Harley-Davidson Museum® May events put winter into hibernation

MILWAUKEE (April 24, 2014) - Join the Harley-Davidson Museum as it officially welcomes back spring and summer. Starting May 1, the Museum’s summer hours begin, with doors opening at 9 a.m. every day. The warmer weather also ushers in the Museum’s May event line-up, bringing back annual favorites and some exciting new events.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Cocktail Class

Thursday, May 8; 6-8 p.m.

MOTOR®Bar and Restaurant

It’s time to kick off summer grilling season. Join MOTOR® Executive Chef Kirk at Grillin’ & Chillin’ Cooking & Cocktail class. Learn how to make new and delicious items for your grilling menu, and easy to prepare summer cocktails to complement the best summer meal. Cost: $34.95 per person. Space is limited and reservations required. Call 414.287.2778.

Thursday Bike Night is back

May 15 through mid-September

Begins at 5 p.m. every Thursday

All bikes unite on Thursdays throughout the summer at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Food and drink specials available inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, including the MOTOR Bike Night Koozie Special - a $2 Miller High Life all season long (koozies available at The Shop on the Museum campus). Access to Bike Night is free and open to the public. New this year, there are additional activities scheduled each Thursday. May Bike Night events are:

  • May 15 – Bike Night Kick Off
  • May 22 – Ladies Bike Night in support of Women Riders Month
  • May 29 – AMA Racing Bike Night; meet the AMA Pro Racers prior to Road America Subway SuperBike Race

Armed Forces Day Celebration

Saturday, May 17; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Armed Services Committee and Hal’s Harley-Davidson host the Armed Forces Day Celebration and the 11th Annual Support the Troops Ride on May 17. The activities begin at 9 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson with a free pancake breakfast. The 11th Annual Support the Troops motorcycle ride leaves the dealership at 11 a.m. and ends at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The events at the Museum include a performance by the American Legion Band, a special Armed Forces Day ceremony, and the DAV’s Mobile Service Office will be onsite to help educate disabled veterans and their families on specific veterans’ benefits and services. The H-D Museum also offers a Military ticket every day for $12 for all active, reserve, retired or discharged military service members.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 11; 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

MOTOR Bar and Restaurant

The orange carpet is being rolled out for moms this Mother’s Day with an all-you-can-eat brunch at MOTOR. Enjoy great food and receive “Mom” temporary tattoo. Menu items this year include Pepper Crusted Beef Strip, Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Chicken, several salad options, waffles with blueberry compote, pastries, desserts and more. Cost for Mother’s Day brunch is $29.95/adults, $12.95/kids, guests 5 and under eat free. Kids’ brunch tables and menu also offered. Make your reservation now by calling 414.287.2778. Moms also get free admission to the Museum on May 11 with the purchase of a paid adult or child admission.

Photography Shop Class - Outdoor Session* 

Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This Shop Class is taught by professional photographer Colleen Swartz, whose work has been featured in many national and international motorcycle and lifestyle publications. Colleen will instruct participants on how to photograph motorcycles like a pro, and teach attendees how to improve their general photography skills. The class is structured for amateur and professional photographers alike. Cost is $100 for Museum members and $110 for non-members. Non-member price also includes admission to the Museum on the day of the workshop. Registration is required and can be completed online at

*Note: Motorcycle ownership not required, but there are photography equipment requirements.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee and provides a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before – through the lens of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Museum, a top destination in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, is open year-round and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area each year. The 20-acre campus offers abundant and free parking, and includes MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop. For more information on the Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets and more, visit