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Wednesday, Aug 29

Milwaukee will be the center of the motorcycle universe over Labor Day weekend when Harley-Davidson riders and fans gather for the culmination of a year-long celebration of 115 years of riding freedom and the city’s most-iconic brand. Plans for the Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, set for August 29 – September 2, include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and an unmatched taste of moto-culture. Enjoy Live music, food and great beer through out the whole event. For more information visit the Harley Davidson website,

Celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th and 35 years of the Harley Owners Group. This free party kicks off Wednesday as thousands of riders convene on the shores of Lake Michigan at Veterans Park. All weekend long the Full Throttle Saloon is serving up high wire motorcycle thrill shows, Wall of Death and more. 115th and HOG 35th event merchandise will be available for sale. Meet up with your friends, grab a refreshing beverage, listen to some music at this carnival filled with riding and revelry. Riders can meet on Wednesday at the Milwaukee-area dealerships to join a group ride, or ride in on their own. Pull in, throw down the kickstand and get ready for a fun filled weekend as the celebration kicks off in Milwaukee!

Thursday, Aug 30

These are not your typical "biker games” – they’re serious competition. Watch this motorcycle rodeo of trained motor officers and civilian HOG members showcase their riding skills through challenging patterns. Practice on Thursday. Preliminary Round Friday. Finals on Saturday.

Friday, Aug 31


10:00am to 7:00pm

For the first time in over 100 years, watch bikes tear through the sand on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Free and open to the public, with beach activities providing gritty fun for all ages. On Friday, racers will be wrenching and kicking up sand as they practice and get prepared for the competition. Vintage and new bikes will meet up and battle it out on the oval on Saturday, paying tribute to the early days of racing. The beach is open for swimming. Food and beverage will be flowing from the tiki bars and bikes will be on display for all to see. This is a must-see event!

Saturday, Sep 1

Ride up to Little Switzerland to watch the best of vertical racing action as racers scale the frontside of the ski hill, competing for time and distance. They’re not just racing for bragging rights – a $8,500 prize purse is on the line. Rider registration details forthcoming. All ages are welcome. Race spectators: $10 General Admission Ticket (kids 12 and under – Free); $25 VIP Ticket (must be 21+ to enter) includes access to indoor air-conditioned chalet, special viewing area on the deck, and 1 drink ticket (beer, soda, water). General Admission and VIP tickets for Saturday, September 1 now available.

Sunday, Sep 2


1:00pm to 3:30pm

Be a part of the celebration as thousands ride through the streets of downtown Milwaukee celebrating 115 years of freedom before landing at the lakefront for one final hurrah. Be amazed at every turn as riders from around the world wave their hometown flags proudly right here in the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Riders and the community will line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. Harley-Davidson has invited tens of thousands of riders from around the world to ride in the parade including custom bike builders, stunt teams, charitable groups, HOG Chapters, as well as a few surprise guests. The parade is special, and we design it to be entertaining for spectators and a highly memorable experience for riders.

Saturday, Sep 15

As the leaves begin to change and the fresh air turns brisk, the splendor of autumn is soon to be upon us! To kick-off this beautiful season, come and celebrate a sweet and savory weekend at the 46th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival in historic downtown Cedarburg! The festival opens Saturday, September 15 from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, September 16 from 10 am - 5 pm. With the abundance of Wisconsin’s homegrown produce and artisan foods plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, this free, family-oriented arts and crafts event is an absolute must for all fest-goers! Beechwood will have many domestic, craft and imported beers available. For more information on The Wine and Harvest festival visit their website,

Saturday, Sep 29

Harvest Fair

5:00pm to 10:30pm

The Budweiser Pavilion closes its music season with three days of great cover band performances at the annual, family-friendly Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Admission is always free (State Fair may charge vehicles to park). Events include pumpkin bowling, scarecrow crafting, the huge Farmer’s Market, food, beverages and of course – great live music! In addition to the bands, the Budweiser Pavilion features a variety of seasonal beers and ciders, such as Spaten Octoberfest and Stella Artois Cidre. Visit the Goose Island Ale House and sample the special release beer-of-the-day. Featuring a world-class beer menu and the best music lineup on the grounds, the Budweiser Pavilion is the place to be! For more details visit the Budweiser Pavilion website