Each April, downtown Helena hosts motorcycles, music and massive merriment during the Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcyle Rally. The three-day event celebrates its 12th year this April 26-29 with a packed schedule of events, activities and performances.
If you’ve never attended Wild Hog, you might think it’s a festival dedicated to motorcyclists. You’d be wrong. The three-day event is jam-packed with fun, food, music and activities that don’t require a powerful two-wheeled mode of transportation. Vendors selling food and merchandise will line historic Cherry Street in downtown Helena, offering festivalgoers a variety of wares to eat, drink, enjoy, wear and display.
The 12th annual Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally officially kicks off on Thursday, April 26, with early bike registration, early bird party and live music at the Wild Hog Saloon, located behind Rio Lindo restaurant. The evening’s music is a performance by the Eskimo Brothers with Tyler Boydstun from 7:30 to 11:30pm.
Friday’s events begin at 2pm, as bike registration continues at the Wild Hog Saloon. Live music from the Cherry Street Pavilion starts at 4pm. An escorted bike parade through Helena-West Helena, beginning and ending in the historic downtown, commences at 6pm. The music at Wild Hog Saloon begins at 8pm.
Bike registration opens at 8am on Saturday, April 28 followed by a full day’s activities.
The conclusion of the festival takes places on Sunday, April 29, with morning church services and blessings of the bikes, beginning at 9:30am.
General admission is $15 for the entire event. Basic registration begins at $30 for one rider and one bike.
To learn more about the Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally, visit the festival’s website at www.WildHogMusic.org.
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