August 29 - September 2, 2018

HARLEY-DAVIDSON® 115TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN MILWAUKEE

Roll into Milwaukee Labor Day Weekend 2018 and join the celebration. No matter what you ride, or even if you haven’t started yet, all are welcome to join. 
Milwaukees-115th

MAP

HOME, SWEET HOME

Milwaukee is Harley-Davidson’s home turf, and we love it here. You will, too. From art and architecture to beer, brats, and beaches, there’s something for just about everybody here on the Third Coast.

 

LET'S GET THIS PARTY GOING

SCHEDULE

Milwaukees-115th
Milwaukees-115th
 
Milwaukees-115th

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Destination Rides
August 30 - September 2, 2018

Only in Milwaukee! See where legends are made and experience some of our favorite local rides.

  • Go behind the scenes at the Powertrain Operations factory and Juneau Avenue Headquarters.

  • Ride to all 7 local H-D dealerships and the H-D Museum.

  • Day trip to unique Milwaukee

destinations and neighborhoods.


115th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Parade
September 2, 2018

Thousands of riders. Countless spectators. One unforgettable experience.

NEED TO KNOW

I need a place to stay? Where can I look?

Lodging is available in and around the city. There are many campgrounds, private home rentals and nearly 18,000 hotel rooms in the greater Milwaukee area. To help you find a place to stay, check out the variety of housing tools available online. Below are some of the resources available: 

1. Find lodging options in Milwaukee at www.visitmilwaukee.org/h-d115 

2. Call hotels in the Milwaukee-area directly. Due to high demand, many hotel rooms in Milwaukee are charging premium rates and requiring minimum night stays.

3. Camping and RV parking information is available at Wisconsin Campgrounds http://www.wisconsincampgrounds.com/. In addition, both of the following are accepting reservations:

a. Washington County Fair Park http://www.wcfairpark.com/camping-facilities/

b. Wisconsin State Fair Park http://wistatefair.com/wsfp/overnight-accommodations/

4. For a directory of other options, check Travel Wisconsin http://www.travelwisconsin.com/places-to-stay or the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association www.WisconsinLodging.org

How much are tickets and what do they cost?

There is no ticket needed to come to Milwaukee. Participating in the racing activities and food venues may have a small fee charged by the local promoter.* Rally Packages will be available for purchase in Spring 2018 for those wanting additional merchandise and special experiences. Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

I’m a H.O.G. member. Is there a 35th Anniversary celebration planned?

Yes. There will be special activities celebrating 35 years of H.O.G. Event planning is underway and more details will be available in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

I’m a H.O.G. member. Do I need to purchase an extra ticket to get into the H.O.G. 35th Anniversary Celebration?

Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

Is the H.O.G. 35th Anniversary only for H.O.G. members or H.O.G. members and a guest?

Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

Where can I find more specific information about the official Harley-Davidson 115th activities in Milwaukee?

Information will be available on Harley-Davidson’s online and social channels as it becomes available.

1. Website: http://www.h-d.com/115

2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harley-davidson/

3. Twitter: http://twitter.com/harleydavidson

4. Instagram: http://instagram.com/harleydavidson

5. Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/harleydavidson

6. YouTube: http://youtube.com/harleydavidson

7. Hashtag: #HD115

I’d like Harley-Davidson to advertise with us. Who can I call?

Doug Leasure at our media agency, Team Ignite will take all advertising inquires. His email address: Doug.Leasure@ipgteamignite.com

I still have questions not addressed here. Who can I call?

Please call H-D Customer Service at 800-258-2464 or 414-343-4056 and listen for the prompt specific to Anniversary questions.

When and where is the Milwaukee 115th?

The event takes place Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Sunday, September 2, 2018. Welcome Home Party @ Veterans Park on Wednesday Aug.29th, 2018. Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available. Events will primarily be in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Will there be activities at the Summerfest Grounds?

Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

What kind of entertainment will there be?

Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

What types of events/activities are being planned?
  • Destination Rides and Bike Shows
  • Demos on the historic Milwaukee Mile
  • Run What You Brung and Drag Races at Great
  • Lakes Dragaway*
  • Flat Track Racing*
  • HOG® and Police Skill Riding Competitions
  • H-D Facility Tours and Events
  • New Street Party Locations
  • HOG® 35th Celebration
  • And much more
Is the event subject to weather?

The event will happen rain or shine.

Can I purchase tickets to the Museum now?

Museum ticketing is currently not open to purchase tickets for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Sunday, September 2, 2018. Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available. We want to provide the best experience, and accommodate as many visitors, as possible. To do that, we are organizing our ticketing policy and access schedule differently than we do at any other time of the year. Tickets will be available for ordering in early 2018. Please watch for more details on www.h-dmuseum.com.

 

Will tickets to the Museum be reserved or available for walk-up?

During the 115th Anniversary period (Wednesday-Sunday), the Museum will offer general admission on a timed-entry basis. Visitors will have the opportunity to reserve their preferred entry date and time online, in advance of their visit providing them with priority access into the Museum. Walk-in visitors will be welcome to purchase tickets upon arrival, subject to availability.

I’m a H.O.G. member. I can just walk into the Museum like I usually do, right?

H.O.G. members always have complimentary access and will have a choice to reserve an entry date and time online as well, or choose to walk-in and acquire a ticket, subject to availability.

 

Will there be activities at the Harley-Davidson Museum that I can do without a ticket?

Yes, there will be activities on the Museum grounds that will be free and open to the public.

 

When is the parade?

The parade is Sunday September 2, 2018. Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.

What is the parade route?

Event planning is underway and more details will be provided in early 2018, or earlier as it becomes available.