Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration

Events

115th Anniversary Celebration



H-D Museum Event Hours:
Wednesday 8/29 - Saturday 9/1 
9am-11pm

Sunday 9/2

9am-6pm

Visit the 115th Anniversary Central Rally Point where H-D history and custom culture comes to life. There’s acres of free outdoor activities and live music all weekend long.  All H.O.G. members enjoy complimentary admission to the Harley-Davidson Museum® with a valid H.O.G. membership card and Photo ID.  General Admission Museum tickets are available for purchase the day of your visit (Aug 29 - Sept 2).

By showing your Rally Pack wristband, you will be offered special access and discounts. Check out the Rally Pack section for more information.


H-D MUSEUM CAMPUS HOURS

Museum Hours:
Wednesday 8/29, Friday 8/31, Saturday 9/1 & Sunday 9/2 
9am-6pm
Thursday 8/30

9am-8pm

The Shop Hours:
Wednesday 8/29, Friday 8/31, Saturday 9/1 & Sunday 9/2 
9am-7pm
Thursday 8/30

9am-9pm

MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant Hours:
Wednesday 8/29, Thursday 8/30, Friday 8/31 & Saturday 9/1 
10:30am-10pm
Sunday 9/2 
10:30am-7pm

MOTOR® Can Room Hours:
Wednesday 8/29, Thursday 8/30, Friday 8/31 & Saturday 9/1 
9am-10:30pm
Sunday 9/2 
9am-7pm

Chrome Rally Pack VIP Lounge Hours:
Wednesday 8/29, Thursday 8/30 & Saturday 9/1 
9am-9pm
Friday 8/31 
9am-3pm
Sunday 9/2 
9am-6pm


LIVE MUSIC AT THE H-D MUSEUM

Band Schedule

All concerts are free and open to the public. No ticket required.


Wednesday,  August 29  

Thursday,  August 30

  • Noon:  Dark Horse
  • 4 PM:  Eminence
  • 7 PM:  Boxkar
  • 9 PM:  Hairball

Friday, August 31

Saturday,  September 1

Sunday,  September 2

  • 11 AM:  Pretty Naughty
  • 2 PM:  ZZ-3


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Daily activities at the H-D Museum include: Shirt Cutting, Airbrush Tattoos, Boot Shine, Haircuts and Beard Trims, Budweiser® Beer Garden, Bulleit® Bourbon, Zippo® and Metro Cigards plus...

Custom Culture Artisans: Check out the hand-crafted leathers, designer apparel, paintings, drawings, and motorcycle parts art offered by hand-selected artisans.

MotoPhotoShow: Experience the moto centric photography gallery featuring top artists and photographers.

Pinstriping: Custom pinstriping available by professional artists to customize your ride, belt, boots, wallet, etc.

Sailor Jerry Cocktail Bar & Flash Art Gallery: Learn the story of Norman Collins (aka Sailor Jerry) as you share a cocktail and witness the emerging American counterculture who chose to live outside the lines.

Live Tattoos: The ultimate souvenir, professional tattoo artists will be on hand to add permanent ink to your 115th Celebration experience.  

Ill Conduct & Ives Brothers Stunt Shows: Experience the thrill as top motorcycle stunt performers show you what not to do as they tear up the pavement.

The Shed Photo Opportunities: Take a photo in front of a replica of the iconic Shed, the place where it all began in 1903.

New Product Displays: Time to upgrade, check out the Model Year 2019 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on display and converse with H-D employees.

Museum H.O.G. Pin: H.O.G. Members make sure to stop by to pick up your 2018 Museum H.O.G. Pin.

H-D Museum Exhibits: Within the walls of the H-D Museum® you will find motorcycles and artifacts that tell the story of the Motor Company’s rich history and heritage. Every gallery and exhibit is an astonishing testimony to the legendary bikes, the people who built them and, of course, every individual who ever felt the powerful rumble on a long stretch of road.

Merchandise and Collectibles in The Shop: Pick up your official 115th Anniversary and H-D Museum merchandise and check out the H-D Originals Collection.

Entertainment: A variety of music provided throughout the weekend on two stages. All concerts are free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Food & Beverage: Visit MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and Can Room along with various outside concessions and beer tents open throughout the weekend.

115th Anniversary RivetsCelebrate your H-D journey or honor the legacy of a loved one with a customized Living the Legend™ Rivet, permanently displayed on the H-D Museum™ grounds. H-D 115th rivets only available through December 2018. 


 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Motorcycle Field Games

Field Games have been around for hundreds of years, dating back to the domestication of the horse.  Just like riders of today, ancient equestrians competed to see who was the most skillful among them. This tradition continued with the invention of the motorcycle, but with a few twists, owning to that special creativity that is only found among bikers.  Join us as we recreate the early motorcycle field games and register to participate below.

Event Name: 2018 Vintage Motorcycle Field Games

Event Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Event Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Event Location: H-D Museum Campus 4th Corner Grass (south of Beer Tent / east of Main Stage)

Event Fee: $20.00 - proceeds donated to the BUILD Moto Mentor Program

Field Games Schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. Check In & Staging
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Three Games  
  • 1:30 p.m. Awards  

Notifications / Rules:

  • Pre-Registration Only (no walk ups) – Registration closes once capacity is reached
  • Ride In / Walk In Only - NO Onsite Trailer Parking
  • Must ride your own bike and sign a waiver for released liability
  • Must be checked in by 11:30 a.m. to participate
  • Bikes are to remain onsite till after the awards conclude at 2:00 p.m.

Once Registered Please Bring:

  • Photo ID

Vintage Motorcycle Field Games List & Participant Rules

  • Slow Race
    • Rules: All riders line up at start line. At the signal feet up and go slow! Object is to be the slowest rider without putting feet down or going out of bounds. Last person across finish line wins (or farthest from finish line).
    • Disqualified if: Feet touch ground & Drive out of bounds
  • Ball on Cone (passenger required)
    • Rules: Driver or passenger holds six balls. As bike goes down lane, driver or passenger places a ball on top of each cone. Team with most balls on cones wins.
    • Disqualified if: Feet touch ground & Drive out of lane
  • Barrel Push
    • Rules: Bikes line up at start line. At signal drive up to barrel and make contact with your front wheel. Feet on ground are allowed. Push barrel down the lane and across finish line. First person across finish line wins (or furthest down lane).
    • Disqualified if: Barrel goes out of lane
  • Blind Man Race (passenger required)
    • Rules: Bikes line up at start line. Rider has paper bag over head. At the signal bike drives down the lane with passenger navigating and giving directions to driver. First person across finish line wins (or furthest down lane).
    • Disqualified if: Feet touch ground & Drive out of lane
  • Hammer & Nail 
    • Rules: Bikes line up at start line. At signal, drive half way down lane, stop, and pick up a deflated balloon. Blow up balloon until it pops. Drive to end of lane, park bike. Run to stump (wood block) and hammer a nail all the way in. First one with nail all the way down wins
  • Weenie Bite (Solo or with Passenger)
    • Rules: Line up at start line. Drive under hot dog and rider or passenger bite hot dog. Longest section of hot dog bitten off wins.
    • Disqualified if: Feet touch ground

H-D Museum Ticket will be provided to all participating Vintage Motorcycle Field Games participants
($20.00 value)

Questions Contact: Erica Kaponya at erica.kaponya@harley-davidson.com / 414-287-2742.

Register Now

Vintage Motorcycle Field Game


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Annual Harley-Davidson Museum® Custom Bike Show

You think your bike is HOT, show it off at the H-D Museum Custom Bike Show! Registration is required with a $20 fee (proceeds donated to the MDA). Each registration will include an Museum admission ticket.

Event Name: 2018 H-D Museum Custom Bike Show

Event Date: Sunday, September 2, 2018

Event Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bike Show Location: H-D Museum Campus North 5th Street

Bike Show Fee: $20.00 - proceeds donated to the MDA

Bike Show Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Check In & Show Staging
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Born Free Invited Builder Judging
  • 4:00 p.m. Custom Bike Show Awards on Beer Tent Stage

Notifications / Rules:

  • Online Pre-Registration Closes at Midnight on Friday, August 31st
  • Day-Of Registration Available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m ONLY
  • Ride In / Walk In Only - NO Onsite Trailer Parking
  • Must be checked in by 10:00 a.m. to participate
  • No ‘For Sale’ signs allowed
  • No Loud Music allowed
  • Custom Bikes are to remain on display till after the awards conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Once Registered Please Bring:

  • Photo ID
  • H.O.G. Member Card (if applicable) to be eligible for the Willie G. Award

H-D Museum Ticket will be provided to all participating Custom Bike Show participants ($20.00 value)

Questions Contact: Erica Kaponya at erica.kaponya@harley-davidson.com / 414-287-2742.

Register Your Bike

Harley-Davidson custom bike awards on display

H-D MUSEUM CUSTOM BIKE SHOW

Custom Bike Show Classifications

 

Letter

Class Description
A Antique

1903-1976, all H-D Models

 

B VRSC™ 

All Models

 

C Sidecar

All H-D Models

 

D Trike

With any H-D engine

 

E Full Dresser

FLT, FLH Models with fairing and Tour-Pak®

 

F Stock Sportster® 

All Sportster® models with stock Frames

 

G Stock Big Twin

Stock rigid or rubber mount FL/FX frames

 

H Show Custom

Stock rigid or rubber mount FL/FX/XL frames where emphasis is on a higher level of customization, including wheels, sheet metal, brakes and upholstery

 

I Custom Touring

Focus on Customization - rubber mount touring frame FXR-FLST-Radical Baggers. All sport models with windshield or fairing and saddlebags. Focus on customization including wheels, sheet metal, brakes, upholstery

 

J Radical Custom

Freestyle - XL/FL/FX, VRSC with structurally (geometrically) modified frames

 

K
Pro Class

Professional Built XL/FL/FX/VRSC with stock or modified frames, rigid or rubber mount. Designed for dealers or professional builders. People's Choice Category

 

 
L Non H-D Cool Customs

Show us what else you’ve got! This category is a People’s Choice for entries other than Harley-Davidson categories

 

 

 

 

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

We encourage you to get out and ride, utilizing the free motorcycle parking available at most locations.  Vehicle and Handicapped parking is also available.  Please plan ahead as parking is limited and allow extra travel time.  For other options, see below.  All parking is first come/first served.

H-D Museum Shuttle

  • Motorcycles and cars can park at Miller Park located at 1 Brewers Way and take a shuttle to the Harley-Davidson Museum.  Both parking and shuttles are free.  Shuttles run throughout the day Thursday, Aug. 30-Saturday, Sept 1 from 10am to 11pm.  Enter Uecker and Yount Lots from South 44th Street and Bluemound Road. Handicapped parking is available.

Motorcycle Parking Only

  • On campus: Enter from South 6th St. onto West Canal St.
  • Street Parking: Available on South 6th Street (between West Clybourn St. and South Florida St.) or on West Canal Street (between South 6th St and North Emmber Ln.)

Media and Handicapped Car Parking Only 

  • South Garden Lot on the southwest side of the intersection of South 6th Street and West Canal St. Enter from the west on West Canal St.  No trailers, RVs, or Motorhomes.

Rideshare Pickup/Drop-off Only 

  • Lyft is the Official Rideshare Partner of the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary.  New users get $5 off first 2 rides using promo code HD115. Offer valid through 9/2/18.
  • South Garden Lot on the southwest side of the intersection of South 6th Street and West Canal St. Enter from the west on West Canal St.  Handicapped parking is available.  No trailers, RVs, or Motorhomes.

Offsite Parking - FREE parking for motorcycles and vehicles is available at the following location:

  • Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way.  Take a free shuttle to the Harley-Davidson Museum.  Shuttles run throughout the day Thursday, Aug 30 - Saturday, Sept 1 from 10am to 11pm.  Trip takes approximately 15 minutes.  Enter Uecker and Yount Lots from South 44th Street and Bluemound Road.  Handicapped parking is available.  No trailers, RVs, or Motorhomes.

Milwaukee County Transit System 

Amtrak Train/Intermodal Station

  • Intermodal Station: 433 West St. Paul Avenue is located in the backyard of the Museum, a short 10-minute walk to campus.  Plan your trip:  amtrak.com/plan-your-trip.html

 

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