styria provides the stage for this competition in the cool water. Paddling enthusiasts, nature lovers and adventurers from near and far take either the 14-kilometer “short version” or the 45-kilometer river marathon under the keel. In addition to the sporting challenge, the Mur-Challange impresses with its fauna and flora along the “Styrian Amazon”, which meanders freely and picturesquely through the landscape.

At the finish in Leoben, all water sports enthusiasts meet to discuss their experiences over food and drink and to honor the winner.

Dragon boat festival
Fri. 20-Sun. September 22, 2024

The event highlight for you and your friends. Whether it’s a company team, a group of friends or a school class – 14 paddlers compete to the beat of the drum for victory in this water sports event that originated in Asia.

The 15-meter-long boats compete against each other in timed heats on a 300-meter-long course. The places are then decided in the finals.

Asian cuisine, taster trips for children and traditional Thai dances form the supporting program at the Dragon Boat Festival in Leoben.

Due to the floods in June, the Dragon Boat Festival has been postponed to the current date in September!

Gösser Kirtag

The Gösser Kirtag in Leoben is one of the most popular fairs in Austria. It is also one of the oldest markets and the one with the longest street of stalls. From the traffic circle in the Göss district to the main square, around 400 market traders offer their products.

Thanks to a decree by Emperor Ferdinand, the Kirtag originated as a cattle and grocer’s market in 1836. The day of the event was also fixed back then. It is always the first Thursday after the first Sunday in October.

The traditional beer tapping, culinary delicacies, music and dancing ensure a great atmosphere for tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Iron Road for Children - IRFC
June 20-22, 2025

The Iron Road for Children Festival, or IRFC for short, is THE high-flyer in the Austrian event landscape. The country’s largest open-brand festival weekend for bikes, Vespas and US cars attracts around 40,000 visitors to the city every year.

Thanks to numerous sponsors, admission is free for the entire weekend. Instead, donations are collected for sick children. The funds are used to finance special purchases, therapy costs or conversion measures for the donated children.

An unforgettable experience for all riders are the joint rides with Vespas, motorcycles and US cars. Thousands of spectators line the streets around Leoben. In the evening, the party continues into the night on the main square with the respective show acts.

We would be happy to put together a customized package for your group excursion/school trip/class trip/polter round including Overnight stay, meals and supporting program.
The program can be supplemented as desired – for example with hikes along the Styrian Iron Trail (starting point at the hotel)