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Hot Harley Nights

This incredible event supports the Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, and has raised over $2 and a half million dollars so that children with life threatening illnesses can experience a “wish come true.” 

This event began over 2 decades ago and raised just over $1500 that first Hot Harley Nights. And each year following, it has grown into the phenomenal and popular event it is now. Hot Harley Nights is typically held the second week in July, Thursday through Sunday and features a huge motorcycle parade spanning over 6 miles through Sioux Falls with over 4000 participating motorcycles, a family fun night, casino run, live music, motorcycle raffle, bike show, silent auction, a variety of great food and an outdoor party at Falls Park West.

Our first year saw 250 participants and a handful of enthusiastic volunteers. Now we expect over 40,000 enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada and each year we raise an average of about $170,000. We have hundreds of volunteers and organizations who sign up to help a year in advance. Many lifelong friendships have been made at Hot Harley Nights and many, many wishes have been granted. In total, over $2 and a half million has been raised to date.

Our goal is to help as many children and families as possible receive a special “wish” through Make-A-Wish® South Dakota. We thank you for joining us on this amazing journey of care, compassion and camaraderie. An event like this could not happen without people like you. As long as there are kids who need wishes, we will all have a reason to ride.

The 21st Anniversary of Hot Harley Nights is July 7-10, 2016 and we're going to be celebrating in a very big way. We hope you will join us. Visit for complete details and schedule.

Hot Harley Nights™ involves a casino run, motorcycle parade, live music, raffles, bike show, silent auction, great food and an outdoor party at Falls Park West. As always, our goal is to expand the event, draw more people, raise more money, grant more wishes and have more fun. We hope to see you there!