Sturgis Rally Week: List of Events

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Rally Week is just around the corner and the Legendary Buffalo Chip is preparing for another great year.

For nearly 30 years the Chip has time and again proven itself as the epicenter of Sturgis Bike Week and with Rally Week celebrating its 70th Anniversary, this year is no exception.

The Legendary Buffalo Chip will be hosting the summer’s largest and most authentic music festival of its kind with a music lineup guaranteed to heat up your Rally Week festivities.

The Chip’s newest addition to the summer’s biggest biker lineup is the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Certain to send shockwaves through the Buffalo Chip’s renowned outdoor amphitheatre, Ozzy’s legendary spectacle of gore and glitz is sure to rock and shock. Also gracing the distinguished stage of the Legendary Buffalo Chip for a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Tuesday, Aug. 10 is America’s quintessential singer, songwriter, activist and poet, Bob Dylan.

Providing guests the opportunity to witness a genuine selection of premier bands and musical superstars, there are no comparisons or substitutions to the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s 2010 Rally Week lineup. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Friday, August 6- Dave Mason and Lee Rocker
  • Saturday, August 7- Tesla and Drowning Pool
  • Sunday, August 8- Creedence Clearwater Revisited and The Guess Who
  • Monday, August 9- Trailer Choir, Buckcherry and ZZ Top
  • Tuesday, August 10- Orianthi and Kid Rock
  • Tuesday, August 10- Bob Dylan
  • Wednesday, August 11- Stonesour and Motley Crue
  • Thursday, August 12- Jason Aldean and Ozzy Osbourne
  • Friday, August 13- Disturbed and The Scorpions
  • Saturday, August 14- Williams & Ree and The Doobie Brothers

Rally Week offers an array of activities in and around Sturgis; as a result the Legendary Buffalo Chip anticipates possible significant traffic delays. In an attempt to assist guests in avoiding possible traffic congestion during peak travel times, please visit the Buffalo Chip site for time-saving routes to the Buffalo Chip and their array of world-class entertainment, art, vendors, food, amenities, charitable efforts and countless memories.

This year’s Legendary Buffalo Chip Sturgis experience includes Michael Lichter’s 10th Annual Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Entitled "Eternal Combustion-30 in the Wind," this year’s exhibit will focus on the explosion of interest and passion for custom motorcycles and will feature the works of 15 pairs of custom builders.

Celebrities, the nation’s top bike builders and riders looking to ride for charity are also encouraged to take part in the 3rd annual Legends Ride. This historic and beautiful ride takes riders from Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip through the Black Hills of South Dakota and benefits a number of local charities.

And you won’t want to miss the Chip’s quirkiest addition to their 2010 Rally lineup, eccentric funnyman and American icon, Pee-wee Herman. The Chip is thrilled to have Pee-wee help kick off this year’s 70th Annual Sturgis Rally Week 2010. To celebrate Pee-wee’s visit to the Legendary Buffalo Chip they have planned a number of entertaining events including a "Waiting for Pee-wee Party" as well as open auditions for guests to appear in a scene with the legendary character. Pee-wee will also be judging the Ms. Buffalo Chip Pageant and participating in the 2010 Legends Ride, as well as a Pee-wee parade through The Chip’s premises.

In addition to these popular events, the Chip has successfully rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric entertainment and fun. From the Guns of Freedom which offers guests the opportunity to fire over 65 models of machine guns to the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s Freedom Celebration including The American Pride RideT and a special tribute to our American Veterans and Active Duty Military; the Legendary Buffalo Chip offers the complete package.

Other activities that you won’t want to miss include: the Abate Rodeo August 7 through 14; the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant taking place between August 6 and August 14; the South Dakota Mud Races on Sunday, August 8 and Monday, August 9; the 2K10 Challenge held on Monday, August 9; Demolition Derby Tuesday, August 10; the Buffalo Chip Burnout Drags Competition on Friday, August 13; and the Pink & Proud Reception Friday, August 13.

The Chip is Sturgis and there really is no reason to go anywhere else. Visit now and make your reservations for Sturgis Bike Week 2010 and enjoy this entertaining selection of events at the Best Party Anywhere!

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).