Hundreds of thousands of rumbling bikes, more than 60 musical acts, a massive motorcycle parade, and all the food and drink you can stuff in your belly. ....now, the option to do it all in just two days.
The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration over Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, with non-stop events geared toward all kinds of Harley fans - even if they can't take a whole week off.
New Two-Day Ticket Option
That's why Harley says it created the two-day ticket option -- customer feedback dictated it. The two-day ticket is $79 plus convenience fees and is now available at www.h-d.com/110tickets. The ticket is good for any two days of the three-day party, Aug. 29 - 31. Harley-Davidson will not offer one-day tickets, and you better hurry -- tickets and rooms are still available, but going fast.
Three-day tickets, available for $95, and two-day tickets each provide access to the 110th Anniversary party headquarters - the Milwaukee Summerfest Grounds. During the three-day event, fans can see dozens of bands on five different stages ranging from emerging stars to legendary groups, as well as check out police and H.O.G. motorcycle stunts, precision riding shows and special Harley-Davidson product displays and exhibits.
New Talent For Party Of the Year
In addition to the 60 acts that will take the various stages of the Summerfest Grounds during the 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will also feature three headlining concerts each night of the event and a UFC fight Saturday night (Aug. 31).
Country superstar Toby Keith (Aug. 29), Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famers Aerosmith (Aug. 30) and Kid Rock (Aug. 31) will each take the stage at Marcus Amphitheater. Tickets for Toby Keith begin at $20, while Aerosmith and Kid Rock tickets start at $24.50 each (tickets for all three are available at www.h-d.com/110tickets).
Country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore will open for Toby Keith. Moore hit the top of the country charts in 2011 with his single "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck."
Rocker Uncle Kracker will open for Kid Rock, while music legend John Fogerty will sit in with the American 'Badass' for one set during Kid Rock's concert Aug. 31.
Fans can also witness one of the hardest-hitting live fights of the year - the UFC® 164 Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday evening. The action-packed card will feature more than 10 bouts. Tickets for the UFC Hometown Throwdown range from $60 to $400 before taxes and fees.
H.O.G. To Celebrate Its 30th
On Thursday, Aug. 29 between noon and 5 p.m., Harley-Davidson will celebrate the 30th anniversary of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group), the official riding club of Harley-Davidson. The event will feature exclusive early entry for H.O.G. members, live entertainment including Lynyrd Skynyrd, a H.O.G. riding competition, a New Orleans-style walking parade and a members-only Muscular Dystrophy Association bike raffle.
Wait...There's More Ways to Party
- Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations in Menomonee Falls (W156 N9000 Pilgrim Rd.) will offer the first opportunities to demo the new 2014 motorcycles and take a free factory tour Thursday (Aug. 29) - Saturday (Aug. 31). Demo rides are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while free factory tours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Check Out the Harley-Davidson Museum: The Harley-Davidson Museum has a series of activities planned every day of the party, including bike shows, a JUMPSTART® Rider Experience featuring 2014 motorcycles, outdoor concessions, live music and a special "After Dark" acoustic lounge experience every evening. at Motor Bar & Restaurant. All outdoor activities, as well as the "After Dark" series are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for to the Museum at www.H-DMuseum.com.
- See the Parade: On Saturday (Aug. 31), one of the greatest spectacles in Milwaukee will return as thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts and their guests will ride during the 110th Anniversary parade. The parade will begin at Miller Park at noon and travel east on Wisconsin Avenue before ending at the Summerfest Grounds. A special pass is required to ride, but fans are invited to line Wisconsin Avenue to cheer on the participating riders.
Milwaukee-area lodging is still available, but selling quickly. Interested parties can visit a new website launched by Visit Milwaukee: www.visitmilwaukee.org/h-d110
, featuring information on hotels, camp grounds and house rentals where fans can crash for the weekend.
The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary is a year-long, global celebration connecting millions of Harley-Davidson fans united by a common bond and shared passion for freedom, self-expression and epic adventure. 12 different 110th Anniversary experiences will bring motorcycle events in global markets through September 2013. The events span 11 countries on six continents and are capped by a celebration event in Milwaukee during Labor Day weekend.
Harley-Davidson fans are invited to join the celebration online where they can share images and experiences on Facebook, Twitter with the hashtag #HD110, and at www.h-d.com/110.